The Sikh or Guru Panth

This is not a very well known religion in South Africa. Recently the Sikh community observed the birth anniversary of their leader Guru Nanak who was born in CE 1469, and was the founder of Sikhism. He was born in that part of Punjab that was under Muslim rule and he was born to a Hindu family. He was disillusioned by the religious intolerance displayed and so traveled far and wide preaching a message of tolerance, equality of all human beings and care and compassion for the disadvantaged.  The Sikh’s believe that they must see God's presence in all creation and in all creatures. Their belief is to return God's unconditional love, and that their soul which has come from God will ultimately return to God. Guru Nanak taught the Sikhs to love equally members of all communities irrespective of their beliefs. His teaching were that the human life offers the chance to get liberated from the cycle of birth and death, and that if we do not walk with God then we waste our life’s opportunity.