Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
  • Many excellent and useful definitions are not yet included. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may do so here.

Revision: 24 May 2023


  • An awakening opportunity (when understood correctly).
  • Arises when an aspect of THE SUPREME forgets its real nature.
  • Arises with ego.
  • Belief in insecurity or potential insecurity.
  • Belief in wrongness or potential wrongness.
  • Co-arises with finite thinking and the experience of unreality.
  • Indication of an awakening opportunity.
  • Indication of confusion, unawakeness, and untruth.
  • Indication that separation is believed.
  • Not the opposite of love (which has no opposite).
  • Defensiveness is a response to fear.
  • Identification with finiteness leads to fear.
  • Love is an antidote to fear.
  • Love is a remedy for fear.
  • Fear dissolves in the presence of love.


  • The biggest gifts lie in that which we fear.
  • We tend to be most afraid of what we are.
  • To follow the path of fear to liberation, recognize that everywhere one feels fear, there is a belief in separation that is false.
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