BAHOṚĀ, BHĀĪ, a goldsmith, who once came to Goindvāl to see Gurū Arjan and seek his blessing. He confessed to the Gurū that he cheated his customers skimping their gold, and asked what other calling he should turn to. The Gurū said, "Do not cheat, do not steal and then every calling is blessed. Earn your living by honest labour and share what you earn with others in God's name. Go back to your home, absorb yourself in God's praise and run a community kitchen for the needy. " Bahoṛā became a devoted disciple, and is remembered in Sikh tradition with honour.


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