The attempt of the Indian nation to attain swaraj by this method was, however, met by severe repression.
You and I and all Indians are impatient to obtain swaraj, but we are certainly not decided as to what it is.
How can swaraj be attained unless you realise your own right clearly, unhesitatingly?
If we wish for real swaraj, we must achieve economic independence.
But such swaraj has to be experienced by each one for himself.
This is what we now call swaraj or self-government of the villages.
But I would warn the reader against thinking that I am to-day aiming at the swaraj described therein.
For they also must strive to attain swaraj as the only means of developing their manhood.
It is the totality of our national activity in the way of destruction and in the way of creation, that will bring swaraj.
swaraj is our goal, swaraj not in compartments not by installments; but swaraj whole and entire.