An American student makes a remarkable documentary on Sikhs highlighting the basic Sikh tenants and principles. The documentary is only a few minutes but covers a great understanding into the Sikh faith.
It seems the boy made the documentary independently and his work is being praised by Sikhs. The interviews and clips are right on point and worth the watch.
The founder of the Sikh religion was Guru Nanak who was born in 1469. He preached a message of love and understanding and criticized the blind rituals of the Hindus and Muslims.
Guru Nanak passed on his enlightened leadership of this new religion to nine successive Gurus.
During his lifetime Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa order (meaning ‘The Pure’), soldier-saints. The Khalsa uphold the highest Sikh virtues of commitment, dedication and a social conscious.
The Khalsa are men and women who have undergone the Sikh baptism ceremony and who strictly follow the Sikh Code of Conduct and Conventions and wear the prescribed physical articles of the faith.
One of the more noticeable being the uncut hair (required to be covered with a turban for men) and the Kirpan (ceremonial sword).