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Why do we do stupid things?

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Charan, Nov 4, 2010.

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  1. Charan

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    If everything happens according to His will, then why does He let us do stupid things? Is our mind controlled by Him? If not, then what exactly is it that he controls? I don't get it :confused:
     
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    We are not puppets being controlled by a puppet master or being dictated to. All the stupid things are our own actions. We have free will, we have choices. Hukam is not control exactly but the laws that govern the world and everything.
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    just found this quote in another thread that i really liked. i hope lee ji doesn't mind me using it here:

     
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    Wow, I've never read it put like that before. Thank you findingmyway!
     
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    That's what I have always thought, but since I did not fully understand what was meant by Hukam/God's Will in Gurbani, I couldn't make it cohere with my belief. Very nicely put by Lee ji... Thank you! :cool:
     
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    Ek OnKaar Sat Naam

    Lee ji has put across the idea of giving one's head to God very well, and following God's will. Anybody doing this should not lose his/her way. It is difficult to do though, as worldly attachments are so strong for most people.

    I would like add a little more from japji Sahib:

    God has established the earth for dharam. This implies good deeds and self-disciipline.



    Even though the environment is in place to practice dharma, it does not imply everybody will do that.
    If everyone did, then there would be no point ever worrying about any religion, or any deed, as we could then rely upon God to take care of all misdismeanours.We have to use our will, to do good deeds and to remember God as far as is possible. When 5 evils enter the scene, soon after birth, the battlefield changes, and we do "stupid" things whilst detracted from the main object, which is devotion to God.

    Sat Sri Akal

    Please forgive me for the wayward formatting; I haven't worked out the editiing features yet.



     
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    maybe "He" is also stupid, just like us? :motherlylove:
     
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