JK Awareness - Page: 21
- Most of us in the world are not disciplined, disciplined in the sense that we are not learning.
The word `discipline' comes from the word disciple, the disciple whose mind is learning not from a particular person, a guru, or from a teacher, or preacher, or from books but learning through the observation of his own mind, of his own heart, learning from his own actions.
And that learning requires a certain discipline, but not the conformity most disciplines are understood to require.
When there is conformity, obedience and imitation, there is never the act of learning, there is merely following.
Discipline implies learning, learning from the very complex mind one has, from the life of daily existence, learning about relationship with each other, so that the mind is always pliable, active.