MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 11-1.1



Chapter -11. VRITTIS-1.

1. VRITTI—  ITS NATURE AND FUNCTION-1.


Vritti means a whirl-pool. It is a wave of thought that arises in the Antahkarana.

Vrittis are modifications of the mind.

They are the effect of Avidya.

 When Avidya is destroyed by Jnana, Vrittis get absorbed in Brahman (Laya), just as water thrown in a heated pan is absorbed in the pan.



Wherefrom does a Vritti arise?

From the Chitta or mind.

Why does a Vritti arise? It is Svabhava of Antahkarana.

What is its function?

It causes Avarana-Bhanga (removes the veil of Sthula Avidya that envelops the objects).

It helps the evolution of a man till he attains perfection (Jivanmukti).

It is Vritti that opens the Kundalini in a Jnani in the Ajna Chakra and joins it in Sahasrara.

This is one path.

Swami Sivananda

To be continued  ...



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