In Sikh Dharma religion is viewed as a science of reality and an experience of self and soul. It is a realization of your spiritual origin and it gives you the experience of God, balanced judgment, and grace. Sikhs believe we are spiritual beings who have come to have a human experience.
Sikhs see religion as affording the opportunity to gather with others of like mind, in the Sangat (“company of the holy,”) to sing sacred songs and experience the transition from individual consciousness to group consciousness to universal consciousness.
Sikhs believe that when we experience this spiritual discipline, our human behavior is tempered to a higher frequency, so that no calamity is calamity enough, no tragedy is tragedy enough, and we can smile even in the face of death.
~Resource: Living Reality (1994) by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa.