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POTHI ASAVARJAN, pothi, i.e. book, comprising discourses of some of the saints of the Sevapanthi sect. Since the sermons are interspersed with hymns composed by saints who used to sing them at their sangats in Asavari rdga or musical measure, the book is called Pothi Asdvandn. The language of the book is Punjabi, with a fair mixture of Braj and Sadh Bhakha. The book was compiled by Bhai Sahaj Ram, a Sevapanthi saint, between 1791-1811 when he happened to be staying with the head of the sect, Bhai Addan Shah, in company with some 250 other saints.

It was first published in 1912 by Bhai Amar Singh and later reprinted in 1955 and 1967 by the SevapanthiAddan Shahi Sabha, Patiala. The main stress in these discourses is on the purity of thought and conduct and on the contemplation of the Divine Name which alone leads to liberation.

References :

1. Gunnukh Singh, Sevdpanthidn dl Punjabi Sdhit nun Den. Patiala, 1986

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