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Are OCD thoughts are paap ?

asked 2019-05-31 12:31:09 -0500

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updated 2019-06-03 15:51:24 -0500

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I from one year struggling from a problem of unwanted repeated bad thoughts and mind chatter mind all the time chatter the things that i actually dont want and i feel shock that why my mind speaks bad inside...these are obsessions about me and other people ..means one thing get stucked in my mind and all the time my mind starts relating every person with that fixed thing in my mind ...i really feel very depressed all the time ..and my main question is..are these mind chatters and thoughts are paap ?...the main thing that depressed me is that God will never forgive for my unwilling mind chatter, and unwanted thoughts ..these thoughts are uncontrollable please help...actually these are OBSESSIONS ....

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answered 2019-05-31 13:20:13 -0500

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These thoughts come to everyone, But its your responsibility to fight against them. Until you are giving in your 100% to repel these you are forgiven.

Guru Gobind Singh ji said


Means Khalsa is the one who fights the thoughts of sexual desire, anger, greed, pride and attachment

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answered 2019-06-03 10:55:19 -0500

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updated 2019-06-03 15:47:37 -0500

You say these thoughts are uncontrollable. That is not true. They are controllable, but not by fighting against them. They leave you rather by redirecting your mind. That ability comes through daily japa and simran. There is no secret. The only way is Naam. Counseling won't do it. Paath alone won't do it. Psychiatry won't do it. They only thing that will give you that power is Naam.

Man Jeetai Jag Jeet

Your obsessive thoughts will become less and less the more time you spend in daily japa and simran.

Unfortunately, in many English translations of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the word “sin” or “sinners” is used. Actually, this is not only a mis-translation, but also a basic misunderstanding. “Sinner” is a concept that comes from the idea that we as humans are “unworthy.” It is neither an accurate nor a useful descriptive term, and it derives from Christianity. In Sikhi, there is no such thing as sin. Concepts of guilt and sin are do not appear in Gurbani because they imply separation from the Infinite and create negative judgments of ourselves and others.

“Paap” as used in Gurbani actually means any action that makes us feel alone and separated from God. “Paap” is not “bad.” Nothing is good or bad, except that thinking makes it so. “Paap” is simply any action that pulls us into identifying with our ego and makes us forget our true identity, who we really are—Infinite, Radiant, Holy beings, and One with the Infinite.

So, with that understanding, I would say that these obsessive thoughts do draw you away from remembrance of your True indentity: Ik Ong Kaar. The remedy is to develop your discipline through daily sadhana.

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