CHUHAR, BHAI, a Chaujhar Khatri of Lucknow, once travelled to Amritsar to see Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). He, according to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat MaJa, one day implored the Guru: “Pray, instruct me, Lord, in what constitutes the root of the Sikh faith.” “Humility is its root,” spoke the Guru, “service of humanity its branches, sarigat, i.e. holy fellowship, its foliage and the fruit the understanding of the Word.” Bhai Chuhar was known as a devoted Sikh who remained absorbed in repetition of the holy Name.
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