He replied, "If he dies, there is plenty of firewood in the house. You may cremate him. I have left home in the service of the Guru. I will not go back." The boy passed away but the father did not return. On another occasion, Ardastani travelling with Bhai Sadh from Kabul to the Punjab, discovered that the belt of his sheepskin had Snapped.
"Sadh instantly took off his zannar, the sacred thread," he writes, "and made a joint there." "What have you done?" said I. He replied, "The wearing of the sacred thread is an undertaking of service. Whenever I neglect the service of my guests and friends, I become a non wearer of it." And he quoted a verse: "This knotless relation, though slender as a single strand, is rosary in a cloister and a zannar in a temple."
1. Ganda Singh, "Nanak Pan this" in The Pan jab Past and Present. Patiala, April 1967