danam damasra yajnasca svadhyayastapa arjavam
The Blessed Lord said:-
Fearlessness, purity of mind and heart, steadfastness in yoga, for knowledge, charity, self-control, sacrifice (yajna), study of the scriptures (sysdhyaya), austerity (tapa) and straightforwardness. 1
[The Lord, in the nineteenth verse of the fifteenth chapter, declared, "The undeluded person, who thus (Kows Me as the Supreme Person, worships Me with his whole being." It means, that he worships the Lord, with exclusive devotion. Thus when a devotee has only the aim of God-realization, divine nature is revealed in him, naturally. Therefore, the Lord in the first three verses, describes divine nature pertaining to sentiment, conduct and glory.]
Abhayam:— Nervous excitement, caused by the thought of losing something which is agreeable, and meeting with something, which is undesirable, is called fear. Total absence of this sort of fear, is fearlessness.
Fear can be of two types:-(l) External (2) Internal.
(1) External:- (a) A man is afraid of thieves, robbers, lions, and snakes etc., because he identifies himself with his body. But when he realizes, that he is different from the perishable body, he has no fear.
Fear caused in giving up bad habits, of smoking and drinking and leaving the company of friends addicted to vice, is because of one's own cowardly nature. This fear, is removed by abandoning cowardice.