Khanda Ja ke hath me sabh saisaar upiayaa
ik oankar satgur prasad
The khanda, a sword, the double edged sword which is the face of God. The khanda is the symbol of the spiritual journey. It has one handle one blade and two faces. The weapon is the protector of saints. Not being able to protect what you love and believe in with all your heart, you should not even love it in the first place. Guru Gobind Singh ji in Sri Dasam Granth, throughout his poetic verses, salutes the Khanda. In our life we experience pain and pleasure, happiness sadness, birth and death, love and fear, satisfaction and hate. Everything we experience has two sides, in a constant state of duality. The world is a perfect balance of Dark and Light. (The word Gu Ru in my experience means dark and light, but will go into that on a later topic) Everything in existence has an opposite, except Akaal Purakh. Like the Khanda has two sides, so we can be spirituality equipped. One side making Naam Simran (vibrating/contemplating oneness) and the other side of the blade just as equal Seva (selfless service). Without these two sides the Khanda will not cut through the enemy, which is One owns self. The mind. the concept of “i”. So these tools, Seva and Simran are important to equip in spirituality. But without something else the Khanda wont work, it needs a foundation, the Handle. Without the handle we would not be able to hold the sword and put it to use. The foundation the Handle should be Love. Love towards all and love towards oneself. Upon that foundation Seva and Simran should be built. These two sides are important, But the Khanda yet has one more point. The Tip, The tip is important. There is only one tip, just like one Akaal Purakh. One creator. One destroyer. There can be no other. The foundations. Love, the Sharp cutting blade, Seva and Simran, all meet at one point. The tip. The sword merges into one. Khel akhel khelan ant ko fir ik. PLaying in this worldly drama in the end one merges into Oneness.
ਅਸ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਖੰਡੋ ਖੜਗ ਤੁਪਕ ਤਬਰ ਅਰੁ ਤੀਰ ॥ ਸੈਫ ਸਰੋਹੀ ਸੈਹਥੀ ਯਹੈ ਹਮਾਰੈ ਪੀਰ ॥੩॥
As, Kripan (sword), Khanda, Khadag (sword), Tupak (gun), Tabar (hatched), Teer (arrow), Saif (sword), Sarohi and Saihathi, all these are our adorable seniors.3.
ਤੀਰ ਤੁਹੀ ਸੈਹਥੀ ਤੁਹੀ ਤੁਹੀ ਤਬਰ ਤਲਵਾਰ ॥ ਨਾਮ ਤਿਹਾਰੋ ਜੋ ਜਪੈ ਭਏ ਸਿੰਧ ਭਵ ਪਾਰ ॥੪॥
Thou are the Teer (arrow), Thou are Saihathi, Thou art Tabar (hatchet), and Talwaar (sword); ONE, who remembers Thy Name crosses the dreadful ocean of existence.4.
ਕਾਲ ਤੁਹੀ ਕਾਲੀ ਤੁਹੀ ਤੁਹੀ ਤੇਗ ਅਰੁ ਤੀਰ ॥ ਤੁਹੀ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨੀ ਜੀਤ ਕੀ ਆਜੁ ਤੁਹੀ ਜਗਬੀਰ ॥੫॥
Thou art the KAL (death), thou art the goddess Kali, Thou art the saber and arrow, You are the sign of victory, in the present moment you are the World Warrior.5
These few words shared are my own experiences, and i ask for forgiveness for mistakes.
Jatinder Singh Durhailay