RULES OF PRESENCE OF VRITTIS
ONLY YOG – (केवल योग) THE ENDLESS
ULTIMATE FOR ALL ‘UltimatES’
PREPARATION STAGE – UNDERSTANDING RULES OF PRESENCE OF VRITTIS (वृत्ति)
Any existence is comprised of the five natural elements each having five groups of VRITTIS (वृत्ति) i.e. SWARUP (स्वरुप), STHUL (स्थूल), SUKSHM (सूक्ष्म), ANVAYA (अन्वय) and ARTHVATTVA (अर्थवत्त्व), as explained above. There are innumerable VRITTIS and innumerable functions are performed by them. Patanjali feels that any function is the result of the strength of VRITTIS present. As per rule of presence these VRITTIS (वृत्ति) can be present in any or combination of the following four forms for any function.
• Dormant (PRASUPT प्रसुप्त )
• Mild (TANU तनु)
• Scattered (VICHCHHINN विच्छिन्न).
• Rampant (UDAR उदार)
Out of these four forms which form or combination it will take; it is determined by the following three factors. The factors that influence the above presence are:
• Place (DESH देश) – indicating environment
• Time (KAL काल) – indicating environment
• Species (JATI जाति) – indicating heredity.
Since Heredity and Environment emerge as determining factors for the presence of VRITTIS; it has a recessive tendency capable of mutation through genes i.e. SANSKARS (संस्कार); the carriers of hereditary traits as per VRITTI of SMRITI (Memory स्मृति) explained above.
Further this is a kind of proportion of existence of VRITTIS (वृत्ति) in any happening or action. But any existence for us is our perception of a stage having definite properties and symptoms born out of any permutation and combination of the VRITTIS (वृत्ति) of the five groups. Even our perception is a stage as it is an existence. Our perception is determined by any permutation and combination of the five groups of VRITTIS (वृत्ति) of our senses namely GRAHAN (ग्रहण), SWARUP (स्वरुप), ASMITA (अस्मिता), ANVAYA (अन्वय) and ARTHVATTVA (अर्थवत्त्व ), that can be present in any or combination of the four proportions of forms. Therefore, our perception is always limited as it is determined by the form of presence of VRITTIS (वृत्ति). We are, therefore, unable to perceive any existence in its entirety. This perception of the same stimulus is thus bound to differ from person to person as one has own proportions as per rules of presence of VRITTIS (वृत्ति) as mentioned above and determined by GENERAL and SENSE groups.