It is the impregnable rock on which the house of spiritual life is erected. Fearlessness means faith in God, faith in His protection, His justice, His wisdom and His love. Fear robs man of the indomitability of the soul. Fear causes physical, mental and spiritual disturbances. Fear ties the mind and heart to the external body causing the consciousness to be identified with physical or mental nervousness.
When subconscious fears repeatedly invade the mind, in spite of the one's strong mental resistance, it is an indication of some deep-seated karmic pattern. The devotee must strive even harder to divert his attention by infusion of his conscious mind with thoughts of courage.
The devotee should be sincere, steadfast and relentlessly persevere in seeking wisdom and practicing Guru given techniques of the Yoga. Wisdom guards the devotee, by right reason and perception from failing into the pits of ignorance and sense pleasures.
Charity is a meritorious deed. It expands consciousness. Unselfishness and generosity link the soul of the giver to the presence of God in the soul of others. It destroys the delusion of personal ownership. The gifts of life are a loan to us from God. A true devotee spontaneously from his expanded heart wishes to share with others his possessions, knowledge and soul insight.
It is the power to control the senses when they are under provocation. A devotee who is master of his senses is ready for emancipation. He who succumbs to temptations will remain entangled in sense objects. Every indulgence in any form of sense pleasure reinforces the desire for that experience. Repetition leads to the formation of very strong, very difficult to break sense enjoying habit patterns. These habit patterns bind us to the physical body and the lower planes of existences.
Yagnya (Religious rites)
A devotee, according to his state of development, may perform the external Vedic fire ritual of pouring clarified butter (ghee) and some other articles into fire as an oblation (Havan), or the mental rite of burning wrong desires in the flames of wisdom or the Yogi's spiritual rite of consuming human restlessness in the fire of ' deep meditation. In the ultimate, the whole of one's life should be a yagnya with every thought and act purified by a devout heart and offered as oblations to God.
The aspiring devotee tries to free himself from guile, cunningness, shrewdness and all forms of crookedness. This is a quality of honorable men. It denotes sincerity. A dissembler is out of tune with the universe. Hiding selfish motives under guise of altruism, making false promises, injuring others while pretending to be friendly a hypocrite invites disaster from cosmic laws.