MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 11- 4 - 1.


Chapter -11. VRITTIS - 4.

4. ANTARMUKHA VRITTI AND BAHIRMUKHA VRITTI-1.

When the outgoing tendencies of the mind are arrested,

when the mind is retained within the heart,

when all its attention is turned on itself alone,

that condition is Antarmukha Vritti.



The Antarmukha Vritti is the indrawing energy of the mind owing to increase in Sattva.

The Sadhaka can do a lot of Sadhana when he has this inward Vritti.


The Bahirmukha Vritti is the outgoing tendency of the mind due to Rajas.

When the vision is turned outward, the rush of fleeting events engages the mind.

The outgoing energies of the mind begin to play.

Further, on account of force of habit, the ears and eyes at once run towards sound and sight.

Objects and desire are externalising forces.

A Rajasic man full of desires can never dream of an inner spiritual life with Antarmukha Vritti.

He is absolutely unfit for the practice of introspection.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ...



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