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asked 2017-04-18 17:53:48 -0500

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I masturbate. I want to know if this is an acceptable practice in Sikhism and if it is, how to stop. Pls, advise.

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answered 2017-04-18 20:52:46 -0500

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updated 2017-04-18 21:04:01 -0500

Lust or uncontrolled sexual desire is one of the five evils that Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji warns us about time and time again. Masturbation, also referred to as Self-Sex, involves lustful thoughts that inspires or encourages more sexual thoughts and acts, and is therefore not appropriate for a Sikh to engage in. This is mostly seen in adolescence period as they want to satisfy their sexual needs. It is for self pleasure (sexual pleasure using with own or others hands or objects).

Gurbani guides us that although a Sikh does not have sex or intimacy outside of marriage, one must also be cautious and mindful of controlling our sexual organs:

ਬਿੰਦੁ ਨ ਰਾਖਹਿ ਜਤੀ ਕਹਾਵਹਿ || “O Yogi! You do not control your seed and semen, and yet you claim (to the world) you are practicing abstinence.” (Ang 903)

In the Sikh way of life masturbation is not considered an acceptable option for quenching physical desire or sexual desire. The Sikh of the Guru has the best option to search for and find the TRUE source of satisfaction and fulfilment in life. Master your mind at this age and you will master the world while quite young.

In this forum you'll find many same answers. Just tap onto tags and find masturnation. You'll find all questions and it's answers related to this topic.
If you really want to stop from heart then Waheguru will definately help you. Also watch this video. It may help you.

It's about transforming sexual feelings.

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answered 2017-04-19 13:53:45 -0500

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This question has been asked many times on Sikh forums across the internet, for example Also many on this forum as well

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