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SEVA, from Sanskrit root sev (to serve, wait or attend upon, honour, or worship), is usually translated as `service` or `serving` which commonly relates to work paid for, but does not convey the sense in which the term is used in the Sikh tradition. The word seva has, in fact,...
PURO, BHAI, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Ram Das. Bhai Puro. accompanied by Bhai Manak and Bhai Bishan Das, once came to visit the Guru. They sought instruction as to how they might save themselves and their families. Guru Ram Das, as says Bhai Mani Singh,...
MATHRA DAS, BHAI, of Agra, was a pious Sikh of the lime of Guru Arjan. Although a poor labourer, the door of his humble house was always open for visiting Sikhs. The Guru, records Bhai Man! Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, was much impressed by his readiness to serve others...
JAGGA, BHAI, a Khatrl of Dharni clan, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Arigad. As he first waited upon the Guru, he said, "Show me the light, True Master. I have been to a yogi for guidance, but he would not instruct me until I renounce my...
DINRAIN, lit. (din + rain) day and night, is the title (dinraini) of a single 4stanza hymn by Guru Arjan Dev in the Majh measure (GG, 13637). The composition evidently follows the prosodic vogue of inscribing verses to kalkrama (process of time) embracing forms such as baramaha (twelve months of...

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