पञ्चवृत्तिर्मनोवद्व्यपदिश्यते ॥ १२ ॥
pañcavṛttirmanovadvyapadiśyate || 12 ||
pañcavṛttiḥ—Having fivefold function; manovat—like the mind; vyapadiśyate—it is taught.
12. It is taught as having a fivefold function like the mind.
“I alone dividing myself fivefold support this body and keep it” (Pr. 2. 3). Fivefold, i.e. as Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana, and Samana each of which has a special function, viz. breathing in, exhaling, functioning throughout the body and aiding feats of strength, helping the soul to pass out of the body, and digesting the food eaten and carrying it to all parts of the body. In this respect it resembles the inner organ, which though one has a fourfold aspect as mind, intellect, ego, and Chitta (memory).