All the 30 stanzas of the Var are reproduced each with explanation under the heading tisda vfchar (explanation of that). First 12 stanzas contain no names: they are devoted to elaborating the theory of Sikhism and the characteristics of an ideal Sikh and his mode of living. From the 13th stanza onward (f. 260), the names of various Sikhs are given. Under "explanation," a question is put forward by a Sikh pertaining to the principles and practices of the Sikh faith such as seva, selfless, voluntary service, charity, control of mind, remembrance of God, home life, lust, and anger.
Occasionally, some questions relate to philosophical issues as well, for instance, whether God is transcendent or immanent. At places incidents from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata as well as hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib are quoted to illustrate a point. Some contemporary events from Sikh history such as the construction of the temple and the tank at Amritsar and the compilation of the Adi Granth are also referred to. At folio 325, Bhai Nand Lal is quoted as saying that the Guru bestowed all honour on the Khalsa adding that Sahajdharis were also accepted along with Kesadharis.