Sri Swami Satchidananda 沙吉难陀大师
Many people fear that discipline means a lack of freedom, a repressed or joyless life. Without discipline over our mind, where is the joy? With that control, you can enjoy anything you want. Nothing is dangerous to you then.
If you can keep control over the mind, wherever you are will be a heaven. If you do not have that control, even if you are in heaven, it will be a hell for you.
The greatest victory that you can win is the victory over your own mind.
Discipline makes your mind stronger and one-pointed. It should, ultimately, help you to make your mind your servant rather than your being its slave.
Don’t be controlled by anything. Exercise your mastery. That is the aim of Yoga.
Don’t ever forget that any achievement in life is based on discipline.
It is through your discipline and meditation that you are being cleared and opened up to receive the true essence within.
Keep the mind clean, the body clean, the life well disciplined, the heart dedicated. This is Yoga.
Speak less and only speak about what is to be spoken of. Control of the tongue is very important. The tongue does two things: tasting and talking. Have limitations in both.
You will enjoy the world when you know how to handle it well, when you become master of it.
A yogi is like a surfer who knows how to balance on his or her surfboard. The surfer welcomes even a big rolling wave, because he or she knows how to enjoy it without getting caught in it.
There should be tranquility in everything, limitation in everything. Then, you will see that your life is completely transformed.