CHŪHAṚ, BHĀĪ, Bhāī Sāīṅ, Bhāī Lālā, all Seṭhī Khatrīs, and Bhāī Nihālū were good musicians and had facility in expounding the holy hymns. Whenever they sang, discussed or discoursed on the sacred hymns, the saṅgat, records Bhāī Manī Siṅgh in his Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, felt deeply impressed. Gurū Arjan appreciated their talent, too, and once spoke to them, "Good deeds are necessary along with a sweet voice. A preacher must match his word with action. Then alone will he be heeded. A tree in order to provide shade to others must first take root. One who does not practise what he preaches is wasting his breath. "