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Is Watching Hollywood Films Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Karan vir singh, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Karan vir singh

    Karan vir singh India
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    i watch all latest film , i download them from torrentz one thing that bothers me is that it is time consuming, and i cand do simran or path instead help me out where am i going with this:confusedmunda:
     
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    Re: watching Hollywood film is good or bad

    I am sorry to add to your woes, but in real terms this is also theft...

    You sound like you are suffering brother, there is nothing wrong with watching films per se, but it sounds maybe like you are watching them to get away from life?

    There is nothing good about Simran or Path if your heart is not in it, or if you are doing it to invoke some 'magic' that may change your life, Simran/Path should be concentrating on the words, not the sounds, and letting the wisdom of the words wash over you.

    Maybe if you paid for the films, you would not feel so bad, you would not be able to watch so many, but it seems like you need to get some balance back in your life, and stop planting bad seeds, try walking, see nature, pet some animals, go to a new Gurdwara, enquire about social activities where you can meet other people who wish to learn just like you, start reading the sggs, try understanding the message, try tuning your brain into the frequency that you can hear Guruji on

    It is all about balance my friend, good luck
     
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    Re: watching Hollywood film is good or bad

    thanx brother is just one day i felt like that i should stop watching films but i cannot get over it and that`s troubling me
     
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    Re: watching Hollywood film is good or bad

    Maybe you need more than films brother, I am not saying immerse yourself and go completely 180 degrees, but maybe it is your inner Guru yearning for some spiritual knowledge, Why not try reading Mool Mantra, and embracing it, live by it for a few days, see how you go?
     
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    Re: watching Hollywood film is good or bad

    Karan vir Singh advice is cheap but here some comments,

    • Watching films in itself is not bad as long as one keeps differentiation between reality and fiction
    • Obsessive-compulsive is another way to characterize what you are saying and that can lead to tremendous issues in all spheres of life if left unchecked
      • I am no psychologist but I believe it is the source or reflection of most addictions from alcoholism, drugs and such as to what you describe
      • Do get over it if you can slowly but surely! mundahug
        • For example if you were watching one movie a day change to one movie every two days, then one movie a week while filling the void with other activities either physical, mental or spiritual
          • And so on ...
    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    Re: watching Hollywood film is good or bad

    Karan vir Singh ji,

    you don't list an age, so I will assume I am aunty age or even nani age to you. Let me speak to you as a kindly old aunt. gingerteakaur

    I have no idea what kind of movies you watch. I am assuming not porn. If you watch those, you are a very naughty boy, but this movie addiction is understandable since Kaam is a very strong force in almost all humans.:grinningsingh:

    Assuming, though, it's something a bit less unwholesoime, I wonder what payoff you get from them? Do violent, action-packed films give you a rush and make you feel powerful for the moment? Do comedies fill a void of laughter in your life? I assume these movies you watch are not nature documentaries or History Channel specials. Why do you watch them? I cannot accept that they just fill time. There is more to it than that. Somehow they are stimulating the pleasure centre in your brain. I suggest you find another way to stimulate it. The way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good habit.

    Eating works but makes you fat. (I know. Believe me, I know.) :interestedkudi: Exercise also works, but that takes self-discipline. Not a bad idea actually, a bit of self discipline might help you.
    swordfighting
    I'm rambling, a common fault of mine. Oh, well, indulge me; I've paid my dues.

    I like some movies. Anything Star Trek, of course, and movies about brave Sikhs and even brave people doing heroic things who aren't Sikhs are among my favourites. Last weekend, I sat almost without moving, engrossed in The Longest Day. OK, it's unspeakably old and in black and white, but ZOMG! The toughness and courage and humanness of the characters got me carried away. I also will cop to a love of East Asian martial arts movies, from classic Bruce Lee and Toshiro Mifune to some of the more modern stuff, although I prefer a historical setting. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon I sort of identitfy with.

    Most other movies I really like are classics of one sort or another. Dr. Strangelove," The Producers (1968), MuLan are a few I like a lot.

    The point is that I do other things, as well. In fact, I recently cut back on a lot of things I enjoy because there just isn't time to do everything and my spiritual life was suffering. I shut down my FB account with too many friends I didn't know. I resigned a couple of positions that were good in and of themselves, but I felt took too much time. What are left are the really important things. Nitnem, simran and sewa are prominent among them.

    Decide for yourself what is important and what your priorities are. Ultimately you will do what is important to you.

    About downloading movies on torrent. I don't know anything about that. Maybe I should learn?

    :mundabhangra: :singhbhangra:

    I think my signature won't be reproduced here, so I'll c/p it and annoy some people. I just think it relates to this subject.

    ਦਾਦਰ ਤੂ ਕਬਹਿ ਨ ਜਾਨਸਿ ਰੇ ॥
    dhaadhar thoo kabehi n jaanas rae ||
    You frog, you will never understand.


    ਭਖਸਿ ਸਿਬਾਲੁ ਬਸਸਿ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਜਲ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਨ ਲਖਸਿ ਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
    bhakhas sibaal basas niramal jal anmrith n lakhas rae ||1|| rehaao ||
    You eat the dirt, while you dwell in the immaculate waters. You know nothing of the ambrosial nectar there. ||1||Pause||

    Guru Nanak Dev ji Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Ang 990


    WHY TRY TO FIT IN? YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT!
     
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    I think watching Hollywood is not a bad thing, English movies are always came with new things and we learn more advancement in technology and science fiction if we watch Sci-fi or Fantasy. But it should be in limitation it makes a person addicted towards it.


    Love to read books such as Comic,Novels & Guru Nanak Dev ji Stories
     

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