Fear: Ignorance is the Cause
…fear alone has kept the sun, air and death in their respective places and functions, allowing none to escape from their bounds. Therefore the Shruti says (Katha Upanishad, II. iii, 3) says:[Source]
भयादस्याग्निस्तपति भयात्तपति सूर्यः ।
भयादिन्द्रश्च वायुश्च मृत्युर्धावति पञ्चमः ॥ ३॥
bhayādasyāgnistapati bhayāttapati sūryaḥ .
bhayādindraśca vāyuśca mṛtyurdhāvati pañcamaḥ .. 3..
From terror of Brahman, fire burns; from terror of It, the sun shines; from terror of It, Indra and Vayu and Death, the fifth, run.
Swami Vivekananda Says —
Through fear of this, fire burns, the sun heats; through fear Indra and Vâyu are carrying on their functions, and Death stalks upon this earth.”
When the gods Indra, Chandra, Vayu, Varuna will attain to fearlessness, then will they be one with Brahman, and all this phantasm of the world will vanish.[Source]
At the head of all … laws, in and through every particle of matter and force, stands One “by whose command the wind blows, the fire burns, the clouds rain, and death stalks upon the earth.”And what is His nature? He is everywhere, the pure and formless One, the Almighty and the All-merciful.[Source]