BHAIRON, BHAI, a devout Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). Bhai Bhairon`s name occurs along With those of Sadh, Deva,Jhanda and Bidhia in a contemporary Persian work, Dabistani Mazahib. The author narrates an interesting anecdote to illustrate the Sikhs` belief in the One Unincarnated Supreme Being.
DABISTANIMAZAHIB, a seventeenth century work in Persian, is a unique study of different religious creeds and systems, including early Sikhism. It first attracted wide notice when it was translated into English by David Shea and Anthony Troyer and was published by Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland,
MELI, lit. attached or companion, appears in the Sikh Scripture in different connotations usually as a verb form, past indefinite of melana (to attach, join, bring together), in the feminine form (GG, 54, 63, 90, 243, 379, 389, 584 et al.); as an adjective meaning loving, attached (GG, 4243); and
RAJA RAM (d. 1644), a Rajput Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644), was so deeply attached to the Guru that, according to Maubid Zulfiqar Ardastani, Dabistdni Mazdhib, he immolated himself on his funeral pyre. "Placing his [Guru Hargobind`s] body on firewood, as they," says Zulfiqar Ardastani, a
SADH, BHAI, devoted disciple of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644), who lived near the ancient city of Balkh in central Asia. Zulfiqar Ardastani, the author of DabistanI Mazahib, a contemporary work in Persian, records, two anecdotes which show that Bhai Sadh was a devoted Sikh who, unaffected by joys and sorrows of
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