Mahatma Gandhi’s Perspective of Discipline: An Understanding of African Proverbs on Peace.
Gulere, Cornelius Wambi
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Mahatma Gandhi’s perspective of discipline, which is also the basis of respect for the self and others comprises of truth (Satya), non-violence (ahmsa), self-control (brahmachaya) non-stealing (a steya) and non-possession (paragraph). To these major characteristics of discipline, he adds fearlessness, removal of untouchability, bread labour, tolerance, humility and silence. Many Africans have proverbs, which describe these virtues of discipline.