KALIĀṆ SŪD, a resident of Lahore, was a soldier by profession. He once waited on Gurū Arjan, and, as records Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, began relating his feats on the field of battle. The Gurū said, "It is easy to wield a weapon in the field of battle, but a true soldier is one who overcomes such foes as ignorance, lust, anger, avarice, and worldly attachment. Humility is his armour and God's Name his only weapon." Kaliāṇ learnt to be humble and fell at the Gurū's feet. He received initiation at the hands of the Gurū.