Through want you create a division in thought, and thereby resistance, the consciousness of "I", which knows birth and death. Hence there arise questions as to what lies hereafter, which is but worship of the dead. Out of division and resistance is developed the idea of self-discipline, control, effort, which but increases and strengthens the illusion. That is why I say all acquisition through self-discipline is utterly false, being born of division and resistance. If you are intelligent, you will see that discipline is but a type of conformity. It is sterile and has no living creativeness in it.
Early Writings, Volume VII
Talks at Adyar, India 1932-33