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BENI, PANDIT

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BENI, PANDIT, a learned Brahman of Chunian, in present day Lahore district of Pakistan, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. As he first visited Goindval, he came loaded with books to demonstrate his learning. Guru Amar Das spoke to him gently: "Mere learning begetteth pride. What aideth one is humility, love and devotion." Pandit Beni, as says Sarup Das Bhalla, Mahima Prakash, had no desire left to show his skill in arguing. He bowed at the Guru`s feet and became a disciple. Guru Amar Das, says the chronicler, uttered impromptu a hymn in the Malar measure, addressed to Bhai Beni.

References :

1. Bhalla, Sarup Das, Mahima Prakash. Patiala, 1971
2. Ranjit Singh, Guru Amar DasJi`. Amritsar, 1980

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