SĀKHĪĀṄ BHĀĪ AḌḌAṆ SHĀH is a collection of sākhīs or anecdotes concerning Bhāī Aḍḍaṇ Shāh, a celebrated saint of the Sevāpanthī sect. The extant manuscripts of the work are all undated, but the surmise is that these were written around the middle of the eighteenth century when Bhāī Aḍḍaṇ Shāh was putting up at Muṇḍe Sharīh in Lahore addressing saṅgats and preaching the Sikh way of life. The manuscripts are also silent about their authorship, but tradition attributes them to Bhāī Sahaj Rām, a disciple of AḌḌaṇ Shāh, and himself a renowed Sevāpanthī saint. The work was first published in 1886 at Matbā Gulshan Punjab, Rāwalpiṇḍī, and reprinted in 1958 by the Sevāpanthī--Aḍḍaṇ Shāhī Sabhā, Paṭiālā. Another edition of the book was brought out in 1973 by Lahore Book Shop, Ludhiāṇā, under the title Sākhīāṅ Aḍḍaṇ Shāh ate Bachan Mahāṅpurkhāṅ De. The work comprises a total of 83 sākhīs homiletic in style. The emphasis in all the sākhīs is on the virtues of remembrance of the Divine name and humble and selfless service of fellow men. Written in simple prose the book seems directed to the layman to enable him to understand the basic principles of Sikhism.


    Gurmukh Siṅgh, Sevāpanthīāṅ dī Pañjabi Sāhit nūṅ Deṇ. Paṭiala,1986

Gurmukh Siṅgh