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Renunciation alone leads to fearlessness – Bhartrihari in Vairagyashatakam

In enjoyment, there is fear of illness.
In social position, there is the fear of losing reputation
In wealth, there is fear of kings (fear of losing wealth)
In fame, there is fear of humiliation.
In strength, there is fear of enemies.
In beauty, there is fear of old age.
In scholarship, there is the fear of disputants.
In virtue, there is fear of the wicked.
In life, there is the fear of death.
Indeed, everything in this world is accompanied by fear.
Renunciation alone leads to fearlessness.

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