The word “takhat” in Gurbani has been put in different forms. For about fifty times, the word has been used in Gurbani in different contexts. Literally, the word “takhat” means simply a seat for sitting, and formally a royal seat whereat a king sits and carries out his state functions. Under notion of such a title, many “takhats”- the thrones, the royal seats- did come into being in this world and have gone into oblivion wrapped in the caress of the tyrannical time. But the sense in which the word “takhat” has been depicted in Guru-ideology, that it is not vulnerable to time and hence immortal. It is not bound in the ambit of time; it exist in timelessness, and it is free from any sense of time or place. The Gurus adorned the “takhat” with worldly practical and divinely ordained ideals during their life-time and testified the fact that the “takhat” is not a centre of ownership of some particular individual to promulgate his politico-regional activities; rather it is a Guru-blessed sovereign seat to protect the welfare of one and all.
ਬਿਲਾਵਲੁ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥
ਅੰਤਰਿ ਪਿਆਸ ਉਠੀ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਕੇਰੀ ਸੁਣਿ ਗੁਰ ਬਚਨ ਮਨਿ ਤੀਰ ਲਗਈਆ ॥ ਮਨ ਕੀ ਬਿਰਥਾ ਮਨ ਹੀ ਜਾਣੈ ਅਵਰੁ ਕਿ ਜਾਣੈ ਕੋ ਪੀਰ ਪਰਈਆ ॥੧॥
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