Fear/ Fearlessness

09/20/2011 Comments Off on Fear/ Fearlessness

Fear

Definition:

1. feeling of anxiety: an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by the presence or anticipation of danger
showed no signs of fear
2. frightening thought: an idea, thought, or other entity that causes feelings of fear
irrational fears
3. reverence: respect or awe for somebody or something
the fear of God
4. worry: a concern about something that threatens to bring bad news or results ( often used in the plural )
fears for their safe return
verb (past and past participlefeared, present participle fear·ing,3rd person present singular fears)

Definition:

1. transitive and intransitive verb be afraid: to be frightened of somebody or something or about taking action
2. transitive verb feel reverence for somebody or something: to show respect for or be in awe of somebody or something
3. transitive verb express regretfully: to be sorry to say something ( formal )
I fear that you have not been successful on this occasion.
[ Old English fǣr “calamity, danger,” fǣran “frighten” < Indo-European, “to try”]

Definition: Fearless-ness

 

[1] “Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in His protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love,  His omnipresence. ” [2] “To be fit for Self-realization, man must be fearless.” (Paramahansa Yogananda, `God Talks With Arjuna–The Bhagavad Gita ‘, P.956-957)

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