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asked 2012-08-28 19:32:49 -0500

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updated 2012-09-20 10:30:25 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

I took Amrit about 2 years back. I have never cut my hair or used razors on my body. However, I have trichotillomania. Under extreme stress, I tend to pull out my hair. Did I commit a Kurehat? If I did I need to find a way to slowly reduce my compulsion, stop it and reaffirm my faith. Any advice?

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answered 2012-08-29 11:25:12 -0500

Danish Singh gravatar image

While it is not good to pull out the hair that God gave you, don't blame yourself. The best you can do is to recite bani, do simran, and pray to God that your trichotillomania be cured.

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answered 2012-08-29 13:05:44 -0500

kanwaljit.singh gravatar image

Avoid those stressful situations. Use Baani and Simran to calm yourself and accept the Hukam. Be at peace with yourself and everyone around you.

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answered 2017-04-12 10:48:39 -0500

So this response is about 4 years later, and you may not see it, or even need/want the input anymore, but I felt the need to respond. Dealing with trichotillomania myself, understand that it is a control impulse disorder - not some vice that you are giving in to. While I can acknowledge and agree that bani and simran are always helpful and can be a source of relief and peace in our lives as Sikhs, the commenters who suggested these may not have dealt with the disorder themselves or related OCD or mental health issues. As for it being a kurehat or not, I'm not a scholar or gyani, and can't/won't advise as to that. As for the trich itself, I suggest finding a support group (if it is still an issue that you deal with) or seeking help through an experienced therapist. The issues as to Sikhi can cause a lot of inner turmoil. It is something I have dealt with myself for many years. The fact that you care and want(ed) to find an answer counts for something. Keep learning and trying. The command for that is in our name itself. "Sikh". I pray that you have already found an answer and some peace, and I hope that my response was helpful.

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