JAGGĀ, BHĀĪ, a Khatrī of Dharnī clan, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Gurū Aṅgad. As he first waited upon the Gurū, he said, "Show me the light, True Master. I have been to a yogi for guidance, but he would not instruct me until I renounce my home and family which I am unable to do. How shall I be saved?" The Gurū, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, spoke, "If you renounce the world to practise meditation and yet go to a householder begging for food, the reward for your endeavour must go to him who sustains you. You should remain in the world toiling for your bread, serve others and remember God." Bhāī Jaggā became a disciple and found happiness in hard work and virtuous living. See also, Vārāṅ Bhāī Gurdās, XI. 15.


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

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