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What are the khands?

asked 2018-02-01 13:55:40 -0500

strongKaur gravatar image

updated 2018-02-01 14:06:10 -0500

Karam Khand, Gyan Khand, Dharam khand, etc.? Please explain in simple language, thanks.

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answered 2019-11-13 10:47:50 -0500

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Khand means partition.

Karam Khand -> People who work hard in life.

Gyaan Khand -> People who attain spiritual knowledge.

Dharam Khand -> People who don't abandon their duties even in hardships.

Brahm Khand -> People living in illusion

Roop Khand -> People who have reflect grace from their appearance.

Sach Khand -> People who live in the absolute truth

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answered 2018-02-01 17:23:10 -0500

Guruka Singh gravatar image

updated 2018-02-02 16:13:59 -0500

They are states of consciousness, realms you can experience. For a deeper dive: "The Five Khands in Japji"

Re: the Lavan. The Lavan is both instructions as well as description of the stages on the householder's path to liberation. Five Khands. Four rounds. Here is my most recent English translation of the Lavan.

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answered 2018-02-01 19:37:09 -0500

strongKaur gravatar image

thank you! that explains a lot. I am wondering that since the laavan of the anand karaj also define stages of spiritual development, do these correlate with the Khands as well?

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No, not directly. The Khands are physical and etheric spaces you can experience. It's a literal description of what is experienced. Not stages - realms. The Lavan does describe stages of merger in a marriage.

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2019-11-19 10:18:15 -0500 )edit

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