JAITA SETH, BHAI
JAITA, BHAI. See JIVAN SINGH, BHAI JAITA SETH, BHAI, a devout Sikh of Guru Hargobind`s time, was a brave warrior. He stood guard at the Guru`s door and humbly served the visiting Sikhs. According to Bhai Man! Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, he once said to Guru Hargobind, “0 sovereign true! some say that he who possesses gidn (knowledge) has little use for bhakti (devotion). Is that true? “The Guru explained, “Gwm without bhakti is lame and ungainly.
A mere gidni, who possesses knowledge alone, is susceptible, on the one hand, to pride and, on the other, to sin. Knowledge must be tempered with devotion. This is the way to be one with VahigurQ.” See also Varan Bhai Gurdas, XI. 31.
1. Gurbilas Pdtshdhi Chhevm. Patiala, 1970
2. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
3. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33