What is bounded, restricted and delineated is complementary to the boundless and limitless. Infinity is rooted in the tiny entity of an electron or photon. To restrict the self is the first step towards the open horizons of the soul. Many spiritual practices and religions establish laws and boundaries without a clear outer logic or reason, for spiritual logic is totally different to the worldly version. Here you go against the self and its desire where normally you simply try to please the self without reliable satisfaction.
For spiritual progress we need to apply the opposite logic to that used in worldly growth.
By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri from the book “Witnessing Perfection”