Guru Nanakji stated that 'there is no Hindu, there is no Muslim', what did he mean? that we are all Sikhs?, that maybe the great religions of the day had all come full circle and were drowned in mysticism and ritual? We will possibly never really know, but the fact remains that the first Master took a completely different view of established religion and tried to counsel people to a new way, a different way, that much I sincerely believe. If we adopt this as a litmus test, then we also have to concede that Sikhism is in itself such a visionary way of life, that it is absolutely without parallel to any religion. A Muslim can be a good Sikh, a Hindu can be a good Sikh, because it is an attitude, a deep routed backbone of truth in a world of lies and imagery. I write this not to put Sikhism above any other way, but merely to put the point forward that it is different, there is no fear, no control, no carrot, no promises. The problem is, along with other religions, Sikhism is imploding on itself, it is coming full circle, it is becoming the very thing that the first Master found unpalatable. I read Sikhism being described using Vedic terms, Islamic terms, Christian terms, why are we using a third party language to describe something that started out as a solitary concept without the need for extras? Sikhism to me is very simple, it rejects salvation, rejects the desire for selfish knowledge, for greatness in favour of just being there for people, for compassion, for empathy, for logical, sane, pragmatic thinking, without blame, or fear. A good Sikh in my opinion, is a philosopher, psychiatrist and sociologist par excellence. Sikhism teaches to see past the layers of imagery, not to find goblins, smurfs and fairies, but to see, quite simply, the truth. Sikhism was not designed as a mixer, it has so little in common with any other religion, it would be impossible, and with each and every agenda driven change, the truth is being diluted, till one day the true meaning of Sikhism will be the best kept secret in the world. Please not the above is my own opinion based on my limited understanding of life, Sikhism and smurfs.