DĪPĀ, BHĀĪ, a Jaṭṭ of Deū clan, once came along with Bhāī Narāiṇ Dās and Bhāī Būlā to Gurū Aṅgad (1504-52) and begged to be instructed how they could have themselves released from the cycle of birth and death. The Gurū, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, told them to follow the bhaktī mārga, path of devotional love of God, to the exclusion of the paths of bairāg (renunciation), yogā (austerities) and giān (knowledge). Bhaktī, he explained, involved complete self-surrender to the Will of the Lord.


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

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