Gandhi in Southern Africa (1893)

I praise such courage. I need such courage – because in this cause, I too am prepared to die. . .But, my friend, there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill....We will not strike a blow – but we will receive them. And through our pain we will make them see their injustice and it will hurt, as all fighting hurts! But we cannot lose. We cannot. Because they may torture my body, may break my bones, even kill me. They will then have my dead body – not my obedience.

What techniques does Gandhi suggest to resist the new South African law? From where does he derive his ideas? Who has he subsequently influenced?