GOPI, BHAI, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. He lived at the village of Dalla, in present day Kapurthala district of the Punjab, and received initiation at the hands of Guru Amar Das, (Varan, XI. 16) BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Main. Aimitsar, 1955 2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Silrnj Cranlii. Amritsar, 1927-33 B.S.D. GOPI, BHAI, a Bhardvaj Brahman, received initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. Once he, accompanied by Bhai Vcsa and Bhai Tulsia, also Bhardvaj Brahmans, and Bhai Bhiara, who had been initiated along with him, waited upon the Guru.
They were confused by the diverse incarnations in which God was worshipped. The Guru said, “All forms and attributes are God`s, yet He transcends them. You should, therefore, worship only the Absolute One. At the same time you must abjure rancour towards those who have a different way of worship.” Bhai Gopi and his companions, says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, took the Guru`s precept and were blessed (Varan, XI. 20).
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2. Sanlokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33
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