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LALU, BHAI, headman of Khadur (Sahib), a village in Amritsar district of the Punjab, became a devout Sikh of Guru Angad. According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, he along with Bhai Durga and Bhai Jivanda once begged the Guru to show them the way to liberation. Guru Angad replied that paropkar, doing good to others, was the best way to secure release from the bondage of birth and death. He further elaborated that paropkar could be practised in different ways.

One could help the poor and the needy with one`s wealth or by sharing one`s victuals with them; one could render physical service to others; or one could impart knowledge or give good counsel to fellowmen. The three Sikhs bowed to the Guru and humbly dedicated themselves to deeds of service. Bhai Lalu continued to pay homage to Guru Amar Das.

References :

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

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