HARĪ DĀS, BHĀĪ, along with Bhāī Lālū and Bhāī Bālū, Vij Khatrīs, once visited Gurū Arjan and requested to be initiated. Before initiation, the Gurū, According to Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth, instructed them thus : "Shed pride, attachment and malice, and do not think ill of others. Meet other Sikhs with a cheer and greet them with affection. Remember the fivefold path -- speak politely; be humble; eat only out of what you earn by your honest labour; treat others with love; and share your victuals with them. This is the way to achieve liberation without renunciation." The novitiates acted upon the Gurū's words and were relieved of worldly perplexities, writes Bhāī Manī Siṅgh in the Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. See Vārāṅ, XI. 18


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  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

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