Pilgrimage is condemned by the Gurus; the real pilgrimage is to The One who lives in the heart. However, many Sikhs will visit Amritsar in the Punjab and the Golden Temple in order to identify with the historic roots of their faith. For Sikhs, all space is holy since The One lives everywhere. When Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited Makkah he had his feet towards the Ka’bah. When Muslims objected that he had pointed his feet towards the House of The One he asked them to point his feet to where The One did not live. All time is holy since the One has been “true from the beginning, is true now, and will always be true” (GGS: 1).

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