In organizations of the present day, the democratic principle is accepted and the decision taken by fifty-one people, even though wrong, becomes the gospel and has to be obeyed by forty-nine people as they are in minority. Thus the fiftyone people decide the destiny of the organization and their thought is never wrong as in olden days, it was an accepted axiom that the king could do no wrong and he was above the laws applicable to the subjects. The rule of a majority is a fiction, but it is accepted. Even religious heads, even though nominated, when they accept office, they become supreme and their word is final.
There is an anomaly worth noting. Some people, in order to escape this tyranny of the rigorous rule of conduct of an organization, sometimes start their own organization and try to be the unquestionable chief of the same. But shortly they find that an organization as such, must have a certain code of conduct even though most favourable to one's own self, and then, as a member of the organization, one must follow those rules. Thus, in abiding by the discipline, one is caught in the snares of the rules of one's own organization. Discipline, and to that extent, curtailment of the personal liberty, is a must for any organization.
This important point always needs to be kept uppermost in the mind. We who have to work for the cause of Swami Vivekananda through a disciplined life should place before the people the ideal life wedded to the cause.