• Volunteer

    Hare Krishna dear Devotees, my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    It depends on the level of consciousness. Brahmana is one who has no fear in life.

    Because he has knowledge about soul and God.

    According to the degree of attachment to our body to that degree we are fearful.

    For example, kshatriya will give his life in the battle field for the right cause but sudra won't.

    Again, because sudra may not understand that he is a soul and there is life after life...


    brave we become when we help to remove fear in others; if we can protect then we have to do so.

    For example causing others to fear because of our actions may make us weak in next life. We may kill animals and cause them so much fear ...

    So the best way to become brave is to be Krishna Conscious.

    Your servant,

    • Thank you for your reply.


      US marines are among the best armies in the world. They kill animals, eat cows yet they are brave. How is it so? Is it that the result of their activities have not ripened yet?


      In general, in the west people are more sinful like killing animals, drinking, gambling, illicit sex, etc. yet they have wealth, fine bodily features like demigods. People in west don't know at all what is wrong with eating meat. This leads me to the conclusion that even the pious credits they have like wealth and beauty was not conciously acquired. Is that correct understanding?

      • Volunteer

        Hare Krishna Prabhu, my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

        Birth in Western, opulent countries is considered as higher materially rather than birth in some developing or undeveloped countries. And plus having fair skin is a sign of lesser sin in previous, wealth, education...all are these because of pious deeds in one's previous lives.

        People in west do so many sinful things out of ignorance. Where as in India people try to imitate them having knowledge of karma and God.

        So reactions for people in ignorance won't be as bad as for those who commit sin knowing that it is a sin.

        If one is doing sin for sure one will get reactions today or tomorrow. There is no doubt of it.

        So this life they may live as they want but reactions are in line, there is no escape from the hand of Yamaraj.

        Your servant,

  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,

    Being a coward or being brave is relative to person and situation, it is on the material platform and just another designation.

    Ultimately, whether one has acted cowardly or bravely is a matter of one's choice.


    Your servant,


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