Dr. Jayadeva Talking on ‘Victory Over Bad Habits’

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 was ‘Victory Over Bad Habits.

Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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“You see, one of the bad habits we have is to say that I have no bad habits. That makes it easy. Realizing that I have a bad habit could have helped. But this doesn’t come out from our mouth. Things enter into us and we automatically do things and while we are doing it we realize that this is a bad habit. But our standard statement is, “Next time I’ll not do that.” But that next time doesn’t come. So what it means is, when I know that it is a bad habit, I have to there and then decide and act. If I have taken a cup of tea, and I have decided I should not take it, I should immediately put aside the cup and not say that when I finish, “Next time, I will not take it.” This happens in every area. We give some leniency. That leniency also has to go. If you know that this is a bad habit, you just act on that and never again touch it.”

– Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra


Satsang is an open meeting held every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Mumbai. It involves an interesting presentation to the public, made by the students of the Teacher Training Course. Each week, a new presentation of a Yogic concept is made in a simple way through skits and decoration for the general public, followed by a short speech from our Gurus, Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.

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  • bjorn
    Posted at 22:08h, 13 March Reply

    This is a interesting topic. The way I look at it is that a human being is composed of several parts, that means the mind= manas, buddhi ahamkara and chitta,
    When these elements are not coordinated to handle the habits.
    So the main problem is who is the Boss
    Being a witness (sakshi) is not enough, Buddhi gives understanding but does not act. So then we have continious tapas, but that gives tention, so what to do? Bjorn

    • The Yoga Institute
      Posted at 13:59h, 19 April Reply

      Tapa is the good stress that we all need in our life to move from tamasic to sattvic state.

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