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135. THE SICK MAN AND THE ANGEL.
When thus the man, with gasping breath;
An Angel came. Ah friend! he cried,
Can thy good deeds in former times
But why such haste ? the sick man whines;
While there is life, there's hope, he cried ;
136. FOR THE SIKHS.
The Sikh religion was founded by Bâbâ Nânak, who was the first of a series of ten Gurus or Spiritual teachers, viz.
1. Bâbâ Nânak, A.D. 1469-1538.
1574-1581. 5. Guru Arjan,
1581-1606. 6. Guru Hargobind,
1606-1645. 7. Guru Har Râi, 1645-1661. 8. Guru Har Kishn, 1661-1664. 9. Guru Tegh Bahadur, 1664-1675. 10. Guru Gobind Singh, 1675–1708:*
GURU NÂNAK, THE FOUNDER OF SIKHISM. When Nânak had passed his twelfth year, and did not give up his habits of sitting alone, and of eating abstemiously, his parents felt very anxious about him. One day his father approached and tried to persuade him to give up his habits.
“My son," he said, "people say you have gone mad, and some say you are an idle slovenly fellow. I can bear the taunts of these people no longer. I wish you would go and look after my fields; you will enjoy your walks and dispel the idea of the
• From Guide to the Golden Temple by Sirdar Sundar Singh Ramgarhia.