DALLA. BHAI,DALLA. BHAI, a devout Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. Once he, accompanied by Bhai Bhagirath, BhaiJapu and Bhai Nivala, waited upon Guru Arjan and begged to be enlightened whether Guru Nanak worshipped God in the nirguna, the unattributed, or saguna, the attributed form. The Guru, as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, replied, “Guru Nanak was the worshipper of the Name, nam, which covers both these attributes of God. You, too, should practise nam and seek refuge in the sangat.” Bhai Dalla and his companions were gratified to receive the Guru`s precept.
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2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37