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Fearlessness: Key to Self-Mastery

Fear is the one thing that does not allow the human flower to bloom.

—Swami Rama

We cannot fully enjoy life under the pressure of negativity and fear. According to the sages, animals and humans are driven by the same instinctual urges. But unlike animals, we have the power to examine and eliminate our fears through yogic techniques of contemplation and meditation. Watch this previously unreleased lecture from 1991, available exclusively on our Wisdom Library, as Swami Rama teaches us how all fears are under our control, and how conquering our fears makes us the true master of ourselves.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr 6 mins

Source: Fearlessness & Self-Knowledge lectures (Honesdale, 1991)

About the Teacher

Swami Rama

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925–1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. Under the guidance of his master, he traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who was living in a remote region of Tibet. In addition to this intense spiritual training, Swami Rama received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India. Thereafter, he returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery, and finally, in 1969, came to the United States, where he founded the Himalayan Institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.

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