Fear Kills…. more than the virus itself!
Living Fearlessly” by Sri Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda
While meditating late one night, a certain Saint saw the ghost of the dread smallpox disease entering the village where he lived.
“Stop Mr Ghost” he cried. “Go away you must not molest a town in which I worship God.”
“I will take only three people”, the ghost replied “in accordance with my cosmic karmic duty”. At this the saint unhappily nodded.
The following day three persons died of smallpox. But the next day several more died and each day thereafter more villagers were overcome by the fearful disease.
Thinking that a great deception has been played on him, the Saint meditated deeply and summoned the ghost. When it came the saint rebuked it.
“Mr Ghost, you deceived me and did not speak the truth when you said you take only three people with your smallpox.”
But the ghost replied, “By the great Spirit, I did speak truth to you.”
The saint persisted, “You promised to take only three persons and scores have succumbed to the disease.”
“I took only three” said the ghost. “The rest killed themselves with fear.”
You must resurrect your mind from the consciousness of disease — from the thought of disease. You are the invulnerable Spirit; immortal… but the body now rules the mind. The mind must rule the body…
© ‘It’s Time…’ by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London, UK