Unity WIth The Divine
Dearest Babaji, it is said that the only thing that stops us from love is fear. I can feel a lot of fear in myself. Paradoxically, the more love I feel, the more fear awakens inside of me. How…[may we] overcome this fear? (Comment on VBV yesterday March 26, 2010)
Letter from Mahavatar Kriya Babaji
Let us look at Epicurus work and philosophy pertaining to fear as it will serve us well in understanding why it is that your world today is rampant with fear everywhere…Babaji:
Epicures Ancient Greek Philosopher
(Note: Babaji directed me to Wikipedia and the information about Epicures--Utpalavati):
Epicures was an ancient Greek philosopher, and the founder of the school of philosophy called Epicureanism. For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia, peace and freedom from fear, and "aponia", the absence of pain, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil, that death is the end of the body and the soul and should therefore not be feared. These are among his teachings.(Reference Wikipedia)
Epicurus never married and had no known children. He suffered from kidney stones, to which he finally succumbed in 270 BC at the age of 72, and despite the prolonged pain involved, he wrote to Idomeneus:
I have written this letter to you on a happy day to me, which is also the last day of my life. For I have been attacked by a painful inability to urinate, and also dysentery, so violent that nothing can be added to the violence of my sufferings. But the cheerfulness of my mind, which comes from the recollection of all my philosophical contemplation, counterbalances (Babaji's emphasis) all these afflictions. And I beg you to take care of the children of Metrodorus, in a manner worthy of the devotion shown by the young man to me, and to philosophy.
Whether one agrees with the basis of Epicurus' philosophical teachings or not, Epicurus achieved for himself the goal of life: He controlled his mind, he was happy and had equanimity of mind while suffering greatly in the physical body and he knew the time he would take samadhi. It is not written that Epicurus was an Enlightened Master and that he exited the body consciously and willingly as an Enlightened Master. Today, I assure you that he did so.! Be aware that the conscious mind does not have all the capability of an omniscient one to judge a fellow human being. Epicurus has been judged as teaching erroneous philosophy but I tell you truly, anyone who perceives and understands truly how he lived and died knows. His life was lived in secret as an Enlightened Master and he was thought of as a philosopher. This shows his humbleness in doing the work of the Divine without attachment to the fruits or the rewards.
To those of you in fear in this day and time and who are asking the question of how to eradicate it, let the life of Epicurus be an example. Look at how he lived and died and not specifically at his world of philosophy. Many Masters and Enlightened Beings teach in this Divinely ordained and "secret" way. Those with true desire and perception to perceive the truth of these Masters do so!
Fear may be defined as 1. To be afraid or frightened of. 2. To be uneasy or apprehensive about. In your world today, fear is rampant. Why is that? As the Kali Yuga merges into the next age and they mingle and contain the vibration of both ages, people feel like they are being pulled this way and that way. It is as if they have one foot in one boat and one foot in another, and they fear falling into the ocean; they feel off-balance.
The vibrational shifting of change that is evident to almost every one on the planet today, provides an opportunity to search for the truth of life on Earth. Many people search at the polarity of sense overload. Sensory pleasures are explored as never before in mankind’s present age. People seek peace and pleasure in gratifying and saturating physical sensation such as in food, intoxicating drinks, drugs, sexual perversion of all types, power games of every nature, and accumulating wealth for the sake of the power and praise it provides.
On the other polarity people are seeking for an understanding in spiritual dimensions as more leisure time allows for such as the necessities of life are provided for many people in the world with less time and effort. And true to the teaching of the Master Christ: “The poor ye always have with you.” Many of you on the spiritual path chose before incarnation to create fear in your lives to such an extent that it keeps you focused on the Divine, and your inner world. And many of you now wish to rid yourselves of it! To those of you with this programming within, you suffer in a small way like the martyrs for the Divine, the Divine within you and for its liberation into higher vibrations. Pray and meditate and chant the name of the Divine and sincerely and committedly request that you attain the equanimity of mind of your ancestor Epicurus--even as your fear may be overwhelming to the physical body at times!
Look at people in your spiritual circles, and when you really know people, many live in fear of this or that, of when and where. On the spiritual path, the final detachment is detachment from the body. Remember the story when I requested that a disciple carry a message to Lahiri Mahasaya that his time in the body was drawing to a close? Lahiri's body shook as if in shock for a few moments? Even Enlightened Masters must balance the vibration of fear of leaving the body, although as in Lahiri’s case, it is fleeting and momentary. And Lahiri already knew when his time was to go also.
To all of you who have this question of fear and how to balance it, I have given some examples of how you may choose to Let It Be! Both polarities of people on the planet resonating with fear are attempting to eliminate it, but in dissimilar ways, isn’t it? Yet both polarities have a common bond as both are One in the greater reality. So Be It.
I am ever available in your inner world, please remember that. One who forever loves you. -Babaji