MŪLĀ was, according to a tradition recorded by Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Nānak Prakāsh, a resident of Siālkoṭ who became a devotee of Gurū Nānak. As Gurū Nānak once visited the city, he sent Mardānā to purchase one pice worth of truth and one pice worth of falsehood. Mardānā went from shop to shop, but his strange quest mystified everyone. There was however one shopkeeper, Mūlā, who wrote out for him on a piece of paper : "Death is the truth : living falsehood." Mūlā's curiosity led him to follow Mardānā. He felt contentment in the Gurū's presence and became a disciple. He accompanied the Gurū on part of his travels before he bade him to return and re-join his family.