BALA JHINGAN, a learned Brahman who was known for his skill in debate and discourse. Accompanied by another learned Brahman, Kishna, of the same Jhirigan subcaste, he visited Guru Arjan. Both confessed to the Guru that despite their knowledge of the sacred texts and despite their ability to sway their audiences with their erudition, they had obtained little spiritual advantage. The Guru, as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, advised them to address their preachings to themselves and act on those preachings. They fell at the Guru`s feet and took to his teaching. They became ardent preachers of the Sikh faith.
1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala. Amritsar, 1955