H. H. Niranjana Swami
ISKCON Founder—Acarya His Divine GraceA.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Niranjana Swami
Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 208

A devotee is prepared to give up selfishness. He is prepared to accept any inconvenience, even if it means his own suffering. He is prepared to accept that the selfless giving of Krishna consciousness is the highest form of worshiping the Lord. When we preach in this way, kicking out everything else, and when others experience our real love, they will want to reciprocate
with Krishna.

Srila Prabhupada
Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.55-58, New York, April 15, 1966

Bhaya means fear, being afraid of. Now suppose somebody says: "Oh, I shall kill you! I shall kill you!" Somebody becomes very much afraid. But a person who is situated in pure consciousness, he's not afraid. We have got very practical example in the life of a great philosopher, Greek philosopher, Socrates. He believed in the immortality of the soul, and he was offered hemlock, poison, that "If you believe in immortality, immortality of the soul, then you drink this poison." "Yes, I shall drink it." So he drunk it, and he, his body, of course, stopped functioning because poison will act. But he was not afraid of drinking poison because he was completely situated in that platform. So there is no fear. So long bodily conception of life is there, oh, fearfulness will be always there in proportionately. As much I get rid of this bodily conception of life, then my fearfulness also decreases.