DURGĀ, BHĀĪ, accompanied by Bhāī Paiṛā, once visited Gurū Arjan and begged to be instructed in the duty of a householder. The Gurū spoke: "Earn your living by the labour of your hands. Share with the needy from what you save. Feed the poor and clothe the naked. They receive God's bounty who give away in His name. " Durgā and Paiṛā acted on the Gurū's instruction. They, as says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, distributed in charity all they had, and yet they were never in want. They received more than they gave.


  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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