Is the purpose of Sikhism to inculcate divinity or is the aim merely to become proficient in the doctrine of Sikhism? Personally I would exchange alot of religious study, for a brief realization of the Infinite. The aim of Sikhism after all is to purify the mind and enlighten one self. Obtaining religious knowledge and adherence to religious conventions are becoming our preoccupation with hardly any time left to feel the presence of God. Sikhism has become mostly liturgy with little or no introspection employed .Hardly any of us can look beyond the world of forms. Sikhism does not exist in isolation; we are the interpreters of our faith. Sikhism is foremost an enterprise for the soul, religion should be like one would a form of art for the self and we should eventually put on the exhibition of truth. Imagine someone living far from civilization, who was never introduced to any faith, would his enlightenment be possible without the word. Sometimes the devil is in the detail, what is essential to faith is belief, the exact system matters less than the nature of the approach one adopts. Maybe we should begin like Sikhism begins with a belief in One God ,Truth and the practice of kindness ,the pure love . What is the end goal maybe to create universality of the self out of the individuality of being.