‘Khals’ literally means pure, and ‘Khalsa’ stands for an individual or a group of individuals who live truthfully, directed by the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Guru holds the wisdom that helps identify impurities, inside and out, and shows the way to purify oneself by meditating on the Lord’s name.
Khalsa Media, a non-profit organization, is established to spread this understanding obtained by the blessings of the Guru. We are servants of the Guru, and our purpose is an extension of His purpose, to uplift the mankind from the illusions of Maya.Guru Sahib defines Maya as a smokescreen that keeps living beings from realizing the truth about their existence. We, at Khalsa Media, strive to reiterate the teachings of the Guru so everyone who wishes to evolve spiritually, finds the path that leads to Akaal Purakh, without losing oneself in the myriad delusions that the world has to offer.
To understand the essence of Sikhism it helps to think of it as a school of life, where the Guru is the teacher and the Sikh is a disciple, brought together by Akaal Purakh’s supreme mercy. A with any good school, discipline forms the foundation that makes sure that the students don’t stray away from dharma. For a Sikh, dharma is an entire way of life. Guru Sahib describes what defines a Sikh in the following verse translated from the Gurmukhi language:
One who calls himself a Sikh of the Guru, the True Guru, shall rise in the early morning hours and meditate on the Lord’s Name. Upon arising early in the morning, he is to bathe, and cleanse himself in the pool of nectar. Following the Instructions of the Guru, he is to chant the Name of the Lord, Har, Har. All sins, misdeeds and negativity shall be erased. Then, at the rising of the sun, he is to sing Gurbani; whether sitting down or standing up, he is to meditate on the Lord’s Name. One who meditates on my Lord, Har, Har, with every breath and every morsel of food – that GurSikh becomes pleasing to the Guru’s Mind. That person, unto whom my Lord and Master is kind and compassionate – upon that GurSikh, the Guru’s Teachings are bestowed. Servant Nanak begs for the dust of the feet of that GurSikh, who himself chants the Naam, and inspires others to chant it.