Radhanath Swami discusses the chain of bad habits

3 Posted by - September 25, 2014 - Radhanath Swami

My dear friends, I have seen intelligent young men – top of the classes in the Universities, wonderful loving families, the whole world with open arms is waiting for them to succeed. But due to bad association, they become addicted. Their life is ruined. There is no way out. They didn’t intend that – it’s the nature of habits! What is that saying? – ‘The chain of bad habits is very soft; you feel it when it’s too late to get out.’
– Radhanath Swami

  • Gopinath Chandra

    I have personally witnessed this. One of my batch mates… he got addicted to cigarettes when he was in his first year of graduation. People started calling him CS, ‘Chain Smoker’.
    It took him more than a decade to complete his engineering.

    • Kalpana Kulkarni

      Very true! Smoking, drinking, etc is all started as having fun but get hooked on to so much that there comes a point of No return!

  • brajswaminidd

    Habit is something which however you try A BIT remains. if you remove ‘a’ BIT still remains and even if you remove ‘b’ still IT remains!

    • Kalpana Kulkarni

      Good one!

  • Nandkishor Das

    ‘The chain of bad habits is very soft; you feel it when it’s too late to get out.’ very true

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Eye opening statement. Especially the last line …..

    • Navin Poojary

      Yes swapnil! Bad habits start soft and then people just cannnot kick the habit. I remember my friends from college times, the first puff was an innnocent “pleasing the group to be part of it ” attitude but soon what we started as to please somebody else is tightening it’s hold and making the person an addict. This is true not just fpor smoking but so many other activities excessive time spent surfing, chatting , texting while driving. In fact texting while driving is turning out to be one of the biggest killers more than even drunken driving in US

      • Gopinath Chandra


      • Vishnu Walse

        Yes Navin and situation is becoming worst day by day. Habit is second nature.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True, bad habits can get so addictive that it seems like being stuck in a maze which has no opening. So we have to be so careful to see what habits we are cultivating.

  • biswajit

    bad habits can go only by Krishna’s mercy, maya is very strong

  • NSP

    So true! Bad habits are really difficult to get out of…

  • sneha

    So true. The last line- Chain of bad habits is very soft was really an eye opener. So many lives get destroyed due to bad habits. And by the time realization dawns it’s too late

  • sujata

    very inspiring

  • Sumit Sharma

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai!

  • Jeewan

    ‘The chain of bad habits is very soft; you feel it when it’s too late to get out.’…..amazing….thank you…