Question - 1
Directions (1-5): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it in the context of the passage.
In this modern day, man is filled with doubts about the existence of God and is a victim of the existential fear of death. When the mind has to advance spiritually, such doubts are the strong hurdles that have to be overcome. Disbelief is like a disease that can turn harmful and external influences easily tend to loosen one's hold on spirituality. Realised souls such as Sri Ramakrishna have lived exemplary lives that have inspired many to tread the spiritual path. This preceptor typifies a special brand of democratic spirituality by which he is able to create the faith about the existence of God and enlighten us about the real purpose of life, pointed out Swami Yatatmananda in a lecture.
Question: What do you mean by the phrase "the existential fear of death?'