LAKKHŪ, BHĀĪ, a pious Sikh of Lahore, lived in very poor circumstances. Because of his appearance, he was once denied entry to the feast Bhāī Buddhū, the brick-manufacturer, had laid out for the Sikhs, seeking their blessing for the success of his venture. Bhāī Lakkhū thereupon pronounced a curse. Bhāī Buddhū begged Gurū Arjan to cancel it. But the Gurū said he was unable to do so. He had no power to undo what his Sikh had done. According to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, he sent one of his Sikhs, Bhāī Laddhā, to intercede with Bhāī Lakkhu on Bhāī Buddhū's behalf. Bhāī Lakkhū, impressed by Bhāī Laddhā's humility, said, "I cannot take back what I said earlier; but rains this year are going to be heavy, and Buddhū's half-baked bricks will be much in demand ."