By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Vrtti, VRtti, Vrritti
Vṛtti word, though it appears to be very simple, has as many as fourteen meanings or senses. Only a few of them can be given here. It means a vocation by which a person earns his livelihood. It may also mean behavior in general.
As per Sanskrit Literature
In Sanskrit literature, it stands for a simple commentary on a well-known treatise, especially in the form of sutras.
As per Yogasutras
In the Yogasutras, the word stands for the modifications of the mind.
As per Drama Literature
In drama literature, it signifies a sentiment.
- Yogasutras 1.2,4, 5, 10
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore