SĀĪṄ DĀS, BHĀĪ, skilled in setting precious stones, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Gurū Arjan. Once he waited upon the Gurū and submitted: "O True King, you tell us that we should listen to the shabad with concentration. But my mind wanders as I sit listening." The Gurū, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, said that the remedy lay in holy company. The more he sat in the saṅgat the greater would be his absorption in the Word. Bhāī Sāīṅ Dās followed the Gurū's precept and led a pious life.