Vyuthana Nirodha Samskarayorabhibhavapradurbhavau Nirodhakshanacchittanvayo Nirodha Parinamaha||
व्युत्थाननिरोधसम्स्करयोरभिभावप्रादुर्भावौ निरोधाक्षनाच्चित्थान्वयो निरोधपरिणामः
The mind is fundamentally energy. It performs two types of actions - Vyuthana and Nirodha. Vedanta explains these two qualities of the mind as the Vikshepa and Avarana shakti of maya. Nirodha is like drawing a circumference and Vyuthana is to project and throw thoughts, words and actions from the centre. The job of the circumference is like a fielder in cricket who prevents the ball from crossing the boundary. In a constant process of projecting from the centre and compressing from the circumference, the mind is transformed into a steady state of Nirodha or stillness. Another example - you have seen people at home or in hotels making dough for rotis - the flour is the mind and water is the vyuthana shakti. It is used in the motion of mixing, churning and rotating the flour evenly. Around the vessel, one hand keeps pushing all the dry flour into the watery content. At the end of this process, the flour and water join well to form a steady dough. That is Nirodha. Samskara means a constant and conscious action that creates a positive transformation of the object on which it is applied and in this case, it is the mind. It attains the primary requirement of a steady and controlled state if it has to be applied for any useful venture.