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Basics of Sikhi is an education campaign which utilizes YouTube, printed material and social media to spread Guru’s wisdom. In addition, the team works to promote the Sikh faith by hiring speakers to teach at various religious and educational institutions across the world. Most of our work is on our YouTube channel. To view and follow our latest content, click the buttons below!

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Why are there different types of Sikhs?
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Within the Khalsa, different people like to do different things. It is not about categorizing them into different groups. It is similar to how some people like academics and others like working with their hands. Different people have different duties, and they are good at the unique skills they have. We shouldn’t be worried about people being different. We need the mentality that unity is different from uniformity. As a Gursikh, our Hukam (order) is to look beyond the differences and embrace unity.

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How to Deal with Anger?
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Anger is irrelevant to listen to. Paying attention to the anger doesn't help anybody. Listen to the point that is being said behind the anger. We have emotions inside us. Emotions cloud our judgment. Maya (illusion) manifests itself through these emotions (Lust, Anger, Greed, Attachment, Pride). So, when the emotion comes up, do we have to react? No, hold on to the emotion and DON'T REACT. 

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What Does Bairaag Mean? 
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The word Bairaag comes from the word Raag – which can be translated to love or attachment. When the word Raag is preceded by Bai, the meaning of the word Raag is negated. So Bairaag can be translated to detached. Detachment is positive in that it is a realization that this world is full of faults and that one day everything that one sees and knows will all come to an end.

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What is the Difference Between Bairaag and Depression?
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Depression and Bairaag (detachment) can seem very similar from the outside. For instance, both a person that is depressed and a person in a state of Bairaag may lose the drive to make a lot of money or to have a nice house for their family. Someone that is depressed may completely lose all motivation. In comparison, a Bairaagee experiences a shift in the way they view things in life when they lose their ego, and they recognize the One in everyone. 

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Why Is a Kirpan Used To Do Bhog (Swipe) of Karah Parshaad or Langar?
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The idea of using the Kirpan (sword) is that Shastar (weapon) is a form of Guru. Guru Gobind Singh Ji has written in their Bani that the weapons are my Guru. By swiping the Kirpan in the food first, our Guru is consuming that food and it is making that food Pavittar (purify/blessed). 

It is similar to the concept of Charan Amrit when Guru Ji dipped/touched the water with their feet and Sikhs would drink it. 

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How important is Amrit Vela?
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The possibility of connecting with Vaheguru at Amrit Vela is a lot greater and higher than it is when the whole rat race of life starts. You get that experience and feel at that time in the morning. When you become enlightened, you'll feel it constantly. You won't have to only wait for that moment of the morning to have that feeling.

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Why are there different types of Sikhs?
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Within the Khalsa, different people like to do different things. It is not about categorizing them into different groups. It is similar to how some people like academics and others like working with their hands. Different people have different duties, and they are good at the unique skills they have. We shouldn’t be worried about people being different. We need the mentality that unity is different from uniformity. As a Gursikh, our Hukam (order) is to look beyond the differences and embrace unity.

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How to Deal with Anger?
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Anger is irrelevant to listen to. Paying attention to the anger doesn't help anybody. Listen to the point that is being said behind the anger. We have emotions inside us. Emotions cloud our judgment. Maya (illusion) manifests itself through these emotions (Lust, Anger, Greed, Attachment, Pride). So, when the emotion comes up, do we have to react? No, hold on to the emotion and DON'T REACT. 

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What Does Bairaag Mean? 
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The word Bairaag comes from the word Raag – which can be translated to love or attachment. When the word Raag is preceded by Bai, the meaning of the word Raag is negated. So Bairaag can be translated to detached. Detachment is positive in that it is a realization that this world is full of faults and that one day everything that one sees and knows will all come to an end.

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