The following is a sequence of common thought patterns. Conversely if one desires protection we know there is ignorance, confusion, etc. that creates the perceived need for protection.
IGNORANCE leads to
CONFUSION which creates
FEAR and sense of
VICTIM CONSCIOUSNESS which creates a mind set of needing
PROTECTION and or
EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY OR ATTACK as also
As an individual awakens they show an insatiable desire to learn usually reading several books at once. They can't get enough knowledge and end up with large libraries. This thirst for knowledge eventually abates ignorance, reducing confusion and fear all the while reinforcing concepts of Love and brotherhood.
Through knowledge we become masters of our own fate.
In ignorance we become subservient of psychopaths.
On the other hand - Love needs no defense.
As a Man Thinketh