SAHĀRŪ, BHĀĪ, a native of the village of Ḍallā" in present-day Kapūrthalā district of the Punjab, was a devout Sikh of the time of Gurū Amar Dās. He received the rites of initiation at the hands of the Gurū at the time of the latter's visit to Ḍallā. As he heard of the Gurū's arrival in his village, he, Bhāī Gaṅgū and Bhāī Bhāgū, waited on him to seek instruction. The Gurū, according to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, taught them to love their fellow-Sikhs as their own brothers and be always willing to share their victuals with them. "Love the divine Name," said the Gurū, "and have faith in the Holy Word. Worship not tombs and monuments." Bhāī Sahārū and his companions made the Gurū's advice the guiding principle of their life.


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