VOL. 42: 2 MAY, 1928 - 9 SEPTEMBER, 1928
1. LETTER TO ABBAS TYABJI
May 2, 1928
MY DEAR BHRRR,
You were right in your surmise about absence of any letter fromme.
God is great and good and even merciful.I am following the events in Bardoli. Every word of what yousay is well deserved by Vallabhbhai. Don’t flatter yourself with thebelief that if the Government invite you as their guest, they will houseyou at Sabarmati. The Ashram is too near for the Sabarmati guesthouse.
M. K. G
ANDHIFrom a photostat: S.N. 9563
2. NECESSITY OF DISCIPLINE
Some workers in the Khadi Service write :
Here there is an obvious confusion of ideals. Distorted notionsof superiority and inferiority have given rise to indiscipline in al-most all the national organizations. Many people think that to abolishdistinctions of rank means passport to anarchy and licence. Whereasthe meaning of abolition of distinctions should be perfectdiscipline,—perfect because of voluntary obedience to the laws of theorganization to which we may belong, i.e., the laws of our being. Forman is himself a wonderful organization and what applies to himapplies to the social or political organizations of which he may be amember. And even as though the different members of the body are
Following the death of Maganlal Gandhi, Gandhiji had not sent any letter tothe addressee.
Abbas Tyabji who was at the time assisting Vallabhbhai Patel in the Bardolistruggle had, while giving an account of the arrest and trial of Ravishanker,mentioned the possibility of his own arrest.
The letter is not reproduced here. The workers had complained that thoughthey were required to attend Khadi Office punctually the Secretary himself was notpunctual. They had asked: “. . . Why should this inferiority and superiority prevailamong workers in the same field?”