SAMUNDA, BHAISAMUNDA, BHAI, a seeker of truth, once waited upon Guru Arjan and begged to know how a bemukh was distinguished from a sanamukh. The Guru, according to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, spoke thus “Sanamukh is one who, following the Guru`s precept, rises early to make ablutions, contemplates on the Nam, and practises charity. A bemukh, on the other hand, is one who wastes his life in pursuit of sensual pleasures and passions.” Bhai Samunda, says Bhai Santokh Singh, became a Sikh. He remained in the Guru`s presence, always listened attentively to what he said, and acted upon his word.
1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955
2. Gurdas, Bhai, Varan, XI. 18
3. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri” Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35