JEṬHĀ, BHĀĪ, Bhāī Phirnā and Bhāī Chaṅgā, all Bahil Khatrīs, once came to Gurū Arjan to seek instruction. They said, "Some repeat the name of Rāma, others of Kṛṣṇa; some repeat Om, others Soham. We have been taught to meditate on Vāhigurū. Tell us, Master, which name is the most efficacious?" The Gurū, says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, replied, "Any boat would take one across a river, but one should stick to the boat one has boarded. All names of God lead to liberation. For Sikhs the name revealed by Gurū Nānak is Vāhigurū." Bhāī Jeṭhā and his companions, thus enlightened, concentrated on Vāhigurū themselves and told others to do so.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

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