Question: I was going to ask what part Hatha Yoga had in your discipline, but you have already answered my question.Sri Chinmoy: Discipline is a very significant word. It is necessary to have discipline. But just by having a certain amount of discipline we cannot say that we are on the fair road to real self-discipline. The only thing is that if we take ten or fifteen minutes daily to keep our body fit, then early in the morning when we try to meditate, we will not have a stomach upset, a headache or some other ailment. In this way physical discipline helps us. But just by becoming physically strong we cannot become spiritual. We know so many people who have an excellent physical discipline, but they are not for truth, not for peace, not for reality. It is the spiritual discipline that is important to a seeker.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No.12, 27 December 1975, Vishma Press, 1975