ĀLAM CHAND HĀṆḌĀ, a Sikh of Gurū Arjan's time. As says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, Ālam Chand, along with Bhāī Murārī Anand, Bhāī Kaliāṇā, Bhāī Nānoṅ, Bhāī Laṭkan of Bindrāo clan, and Bhāī Saisārū Talvāṛ, once came to the Gurū and spoke with folded hands, "O support of the supportless, show us the way to liberation. " The Gurū said, "Practise the śabda, or the sacred word, and serve others. " Ālam Chand said, "Lord, our minds are humble as long as we are listening to the sacred hymns, but they go wayward the moment we leave the saṅgat. " Gurū Arjan explained : "Constant practice is the remedy. Pride results from ignorance accumulated through several births. Persevere, therefore; and you will gain humility. " Ālam Chand and his companions bowed their head in reverence.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37

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