PADARATH, BHAI, a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Ram Das. Once accompanied by Bhai Taru and Bhai Bharu, he went to visit Guru Ram Das. He and his companions felt deeply moved to hear kirtan being recited in the Guru`s presence. “0 refuge of the poor,” they prayed, “it is bliss to listen to such heavenly music. But we householders have duties towards our families and can have such chances but rarely. What shall become of our souls?” Guru Ram Das said, “Have faith in God.

He is the sustainer of all.” According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan dIBhagat Mail, Bhai Padarath and his companions entrusted their household responsibilities to their sons, and themselves remained in attendance upon the Guru, rejoicing in the service of the sangatand in listening to kzrtan and kathd or holy discourse.

References :

1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Cur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35