DHARAM DĀS, BHĀĪ, one of the prominent Sikhs of the time of Gurū Rām Dās mentioned by Bhāī Gurdās in his Vārāṅ, XI. 17, was a Khoṭṛā devotee from what is now Sāhīvāl district of Pakistan. He, accompanied by Bhāī Ḍūgar Dās Ṭakiār, Bhāī Dīpā, Bhāī Jeṭhā, Bhāī Tīrathā, Bhāī Saisārū and Bhāī Būlā, once waited upon Gurū Rām Dās to seek instruction. The Gurū, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, spoke to them as follows : "Abandon pride; help the Sikh who comes to you; walk morning and evening to where the saṅgat congregates; raise a dharamsālā in your village; recite gurbāṇī and be truthful in word and deed. " Bhāī Dharam Dās and his companions, says the chronicler, followed the Gurū's precept and attained spiritual enlightenment.