There are religious teachers that issue religious rules according to which one must conduct oneself with a goal of achieving oneness with God.
Why do we that come from the Source, through different life-forms in this universe, separate from it? Why do we need to merge with the Source again later in life? We are never separated; neither through good, nor through bad. Why then must we obey these people? As long as we don’t hurt others and don’t harm nature, and don’t disrupt anything in a way that could distract us from our purpose, we have no real need to stick to these man-made rules.
Disciplining someone, old or young, just because they didn’t obey rules is a display of power; a power that gives us false confidence, a false sense of satisfaction. It also alienates us from the purpose of our life. Yes, it establishes an order, but it is a visual representation only.