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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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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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What time is Amrit Vela?
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Amrit Vela is also called the Chautha Pehar (fourth section of the night) in Punjabi. The fourth section of the night is between 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM in the morning. It doesn't mean that you can't get up before that. If somebody wants to rise between 12:00 AM and 3:00 AM that's fine as well. But three to six is a common time that people choose. Amrit Vela is very important because the possibility of connecting at Amrit Vela is a lot greater and higher than it is when the whole rat race of life starts. 

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What was the mission of Guru Nanak Dev Ji?
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Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the Jagat Guru (Guru of the world) because their teachings are inclusive. One does not have to be a Sikh to get into the court of our Creator. You need to listen to the truth and the message given. Guru Ji was enlightened directly by Vaheguru (God) Ji. Guru Ji was given a divine mandate by Vaheguru Ji to emancipate the world and spread Dharam (righteousness). In this age of darkness, Guru Ji is here to make us free from the worldly ocean. Guru Ji is ever-present and is so powerful. Guru Ji has the power of Gurparsad (Guru’s grace) and can bless us with Naam (connection with the divine). Guru Ji can elevate us to an enlightened state as there are many examples of great Sikhs who got enlightened in Sikh history.

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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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