Om—the eternal sound
What is it about ‘om’ that its chant creates such strong vibrations in our body? Why ‘om’ and why not any other sound? What is so special about specific sounds?
Some 3000 to 3500 years back, Rishi Atreya propounder of Samnkhya Philosophy explained the concept of anu and paramanu, of cell division and multiplication. Our body from head to toe is comprised of small particles called anu. When a single param anu vibrates, it emits a sound and transfers it to another similar param anu that matches its frequency. This way all the param anus of similar sound frequency come together and make up an anu, this is the first stage of development of a cell. Each cell too has a sound of its own. As and when this changes, accordingly, different organs of the body develop. That is, every organ functions on a particular sound and is constituted by the cells emitting a specific frequency of sound. For example, the cell of liver has a specific sound which is distinct from that of the heart. The people who do yog sadhna, when they go in a state of antarmaun, they are able to hear the different sounds made by different organs, it is audible very clearly. However, these sounds are not audible to our ears, they can only be heard by the ones who are doing yog and it is these sounds that tell whether a part of the body is healthy or unhealthy. A disturbance in sound indicates an imbalance, whereas if it follows its natural rhythm it is indicative of health.
Just like the body, sounds are also emitted by the house you live in, your office, cars and even the stones that many people wear…It is said that stones, especially diamonds, should not be worn just like that. Do you know why? Let us figure out...
Whenever there is a problem in the house, the first thing that happens is diamonds are sold off. Take any war in history, when the plunderers come to a country, the first thing they do is loot the diamonds. So many murders, so many fights, so many deceits and treacheries have been committed for diamonds. A diamond has seen all that…
And how is a diamond made? It is made from coal, which is nothing but dead remains of bodies that lived many billions of years ago. The body is your body in which you reside. When a person dies, the body is either buried or cremated and whatever is left of the body starts getting deposited little by little inside the earth. Under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure within the earth over a period of lakhs of years, it gets converted into coal which again under pressure gets transformed into a diamond. Think of all the emotions that are packed inside that diamond - the emotions of the body, which during life would have gone through so many pains, disease and emotional turmoil on an everyday basis. All these emotions are carried by the cells when the body is alive, then the body perishes – the pain of leaving the body, too, getting stored in the cells. After years of heat and pressure, these cells become a diamond and go to someone’s house. Then when there is trouble in that person’s house, the diamond is resold adding to itself the pains and troubles of that house. Next it reaches someone else who is happy to have another diamond in his collection. The diamonds in his house attract jealousy and envy of others. A person who has too many diamonds, it means he has forcibly kept the share of other people with himself through fraud, lies, cheating etc. What happens to such a person, how do the diamonds leave his house? Stealing is a recent phenomenon. In olden times, invaders would come inside the houses and take away children, women and diamonds. And wherever they took these diamonds, they did not last there for long because all of these were nomadic tribes that kept fighting among each other and looting and killing the other for wealth and power. So a diamond has seen and collected all those heavy emotions for many lakhs of years.
When you have time and if you have diamonds at home put them against your ear and hear what sound they make. You will be surprised at what you hear. Describing those sounds here will amount to autosuggestion, so I will not do it but those sounds will scare you…you will not want to wear diamonds again in your life. The sparkle of a diamond is the sparkle of extreme energy or force. The diamond is in fact related to the Sun. The energy of the sun causes carbon formation. So in effect the diamond is formed from the sun. As long as you are not in harmony with the sun’s rhythm, you should not even touch a diamond to your body. A perfect example is the exquisite Kohinoor, it is famous that whoever has worn that diamond has faced destruction. This is the reason why the British monarchs never wear it on their crown. They have kept it with them, but do not wear it.
—The writer Yogi Ashwini Ji is the head of Dhyan Foundation, Delhi. For details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org