Question: Can there be freedom without discipline?Sri Chinmoy: No, there cannot be any freedom without discipline. Discipline is self-control; self-control is self-perfection. In self-perfection only does the real freedom abide. One thing we have to know in regard to discipline — discipline is not something austere or demanding. Discipline is something self-illumining and God-fulfilling.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No. 7, 27 July 1975, Vishma Press, 1975