Fear

Just about the time in Alipore Gaol, in April 1934, I read Bernard Shaw's new plays, and the preface to On the Rocks, with its debate between Christ and Pilate, fascinated me. It seemed to have a modern significance, when another empire faced another man of religion. "I say to you," Jesus says to Pilate in this preface, "cast out fear, Speak no more vain things to me about the greatness of Rome. The greatness of Rome, as you call it, is nothing but fear; fear of the past and fear of the future, fear of the poor, fear of the rich, fear of the High Priests, fear of the Jews and Greeks, who are learned, fear of the Gauls and Goths and Huns, who are barbarians, fear of the Carthage you destroyed to save you from fear of it, and now fear worse than ever, fear of Imperial Caesar, the idol you have yourself created, and fear of me, the penniless vagrant, buffeted and mocked, fear of everything except the rule of God; faith in nothing but blood and iron and gold. You, standing for Rome, are the universal coward; I, standing for the Kingdom of God, have braved everything, lost everything, and won an eternal crown."

Excerpts from Page 526 of the book 'An autobiography : Jawaharlal Nehru'

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Comment by Me : This applies on most of the people and more so especially on the wannabes ( desperate types ) for powerful positions related to politics, religion and corporate sector. Attainment of their goals will only make them more fearful....fear of losing everything which is inescapable as nothing is permanent!

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