9 Svadharmas or Paths through Life

Nine svadharmas: the student, the traveller, the lonely man, the locksmith (or thief) the paddy farmer, the priest, the teacher, the arbiter, and an imprisioned man

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Fear is another shadow which causes man to have an inability to face a critical moment, even in the intimacy of his deepest meditation.
—Gurudeva