Discipline means ‘order’. It is about bringing ‘order’ in everything about us and in us. Order in our thoughts; order in our words; and order in our actions. Especially for a seeker of spirituality, the need for ‘being disciplined’ keeps growing as he/she advances in his/her spiritual pursuit. What we are seeking being extremely subtle, the need for us also is to become the same – extremely subtle. Because according to Babuji God is subtler than the subtlest. To become one with Him, we need to become subtle like Him. There is no other way.
How to become like that? To become subtle, is to cut down our desires to needs first and then bring down the needs also to a minimum; which is nothing but making ourselves simple. This may not be easy but also not difficult as Master says. But this demands enormous discipline in us.
In order to be disciplined like this, at least in the spiritual context, one needs uninterrupted inspiration, craving to achieve the goal that is set – complete oneness with God or Master (whatever that means). This craving or restlessness is the key to achieve this discipline in us. This can be developed as we see in the lives of great Masters, through work, study, devotion or a combination of all these.
The biggest challenge that we face to be disciplined in the daily routine is our laziness/lethargy that results in procrastination. Laziness is nothing but to be unwilling to use the will power in us. There is apparent happiness in being lazy. How to get rid of it? Unless the desire for our Goal becomes so overpowering, it cannot be got rid of. It is not so in most cases. Therefore most of the time is consumed only in overcoming laziness. Babuji used to say that “Laziness is a cancer”. I believe if this is overcome everything else falls into place.
In Sahaj Marg, with our little willingness if we act, Master helps us adding His will to ours and makes things easy for us, provided we co-operate. This saves a lot of time and energy and the goal appears to be closer and closer, what seemed impossible when we began. Above all, even this can happen only by His Grace. I pray for that His grace be with all of us ALWAYS.