GONDĀ, BHĀĪ, a devoted Sikh of the time of Gurū Har Rāi (1630-61) . He was sent to Kābul to preach Gurū Nanak's word and he established there a dharamsāl. According to Sarūp Dās Bhallā, Mahimā Prakāsh, one day as he sat in contemplation concentrating his mind on the Gurū's feet, he fell into a trance. At the same moment, Gurū Har Rāi sat motionless in the saṅgat at Kīratpur for several hours on end. Even the call for the Gurū kā Laṅgar went unheeded. When he at last arose, he told the saṅgat how Bhāī Gondā at Kābul had kept him bound to his seat. The Gurū did not, continues the Mahimā Prakāsh, wish to interrupt Bhāī Gondā's meditation.


  1. Bhallā, Sarūp Dās, Mahimā Prakāsh. Patiala, 1970
  2. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909

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