The importance of Dhwani

Everything in creation is a dhwani (sound), it is a frequency, a vibration. All our desires too are dhwanis of varying frequencies ...

By Yogi Ashwini Ji
  • Yogi Ashwini

Everything in creation is a dhwani (sound), it is a frequency, a vibration. All our desires too are dhwanis of varying frequencies. Tantra shastras detail the science of mantras, dhwanis and frequencies through which you can change your desires, your body as well as environment.

Om is an extremely subtle dhwani, also called pranav. When om is chanted, the body vibrates from top to bottom. If you come to Dhyan Ashram, I will take you through the experience of this dhwani and the vibrations it creates within you.

When you practice the various tantra and mantra sadhnas under a Guru, the effect is immediate, tangible and physical. The various sadhnas have the ability to manifest (vyakt) the unmanifest (avyakt). But to hold the subtler frequencies, it is important to increase the capacity of the body through practices detailed in ashtang yog and sanatan kriya. Then you will come from avidya (unreality) to vidya (reality) - Om asato ma sadgamaya, tamso jyotir gamayo, mrityur ma amritam gamaya (From ureal to real, from darkness to light, then from death to immortality).

Most people think everyone else will go, but nothing would happen to them and they will continue forever. Many million generations before you thought the same way, but they are here no more, they had to leave leaving everything behind, so will you. All you can take back with you is the frequency or vibration. If you are able to hold that frequency within you, your next body will be subtler frequency, the body of a dev. If not, then it will be lower body, that of insects or animals. So if you want to achieve divinity, then develop that frequency inside you. Time is less.


People often think they are passing time; actually, it is time that is passing you. Before you know you will be in shmshaan and will feel the heat of the fire all through your body. You will feel it for sure because while the soul leaves the body, prana lingers on for some time and that prana can sense the uneasiness. At Dhyan Ashram we do various sadhnas where we have seen that while we think the body has gone, in reality the body can see and feel everything. Try putting your hand in fire and see how much fun it is. Then imagine the same sensation all through the body…that time will come soon. This is not a punishment, it is called purification (shudhikaran), which is a basic requirement for all the 16 karam kands given in shastras. This is the final karam kand and fire is the purification process.

Truth is, whatever you have, has been acquired from Param Pita and has to go back. In earlier times, people would walk the path of vedas and achieve moksh. Nowadays, people walk the path of artha and get stuck in it. Because the path of artha is that of profit maximization and for that one needs to cut costs. In this process the inner voice has to be suppressed often. You can walk the path of artha also, but then don’t forget that for every venture investment is required. On journey of the spirit, people often forget this principle, and are not ready to do service or charity. I met a swamiji recently who knew a lot of businessmen; he said that those who’ve had maximum growth are the ones who have donated the maximum. That is the investment in the journey of spirit, investment of time or money as per capacity in the right direction. And the profit is manifestation of thought, turning avyakt into vyakt. Frequency is the catalyzing factor in the process, then it is up to you whether you steer it towards moksh or arth. If you take the path of moksh, you rise. If you chose arth, you move towards lower yonis.

The results are 100%, I can guarantee. It works like a computer; you get an output as per the input without any ambiguity. So invest as per capacity on this path, and generate the frequency to manifest.