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    Sikhism: Overview

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    I just watched a video on this religion and I don't understand it. Can someone explain it?

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    Sikhism: Overview

    Sikhism was established in the 15th century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Punjab, India. At around 500 years old with over 25 million followers in India and around the world, it is seen as one of the world's major, yet youngest beliefs. It is monastic and monotheistic in nature and teaches that one supreme entity - Ik Onkar - holds control over the entire universe. This entity is divided into 2 categories - the invisible (Nirgun) and the visible and attributable (Sargun). People who follow this belief system are known as Sikhs (which roughly translates to students or disciples); hence, the religion has been anglicized to Sikhism. Its sacred text is called the Guru Granth Sahib which espouses meditation, selfless service, social justice, honesty and unwavering faith. This sacred text or scripture is based on the teaching of Nanak, the first Guru and the 10 successive Gurus (leaders ...

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