basic concepts & philosophy
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded by the 1st Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the Punjab region of India. It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world, with approximately 30 million Sikhs worldwide.
Sikhs are disciples of Sikhism. A Sikh simply means “Learner” or "seeker of truth". A Guru is the “Teacher” or “Dispeller of darkness” and one who possesses the Jyot (divine light) passed down a line of 10 gurus, and finally to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the living guru. (1709-present)
The Sikh Way of Life is a prescribed spiritual path for everyone, regardless of religious affiliation. The Aim of a Sikh Way of Life is to train the mind and all the senses to recognize the Divine Light within oneself and within all of creation and to be of service to others.