Personal views on Sikhism from several Brigham Young University-Idaho professors who traveled to The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India for the first time in April 2012. For many on this trip, this was their first contact with Sikhs as a people and as a religion.
Brigham Young University – Religious Studies Centre
Sikhism is an impressive religious tradition with which Latter-day Saints can find a sense of kinship.There is a strong sense that human beings are related to God and that he loves us.
A Sikh family walks past the Golden Temple at Amritsar, India.
Sikhism differs from Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism in that it believes in only one God. At the same time, the religion retains the concepts of karma, reincarnation, and release from the rounds of rebirth. Sikhism has a more positive attitude toward the world than the other faiths but, like them, is not a missionary faith, since it sees all other religions as leading to the same place that Sikhism does—namely to God. Sikhs live predominantly in the Punjab region of India (i.e., in the northwest of India). Their primary vocation is farming, but because of certain tenets of their faith, they are often found in military or police positions all over the British Commonwealth. There are about twenty-three million  Sikhs in the world today, with the majority living in India.