What is the Cause of Worry? – Radhanath Swami

There are numberless reasons to worry within the world we live. We may be worried about our health or our wealth; we may be worried about our loved ones or our friends; we may be worried about yesterday or tomorrow; we may be worried about environment or the situation in world politics.

The nature of the world is everything is always changing, but we want to control our changing environment, and that’s the biggest problem. Why? Because the eternal reality is we are not the controllers. Things are going to go their own way. We can try our best and to some degree we have influence, but ultimately things are out of our control. So to the degree we are attached to anything to go our way or anyone to be our way on the worldly platform, there will be worries. Attachments bring worry.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Rohan Ahirwar

    Very nice explanation in how attachment is the cause of all worry.

  • hema nagarajan

    Thankyou Maharaj!

  • hema nagarajan

    Thankyou Maharaj! it is very clear that attachment is the cause and lamentation is the result. There is cause and effect relationship in this which is uncontrollable in our hands!!

  • Ramgovinddas

    Nice article by HH Radhanath swami bringing out the essence of we trying to be the controller leading to the point that we want to be GOD one day

  • Yuga Nalang

    Practical analogy by H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj .

  • shree

    Gud one

  • Servant

    A very nice passage on Worries and their source by His Holiness Radhanath Maharaj

  • Harsha

    We need to understand that we are not controllers of things happening in this material world. He need to depend the supreme personality of godhead.

  • Deepali Boradia

    Radhanath Swami’s reply is a revelation. It is actually because of wanting things to go our way that we always are under anxiety and worries.Thankyou for the answer.

  • krishna chandra

    ‘Attachment brings worry’—if we can only learn to be detached from the results of our efforts, we would be peaceful.

  • Kishore B

    Attachments bring worry, but not so if the same attachment is directed toward the Lord or His ardent servants. Let us all focus all our attachments on the life and teachings of Radhanath Swami, and it would ultimately be to our own benefit.

  • sunil

    Thanks Maharaj,,,Thats true attachement brings worry..Praying at your lotus feet so that at one point of time we can cross the material bondage and divert our all service towards Krishna

  • Ravi Garg

    Beautiful instructive article……

  • sachin komble

    very true

  • Madana Kishore Das

    Nicely said “Attachmets bring worries”

  • srikanth

    Thank you Maharaj for your instruction.

  • Sumit

    Material attachments are the only cause of our suffering in this world. Even after knowing that one day we will be departed from whatever we posses today, we keep on creating new attachments, which during the death become our hindrances for our journey of going back to Godhead. Radhanath Swami has captured this point very nicely here.

  • sharda gokarn

    Attachment bring worries- Excellently Maharaj explained.

  • umesh

    Attachments bring worries – a golden statement by answer by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Govind Sabat

    This sounds like the magic formula for reducing our innumerable worries and anxieties.

  • Ganesh

    this is so so true but I could not these dots before reading this article. Just amazing

  • Piyush Singh

    “Attachments bring worry”. Very true. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • vivek

    thanks for sharing.

  • Sundar

    We cannot control the ever-changing environment. Its this attachment to controller-ship that brings worry. Thank you Maharaj for shedding light on this point of worry which actually consumes so much of almost everyones consciousness today.

  • Shyam Bihari Das

    Attachments bring worry. This is the essence of all our activities in life.
    This article so beautifully brings this realization home.

  • Srinivas Acharya Das

    Simplistic explanation of such complex idea that takes years or even life times to realize! Thank you very much for sharing the nectar.

  • Rasaraj Das

    Excellent suggestion! Explaining succinctly what the vast scriptures describe.

  • Thank you so much for giving this simple principle that can free us from attachment and bondage.

  • brad

    simple and to the point.

  • jhulana-yatra

    Just keep our attention on the Lotus Feet of Radha-Krishna

  • Srivatsan

    Radhanath Swami has beatifully summarized the cause for all worry.

  • Abhijit Toley

    Radhanath Swami explains that unreasonable expectations from this world cause a lot of worry.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    “The nature of this world is everything is always changing, but we want to control our changing environment, and that’s the biggest problem.” Radhanath Swami concisely explains what is our problem in this world.

  • Rajat

    Very touching point.

  • Dipti Gaikwad

    Excellent post – why worry about anything when things are anyways beyond our control?

  • Milind M Churi

    Yes attachments to things in this world brings worries that what will happen to me tommorow or to my property or relatives.Therefore as Radhanath Swami says we must engage ourselves in spiritual activity under bonafied guidance.This will end our unwanted worries on which we have no controll at all.Thank you for sharing very nice article with us.

  • Shantipur Nath das

    simple but true analysis

  • shirish

    100% perfect words by Radhanth swami maharaj – Hari bol

  • Anil Timbe

    “Attachments bring worry” this is like complete understanding of why worries are existing in condensed form.

  • Vinay Rachh

    Truely attachment to material things is the cause of all worries