According to Sri. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the greatest philosopher of India,

@ssh123 (31100)
India
January 13, 2008 10:20pm CST
People need not fear enemies, need not fear fire, need not fear snakes, need not fear lightening. But one has to fear one’s own senses. It is our senses if not properly controlled keeps killing us. Example: the sense of taste, the sense of desire etc.
3 responses
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes, we get ourselves into more trouble than anything else. If we learn inner control, everything else falls into place. Shalom~Adoniah
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
14 Jan 08
The word control is the key word which you have righly said. Thank you very much for your useful contribution to this thread. Regards.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
16 Jan 08
Fear is something we humans seem to be proud of. Perhaps it is also because of the fear factor that we are able to improve and progress. Of course, there are some who live in fear and ended up killing themselves. It is not because they are not able to control themselves but because they lack the knowledge and wisdom to understand the dependency of the senses and the impact on human lives.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
9 Feb 08
I appreciate the theory (or practice) what you enunciated here. You have said it so nicely, sometimes I tend to think whether this topic needed somemore thoughts. Thanks for your valuable contribution.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
9 Feb 08
Your response has been given BR
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Feb 08
Well, I have always remembered fear as "False Experiences Appearing Real". Thanks for the BR :)
• India
10 Feb 08
Hi Pal.. my parents always say that fear the truth, and act according to the conscience. The Divinity Within will manisfest, if one adheres to this simple principle, and by this stand point, all these senses will be under our control. Take care friend:)
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
11 Feb 08
May be they interpreted with some other meaning. In fact bybeing truthful, one can keep the fear far. They can walk tall.