BHAGATĀ, BHĀĪ, an Ohrī Khatrī, figures in Bhāī Gurdās's roster of the principal disciples of Gurū Nānak, Vārāṅ, XI. 14. To quote Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Bhāī Bhagatā, accompanied by Bhāī Jāpū Vaṅsī, presented himself before the Gurū and said, "Holy Sir, we are illiterate and can neither read nor write. How shall we be saved!" "By shunning the ways of the manmukh, " said Gurū Nānak. "Pray, unfold to us the ways of a manmukh. " The Gurū replied, "Recognize a manmukh by his four traits, viz. envy, pride, backbiting and aversion to good counsel. These you must avoid, and you must share with your brethren food earned by the labour of your hands. " Bhāī Bhagatā and Bhāī Jāpū, continues the Bhagat Mālā, practised the precept and attained liberation.