Non-violent Resistance - Section Second: Discipline for Satyagraha Summary & Analysis

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Section Second: Discipline for Satyagraha Summary and Analysis

The second section outlines the practice and disciplines of Satyagraha, and requires Truth, Non-violence, Chastity, and Non-Possession as the primary four. The other seven are: Fearlessness, Control of the Palate, Non-stealing, Bread-Labor, Equality of Religions, Anti-untouchability and Swadeshi.

Gandhi argues that taking vows is a sign of strength. God is the image of the vow for He never deviates from His own law. Truth is the first premise: nothing exists except the Truth and Truth is God and God is the Truth. Without Truth there is no true knowledge. Devotion to the Truth is the only justification of existence. This requires Truth in speech, thought and action. Realizing truth requires single-minded devotion and often involves self-suffering and even death, with no trace of self-interest.

Ahimsa or love is next and is hard to...

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