How to be truly fearless?
Embodiments of Love! Man should be free from fear. Animals inspire and birds are subject to fear. But man should neither cause fear in others nor be afraid himself. Today’s young men and women should develop fearlessness as a principal quality. You should be afraid of only one thing: fear of sin.
Divine Discourse 16 July 1997
What is sin?
What is sin? It covers all those activities which are motivated by selfishness born out of regarding the body and sensual pleasures as the primary things in life. Punya (merit) arises from all actions which take one nearer to God para + upa + kaara = Paropakaara. Sin has been defined as Parapeedanam (causing harm to or forgetting the Divine).
Divine Discourse 16 July 1997