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    On Feb 12, 2013 P. Sasidhar wrote:

    Some fears are created by myself.  A few fears are created by others. Both these fears could be real or could be imaginary. Interestingly, some fears are felt collectively in a family and degree of fear may differ to each member of the family. Even this fear felt collectively could be real or imaginary.
    The stress introduced by the fear may diminish partially if it is shared with friends and close ones. Can we resolve the stress of fear by merely giving a close look? May be it grows!
    Analysing the consequences of fear and determine to face them head on is the right choice for me.
    Discretion is the better part of valour. Discretion is not quality that can be ordered on demand. The quality has to be nurtured, I believe. Budha's life demonstrates to us that practicing a life style that is simple and uncomplicated propels us towards 'peace within'.   'Peace within' perhaps helps to prevent entry of any type of fears into our realm of consciousness.

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