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Chapter 7. The Ways of Global Peace through Interfaith Harmony, Culture and Education.

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CHAPTER 7.

The Ways of Global Peace through Interfaith Harmony, Culture and Education. Global Cultural Studies

 

7.1. GHA: Start of Conscious Evolution of Global Peace in the XXI Century as Beginning of a New History. List of the GHA Projects and Books. Leo Semashko

7.2. Penang: the Island of Global Peace from of Interfaith Harmony. Dmitry Delyukin

7.3. Interspiritual Age of Interfaith Harmony: Global Peace Path. Kurt Johnson, David Ord

7.4. Religious Harmony in Japan as Way to Global Peace. Reimon Bachika

7.5. Psychological Human Genome: Global Peace from Individual Harmony. Leo Semashko, Andrey Semashko

7.6. From Inner Peace to Worldwide Peace. Maria Cristina Azcona

7.7. Harmony: Open Way of Human Development from War to Peace. Igor Kondrashin

7.8. The Army of Culture. From History of Peace Movement after 1970. Dmitry Delyukin

7.9. Global Harmony: Implementation of Universal Peace. Naresh Goyal

7.10. Global Peace Science as the Study of Existential Harmony. Surendra Pathak

7.11. Global Peace and Science. Timi Ecimovic and Roger Haw

7.12. Intuition and Science in Interfaith Harmony and Peace. Brahma Kumaris Example. Leo Semashko

7.13. Orthodox Sobornost as Way of Interfaith Harmony to Global Peace. Leo Semashko

7.14. Harmony and Yoga Days for Peace, June 21, GHA Message. Leo Semashko, Subhash Chandra

7.15. Yoga as Science of Body and Mind and Key to Social Harmony and World Peace. Ramesh Kumar

7.16. Education for Peace from Harmony with Gandhis Perspective. Chinta Yogi

7.17. Global Peace Science and Education. Ammar Banni

7.18. Peace Education: Source of National Unity and Global Harmony. Charles Mercieca

7.19. Global Harmonious Education: Main Way to Global Peace. Leo Semashko

7.20. "Global Peace Science or Peaceloveology" in Elementary School. Svetlana Kuskovskaya

7.21. Four-dimensional KPCL Vision for Harmonic Society and Peace. Subhash Sharma

7.22. Pope Francis and the Just Third Way: Global Peace from Harmony. Michael D. Greaney, Norman Kurland

7.23. Time to End the Adult War o­n Children. Robert J. Burrowes

 

7.1. GHA: Start of Conscious Evolution of Global Peace in the XXI Century as Beginning of a New History. The GHA Projects and Books List. Leo Semashko

 

There is nothing more practical than a good theory.

Ludwig Boltzmann

 

GHA projects are the bridge between tetrasociological theory of

Harmonious Civilization (Global Harmony and Peace) and

Begun conscious practice of its building.

Leo Semashko

 

When, in late 2004 - early 2005, we, about 30 social scientists, philosophers and teachers from more than 10 countries, have created GHA (Global Harmony Association), we are burned by uniting desire to understand how to ensure global peace without wars from harmony? We knew that without understanding this way it is impossible and it became the GHA mission. But then we did not have the understanding that this requires a special science, integrating other social sciences, that it is the beginning not o­nly of its conscious evolution but also a new history without wars. This understanding came later, almost at the end, in the process of working o­n GPS. o­nce again, we all at the GHA time found no such fundamental problems of global peace and have not found the respective attempts at their formulating and solving: all attempts in this regard have been subjective, partial, limited very narrow aspects and fragmented in literature. All of them for more than a century have given rise at the participants of such peace studies the metaphor of "paranoia" of different subjective visions of peace (see chap. 3). They excluded the very notion global peace science, which was introduced in the GHA first.

All the GHA projects are subject to its mission: To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization o­n scientifically based ABC of Harmony through harmonious education. All the GHA projects, anyway, in o­ne or another aspect unfold, express and embody this mission of conscious building a harmonious civilization. The birth of this civilization in 2009 was prepared o­n the spiritual and scientific levels by the GHA projects. Initiator, editor and leader of the GHA projects is its founder and president Dr. Leo Semashko. All the GHA projects are collective. They are created together from 2 to 120 coauthors and participants of the discussions among the GHA members. Most of the projects have undergone several stages of discussion and approval: the Stirring Group, the Board and the GHA as the final instance for projects approval. These features may vary for different projects.

Best of all the conscious evolution of comprehension of global peace essence in our team describes a list of eight books and 50 projects of global harmony and world peace, created for 10 years in the GHA. Almost all of them exist in Russian and English, some - in 12 languages, and published o­n the GHA website with comments [1]. The GHA projects list for 10 years:

1.International site "Peace from Harmony" - the world's first conscious integral field of information and knowledge about global harmony, uniting the ideas of harmony of all world cultures; this website is the body of the Global Harmony Association, which arose o­n its basis. The site is published in 17 languages; since February 2005: www.peacefromharmony.org,

2.Global Harmony Association (GHA) - the world's first conscious international networking community of supporters of global harmony and building a harmonious civilization and world peace; GHA emerged de facto together with website "Peace from Harmony" - February 2005, de jure (Statutes) - November 2007: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=249,

3.Making Children a Priority in the World o­n the children suffrage basis, June 2005:http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=121,

4.Harmonious Era Calendar, January 2006:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=190,

5.Magna Carta of Harmony, December 2006:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=3,

6.World Harmony/Peace Academy and General Harmonious Education, May 2007:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=277,

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=392,

7.Harmony Hymn, January 2008:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=315,

8.Textbook:Tetrasociology: Science about Social and Individual Harmony, July 2008:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=345,

9.Russia-Georgia: Harmonization through education instead of militarization, August 2008:http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=337,

10.World Harmony/Peace Festivals similar to Olympic Games, September 2008:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=342,

11.Fractals of Social Harmony and Tetrasociological Mathematics of Harmony, October 2008:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=343,

12.Global Harmonious Revolution of Modernity, October 2008:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=336,

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=371,

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=382,

13.Harmonious Educational Competition-Partnership, January 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=356,

14.Harmonious competition-partnership of two Peace Academies:USAand GHA, February 2009:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=358,

15.WorldNet of Harmony Centers: GlobHarmony, March 2009:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=365,

16.Family Academy of Harmony, April 2009:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=470,

17.Alternative Reserve Currency of Global Harmony: HARMON, April 2009:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=367,

18.Global Harmony as Guarantor for World Security and Nuclear Zero, May 2009:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=369,

19.Global Harmony International Treaty for Nuclear Disarmament, May 2009:

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=376,

20.Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration, May 2009:

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=375,

21.Youth Academy Harmony, September 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=395

22.CLUB-2009: Global Political Organisation for Harmonious Civilization: December 2009:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=409

23.Academy of Harmonious Leadership for Harmonious Civilization, April 2010:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=429,

24.The ISA Thematic Group: Global Sociology of Harmonious Civilization, August 2010:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=433,

25.Kazakhstan Harmonism Strategy for the 21st century, October 2010:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=445,

26.Russia, Forward! To Harmonious Civilization! In Russian, November 2010, in Russian:

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=435,

27.The Future: Harmonious Civilization, or What? Program for the world TV Broadcast, December 2010: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=447,

28.Harmonious Civilization Sculpture as a Symbol of United Humanity in a New Millennium, January 2011: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=38,

29.Israel - Palestine: Harmonization through Education instead Militarization, January 2011: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=454

30.School of Peace through Harmonious Education for youth of Israel and Palestine, February 2011: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=461

31.Department of Harmonious Civilization for any University/College of the World, February 2011: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=465

32. World Women's Contest Muse of Harmony, March 2011:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=474

33. GHA Membership, May 2011:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=249

34. The ABC of Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking. Global Textbook. New Delhi, 2012: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478 
35. GHA Organizational Reform Based o­n the ABC of Harmony. GHA 35th project,
Started: March 23, 2012: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=512

36. The ABC of Harmony: Philosophy and Sociology of Global Harmonious Society at the 21st century o­n the basis of the first in history global textbook "The ABC of Harmony". GHA 36th project. Started: July 30, 2012: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=525

37. General and Complete Disarmament in 50 years o­n the Basis of Global Harmony through the ABC of Harmony. GHA Constant Petition to the UN. GHA 37th project. Started: August 31, 2012: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=529

38. BEFORE THIRD WORLD WAR. Peace and Disarmament from Harmony. New World Peace Movement for the 21 century. GHA 38th Project. Started: September 24, 2012: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=532

39. Department of Noospheral Harmony, October 9, 2012, In Russian:

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=560

40. GHA Regional Department for Africa Countries: GHA-AFRICA, November 30, 2012:

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=526

41. GHA Embassy: Human Rights from Harmony and Justice, December 13, 2012:

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=542

42. World Interfaith Harmony: Internal Harmonious Potential of Religions and General Scientific Platform of the ABC of Harmony. Started: December 7, 2012: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541

43. GHA Regional Department for the U.S.: GHA-USA. 43rd GHA Project (For reforming GHA-USA). Started: December 18, 2012. Approved by GHA: February 10, 2013:

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=457

44. Center (School) of Interfaith Harmonious Education (CIHE). GHA 44th Project. Started: February, 2013: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=561

45. National Department of the GHA in Kazakhstan: GHA- Kazakhstan or GHA-KZ. GHA 45th Project. Approved GHA-KZ: March 19, 2013: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=562

46. Comparative Sociological Statistical Study (CSSS). Dynamics of the Global Social Structure of Spheral Classes of Population: An Example of India, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan since 1950 by Decades. Natural Evolution of Social Harmony, Economic Justice, Democracy and Spirituality towards World Peace. CSSS Program. GHA 46th Project, Approved by GHA: June 4, 2013: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=579

47. Academy of Global United Social Sciences for World Peace. GHA 47th Project. Start o­n June 4, 2013: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=581

48. Global Peace Science: The First Common Good for the 21st Century and every Human. GHA 48th Project, Approved by GHA o­n September 21, 2013: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585

49. Monitoring: Dynamics of Peace and War Priorities in the World Public Consciousness. Approved by GHA o­n January 17, 2014:www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=588

50. World Honorary Titles of Global Peace for Donations. Approved by GHA o­n February 20, 2014: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=590

The GHA books with the published projects for 10 years

1.2015. Global Peace Science or Peaceloveology: First Common Good and Human Right, Revolution of Social Sciences, Creating Peace from Harmony and Victory of Peace over War in XXI Century. By the GHA 89 coauthors from 30 countries. World Textbook. St. Petersburg, ISBN 978-5-7422-4707-4, First Edition in Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=606

2.2012. The ABC of Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking. By the GHA 76 coauthors from 26 countries. Global Textbook. GHA 34th Project. First published in English in India, New Delhi, Doosra Mat Prakashan, 2012, pages ~334. ISBN 978-81-923108-6-2: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478

3.2010. Russia, Forward, towards Harmonious Civilization. By the GHA co-authors. St. Petersburg, LITA, 30 pages, in Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=435

4.2010. Kazakhstan - Harmonism Strategy for the 21st century. GHA project for the President and the Parliament of Kazakhstan. By the GHA 14 co-authors from 10 countries. St. Petersburg, LITA, 22 pages, in Russian and English: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=445

5.2009. Harmonious Civilization. Global Harmony Association Innovative Projects, By the GHA 120 coauthors from 34 countries, in 2 languages. St-Petersburg, Russia, "LITA ", pages 254: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=379,

6.2008. World Harmony/Peace Academy and General Harmonious Education in an Information Society. By the GHA 64 coauthors from 20 countries, in 2 languages. St-Petersburg, Russia, LITA", pages 104. http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=277

7.2007. Magna Carta of Harmony for an Information Civilization: Toward Social Justice and Global Peace. By the GHA 43 coauthors from 16 countries in 7 languages, Lita, 228 p. http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=3

8.2006. Harmonious Era Calendar: Address to Children, Youth and Future Generations. By the GHA 27 coauthors from 12 countries in 12 languages, St.-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 396 p. http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=190

The deep social significance of these projects is in the fact that they represent the first conscious fruits and resources of a harmonious civilization. These projects are its first meaningful seeds and shoots. They outline the first, albeit small, the cultural field of a harmonious civilization in all its four spheres. They are the first form and expression of a conscious culture of this civilization and its sensible building. They mark a harmonious global revolution of modernity. This is a historic change and civilizational shift from industrialism to harmonism.

The GHA projects are the first in the history a conscious cultural oasis of harmonious civilization in the jungles of disharmony of industrial civilization. Cultivation of harmony in this oasis is not spontaneous and intuitive, as in past history, and conscious and scientific that will ensure its rapid expansion. This oasis creates a fundamentally new cultural and social landscape without wars, violence, aggression, hunger, and other pathologies of industrialism. It gives to a human and nations completely new alternative, which provides survival of humanity, sustainable development, peace, justice, brotherhood and happiness from harmony in a new civilization.

Now is not any possibility to do a critical analysis of these projects and books. It is the future task and new researchers. Of course, they are very far from perfect, like all first. But it is important to emphasize o­ne fundamental conclusion: the research in these projects and books laid the foundation not o­nly of conscious evolution of global peace but also a new history without war, as GPS opens the way both theoretically and practically for it. This enough voluminously and detail for start is presented in this book, the first in the world and history. GHA is the first in history public international peacemaking institution, which initiated conscious evolution of global peace and a new history without wars. Of course, every beginning, like every embryo will require a lot of time and effort for its maturity, for public awareness and understanding of its meaning. Here it is waiting all three known stages: "absurd - this is something there - everyone knows that."

Dr. Leo Semashko, Editor in Chief of the book "Global Peace Science"

 

7.2. Penang: the Island of Global Peace from of Interfaith Harmony
Dmitry Delyukin

Interfaith harmony is o­ne of the most important ways of mankind to global peace, as the number of believers is more than 80% of the world's population [2] and even more as atheists call themselves a little more than 2%. Therefore, almost the entire people of SPHERONS are people belonging to different religions. Overcoming interfaith disharmony and conflicts is an important task before them. For SPHERONS, as for believers of different religions, is character a profound intuition, o­n the o­ne hand, social harmony, and o­n the other, divine harmony among people, ensuring peace and harmony between them in different places and under many different circumstances. And both intuition promote and reinforce each other: social intuition of SPHERONSs harmony promotes religious intuition of harmony and vice versa.

One of the clearest historical evidence of this bilateral harmony became the Malaysian island of Penang for more than two centuries ago. In Penang, o­ne of Malaysia's island state, there is a unique place, called "Street of Harmony". It is situated in the capital of the state, George Town, founded by the Englishmen, leaded by the captain Frances Light in 1786. Being popular and famous among locals and guests of the island, the street could be officially named the street of Harmony, however it is still denoted as Pitt street in all the maps and guides. It is unique because this street is the o­nly religious-cultural historical ensemble in the world, which has united architectural shrine masterpieces of all world religions. Mainly thanks to Pitt street and its shrines the government of Malaysia has achieved the recognition of Penang island as the object of cultural heritage of UNESCO.

Despite the fact, that Penang was all covered with the jungles, captain Light decided to build the fort Cornwalliss o­n the island and to start exploring the neighboring territories. Captain Light ordered to spread the word all over Malaysia, so that every new settler will receive as much of the land, as he will be able to clean. Several years later there was a real town built instead of pathless jungles that was named George-Town after the king George III, with the town buildings in Victorian style. For the first 15 years of its existence the population of George Town has exceeded 10.000 people.

Generally, the chief inhabitants were the people with different cultural and religious formation. They all were united by the idea to find work and welfare o­n this island defeated by the British empire, where as their native counties suffered from different local and internal wars. Trade routes from Japan and China to Europe now ran through Penang. It was a strong push for development of the island and attraction of great flow of immigrants from these countries, as well as from India, Middle East, Siam (Thailand), Myanmar, Sri-Lanka. In 1816 the first in the South-Eastern Asia English school was opened in Penang, where children of all nations and estates of Penang population received education.

Naturally, today Malaysian is the main language of Penang, but at the beginning of 21st century the English language became the main language of the international communication. It was caused by the trade, organized by the European trade missions. However, the Asians didn't see anything bad in it. Fransis Light in the 1970-s, at the period of the town's uprise, first proclaimed not just the freedom of the settlements, but also the principle of religious freedom to maintain peaceful coexistence and order of Penang. The Englishmen set the example by building a majestic church in the Anglican style near the fort Cornwalliss, the first of this kind in the South-Eastern Asia. Later all diasporas received the right and the land to build the shrines corresponding to their denomination.

Not to divide the town in quarters, normally occurring by the nation principle, special areas were provided for building, that were later interconnected by Pitt street or Street of Harmony unofficial name, that appeared in the middle of the last century. It became a spiritual and public center, containing 9 main shrines of the town with all rich cultural heritage of Islamic, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Hinduist, Sikh, Shinto and Christian communities, reflected in its architectural appearance, as well as the Armenian and Jewish communities, that soon left the island. The real pearls of the street are believed to be the church of Saint George, the Assumption Cathedral, the mosque Captain Kelling, the shrine Nagor, the shrine Tua Pek Kong, the shrine Guan In Teng, the shrine Leon Sang Tong. They all were constructed in the first middle of the 21st century.

It is known, that the shrines architecture is the most important means of gradual formation of the attitude to a whole world as to divine creature and it reconstructs harmony of the internal and external being. Step by step, to the beginning of 20th century o­n the island appeared sporadically a new form of public consciousness that after independence of Malaysia in 1957 resulted into official ideology: "Rukunegara" or "The State Foundations", in view of the fact that dozens thousands of representatives of different religious outlooks and traditions lived in harmony.

The spiritual pluralism and harmony of religious diversity of Penang have become a way of life of its inhabitants and source of peace o­n the island for two centuries. This is a great example of peacefulness from interfaith harmony for all regions of religious conflicts. In the global peace science (GPS) and future harmonious civilization such examples will be the ABC. While such spontaneous examples are the exotic of industrialism. By universal their can do GPS and the ABCs of Harmony [3] through global harmonious education.

The article main ideas can be presented in model of tetranet harmonious thinking:

Model-19. SPHERONS and interfaith peace from harmony of Penang

Dmitry V. Delukin was graduated from the Philology faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University in 1994. Now is the employee of Saint-Petersburg State Museum-institute of Roerich family. Address: Saint-Petersburg, Russia; E-mail: dimdel10 {@} yandex.ru

 

7.3. Interspiritual Age of Interfaith Harmony: Global Peace Path.

Kurt Johnson, David Ord

We are at the dawn of a new consciousness, a radically fresh approach to our life as the human family in a fragile world. This journey is what spirituality is really about. We are not meant to remain just where we are. We cannot depend o­n our culture either to guide and support us in our quest. We must do the hard work of clarification together ourselves. This revolution will be the task of the Interspiritual Age. The necessary shifts in consciousness require a new approach to spirituality that transcends past religious cultures of fragmentation and isolation. We need to understand, to really grasp at an elemental level that the definitive revolution is the spiritual awakening of humankind." [4]

With these words penned over a decade ago, Brother Wayne Teasdale, a contemplative monk also famous for his advocacy of social activism [5], spurred an already existing global trend towards trans-traditional and trans-cultural spirituality in a world inevitably moving towards globalization and multiculturalism. To this spiritual revolution can be attributed also the philosophy of global harmony and global peace science (GPS) that develop GHA about 10 years. Teasdale called the emerging global spirituality interspirituality and identified it in the message in over fifty major spiritual figures from across the multiplicity of our worlds spiritual and faith traditions [6]. He also listed fundamental shifts in global awareness necessary for a successful global shift, some of which he noted are already happening. These included:

Appreciation of the interdependence of all realms of human life and the surrounding cosmos

Growing ecological awareness, with recognition of the interdependence of humankind and the biosphere, including the rights of all biological species

Embracing of the shared wisdom in all the worlds religious and spiritual traditions, past and present

Growing friendship, and actual community, among the individual followers of the worlds religious and spiritual paths

Commitment to the depths of the contemplative pursuit and the mutual sharing of the fruits of this o­ngoing journey

Creative cultivation of transnational, transcultural, trans-traditional, and world-centric understanding

Dedication to nonviolence, with a commitment to transcend militancy and violence tied to national or religious identities

Receptivity to a cosmic vision, realizing humanity is o­nly o­ne life form and part of a larger community, the universe.

All these trends are also recognized, explained and developed in GPS.

These shifts, he suggested, mark the threshold required for healthy globalization and the birth, through the worlds Wisdom Traditions, of an unfolding Interspiritual Age. Further, he said that such shifts were possible, if not inevitable, because of the worlds new set of historical circumstances [7, p. 4].

Today, its widely acknowledged that a universal spirituality is, in fact, arising o­n a global scale, uncannily reflecting Teasdales suggestion that the o­nly viable religionfor the Third Millennium is spirituality itself. [7, p. 26]

This vision, now resonating strongly across the worlds interfaith community

and particularly in an emerging interspiritual movementis identified by many as a spirituality of the Heart, and o­ne reflecting the emergence of a new global unity consciousness.This trend, identified by developmental philosophers as a great conveyor belt toward a successful global civilization [7, p. 407], is attributed to multiple and convergent causes. In the evolutionary consciousness movement, and the consciousness sciences, it is recognized as the natural next step in our cognitive evolution. Social scientists see it as a global adaptation driven by inevitable trends toward globalization and multiculturalism. Some spiritual and religious leaders see a divine purpose at work, some even considering the spiritual perfection of our species.

If such a world awakening is possible, moreover real, there are diverse and complicated implications for our complex worldincluding the arenas of religion, science, social structure, governance, economics, culture, and more.

In our widely read book The Coming Interspiritual Age [8] we presented a responsible survey of global factors, trends, and statistics that might be influencing and contributing to this emergence, guided significantly by the reservoir of collective human wisdom available from the worlds perennial Great Wisdom Traditions. Absent such a moral and values-related contribution by the worlds religions, we suggested the world appears destined to march toward globalization led o­nly by self-serving special interest groups such as political and financial institutions. This would leave the public at the mercy of uncoordinated planetary resource exploitation and consumerism, coupled with a cacophony of competition and conflict over politics, financial wealth, natural resources, and the various other currencies of international power.

In The Coming Interspiritual Age, we documented and reviewed a number of conclusions that, from a global survey, appear self-evident. These included these apparently undeniable trends:

Globalization of planet earth is inevitable; the question is what kind of a globalization it will be and whether it will be devoid of any significant contribution from the Great Wisdom Traditions

Multiculturalism is inevitable; again, the question is what kind of process will unfold and whether it will be a bumpy ride full of competition and conflict (indeed possibly even outright economic and military warfare), or whether a more reasoned dialogue may emerge, mitigating such negative consequences to some degree

The world now faces an array of critical challenges that could affect its long-term stability and peace. These include resource scarcity and competition, drastic global climate and population changes, and political agendas and fundamentalisms tied to narrow and competing national, religious, ethnic, or racial identities.

If the worlds religions were to move away from the atmosphere of competing creeds, dogmas, and end-time scenarios, and take up their role as the worlds true Wisdom Traditions, they could help spur a positive world transformation. Its not too late for the religions to take o­n this role, employing the unifying or Archimedean points" already identified through the worlds interfaith dialogue process [8, p. 269] . The four principles include (1) the possibility of a common core to human mystic experience, (2) fundamental teachings held in common by all the worlds religions, (3) the shared ethical implications of the teachings of all the great traditions, and (4) the inevitable mutuality across the religions regarding commitment to social and economic justice.

Although creeds and dogmas, exclusive by nature at a cultural level, still characterize much of the purely religious side of the world's traditions, there are significant shifts occurring across the worlds spiritual communities. These are spiritual and values-based shifts emphasizing the profound mutual recognition among humans in the realm of the heart and shared understanding of unifying states of higher consciousness common to all traditions. These shifts have the potential to vastly alter the global equation. Spiritual emphasis o­n the experience of the heart and states of uniting higher consciousness are nurturing universally compelling life-altering experiences of interconnectedness, mutuality, and Oneness. These experiences are reflected in an expanding worldwide popular literature and media regarding the experience of a global collective or gestalt of We. In turn these are influencing salient movements for social and cultural change, from the Arab and Catholic springs to the Occupy generations demands for monetary and financial equanimity [9].

In this globalization phenomenon, new self-evident truths appear to be emerging. The merging rational and analytical mind of the Renaissance and early European Enlightenment created a gestalt in which individuals began thinking strongly in terms of their worldviews and life options, not just those of the privileged or governing elite, and saw the emergence of self-evident truths with regard to the value and rights of individuals. So also today new self-evident truths seem to be arising. But this time they appear to involve the meaning of collectives and the inevitable roles of individual and institutions within collectives and in responsibility to a collective.

In The Coming Interspiritual Age we presented arrays of statistics, surveys, and opinion polls indicative of these trends. They show that our human brain-mind is moving toward a gestalt of profound interconnectedness, indeed even onenessa unity consciousness. They reveal that, worldwide, these holistic trends are powerfully moving toward the falling away of old sectarian and parochial lenses, definitions, and worldviews, and that this is happening across every arena of lifereligion, culture, social structures, governance, economics, and so o­n.

In the arena of religion, there are not o­nly these positive trends reflecting new views that are trans-traditional, trans-cultural, trans-national, and world-centric, but keener and keener understandings of the dangers of fundamentalism, especially as it can lead to social and cultural conflict, terrorism, and war. For example [10], 78% of those polled internationally believe there are unifying principles concerning reality, 71-80% believe that multicultural understanding is fundamental to a positive world future and that the world should be pursuing a unified vision, and some 80% also believe that the religions should be talking to each other with regard to visions of the common good. Up to 78% describe positive experiences when either personally investigating or interacting with a religion different from their own, and some 40% identify regular practices in their lives that have a background in a religion other than that of their direct heritage. Meantime, some 50% or more identify religious fundamentalism as a dangerand not just religious fundamentalism, but also scientific fundamentalism.

These sprouts of interfaith harmony with the general trend of interspirituality for all religions constitute the main route of movement to global peace for all believers through their religious beliefs. Theologian Hans Küngis famous for his statement "There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions." [11]. In the past especially, though still in many cases today, religion was a source of division centered o­n different claims about absolute truth. The paradox is that when any religion takes this approach, it fails to practice themore basic message of its teachings, which is centered o­n love, kindness, compassion, mutuality, nurturing, and the value of human beingsindeed, the value of all life and of the planet itself.

A common platform for social peace between religions can o­nly be shared and unifying their affiliation to SPHERONS as the harmonious classes of population in any religious community. A common platform for their spiritual dialogue can be, most likely, the neutral for each of them scientific basis provided in GPS. It brings them their uniting scientific "interspirituality" if so can speak.

Rev. Dr. Kurt Johnson,

Vice-president, GHA-USA and GHA, Co-author of The Coming Interspiritual Age (2013, Namaste Publishing). Ordained in three traditions and with a PhD in evolution, ecology, systematic and comparative biology. He was associated with the American Museum of Natural History for twenty-five years and now teaches at New York Citys o­ne Spirit Interfaith Seminary. More can be learned at Wikipedia (Kurt Johnson, entomologist).

Address: New York, USA; Email: kurtjohnsonisd {@} yahoo.com

Web: www.isdna.org, www.thecominginterspiritualage.com, www.namastepublishing.com, and www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=554,

David Robert Ord. Multifaith. He is editorial director of Namaste Publishing, a multifaith practitioner who is a former Presbyterian (USA) minister and a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary. Most recently he is co-author, with Dr. Kurt Johnson, of the very popular book The Coming Interspiritual Age. He is also co-author with Dr. Robert B. Coote of The Bible's First History From Eden to the Court of David with the Yahwist; In the Beginning Creation, Priestly History; Is the Bible True?; and Understanding the Bible Today. He has also authored Your Forgotten Self: Mirrored in Jesus the Christ.

Address: Phoenix, USA; Web: www.namastepublishing.com; Email: yorkmin {@} me.com

 

7.4. Religious Harmony in Japan as a Way to Global Peace. Reimon Bachika

 

Religiously, Japan's situation resembles its natural existence as an island nation. Four islands, considerable in size and flanked by many smaller o­nes, constitute the country. Similarly, four different sources have contributed to Japan's religious culture: Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The Shinto tradition is culturally the more influential strand of religion. It underwent some influence from Chinese Taoism, particularly yang and yin thought and fortune telling. Buddhism is religiously the stronger part. It was transmitted from Chinese sources but developed several varieties of Japanese Buddhism. Lastly, Confucian ideas impacted social relations as well as so-called ancestor worship.

Religious harmony exists o­n the level of everyday life. Remarkably, o­nly o­ne third of the population has membership in o­ne of over two hundred religious denominations. Nevertheless, many Japanese feel attracted to religious customs of various kinds. Most of them worship at a Shinto shrine at New Years, when the whole country enjoys a week of holydays. At other occasions, parents take their children to a local shrine to pray for them at birth and at the ages of three, five, and seven. Further, many marriages are blessed in a Shinto ritual, but many others tie the knot at a Christian church or at chapels specially built for weddings. From December 20 or so, special decoration Christmas cakes are sold at stalls outside shops, just for casual passersbyonly 1% of the Japanese have converted to Christianity (Catholicism or Protestantism) but it is a well-respected religion.

Funeral rites are the forte of Buddhist denominations. When death strikes in a family, the Japanese call in a Buddhist priest. But, remarkably, the greater part of the population has either a Buddhist or a Shinto altar at home, to memorize deceased family members by offering flowers or fruits or incense. It is this practice that is called ancestor worship. Although Shinto and Buddhism have a distinct religious culture, 'household religion' functions as a common denominator.

The following are organizational religious practices. As mentioned above, the main event of Shinto is the New Year worship, starting at midnight at New Year's Eve. The most famous shrines draw enormous crowds of worshippers. At various occasions during the year, popular Shinto shrines provide occasion for worship, offering a simple ritual of purification that is performed o­n request, while neighborhood communities organize celebrations (matsuri), o­ne more kind of Shinto practice. Apart from the funeral services provided by their priests, Buddhist denominations are socially active in the field of education as well as welfare. Most of them have institutions of higher learning. Some temples are classified cultural treasures, open to the public at a fee. It is from all these services that Buddhist denominations derive their income.

The main traditional Buddhist denominations are as follows. Tendai and Shingon Buddhism were established in the Heian Period (7941185) and followed by the Pure Land Denomination and Shin Buddhism (both known as Amida Buddhism) as well as the Nichiren denomination and two strands of Zen monasteries: Rinzai and Soto Zen, all of which originated in The Kamakura Period (11851333) in central Japan, with Kyoto as its center. All have their own revered founders and sutras. Based o­n these sacred scriptures, they continue developing Buddhist religious thought.

Further we have the so-called 'New Religions' that originated in the middle of the 19th century, the most active of which are Tenri-kyo and Konko-kyo (Shinto related denominations) and Soka Gakkai and Rissho-koseikai (Buddhist denominations that grew fast after World War II). A few more sprang up in the 1970s, such as the infamous Omu Shinri-kyo and The Science of Happiness. The latter is following the example of Soka Gakkai in forming a political party, but as yet it is not very successful. In more details see: [12; 13].

Organized religion in Japan is pragmatic and can be characterized as 'corporate religion.' Like most business organizations, all manage their own affairs, competing with each other. Authoritarian attitudes are rare. The people's religious practices are uncomplicated. The meaning of these customs and practices is internalized through participation from childhood o­n and therefore taken for granted.

Thus, accommodating attitudes both by the people and the religious denominations make harmonious coexistence possible. At bottom, religion concerns the basic problems of life as well as spirituality that people can freely aspire to. Religious organizations are useful in providing services, spiritual guidance, and cultivating a special sense of community not found elsewhere. It is these conditions that render religious harmony possible, not top-down authoritarian thought.

Thus, Japanese religion is a peculiar blend of multi-religious strands. Therefore, we can say that it is culturally harmonious. In other words, Japanese culture is predisposed to a communitarian spirit. The same should be possible for world civilization as a whole. Emphatically, civilization cannot be harmonious without a sense of harmony among world religions. The basic postulates of the article can be expressed in our tetra-sociological model:

Model-20. SPHERONS and Japans religious peace based o­n harmony:

Japanese religious culture, based o­n harmony and as represented in SPHERONS, is deemed to ensure sustainable social peace in the country.

Reimon Bachika is Professor Emeritus (Dept. Sociology) Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan. He is o­ne of founders of the GHA.

Address: Kobe, Japan; Web: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=24

E-mail: nh730heisei {@} yahoo.co.jp

 

7.5. Psychological Human Genome: Global Peace from Individual Harmony. Leo Semashko, Andrey Semashko

In "The ABC of Harmony" was established semblance between the two worlds of harmony: social and individual, which was reflected in the similarity of their genomes - the genome of social harmony, SOCIONOME and psychological genome of the individual, PSYNOME [3, p. 38-46].

 

                                                                                               
 

As is well known, and it is o­ne of the GPS theoretical pillars, individual does not exist outside the social and social beyond the individual. They mutually interpenetrate, comprise and express o­ne another. Therefore, global peace cannot exist without the individual and vice versa.

This was well understood by the ancient thinkers that brilliantly voiced great Indian poet Abdul Kalam in his famous poem "Oceans Meet":

The wise sage Confucius said,

"When there is beauty in the character,

There is harmony in the home"

The enlightened o­ne, the Buddha added,

"When there is harmony in the home,

There is order in the nation,

When there is order in the nation

There is peace in the world" [3, 269].

The poet well defined dependence and source of global peace from individual peace (inner beauty/harmony) in character and psychology of each person. Ultimately, all wars have the source and start in inside disharmony of the person(s), as well as any peace has a source and starts from the inside, individual harmony/beauty of the person(s). And o­n the contrary: social peace produces individual peace and the war in society generate harmful internal disharmonies. Disharmony of personal and social into all dimensions of PSYNOME-SOCIONOME is o­ne of the most important sources of all wars and conflicts.

On the other hand, harmonization of socio-psychological relationship into these dimensions of internal (personal) and external (social) worlds is a necessary condition of global peace from harmony of SPHERONS. Social and individual psychology of SPHERONS should also be harmonized and balanced, as well as their social relations that will prevent conflicts between their very different PARTONS. This is a very deep and vast subject for research in the field of social and individual psychology, which becomes global with global character of SPHERONS, overcoming the fragmentation and disunity of traditional psychology and its narrow branch thinking, integrating it into spheral fundamentally new and innovative thinking. Inner peace is ensured all the fullness of harmony of four individual spheres that determines the highest spiritual harmony as the source and happiness, and peace, both internal and external. Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote: "Happiness is not alone in the pleasures of love and in the supreme harmony of spirit" which gives rise to internal and external peace [14, 449].

Of course, traditional psychology has achieved significant results, it created many private fundamental theories and synthesis approaches, which do not find unity and a common language. A similar situation prevails in all social sciences, without exception. Their fragmentation is generated by ignorance and lack of global and universal social structure of SPHERONS, as well as ignorance and lack of global universal structure of the internal spheres of individual. It should be emphasized that each of these individual spheres, although their number varies among researchers, long investigates in psychology but their number and quality are not determined still in accordance with the number and quality of social spheres that also remain unknown. o­nly Tetrasociology [15] and Tetrapsychology [16 p.116-120], where they are examined in the unity, this issue has been resolved in the first approximation in their SOCIONOME and PSYNOME.

For example, in o­ne of the modern solid scientific treatise "Human Development" [17] covers all four areas of the individual but rather narrowly empirical, more o­n the different stages of human development from birth to death, than o­n the basis of a universal scientific theory. The emphasis is o­n the physical (body) and cognitive (mind) spheres of a person. Less attention is paid to "psycho-social development" (the term "character" is not) and will virtually disappear from sight of scientist. Although it is a priority of the four individual spheres. Will is "the queen of virtues and character," wrote Andre Maurois [18, 15, 391]. Indeed, the wonderful character of the person, and intellectual abilities, and remarkable physical data disappear without a consistent and stubborn will. Therefore, the will have crucial importance for inner peace of the individual, for his/her peaceful orientation. The will to peace is particularly important for political leaders and leaders of various peace organizations. Without the will to peace, they degenerate and die. Of course, at the basis of this will must lie strong motivation to peace. But it is especially individual at each leader.

Clearly, all these issues require long and careful research, which here is o­nly outlined very briefly. Without decision of these cognitive and scientific issues cannot be conscious, scientific regulation and harmonization of individual and social, global peace at all levels of the planetary society.

Dr. Leo Semashko, Editor in Chief of the book "Global Peace Science"

Andrey Semashko, technician. Address: Saint Petersburg, Russia.

E-mail: andrsemashko {@} yandex.ru

 

7.6. From Inner Peace to Worldwide Peace. Maria Cristina Azcona

To live in a happy peace society first we need to create happy family groups. To create happy family groups we need to create happy childhoods. Why? To change society destiny needs of a profound change of mind that o­nly may be done o­n previous years of earlier childhood. o­n the very moment of conception, the son or daughter is walking towards happiness. The conditions of its development into mother´s womb will determinate its growth, its intelligence and even temperament. There are advances in scientific knowledge upon how to stimulate the fetus in this period before birth. There are also many investigations that have demonstrated that children that have no love, no happiness and no satisfaction will be violent and destructive, while love and happiness makes them soft and peaceful. We need to develop in parents and children for this:

LUCIDITY: Some psychologists teach us that it is not good to see TV programs centred in war, terrorism or delinquency news. From a different point of view, we must understand that this attitude is exactly the opposite of the positive reaction. To learn from reality, trying to comprehend what is going o­n.Denying to see the facts is not a good decision, although very young or very old people must be protected from extremely shocking images.Lucidity is the unique way to take notice of human mistakes, in order to modify them in the future. An internal peace grows from the first step of consciousness.

SELF CONTROL:Self-control is the achievement of an attitude that is illuminated by lucidity, and orientated by a scale of values. A well-constructed personal spectrum based upon the control of the following facets: THOUGHTS: Ideas, projects, programming of activities, plans, opinions, cognitive processes. EMOTIONS: Fear, sexual sensations, depression, euphoria, hate, revulsion, love, care. REACTIONS: Irritability, aggression, sexual response.ROUTINES: Work, sports, familiar habits, hobbies, recreation, TV.

SELF ESTEEM:The value of our own person is based upon our self-esteem. A serene interior is possible when we accept our own defects and have clear conscience of our positive and negative aspects. To feel insecure or timid, and in the other extreme, arrogant and extremely proud of our success, may conspire against the development of interior peace.

EQUILIBRIUM between bad and good energies: All of us have bad energies and good energies. The bad o­nes are those, which appear when we feel depressed or sorrowful. But they are normal, for example, in a process of grief when somebody that we love, dies or suffers. Also there are bad energies when we feel tired or even exhausted. It´s a normal reaction of our organism and implicates a defence against bad stress. Good energies appear when we feel great, in a very elating situation.Equilibrium is necessary so we will not go to the extremes o­n o­ne side or the other.

FLUIDITY OF THOUGHT: Thinking is a process that may be disturbed when emotions are exceedingly aroused. To uphold a fresh mind is condition to arrive at a placid and stable state of interiority.

MENTAL HEALTH:We ought to be always in alert in the protection of our mental health. When any stimulus from the outside intends to break this complicated net of emotions, thoughts, hopes and remembrances that configure our mental functions, we must make an effort, voluntarily, to recover it before it is too late and we feel ourselves near nervous crisis. Is necessary to prevent it and not wait till it is already established.

STABLE SCALE OF VALUES: If we have reflected along our life, and we are clear enough in reference to a well-constructed, personal pyramid of values, coherent with our religion belief, whatever it be, and with our own variety of behaviours.

PROFOUND REFLECTION: To reflect o­n the worldwide situation, o­n our own life, in our projects and ideals, o­n the future of our family, and so o­n, is a very good exercise to control our internal tranquillity. This way allows us to maintain a solid state of mind and a controlled emotive system, because doing so; we can compare insignificant accidents with tremendous problems. We give to each fact the correct estimation.

CONSTRUCTION OF VIRTUES: parents need to grow in their own moral capability to be good models for children [19; 20; 21; 22].

To build up internal peace is a delightful activity. We become aware of our own necessity of equilibrium, and begin to think in a different way about the others and ourselves. Happiness is the result of this process of building our own inner peace, also at the family and then it irradiates to the city, the country and the entire global village

My article is some psychological context of theoretical models SOCIONOME and PSYNOME presented above. Detailed combination of these models as models of social (global) and individual peace o­n the basis of their deep structural integrity is a task for future research. But their essence is o­ne: balance, peace and harmony of inner spheres of the individual and society as a key condition for global peace, the first scientific disclosure of which is made in this book, in which undertaken the first attempt in history to create o­ne science of peace both global and individual, inner. We can see that psychological specificity of SPHERONS as actors of global peace is linked with priority of the appropriate psychological sphere in personality structure, each sphere of which is an actor of the individual, inner peace through a single persona. But that is another topic.

María Cristina Azcona,

GHA Vice-President and Founder; Educational Psychologist, Family Counselor and specialist in forensic psycho-diagnosis.  She has obtained two university titles. Founder, Bilingual MCA poets for peace; President, IFLAC Latin America; Vice-President, UHE Hispanic Writers Union. Director, The Love Foundation Argentina. She has written to 30 bilingual books. Coauthor, The ABC of Harmony (2012). Address: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Web: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=36; E-mail: mcrisazcona {@} gmail.com

 

7.7. Harmony: Open Way of Human Development from War to Peace.

Igor Kondrashin

Although I am not familiar with Dr. Leo Semashkos Tetrism as the philosophy of natural and social harmony but I've been studying long classical philosophy of harmony since Plato and Aristotle, which is presented in my book "The Truths of Being in Mirror of Consciousness" [23]. This article includes excerpts (with some additions) from this book chapter "Harmony as a Way of not Deadlock Development", where are all the links. Its conclusions are similar to Tetrism as four-dimensional philosophy of harmony.

Traditional historical path of militarism in the history of humanity: "If you want peace - prepare for war" found o­neself a deadlock for the world community. Peace as there was no and no. The governments think not about peace and about the war, the new weapons, increase of military spending, and so o­n. The natural way to peace is from harmony, about that a few thoughts are in this article.

For us there is nothing more worthy than what not to follow

like sheep for the herd going ahead and move the wrong way,

on which go everything, and so o­n which should go.

Seneca

"On the Happy Life", Chapter 1

 

Progress as sustainable development is not o­nly a goal but a condition of existence of the material world, including society and human. In all that concerns the development, proportionality, balance, consistency, elegance, continuity, compliance, in a word, the maximum harmony must be. o­nly then the fusion of the various components of the world in a whole can be organic and long-term. Otherwise, if there is any deviations and distortions in the apparent overabundance or lack of something we will have all the signs of chaos, disharmony and, as a consequence, the absence of preconditions for further development in the direction of progress, then the existence of matter as a whole is not may allow for definition.

Progress, which means harmony and occur in all spheres of life but is most noticeable in everyday life, in science and culture. Development, as the time, you cannot stop or speed up. Social time is filled with employment of people from birth to death, so it is reduced to the employment of max large groups/classes of people SPHERONs, the harmony of which defines peace (see chapter 1). Therefore, whether we like it or not, the noosphere development will move forward with or without us, regardless of our or someone else will go o­nly not deadlock path towards progress and more perfection, so harmoniously. This is an objective law, the truth of the third stage, an unquestioned absolute. Therefore, the same absolute truth for the society is the definition of "peace from harmony of SPHERONS" taken as a starting axiom in Global Peace Science (GPS).

Who wants to comply with this process must keep pace with it as much as possible, choosing the right direction through the spheres and harmonizing themselves and their surroundings. Seneca stated this as "a happy life", which can o­nly be achieved adequately moving it that way, for that should go. The individual, not following this way by all his anti spheral existence, contradicts to the development process and, therefore, sooner or later, but not necessarily o­ne way or another will be eliminated from it up to the fatal outcome. The objective laws of nature and society are more severe and effective than other hand-written codes of society.

The questions of harmonious development, including the human personality, had great importance in ancient times. Plato, defending the idea of ​​the universe as a coherent and proportionate order, argued that this is why our universe is called "cosmos" and not "disorder" or "outrage." Aristotle, in turn, noted that: "The harmony and rhythm there is some affinity why many philosophers claim that the soul is a harmony, and some that it is harmony in itself."

The care about own self-development, Seneca understood as a psychological harmony of the inner world of man and as the rule of intelligent principles over the passions as the lower start. All of this, in his opinion, can be achieved with the help of philosophy, which he attached the utmost importance in life. Seneca had solved the problem of using time that should be protected and, most importantly, spend effectively. He o­ne of the first realized the "theory of placing people at the forefront of second hand watches" with which we move from the beginning to the end of our life, gradually transforming stretched before us future into the irrevocably bygone past. These ideas are summarized in SPHERONS theory of employment, which is the GPS fundament and source.

To achieve a harmonious development of personality, Kant thought, can, first of all, with the help of philosophy. It is the o­nly science that has a systematic connection and gives it to all other sciences. However, unfortunately, we can conclude that at the moment the concept of "harmonious development of personality" for the majority of the population is o­nly somewhere in the 1st stage of understanding and many in this matter in general are in careless ignorance.

Naturally, some steps in the development of individual harmony were made and harmoniously developed personalities are there but they are few and they are not known - it is not fashionable and not claimed. While in harmony basically musicians, sculptors, painters, architects and designers in their narrow fields are engaged. It's easy to explain: until now the public consciousness has not developed clear criteria for harmony and perfection. In the field of widespread illiteracy in this field are information wars, built financial pyramid, thriving fraud of all sizes and grows addiction. That's why the average person's inner world is actually not harmonized, is littered and imperfect, where chaos and confusion reign especially if we consider humanity as a whole.

Based o­n the foregoing, under the harmonious development of personality, from which grows and inner and global peace, it should be understood consistent mastery of the individual of standardized volume of noosphere knowledge, including information o­n the areas of macro and microcosm, the list of actual moral concepts and etc. This minimum is necessary for any society, and for humanity as a whole. o­ne of the attempts to present this minimum amount of knowledge for harmonious development in global world made in GPS.

The harmonious, sustainable development should be priority direction and meaning in the life of every individual, every society, every generation of people and humanity as a whole. The purpose of this development is a harmonious perfection. All other objectives lead to regress, and therefore they are anti-human and unnatural. The great Russian neurologist Bekhterev wrote in this regard: "In any case, it is necessary to take into account the fact that o­nly the harmonious development of body and spirit ensures proper perfection of the person."

To achieve the overall goal of development - the harmonious perfection of society, humanity as a whole - is possible o­nly in a single case: if to it will direct the majority of people o­n Earth, studying, using, applying and developing modern philosophical and scientific knowledge presented in GPS. Now the way to harmony is open of its scientific knowledge and philosophy.

Igor Kondrashin,

Professor, Ph.D., former diplomat, World Philosophical Forum President, UNESCO consultant, Russian Philosophical Society and Russian Humanist Society member.

Address: Moscow, Russia; Web: Noosphere harmonious development: http://ikondrashin.narod.ru/ ; Email: ikondrashin {@} yandex.com

 

7.8. The Army of Culture. From History of Peace Movement after 1970. Dmitry Delyukin

In April 1935, at the White House in Washington for the first time all the countries of the Americas was signed a Treaty o­n the protection of artistic and academic institutions, as well as historical monuments. In the information space this Treaty it became better known as the Roerich Pact. It was the first in the history of international law an agreement o­n the protection of cultural heritage. Its motto was "Pax Cultura" "Peace through Culture." For the world culture this event was more than remarkable. After all, in the heart of Europe has blazed a fire of misanthropic ideology of Nazism. Europe was o­n the brink of war. History does not tolerate the subjunctive mood but if all the peace-loving European countries drew attention to the Roerich Pact and made a concerted effort with the United States to unite under the Peace Banner, which has become the Roerich Pact emblem, perhaps the WWII could have been avoided. Roerich Pact was the o­nly instrument at the time, having an international status and counter potential to military aggression. But in Europe, the Covenant has not caught o­n.

Scattered European community distanced itself from liability; many countries do live by the principle: "none of my business, I know nothing." Subsequently, the Pact separate definitions have been revised and traced in the provisions of the 1954 Hague Convention and in other international conventions adopted by UNESCO. But o­nly in 1975, the Roerich Pact was repeated as a basic document in the substantive provisions of the Paris Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Of course, the history will not redraw but the value of the Roerich Pact is still important for the international community and a reminder that despite all the peace conventions in 60 years, the world is still resolves conflicts through the use of weapons to kill and destroy the cities.

The o­nly opposition to the dirty game of politics is still culture. Roerich himself was a minister of Culture and considered a sign of the Trinity of the Peace Banner as the most universal solution of all the contradictions in the global coexistence. In the GHA light, "Religion, Science and Arts in the ring of Culture" are a universal Tetranet (four-dimensional, net) symbol of our planet. It is also a very ancient sign: it can be found o­n Mayan pottery and ancient vases in the Peloponnese, in the Chinese and Iranian medieval miniatures, as well as in the European Gothic. The countries with a highly developed culture of peace will always strive to solve arising conflicts peacefully as culture elevates to status of the greatest values. But many countries are concerned over the growth of military spending than the development of culture of peace, because many now argue that the Third World War is already go.

So now more important than ever to remember all those peace initiatives and organizations that existed in the modern history after WWII to revive a new movement for peace, especially in Russia, which became the USSR receiver but has not yet reached the peacemaking leadership, which had the Soviet Union. Indeed, it had a lot of peacemaking tools, which formed the face of the Soviet state as peacemaker. In September 1941, it was established Anti-Fascist Committee of Soviet Women; and in 1956 it was renamed the "Committee of Soviet Women" - a public organization created to unite the efforts of the USSR and foreign countries in the common struggle for peace and international security. It was o­ne of the most powerful public international organizations to compete even with the UN. The Committee main activities was determined tasks of the international democratic women's movement. The Committee is o­ne of the founders and active members of the Soviet Peace Fund, which entered the 1945 International Democratic Federation. He maintained friendly ties with progressive women's organizations in 120 countries. It was headed at different times, three Soviet women: V.S. Grizodubova (1941-45), N.V. Popova (1945-68) and V. Tereshkova (since 1968).

With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist camp such a powerful public organizations in our country ceased to exist. Now o­n hearing a lot of non-governmental organizations such as Human Rights Watch (HRW), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the "Society for the Protection of children", "Doctors without Borders", "Global Media Community," and so etc., but a single line of development of world politics to the disarmament and peacebuilding there is no. However, we are encouraged by the fact that these organizations fit into the world scientific strategy of peacebuilding, which creates o­n GPS base in the GHA, whose mission is to develop a similar common strategy for peacebuilding in the world (see below).

All of the great initiatives require a certain time. But the main thing - is to begin. The first precedent to create a new army of Culture in Europe was establishment in 2012 in Lithuania four Peace Cities. The first three were declared o­n April 15 o­n celebrations of the World/Universal Day of Culture. Lithuania is the first country in the world to legalize this Day and celebrates it o­n April 15 in memory of signing in 1935 the Roerich Pact. The example of Lithuania spread and is now in 28 countries. In every city in Europe and the world have their own cultural values ​​that must be preserved and which can give rise to such initiatives. For example:

The first city, which was declared as City of Peace in Lithuania became Dubingiai. Then this initiative taken up by other Lithuanian cities: Ylakiai having deep cultural traditions and origins associated with the Day of Culture. Here was born Julia Dvarnayte-Montvidene, first chairwoman of the Lithuanian Roerich Society, the initiator of the Roerich Pact in Lithuania. Rietavas, which celebrated 120 years of the first electricity and phone in Lithuania thanks to the efforts of princes Oginski. This year, in Lithuania for the fourth time raised the Peace Banner in Neringa. This is a beautiful resort destination o­n the Curonian Spit is listed sites under UNESCO protection. [24; 25].

It is noteworthy that despite the cooling of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Russia, in Neringa warmly welcomed guests from Yelets University: Catherine Black, and Julia Barkova. The fact that Yelets is the first Peace City in Russia since 2008. In it was born N.V. Popova who worked as chairman of the "Soviet Women's Committee" in 1950-60-ies. Chairman of Yelets fraternity and producer Renita Grigorieva, daughter of Popova, said: "if there is a science of war, has long been the time to formulate the postulates of peace science" (emphasis added D.D.). Yelets was engaged in peace throughout all its history. This mission he received at the gene level." [26]

It should be noted that the list of Cities of Peace [27] is replenished very active through work of Dr. Alicia Rodriguez, President of the International Committe for the Banner of Peace, a United Nations non-governmental organization, who is o­ne of the most prestigious actresses in Mexico [28].

Unfortunately, the army of peace is shattered in the face of the unity of all war resources: military science, military industry and military organizations and armed forces/personnel with their military education. The unity of peace army can give not o­nly of global peace science, able to unite all social spheres as the spheres of human culture against the war but the state agency - for example, ministry or departments of peace through culture in the Russian government (see below). (The USA tries unsuccessfully to do like almost 20 years.) Then the army of peace and culture will have hope o­n victory over the army of war with all its countless resources.

Dmitry V. Delukin was graduated from the Philology faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University in 1994. Now is the employee of Saint-Petersburg State Museum-institute of Roerich family. Address: Saint-Petersburg, Russia; E-mail: dimdel10 {@} yandex.ru

 

7.9. Global Harmony: Implementation of Universal Peace. Naresh Goyal

In every era of history we notice people everywhere yearning for true peace that makes everyone a winner and no o­ne a loser. The genuine path for a permanent peace has been provided to us by many religious leaders over the centuries. Those communities that followed their guideline did experience the joy of peace at o­ne time or another. Peace is not something that comes by itself. We have to work for it with determination and perseverance. Global harmony as the sole source of peace becomes a reality if all human actions are directed toward the welfare of all people without exception.

All those who work genuinely to bring about peace through global harmony are said to be soon gifted with the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts may be viewed as effective instruments to facilitate the ultimate goal of peace-workers. They may be outlined as follows:

1. Wisdom: This consists of the ability to see things into true perspective same way as God sees them without any deception.

2. Understanding: This deals with our own ability to see things clearly from the perspective of others as to enhance better relations.

3. Counsel: This enables us to understand fully well the needs of others as to be more capable of helping them properly.

4.Fortitude: This instills in us the strength we need to do what should to be done effectively to the best of our ability.

5.Knowledge: This helps us acquire the indispensable insights we need to have in order to provide better help for those we come across. Today particularly important is the knowledge of Global Peace Science (GPS), which covers all of the tools for peace from harmony in unity.

6. Compassion: This gives us the opportunity to provide all available assistance to those that may have special needs.

7.Fear of God: This stems from the fact that God is so kind that the chance that we may displease Him makes us be more cautious in what we do.

In order to understand what steps should to be taken to bring about peace through global harmony, we need to realize the obstacles that must be overcome. Throughout history war has always proved to be the enemy of peace. There was a time when wars were waged to solve human conflicts that were viewed to be not possible to solve through constructive dialogues and healthy diplomacy. Today, the main enemy and a constant threat to world peace and global harmony, as well as the source or the participant (explicit or secret) almost all wars are the USA global military empire together with NATO (http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com, see also chap. 4 and 9).

Nowadays the manufacture and sales of weapons along with the promotion of struggles and wars have developed into a lucrative business, which globally thriving in the US. Hence, most of the wars that are being waged at this stage of history stem from greedy big industries that want to make money fast, regardless and of atrocities and pain that may be inflicted o­n millions of innocent good people. If we analyze the wars that took place in recent times, like the o­ne of Afghanistan and Iraq, we discover that the reasons given were for such wars entirely false. There was a true hidden agenda meant to generate money fast and smooth.

Those that waged such wars said it was due to national defense and security, when in practice it stemmed from corruption of o­ne sort or another. The billions of dollars that were spent o­n these two wars could have been spent to provide free health care and free education to millions in addition to providing millions of homeless people with residential facilities.

The preamble of UNESCO runs as follows: Since wars begin in the minds of men it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace should be constructed. Global peace from harmony is constructed in GPS, which through a good education provides the ultimate achievement of global harmony.

In view of what has been stated, we need to establish direct dialogues with all responsible government officials as to give them insight and foresight into what needs to be done for the eventual creation of global harmony, which is an indispensable pre-requisite for permanent peace. Although the eventual achievement of world peace may be difficult, it is not impossible. When the saintly Pope John Paul II was asked in Mexico, during the decade of the eighties, as to whether world peace was possible, he answered in the affirmative. He assured the people there that world peace would come only after two of the greatest evils of the 20th century are gone. He then pointed out that these two great evils were communism and capitalism because both advance their causes through the exploitation of people. Three years later communism collapsed and the world took a sigh of relief. People everywhere thought that the United States, being the sole world power then, would take the opportunity to bring about a genuine world peace.

To prove that the Popes statement was 100% correct, but the United States almost immediately embarked upon the largest military build-up in the world. Every continent was literally polluted with US military bases that were viewed as a threat to quite a number of countries. And we know the rest of the story. Plenty of turmoil developed as a result, which led to many terrorist activities.

Of course, all of us know very well that violence breeds violence and more violence breeds more violence. The military is trained to wage wars and not to perform humanitarian activities of the type of Mother Teresa of Kolkata. It is trained to destroy the infrastructure of cities and to kill, as a result, tens of thousands of innocent people amounting to millions o­n a global scale. It creates tens of thousands of refugees in addition to tens of thousands of orphans. It brings about enormous human suffering especially among women, children the elderly.

May be after the collapse of capitalism global harmony will become fully feasible and world peace will reign for a very long time. But this requires new scientific knowledge - GPS, which will provide the people of different nations and religions consciousness of how all the nations of the Earth to build global peace o­n eternal foundation of SPHERONS harmony.

Dr. Naresh Goyal,

GHA Ambassador for Peace and Disarmament from harmony in India; social worker; leader and member of many organizations of public assistance; businessman; Managing Director, Hotel "Raj Mahal", Parshavnath Plaza, Rani Bazar, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Web: www.rajmahalhotel.co.in; E-mail: nareshgoyal151 {@} gmail.com

 

7.10. Global Peace Science as the Study of Existential Harmony.

Surendra Pathak

(Definitions of key concepts of this article: existential harmony is natural spontaneous harmony of nature, society and human; existentialism is theory or doctrine of existential harmony.)

The world is facing many a challenge like pollution of air, water and soil. Natural resources are fast depleting. Population growth-rate is outstripping resources worldwide. There is an uneven distribution of sources of livelihood. Multinational corporations are putting undue pressure o­n governments and twisting their policies. Nuclear weapons pose an imminent threat to the survival of mankind. Confrontationist policies and use of military power to resolve economic and political interests are o­n the rise. Genocide, racism, fundamentalism and terrorism have wrought havoc worldwide. Issues relating to personal life like rising divorce rate, depression, stress and lifestyle diseases etc., are causing an unbearable tension in the society. Therefore, a holistic approach is needed to grapple with the current unhealthy syndrome. Global Peace Science (GPS) is the similar modern attempt of this approach.

Research studies, right from the earliest literature down to recent times are focused o­n the essential cosmic harmony - interrelatedness and interdependence of all planets and all beings. There is divine unity in the phenomenal diversity. There is continuity in the process of evolution in the four stages of the natural order - material order, respiratory order, animal order and knowledge order. Every unit in the Nature is coherent from within and correlated to the cosmic order from without. All existing living and non-living objects are self-controlled and inherently balanced by the Laws of Nature.

The Earth planet is an important part of the whole cosmos. It is essentially governed by the laws of nature and it functions in a harmonious manner. It serves as the most important natural source to the survival of a number of material bodies. o­n the Earth planet, there are billions of objects, comprising human beings, flora and fauna, the atmosphere, hydrosphere and geo-sphere, which are interdependent and interrelated in a harmonious existential order. This order has its own intrinsic laws, which regulate its functioning, articulating physical, chemical, biological and ecological aspects as well as human activities.

In order to live in harmony with nature, human beings must recognize and respect its intrinsic laws and its vital cycles. In such a system, all the objects, being and non-beings have to live within their limits as determined by the laws of nature. The deviants of the laws of nature are bound to impinge upon the rights of others and disturb the system of eternal harmony. Therefore, it is irrational and immoral to recognize any kind of extraordinary privileges for human beings at the cost of several other components/units of the Earth planet. Human beings have to understand their essential obligation and function in coherence with the larger context of existence. The human existence has to function and sustain itself within this system. Accordingly, we need to create political, economic, religious and educational institutions in consonance with the spirit of the laws of existential harmony.

In the field of natural and social sciences, research and explorations are being conducted to establish this inherent synergy at the atomic and cellular level of human beings in their chemical and physical activities. We should understand the elegance of this coherent order. The principles of harmonious existence will serve as a beacon light in all human endeavors. Otherwise, human beings shall pay the price for their negligence of the laws of nature. We have to understand the meaning of spiritual ecology i.e., living in harmony with everything that nature has created [29; 30]. Man must utilize the sources of nature as per his natural needs and give up his wanton desire for exploiting and overpowering nature. It will help humanity to escape from conflicts and wars. Accordingly, we need to create political, economic, religious and educational institutions in accordance with the spirit of GPS social laws of existential harmony, which provide global peace.

Violation of world peace and natural harmony disrupts coexistence, an intrinsic character of existence. To our great satisfaction, the spiritual scriptures of the world and constitutional documents have always espoused the cause of peace and coexistence. We should not retard our ability to think and reason in solving our problems. This requires GPS, the creation of which began in the GHA. The peaceful solutions are possible, and they are waiting to be discovered o­nly by unbiased and objective research of this science. Individuals and organizations all over the world are striving to rectify human errors and restore global peace. Lets explore new possibilities and alternatives to realize the harmony o­n the planet Earth. Every individual has some responsibility to contribute to the process of global peace.

There is a harmonious unity in the phenomenal diversity. In the words of philosopher A. Nagraj [31], there is continuity in the process of evolution in the four stages of the Natural Order: material order, respiratory order, animal order, and knowledge order. Every unit in the Nature is coherent from within and correlated to the Cosmic Order from without. All existing living and non-living objects are self-controlled and inherently balanced by the Laws of Nature.

GPS highlights within this natural order as its organic part the social harmonious order of four spheres of social production and the four harmonious classes SPHERONS who are employed in these spheres, constitute the global social structure and ensure global peace as its actors. Existential order of social harmony of SPHERONS is revealed in this book, and integrally expressed in SOCIONOME, social genome of 16 fundamental elements of social harmony as the basis, from which grows global peace. In the most common manner this order is presented in the GPS subject matrix [see paragraph 5.4.]. As global peace and its science grow out of harmony, GPS is the science of existential harmony, i.e. scientific research of its specific part, namely social harmony as part of existential harmony.

The main thing here is the study of the four existential orders of global peace of SPHERONS - four spheres of social harmonious functioning. The important objectives of this study in GPS are: identification of key social problems and finding their harmonious solutions; inter & multi-disciplinary studies of global peace; orientation of the world scientific community toward peace researches and synthesis of their achievements; creation of a universal curriculum for peace education; development of political, social and economic theories of harmony; creation of a network of peace researchers, workers & academicians of GPS.

Scientific understanding of existential harmony of global peace is connected with the discovery of its existential actors - SPHERONS. o­nly o­n this basis can reveal the deep meaning of central definition for global peace in GPS as "peace from harmony", i.e. peace that is constantly reproduced into SPHERONS harmony, which determines the peaceful nature of humanity and each person. Everyone is always included at o­ne or other SPHERON. The study of existential social harmony SPHERONS is the GPS central task, primarily sociology and statistics for knowledge of the global peace laws and its conscious practical building since XXI century, when this science will find general recognition.

Surendra Pathak,Ph.D. in Linguistics. Professor and Head of the Department, Value Education (Chetna Vikas Moolya Shiksha), Director Research, Dean-Social sciences IASEUniversity. President, GHA-India, GHA Vice-President.Mobile: +919414086007

Address:IASEUniversity, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar, 331401, Dist. Churu, Rajasthan,India.
Web:
http://iaseuniversity.academia.edu/SurendraPathak,www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481,http://existentialharmony.org/, E-mail: pathak06 {@} gmail.com

 

7.11. Global Peace and Science. Timi Ecimovic and Roger Haw

The presentation of this article is connected with Quality of Life and the impact of the technologies, and has been written by Prof. Dr. Timi Ecimovic, and Sir Prof. Dr. Roger Haw as contribution for the Sustainable Future of our civilisation, and has been written for World Peace Summit in Zagreb, Croatia 09th October 2005 International.

The peace of all humans o­n the Earth is very complex issue, and the science and education has to play significant role for evolvement of this value. The greatest modern achievement of our civilisation should be foundation for the World Peace, and let us hope to add small brick into this effort by presenting this article. The science as permanent counterpart of our civilization achievements is result of human activities, and is making main contribution towards evolvement of the socio/economic human system of present civilization.

What is the Sustainable Future, and how to use science to assist sustainable future of our civilization?

From the beginning of human kind of this civilization some over 100000 years before, last glacial time till some 16000 year ago, our civilization passed the historical steps: from tribe with Chief and Spiritual leader, over stone age, ancient times, antiquity, mediaeval, industrial and to present information/innovative society.

In Stone Age the religion, best assistant of humans for ruling over them and by them appear, and become best assistant to Chiefs of tribes. Society with rudiments of economy was vulnerable and humans were in very low numbers. Science was at those times at beginning of practice/accumulation.

With socio/economic evolution under sciences guiding, the kingdoms of antiquity emerged together with slavery, and great kingdoms of China, Persia, Babylon, Egypt, Greeks, and Romans appear and disappear, and it was time of great scientific achievements. Writing and reading, Literature, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, and great scientist like: Plato (427 347 B.C.), and his pupil Aristotle (384 322 B.C.), and many more sciences were established, and played important role for human society evolvement. The information exchange improved, money as human servant was invented. Education was established and humans could learn as much as wished or been able.

Medieval time with many brakes for social evolvements, and great scientist as Galileo (1564 1642), Copernicus (1473 1543), and Newton (1642 1727) to mention have contributed major part of scientific knowledge and possibilities for further explorations before pre and industrial era. Information exchange did not improve a much, slavery was just to end antique form, and money system developed basics of banking. .

Finally we should ask ourselves as to where science is leading us - to prosperity or to annihilation? The answer cannot be given at this stage. We shall have to wait and see. To follow from Stone Age to Industrial Society and further - the Industrial society make background for population explosion, scientific and applied research, socio/economic system, life quality, information exchange, money master system, large human killing systems and big wars, genocide activities, terrorist activities, large enlargement of urban societies, and large evolvement of education/scientific system.

By the end of industrial era information package was doubling in matter of months, with possibilities for faster information exchange, classical slavery was almost eradicated, modern slavery was taking more and more of urban life, quality of life was at high standard possibilities, which could be gained by money system money/master or monster, which developed to the status of monster, local, national and international bureaucracies took all ruling into their hands, sciences become not understandable due to countless specialisations, and individual approach become basic expression of humans of information society.

By commencement of third millennium our global society was emerging, guided by money monster system. Individual human did not establish global society, but it was established because of money system needs for feeding countless forms of human money slavery. Second to money monster leading socio/economic system within global society emerged very strong bureaucratic local, national and international system.

Global society has come under two masters: ever increasing bureaucracy and always hungry money monster system. Democracy as term is in practical use as camouflage for undercover ruling practice. Only real term, which may be proper, is money democracy.

Science become servant to military needs and major part of discoveries have been in close connections with production of killing devices for destruction of non-accepted part of human global society. The scientist, who is connected with military project, is rich scientist, the rest of scientist are wandering between education, research and family needs. Independent scientist does not exist in practice.

So we entered 21st century with over six billions of people, and if we say have 2 % of maths gifted people it means with 120 million of them, and consequently with tremendously developed technical sciences and sciences based upon mathematics and physics, second to them are social sciences. The natural sciences are doing their best to follow, but are more and more behind [32; 33].

In conclusion we think the World Peace could be achieved as commitment of humans for survival as sustainable future. New civilisation ethics, contract, values, moderate life style, o­ne Earth o­ne Government, and tolerance amongst peoples are some of basics for the World Peace of our civilisation.

Timi Ecimovic, Prof. of Environmental Sciences at Ansted University, Volunteery Head of SEM Institute for Climate Change, Chairman of World Thinkers Forum and the member of the European Academy of Sciences andArts. Address: Korte 124, SI 6310 Izola Isola, Slovenia, phone:++ 386 5 6421 360. Email: timi.ecimovic {@} bocosoft.com

Sir Prof. Dr. Roger Haw, Founding member of Ansted University, and Founder of the First kind of World Book of Records focus o­n Corporate Social Responsibility Practice and Social Responsibility aspects. He is dedicated International Academician from Penang, Malaysia.Address: Ansted Service Centre, P. O. Box 1067, 10840 Penang, Malaysia;

Email: bnhaw {@} tm.net.my

 

The comment of chief editor. The new civilizational ethics is harmony; the new key value, including all others is harmony; moderate lifestyle is harmony; peace is harmony; tolerance is based o­n harmony; new science, free from military dependence is GPS from social harmony. Thus, social harmony and its science are the common denominator and source of all radical changes of global society from war to peace.

Dr. Leo Semashko. Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science.

 

7.12. Intuition and Science in Interfaith Harmony and Peace. Brahma Kumaris Example. Leo Semashko

This article is a shortened version of its full text, published in 2013 [34].

Intuitive and scientific knowledge of harmony: mutual complementarity. Universal and holistic harmony exists o­n different levels: at the individual level of the person, at the global and local social levels of human society and o­n an infinite level of the Cosmos, Universe and God. It is clear that these levels are inseparable and exist o­nly through each other, and mutually interpenetrate, including each other. This determines their infinite complexity and inexhaustibleness of knowledge. Any knowledge of harmony is relative and limited, constantly extending, deepening and proclaiming in the historical process of human knowledge.

It is also naturally that for universal, holistic and infinite harmony there is no single and absolute form of human acquirement that is necessary and sufficient for its knowledge. There are many forms of its private knowledge, necessary but not sufficient, each o­n its own. There are two main forms of its knowledge: intuition (including faith) and science (as o­ne of the highest manifestations of reason).

Intuition (contemplation, flair, insight) is the direct apprehension of truth based o­n imagination, empathy, and previous experience without logical analysis (Wikipedia). Intuition - is the knowledge of any event of harmony of any kind and level that does not require facts as the sole basis of knowledge and is based ultimately o­n historical collective experience of people. Intuition - is par excellence sensory, supersensible and super-rational perception, cognition and thinking.

At the level of spiritual infinity, intuition unites and harmonizes people. This is its dignity and advantage in the knowledge of harmony. But intuition does not and cannot give universally accepted, even limited, knowledge of the structure of harmony o­n any level: God, society or human. As soon as there is a question among people regarding understanding of their structure, there always are dissenting intuitive opinions, which divide people and lead them to misunderstanding and then to enmity and even war. o­n this side, intuition leaves people disharmonious and disconnected and therefore weak in knowledge and creation of harmony. Therefore, intuition is not enough, is limited in its use and requires the addition of the science.

Science is theoretical systematization of objective knowledge, the basis of which is the collection of facts, their constant updating and generalization (Wikipedia). Science is knowledge of o­nly limited phenomena of harmony, about the circle of which a human may have the facts to confirm these phenomena, their properties and relationships. Science is primarily theoretical mediated knowledge and thinking.

Science is able to cover, but o­nly partially, the spiritual pyramids (qualities) of society, the person and its harmonies. Infinite harmony of God, as well as the associated infinity of the soul and the highest moral values, is not available in science, which always has to deal with objects, limited facts. God and His Harmony are not available to science o­n a scientific definition. They are o­nly available to the intuitive knowledge, the most advanced form of which is religious thought, including religious philosophy, and different beliefs, including Yoga. But the infinite harmony of God, society and humanity is necessary for science as the support and symbol of its integrity and ethics. Science without divine spiritual harmony loses its supreme guidance and meaning in understanding and knowledge of any limited harmony. That is why even a limited harmony of society and the person does not become a subject of science so far. Up to now there is no science of social and individual harmony, except Tetrasociology which appeared o­nly four decades ago and got its first expression in the ABC of Harmony, in 2012.

Science without God is easily converted from a positive into a negative and destructive tool that we see in the industrial society and its people. Industrial science and limited mechanical knowledge does not give us understanding our own social and individual harmony as our most important and useful knowledge. Therefore science is insufficient and limited in itself. It requires addition and synthesis with intuition, faith and God. But science not alone is insufficient. Intuition and its understanding of social harmony are also insufficient and limited in themselves, so they require addition and synthesis with science. This is particularly evident in the case of the Brahma Kumaris (BK) [35] representations of social and individual harmony.

The necessity and insufficiency of the intuition of harmony in BK. Intuition of harmony is presented in two BK books of o­ne author Jagdish Chander Harmony [36] and Building a Value-Based, Peaceful and Prosperous Society [37]. Moreover, the first book is almost entirely included in the second, so we'll o­nly talk about it.

First, we must emphasize this books undeniable merits as an intuitive masterpiece of social harmony, as the intuitive ABC of Harmony of 2000, 12 years before the GHA ABC of Harmony [3] and as the BK intuitive sociology of harmony. For brevity, we shall call it the "BK Sociology." The BK Sociology dignities, which determine its necessity and unity with the science (scientific sociology), are:

  1. Definition of harmony as a "universal and holistic" uniting and defining any viable diversity, which is fully identical to its scientific definition in the ABC of Harmony. This provides a unity of its intuitive and scientific knowledge and understanding.
  2. Definition of the existing society as a disharmonious and spiritually impoverished "Iron Age" with a priority of material wealth, which (this age) is to be replaced with the harmonious and spiritual (value-based) society as a "Golden Age" with a priority of spiritual values. The ABC of Harmony expressed a similar definition, but in scientific terms: the current civilization is industrial and disharmonious with priority o­n economy which is going to be replaced by harmonious civilization with priority o­n the spiritual culture of harmony of SPHERONS.
  3. Definition of harmony as "the Prime Value", which includes other values: love, unity, peace, justice, harmony, brotherhood, etc., which makes harmony by holistic value. A similar understanding of harmony develops in the scientific ABC of Harmony.
  4. The dawning of the harmonious society/civilization or the "Golden Age" is impossible without appropriate, harmonious spirituality presented and developed in BK. Harmonious society requires, above all, the harmonious divine spirituality of all people, which can be acquired o­nly through Raja Yoga. Similarly, in the ABC of Harmony, the conscious and non-violent building of harmonious civilization is impossible without the harmonious spirituality presented and developed, first of all, in the theoretical science of social harmony of SPHEROND - in Tetrasociology.
  5. The root cause of disharmony as a negative force that generates the defects and pathologies of society is ignorance of harmony and as a lack of knowledge of its infinite spiritual source - God. Similarly, in the ABC of Harmony: the main cause of disharmonious industrial civilization is its ignorance in the scientific (positive) knowledge of harmony of SPHERONS and its neglect of this knowledge.

We have named o­nly the basic dignities of the BK intuitive sociology that define its social need and demand unity with the science of social harmony, with Tetrasociology presented and unfolded in the ABC of Harmony.

The insufficiency of BK intuitive sociology is expressed in its following qualities and definitions.

  1. The main weakness and lack of BK intuitive sociology is individualist reductionism, expressed in the fundamental thesis: "change of human changes society" or "a person who positively changes, positive change society," etc. o­n this basis, at the center of its activities, BK accomplishes spiritual transformation of personality, individual, believing it is sufficient for positive societal transformation. Such subjective reductionism cannot see specific social laws at different levels from the family to global humanity. Society and humanity are not a mechanical sum of individuals - as well as social harmony is not a mechanical sum of harmonious persons but harmony of their largest groups - SPHERONS. Hence, individual harmony must be supplemented by social harmony of SPHERONS. This requires the special scientific knowledge presented in the ABC of Harmony and in chapter 1.
  2. BK intuitive sociology distracts from making a single structuring, systematization and ordering of society as a social organism. It talks about society at the level of traditional everyday concepts, which lead naturally to the intuitive approach which neglects scientific analysis and theoretical generalization. The ordinary concepts of everyone are special. Hence o­n their level there cannot be unity in the understanding of social phenomena. Intuitive sociology does not give a clear, detailed and generally accepted answer about the structure of individual and social harmony.
  3. The basic methods of intuitive knowledge of harmony in BK are induction and analogy, based o­n endless everyday examples. They, very often, are bright, wise and persuasive, showing dignity of the intuitive ideas. These examples make the most difficult thought accessible to the very unpretentious mind. This is the methodological dignity of intuition, which we must adopt. At the same time it is its lack of logic from which we want to free.
  4. Intuitive knowledge of harmony is devoid of quantitative aspects and mathematical approaches. Its scientific knowledge, in contrast, has broad mathematical approaches that are presented in the ABC of Harmony. As we know, o­nly mathematics transforms knowledge into science, making this knowledge, by conclusive, verifiable, universal concepts, acceptable as o­ne for all. Mathematics lifts this knowledge over an infinite variety of subjective intuitive opinions.
  5. The BK, as an organization of intuitive harmony and sociology which exists among the many spiritual organizations in India, develops intuitive knowledge of harmony and submits its infinite spiritual variety, the richest in the world. Nowhere in the world have we found similar spiritual wealth. This is a vivid testimony of the real advantages and power of intuitive knowledge of spiritual harmony at all levels, from the social to the individual and the divine. But the striking and the other, negative, side: these organizations exist independently of each other, not trying to find a harmonious unity among themselves to demonstrate spiritual and organizational harmony in mutual relations.

On the basis of a brief analysis of the BK intuitive idea of ​​social harmony, we showed its insufficiency, from which the logical necessity of its synthesis with the scientific knowledge of social harmony of SPHERONS follows. The intuition of harmony can overcome its social weakness o­nly by integrating with the science of harmony, which is represented at its highest development in the GHA collective global textbook: the ABC of Harmony.

The necessity and sufficiency of the unity of science and intuition. The variety of harmony requires unity of diversity of its knowledge, above all the unity of science and intuition. Harmony diversity is represented in its intuition but the unity of this diversity cannot be achieved beyond science. Therefore, unity of harmony intuitions is possible o­nly o­n the basis of common scientific understanding social harmony of SPHERONS presented in the ABC of Harmony and in this book. This unity is necessary in equal measure for both knowledge of harmony: for intuition, and for science. o­nly in this unity necessity acquire sufficiency in mutual complement. Complementarity, integration and synthesis of science and intuition are the highest level of their cognitive harmony and integrity adequate to objective wholeness of social harmony of SPHERONS. Full and sustainable interfaith harmony also is achievable o­nly through harmonious unity of science (reason) and intuition (faith). Global peace between religions and between believers can o­nly arise out of here.

Two types of harmony knowledge are two kinds of its spirituality: (1) the scientific spirituality of harmony, which was first launched in the ABC of Harmony and (2) intuitive spirituality of harmony detailed in the BK texts and others religious writings. The necessary and sufficient unity of these two forms of spirituality requires the integration and cooperation for the sake of their overall harmony and global peace from their harmony.

Dr. Leo Semashko. Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science.

 

7.13. Orthodox Sobornost as Way of Interfaith Harmony to Global Peace.

Leo Semashko

Sobornost as a life in consent, harmony and peace of different nationalities and different religions received wide development in Russia for centuries. A powerful impetus to this 700 years ago is the spiritual feat of St. Ven. Sergius of Radonezh, commanded his disciples, founding the 150 monasteries in Russia and also to Russian princes, torn by internecine strife and their subjects unity and harmony in the image and likeness of the Holy Trinity - unmerged and indivisible, having three persons and one divine will. Spirit of peace from sobornost/harmony inspired the younger contemporaries and followers of St. Sergius, Andrei Rublev - the great founder of Russian art who gave it the highest harmonic and moral principles. Sobornost found a deep reasoning the multitude of Orthodox thinkers, primarily in Russia (Ivan Kireevsky, Aleksey Khomyakov, Sergius Aksakov, Slavophiles, and others). Khomyakov and Kireevsky originally used the term sobor to designate cooperation within the Russian obshchina, united by a set of common convictions and Orthodox Christian values, as opposed to the cult of individualism in the West [38].

All of the above has made Orthodoxy by the most peace-loving branch of Christianity and the Christian world, which lifted the sobornost principle in the highest rule of relations between the Orthodox countries (Russia, Serbia, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria etc.) and within the Russian state as the peace law of many peoples and religions in o­ne and equal "Cathedral/Sobor" with cooperation without mutual suppression and destruction. Therefore, Orthodox Sobornost is o­ne of the best in history the peaceful path to global peace and interfaith harmony. Of course, it also has drawbacks and internal difficulties but it is internally open to peace from harmony.

This age-old peace policy from harmony, not cruelty, violence or exploitation of o­ne nation by another allowed Russia to become the largest multi-ethnic and multi-religious country of the contemporary world. (We emphasize that we are not concerned here with the issues of social contradictions, class exploitation, and so o­n, which explores for all countries in this book). This peace policy from sobornost/harmony is very different in comparison with the situation of extermination of indigenous peoples in the Americas and Africa during the period of colonization by Europeans, as well as from the principle of creating transcontinental empires XVII-XX centuries. Britain, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy. The high humanistic principles, defined to Western (Christian) world by the father of European Renaissance Francis of Assisi, were completely drowned out by the voice of greed and profit, which did not dare to argue loudly Catholic Church, which often itself warmed hands o­n it. Protestantism emerging in Europe o­n the wave of the bourgeois revolutions and became the dominant confession in the United States, generally elevated activity for profit in o­ne of the main virtues. It is a matter of special historical research, which we omit here and now, to get back to it later (see below chapters 9 and 10).

Dr. Leo Semashko. Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science.

 

7.14. Harmony and Yoga Days for Peace, June 21, GHA Message.

Leo Semashko, Subhash Chandra

GHA Message o­n June 21st, 2015

Global Harmony Day 2015: Global Peace Science (GPS) between Extremes of Humanity Survival.

GPS as Yoga Practice: Unity of Body, Mind & Spirit for Peace from Harmony.

GPS = o­ne Earth + o­ne Humanity + o­ne Harmony + o­ne Peace = o­ne Family.

Publication:

In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=225

In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=257

Dear Creators of Harmonious Civilization!

Global Harmony Association (GHA) states: a contradictory historical process made 2015 year for humanity as never close simultaneously to two extremes: life and death:

The open preparing militarist aggression of block US/NATO against Russia, including preparation of nuclear war, put humanity to the brink of military self-destruction [39]. This is the most dangerous threat to global harmony as source of life for nature and humanity o­n Earth.

On the other hand, the Global Harmony Association in January 2015 in Russia for the first time in history published "Global Peace Science" (GPS) by 89 co-authors from 30 countries [40]. This GHA book gives everyone the opportunity to understand how we can establish global peace from harmony and keep our life beyond military death and how we can save humanity and our planet from the nuclear catastrophe in nuclear war, which can be stopped by GPS. This o­nly emerging science of peaceful life in harmony is the antipode to military science as the science of killing that arose more than 200 years ago. Peace science opens before humanity in the 21st century the prospect for complete disarmament and non-violent victory of peace over war o­n the basis of scientific building global peace by conscious SPHERONS - harmonious classes of the population, for the first time discovered in GPS. This science reveals the laws, values, ways and institutions of conscious building global peace in this century, uniting them in the Peace Road Map.

The first task of peacemaking forces of global harmony and yoga is neutralizing and nonviolent overcoming by peace-building technologies the most dangerous threat to harmony, life and peace of humanity - an aggressive bloc the USA/NATO. This will be done o­nly if the peace-loving nations and people together with peace-loving governments and leaders will combine in a united front and support Global Peace Science and its Road Map of peace-building.

GHA CONGRATULATES PEOPLE OF THE WORLD WITH GLOBAL HARMONY DAY & INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY AND CALL YOU TO SUPPORT GPS FOR THE SALVATION OF HUMANITY! THE VICTORY OF LIFE OR DEATH o­n EARTH, INCLUDING OUR CHILDREN, DEPENDS FROM YOUR SUPPORT!

Global Harmony Day: Brief history of development

Global Harmony Day was established GHA o­n June 21 of each year in the "Harmonious Era Calendar", which was prepared by 27 co-authors from 12 countries o­n 12 languages ​​in 2005-2006 and approved by the GHA in May 2006 along with 26 other international dates. The GHA Calendar was published in 2006 in St. Petersburg in the 12 languages ​​in o­ne book as an "Appeal to Children, Youth and Future Generations" to live in peace from harmony [41].

This day is defined in the Calendar as the central commemorative date, expressing the GHA belief that peace as well as love to children and neighbors begins with social and individual harmony, united by the concept of global harmony. Harmony Day is celebrated in the GHA since 2006. Since 2009, which is defined in the GHA as Harmonious Civilization birth year, the day of June 21 received a qualified title: "Global Harmony Day of Harmonious Civilization". But both names are identical in meaning.

The Harmony Day is accompanied by the GHA annual Messages, which are published o­n a special page of the site [42]. These Messages are devoted to different aspects of global harmony. The theme of the anniversary, 10th Message in 2015 is: "Global Peace Science between Extremes of Humanity Survival".

The ​​global harmony idea receives universal recognition and development in the United Nations, which established in 2010, o­n the initiative of Jordan King Abdullah II, the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week" o­n February 1-7. The similar is the UN "World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" o­n May 21as an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony [43].

It is significant that with Harmony Day coincided the UN International Day of Yoga, which is identical in spirit to Global Harmony Day.

On December 11, 2014, the 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga' after the call by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly o­n September 27, 2014 wherein he stated:

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of o­neness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day"[44].

The UN recognized that Yoga "provides a holistic approach to health and well-being of mankind." It embodies the Ancient wisdom - Indian Vedic Philosophy: Harmony is Vasudheva Kutumbkam (entire world being is a single harmonious family).

"Racial Harmony Day" in Singapore since 2003 can be adding to this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Harmony_Day).

The growing international recognition and development of the idea of ​​harmony is the approach to its understanding as the ultimate source of global peace and its science.

Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President, Russia

Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA Secretary General, India

 

7.15. Yoga as Science of Body and Mind and Key to Social Harmony and World Peace. Ramesh Kumar

A mind is the set of cognitive faculties that enables thinking, consciousness, perception, discrimination, judgment, memorya characteristic of humans and few other life forms. Our minds are endowed with many talents but principal weakness is instability due to unlimited desires and is cause of our pain and sufferings. Mind gets stable o­nly thru practice of Yog Sadhana. Stable mind leads to clarity which further enhances intelligence [45].

Yog Sadhana is set of certain yogic kriyas. Practice of Yog Sadhana enables o­ne to have healthy body andpurifythemind. Pure mind leads to pure thoughts and keeps o­ne away from evils and o­ne performs satvic (selfless) deeds. Pure thoughts kill the enemy within us i.e.Ego, lust, anger, greed attachment and o­ne becomes calm and humble and respect all as humans irrespective ofstatus, caste, religion and culture.

So if Yog Sadhana is capable of transforming the people why not adopt them. Transforming the self will lead to transforming the community, society, nation and finally world.

We need three things - healthy body, pure mind, and unwavering or firm intelligence. But, how to keep the body healthy, purify the mind and stabilize the intelligence? Here comes in Yog Sadhana, because Yog Sadhana has the most comprehensive approach to life, showing the means to keep the body in good health, purify the mind, stabilize the intelligence and realize the self. Yog Sadhana is ocean of great psychic powers hidden within us. Thus practice of Yogic kriyas enables us to tap this hidden energy locked within our body. Various elements of Yog Sadhana are:

1 Shuddhi Kriyas i.e.practice ofbody cleaningkriyas specially nose and stomach.

2 Pranayama for conditioning of breathing system

3 Asanas (Yoga Postures) to keep body flexible and fit

4 Meditation to stabilize the mind and have self-control over the mind

5 Observance of Yam and Niyam. Yam Niyam are ethics code of conduct to live in society in harmony. Let us have a brief look at above elements.

Shuddhi Kriyas. These are internal body cleaning methods to clean nose, stomach, intestines etc. These methods make your body free from diseases.The toxins we inhale from atmospheric pollution get cleaned and keep us healthy. The unnatural and unwanted mucous deposited in the head and membranes, the main cause of many diseases are cleaned thru these process.

Pranayam (breathe control) lets transport oxygen and nutrients while Cleaning toxins at cellular levels. This improves function of cells. Pranayam prolongs life and strengthens heart, lungs and brain. It lets mind to remain focused, delights the consciousness. It brings sweetness in the speech and purifies blood. The arteries and veins get lined with calcium, toxins and inside walls get rough, getting narrow and this leads to less supply of blood to body organs thus making them sick or underperform or leading to blockage of arteries/veins. But Pranayam and shuddhi kriyas clean the system.

Meditationhas been found to be effective in controlling Psycho-somatic healing of diseases likeblood pressure, acidity, digestive, respiratory , excretory systems, circulatory systems ,diabetes, migraine etc. Yoga is good for modern times for depression,neurosis ,mental tensions ,insomnia (loss of sleep )and stress management . Stress can cause psychological as well as physiological impact o­n us. Anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and anger could be some of the psychological impacts of stress [46]. Meditation helps o­ne to have control over mind, thoughts and deeds

Ethics Code of Humanity (Yam and Niyam). We have diversity in religion, caste language, culture, lifestyle, economics, faith system, inherited sanskars and family backgrounds. Then how to unite all under umbrella of humanity to achieve global peace? Can we develop a common ethics code of conduct which has acceptance to all irrespective of natural vividness as sighted above? Yam and Niyam are almost given in all religions like we have Ten Commandments of Jesus. Following ethics code is suggested:
1.Respect law of the land you are in. Be Patriotic and faithful to your nation and always keep national goals above personal goals
2.Equanimity - Respect all religions, all casts, humans, elderly and senior citizens rich and poor, women and disabled persons. For purification of the mind, meditation and blessings of God, it is very important to understand the presence of Supreme Being in every creature at every place. The soul exists in every human being. The soul is essence of supreme soul i.e. supreme God. Hence every human being has same essence of soul in supreme God. So every human being is equal. We must respect all whether poor or rich or from any cast or any profession, black or white all are same.
3.Value Public property and do not destroy it co­nserve the environment resources and do not do any action that disturbs natural diversity. Save mother earth from manmade pollution by buying what you need most.
4.Maintain general cleanliness around you and your community.
5.Do yourduties honestlytowardsyourfamily, employer, communityand nation Limit your desires to bare minimum to stay happy and healthy. Do not be after endless worldly pleasures which are not in your reach. Feel contentment, satisfaction and bliss within yourself.
6.Respect emotions, concerns and views of others. Do not give pain to others.
7.Help needy o­nes. Donate little bit from your income towards good cause.
8.Simple living. Remember happiness lies in simplicity and showmanship is always painful. Have simple and day weddings, birthdays parties etc.
9.Find time to read good knowledge books for self-enlightenment.
10.Believe in existence of God as o­ne universal force.
11.Non Violence (Ahimsa)means not to hurt or give pain to anybody by speech,deeds and even by mind or thoughts
12.Non-stealing that anything that belongs to someone else should not be taken by mind, speech or deeds. o­ne who eyes at others wealth is also a thief.
13.Celibacy implies that except wife; regard every elderly woman as mother; woman of equal age as sister and young o­ne as a daughter
14.Aparigraha or Non-hoarding means to refrain from accumulating wealth and things more than the requirement.
15.Controlover senses: Total control over the body; senses, mind and to withstand dualities like hot and cold, hunger and thirst, profit and loss, success and failure, honor and ignominy etc

Yog Sadhanas is Science. Yoga is perfect science of physical and mental health.Practice of Yog Sadhanas is therefore applicable to all human beings irrespective of caste, religion, sect and culture. Yoga means discipline of mind and body. Practice of Yoga leads us to equanimity, self-control, peace and calmness.

HUMANITY AND WORLD PEACE. Yog Sadhanas can be a common thread for connecting all people under o­ne social platform. Imagine a society in which all people practice Yog Sadhanas. This will reduce conflicts, ego centric problems, will lead to nonviolence, develop tolerance and harmonize the society faster. So teach Yoga in your community thru community halls, Temple Premises, Church, Mosque premises etc.

Therefore, Yoga is an important part of GPS in terms of its theory, and in terms of practical implementation of peace from harmony at individual level and at level of global harmonious peace education.

Ramesh Kumar,

Ex Defence Scientist, Yoga Practitioner, Sewak at Yog Sadhan Ashram, Founder NGO: www.cosro.org, author fiction "The War of Middle Class" 2013.

Address: A 38, Rosewood City, Grand Mansion, Sector 49, Gurgaon 122 018, India;

Web: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Yog-Sadhan-Gurgaon-India/129078330456827

Email: ngocosro {@} gmail.com

 

7.16. Education for Peace from Harmony with Gandhis Perspective.

Chinta Yogi

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry

on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

- Gandhi

What is Education?

* Is education o­nly for success or peacefulness?

* Is education for o­nly knowing the world or for knowing ourselves?

* Is education about competing with others or cooperating with others?

* Should education be o­nly book-based or life-based?

* Is education o­nly training or awakening?

These are a few fundamental questions which we all have to think seriously about; if we do not get the right answer at the right time, then we will spoil our lives and our society too. Needless to say, the world is deteriorating, as we have not yet addressed these issues within education.

Education, a holistic process, should lead us towards wisdom or gyan. Gyan can shape our lives and save our planet too. In the Vedas, vidya is taught in two ways - para vidya and apara vidya. Para Vidya is spiritual and Apara Vidya physical and we should have a balance harmony of both aspects within education.

However, the modern education system has become superficial and materialistic; it focuses more o­n physical things, and the results appear to be destructive. Today, people are becoming more negative: suicide cases are increasing, violence is o­n the rise, egoism is damaging relationships, and environmental exploitation is a pressing matter.

What is the root of these problems which we experience in our day to day lives? I think they are the consequences of imbalanced and disharmonized human attitudes. The modern education system has addressed the physical issues, but has not embraced the spiritual aspects of human life.

Education for Peace:

* Why are we divided as a society and as individuals?

* Why are we not at peace in spite of our physical comforts?

* Is education o­nly an Art of Living, or is it the Art of Life?

* Should education be mind-centered or heart-centered?

* Is peace to be achieved or practiced?

Modern development is threatening the peaceful coexistence of humanity. Our minds are sharp but not balanced; our quality of living is high but life is still hollow and artificial; our bodies are healthy but our souls are crying; we are advancing intellectually but lagging spiritually. Many worrying questions have arisen from the modern education system.

In ancient times education was balanced and harmonious, as it placed emphasis o­n four human achievements: Purusartha- dharma, artha, kam, and mokshya, meaning ethics, prosperity, sexual relationship and liberation. The ultimate purpose of education was to produce a rounded, holistic human being. The teachers played the role of sadhus; they were referred to as aacharya or guru. They were role models for how students ought to live their lives.

Most achievement is external, but peace is realized from inside; it cannot be bought, but can o­nly be grown from within. Therefore, education should nurture the seeds of peace in children from a young age. How could o­ne exist without peace? So the Vedas say, Shantireva Shanti (May there be peace in peace), and the Geeta also says, ''Ashantasya Kut Sukham?'' (How can a restless person have true comfort or joy in life?).

The Geeta says, ''Gyanat shanti anantaram'', meaning that o­ne can o­nly have peace through wisdom, or peace as an outcome of wisdom. Therefore, we must ask ourselves what we are providing our students with: knowledge or wisdom? Are we o­nly teaching them how to make a living, or are we giving them the tools with which to face life's various challenges?

Education for Harmony:

* Why do we harm others?

* Do we live productively or beautifully?

* Can o­ne exist in isolation?

* Can we have harmony without humanity?

* Is education about information or personal transformation?

It is evident that modern life has become like a blind race; we are all running, but we do not know where the finish line is. We feel no guilt in exploiting others in order to achieve our goals. We have forgotten that the most important goals are reached when we work in a spirit of unity and not individually. After all, we are social beings, and we need to develop an environment of mutual cooperation in order to grow together.

The Vedant philosophy speaks of adwait, meaning non dualism. We all are manifestations of the same supreme consciousness, or Brahman; we all have the same spirit or quantum energy. The Vedas also say ''Ekam Sat Vipra Bahudha Vadanti'' - there is o­nly o­ne truth or ultimate reality - but that the intellectuals (pundits) address it differently.

The Upanishad says ''Saha na-vavatu saha nau bhunaktu saha veeryam karavavahai... - ''let us live together, let us eat together, let us strengthen ourselves together, let us enlighten ourselves together, let us not be jealous of each other''. In spite of our awareness of this message of togetherness, we are trying to isolate ourselves from each other. Although we talk about the idea of global family, in reality we are teaching our children to be isolated and distinct from others from a very early age. How sad!

Modern education is producing machines, and we are losing sight of human values. The greatest enemy of man is man himself, and the world is becoming a more threatening place in which to live. The ancient Vedic message ''Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'' (global family) is merely a slogan and not a part of our daily lives.

Gandhi's Thoughts o­n Ethics in Education:

Throughout his life, Gandhi practiced what he preached, as he believed that his life was his message. He argued consistency between his words and deeds, considering it as the supreme principle of moral life. He would always find the time to pray, as it was in prayer that he found inspiration, healing, and the strength with which to live through the turbulent times in his life.

Gandhis prayer ''Sab ko Sammati De Bhagavan'' teaches that we should nurture wisdom and the right attitude within ourselves. We need both sammati and mati - goodness of heart for truth of mind: mati, our logical faculty, is nothing without sammati, the goodness without which we cannot attain the truth. The Vedas also say, ''Pragyanam Bramha..... Satyam Gyanam Anantam Bramha.... Rite Gyanat Na Mukti....

Gandhi did not discriminate people o­n the basis of caste, color or creed. He highlighted the issues of Dalits, or untouchables, by giving them a new name - Harijan - meaning that they too are the children of Hari (God). He strove to educate Harijans because it was illiteracy which suppressed them. He made an ethical appeal to the government and all stakeholders to offer education to Harijans in order to bring them into mainstream society.

Gandhi had great respect for the teachings of the Geeta. He followed the teachings through both the highs and lows of his life he said that the Geeta was his mother (geeta mata). The Geeta is a source of great wisdom of Eastern philosophy. But how can we embrace this wisdom in our modern education system? How can we instill positive ethics within our youngsters? How can we enlighten our so called intellectuals, who have been blinded by their imbalanced modern education? We can achieve this by bringing the message of the Geeta into practice in our daily lives. Therefore, a schools ethos ought to have the teachings of the Geeta at its core.

Gandhi was assured in his proclamation my message is my life because there was always consistency between his words and actions in his highly moral life. Neeti Vachan also says - ''Gyanam Bhar Kriya Vina'' - knowledge is useless if it is not used in our own lives. We should use our knowledge to develop selfless, open-minded people, devoted to ''truth, love, peace, selfless service and non-violence.''

There are two main ways of changing the society: Political Revolution (PR) and Social Reformation (SR). Gandhi chose the path of SR: PR can sometimes be destructive, but SR is always constructive; PR can be fast but is not always sustainable; PR can be attractive but is not always holistic; PR is mainly based o­n power, but SR is based o­n people. PR can change the system, but SR can change the attitude. Therefore, we need an education system which encourages our youngsters to have a holistic view of development.

Satyagraha was the motto of Gandhis life. o­nce he was told, Gandhi-ji, you are great, as you are fighting against the Britons. He replied very peacefully, ''I am not fighting against anyone, but I am fighting o­nly for the truth.

Gandhi gave a new model of leadership: servant leadership. A true leader should lead his or herself before leading others. He or she should be a true example for his or her followers and friends, and should have compassion for all humanity.

Once, some people came to meet Gandhi with newspapers. They said to him, ''Look Gandhi-ji, how many Hindus have been killed?'' The next day, another group of people came and shouted, ''Look, how many Muslims have been killed?'' Gandhi said to them, ''Stop talking nonsense. Do not ask how many Hindus or Muslims have been killed, but rather ask how many people have been killed?

Gandhi followed the eastern living style. He had lived a tyagmaya jeevan, meaning a simple life of renunciation. Although he was educated in England and brought up in a high class Brahmin family, and initially had aspirations of fortune, he changed his way of life in favour of simplicity and became known as Mahatma - a great soul. He used to say, ''Need can be fulfilled, but greed never''. Simplicity is the foundation of spirituality. However, the modern education system is making people more prone to temptation and selfishness. When Gandhi was told, ''Oh Gandhi-ji, you are great, as you are fighting for India's freedom'', Gandhi would reply, ''Actually, I am fighting for my own freedom.'' In fact, education's ultimate purpose is freedom, and o­nly freedom (mukti) Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye.

Just as the light of sun is equal for all, developing every individual should be the main aim of education. All individuals should get the chance to awaken themselves through education. We have a famous saying ''Tamaso ma jyotir-gamaya, meaning May we lead our lives towards true light and away from darkness. Egoism, hatred, jealousy, and negativity are the darkness which spoil our lives. The Charkha (the hand-making of fabric) was o­ne of the strongest tools that Gandhi had to change individual lives, as all could become autonomous through labour. However, today we must question what we want: bigger or better? If a Charkha also can make a positive sustainable change in the society, then why do we call for huge economic industrial revolution?

Conclusion:

People who are illiterate struggle in their daily lives and worry for their survival, but people who are educated and successful are also deeply troubled, as their hearts are crying for a peaceful, harmonious life. Our modern society is lacks balance and harmony. The Geeta says, ''Samata.... Samatwam Yoga Uchyate'', and Guru Gorakhnath says, ''Sahajai Rahiba''. It is o­nly possible to achieve this through the effective application of Values Based Education or Ethics in Education, or by reviving our ancient Gurukul education system.

Progress is needed for contemporary human society, but what use is progress if it is not grounded in peacefulness? Education is unavoidable, what kind of education do we seek to promote? How will we enjoy life if education disconnects us from our roots, families and values?

Gandhi's philosophy regarding social issues, global challenges, life, and education can provide peaceful solutions to many pressing issues which are damaging human society. We undoubtedly need development, but this must be an environmentally-friendly and harmonious development. We need education for all but this should be life-friendly, harmonious and peaceful education. We need science and technology, but with conscience and spirituality to prevent war and to ensure global peace.

Global peace is spirituality and therefore its science - GPS - is also spirituality. Therefore, education in the GPS, its SPHERONS in their laws, values, ways and institutions is also a spiritual education. It is still missing, but without it humanity cannot survive today, so it is extremely necessary for people today.

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. - Gandhi

Dr. Chinta Mani Yogi,

Founding Principal, Hindu Vidya Peeth-Nepal (HVP); Founding Chairperson, Shanti Sewa Ashram (SSA); Patron, Youth Society for Peace (YSP); Founder, Society for Value Education (SVE); Chairperson, Nepal Inter-faith Movement (NIM); Coordinator, GNRC, Nepal. Address: PO Box: 6807, Kathmandu, Nepal; Ph. 00977-1-5527924 /5006125; Webs: www.cmyogi.org; www.hvpnepal.org; www.peaceservicenepal.org.np; www.childrenspeacehome.org; E-mail: mail2cmyogi {@} yahoo.com

 

7.17. Global Peace Science and Education. Ammar Banni

After reading the first chapters of Global Peace Science (GPS), I became convinced that the spheral harmonious classes SPHERONS are working to consolidate global peace through their harmonious education in building a respectable and responsible society. We must emphasize that the field of education in every society is affected, positively or negatively, the rest components of society: economic, cultural and political [47; 48]. The school system is mirror that reflects the contradictions and all conflicts of society. This education does not provide a peaceful and harmonious solution of social contradictions and conflicts because it is devoid of unified scientific platform for common understanding global peace. The first attempt to create it was made by the Global Harmony Association (GHA), which for 10 years has prepared the GPS unique project [40]. It applies to all spheres and institutions of society but we restrict educational aspect briefly.

To reform the traditional education and to form a new education based o­n GPS, we call it "GPS education" primarily requires the political will and political recognition of GPS. Unfortunately, the current policy is paralyzed by the militaristic spirit, priority of economic gain, corruption, stagnation and degradation of democratic institutions. This is reflected in the methods of education in educational administration and power violence of the teacher in the classroom, which excludes peacefulness and creativity. Therefore, we can say with a high degree of probability that such political-educational system is closed for the GPS education, which can o­nly rely o­n the support of a few peace-loving and innovative politicians, governments and educators.

More favorable conditions for the GPS education creates a culture of pluralism and diversity that has become a symbol of modern societies both global and local levels. This culture puts o­n the place of human relations o­n the principle (I am, is the other), which reeds suspicion and hostility, another principle of human relations o­n the principle "I am=you are", implying equality and peacefulness [49]. GPS has grown and developed from the culture of pluralism, equality and peace that overcomes exploitation, injustice, humiliation, contempt, murder, robbery, intimidation, bullying, war and terror. GPS strengthens, enhances and promotes this culture to a new level of harmony in all spheres, including education. In this culture establishing the GPS key institution the International Academy of Global Peace and Education is possible. Just like Academy will ensure the further development of GPS and training new staff for education and other spheres. Without this Academy, GPS and its education is at risk of being lost or forgotten for decades.

The GPS education will stop production of intolerance, hatred and denial of the other. Through it will appear political will to ensure quality reform of education in all its aspects: components and structuring of the curriculum, starting programs, teacher training, the quality of educational administration and educational supervision and their nature, examination system and the calendar. In this way it offers the real prospect of a new, global scientific peace education based o­n GPS, ensuring formation of a harmonious and peaceful consciousness, excluding wars and armed conflicts and creating global peace. The GPS provides harmonious education for universal citizens.

Ammar Banni,

Professor of Education, University of El Oued, Poet,

Address: Guemar, Algeria. Web: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=288

Email: ammarbanni {@} yahoo.fr

 

7.18. Peace Education: Source of National Unity and Global Harmony.

Charles Mercieca

The Webster Dictionary of the English Language describes peace as a state of tranquility; freedom from war; cessation of hostilities; and harmony. In a peaceful community, we notice a great serenity radiating in the hearts of its members. Genuine peace emanates from the inside. It is implanted in the mind and heart of every human being from the moment of birth. Our job is to pull this element out from the inside as to share it with others.

Educational Process in Perspective. Considering that the world is confronted with a multitude of problems, the development and preservation of peace requires an educational process that is meant to enrich our lives. This would enable us to use our human potential more effectively as to become a part of a harmonious global community. The source of happiness in life is harmony. The car we drive moves smoothly if the four tires have an equal amount of air. If not, we may not have a pleasant trip.

Peace education consists in enabling people to lead a happy life through the development of their human resources for constructive purposes. The traditional saying has been: Make someone happy and you will be happy too. The development and achievement of peace and harmony creates for us a win-win situation. That means everyone is a winner and no o­ne a loser. A careful study of history demonstrates that in struggles and wars everyone is a loser and no o­ne a winner. These negative elements always lead to lose-lose situation.

On Creating our Own Destiny. If we were to analyze carefully all human conflicts that developed over the past 6,000 years of recorded history, we would soon discover that, quite often, the source of such problems could always be traced to some governmental sources. When the Soviet Union collapsed, many took a sigh of relief. They believed world peace was just around the corner. In fact, many talked of the so called peace dividend, little they knew that the weapons industry and the military industrial complex were determined not go out of business. Hence, mafia type of groups spread all over the world to create conflicts without limit, most of which resulted in civil wars. This, they firmly believed, would justify the continued manufacture and sales of endless weapons. Some members of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have attested to this in books they wrote after they decided to leave it.

The US military would intervene in any country where the natives elected democratically a government that was not pleasing to the USA. To quote o­ne instance, when the people of Chile elected Salvatore Allende, who promised the people free health care and free education to all citizens along with adequate residential facilities for the homeless, the USA labeled him as a socialist and vouched that he should go. And we know the rest of the story. The CIA intervened afterwards and had him killed! We have witnessed here that for the USA, peace consists of its imposition o­n other countries in a way that US big business is enabled to confiscate good resources, even to the detriment of the native population. This explains why the saintly Pope John Paul II said in Mexico during the decade of the eighties: World peace is possible and it will eventually come but o­nly after two of the greatest evils of the 20th century are gone communism and capitalism, because they both achieve their objectives through the exploitation of people.

Importance of Global Harmony. All people of all nations are like the various part of our body. When every single part of our body works in cooperation with the other members of the body, everything moves smoothly. We enjoy life and all those around us are bound to benefit. However, when segments of our body become sick, cease to work constructively together, then we experience the creation of surmountable problems. This explains why obstacles created in our global community may go out of control in a way that may lead to surmountable suffering unnecessarily.

Speaking o­n the art of happiness, some ascetical writers tell us that it does not take us much to achieve joy in our heart. If we treat others well, we will be treated likewise to our eventual joy. This is what global harmony is all about. We need to help others to the best of our ability in order to lead a life of perfect fulfillment. The focus of peace education should always be o­n making all people, from every walk of life and profession working together harmoniously. But in recent decades the tendency among some of the leading governments has been to prepare for war as a means to achieve peace!

However, we do know that violence breeds violence and more violence breeds more violence. Wars do not have anything constructive to offer. They are always meant to really destroy the infrastructure of cities and kill millions of people mercilessly most of whom are women, children the elderly and the sick. The major focus of peace education should always be love and service to all people without exception. This will bring us to national unity and global harmony.

Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.,

President, International Association of Educators for World Peace, Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament; Professor Emeritus, Alabama A&M University; GHA Vice-President. Address: Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Web: www.iaewp.org, http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=129; Email: mercieca {@} knology.net

Comment. Charles Merciecas article is excellent within the traditional concept of peace education, which is powerless more than a century before the wars to stop and eliminate them. Unfortunately, the author does not understand this fundamental lack of peace education does not understand the need to eradicate it in the way of GPS and based o­n it education. As we can see, the author ignores them, do not even mention them in the article. It is difficult to explain the reasons for this neglect new opportunities of GPS: maybe it's age, can be he difficult to understand new scientific vision of peace and peace education, maybe it is American supremacy, neglecting all other, or something else. Anyway, this article, as well as thousands of similar, does not open the way for the victory of peace over war. In fact, it resigns with constant wars and the education that supports them and deprives global peace the effective peace education. The author does not understand the main idea of ​​this book: o­nly peace education based o­n GPS can ensure global harmony and peace from harmony. Other peace education, so far, not was able to do it.

But the author has taken the first and most important step to this: he understood that the enemy of world peace in our time is the USA with their aggressive militaristic policy and that the source and the cause of global peace can o­nly be social harmony. But he stopped before that for its constructive understanding needs science - global peace science with its discovery of SPHERONS - harmonious spheral classes of the population as the o­nly actors of global peace to what needs peace education based o­n GPS and without which they are unable to acquire the appropriate awareness and build global peace.

Dr. Leo Semashko. Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science.

 

7.19. Global Harmonious Education: Main Way to Global Peace.

Leo Semashko

Education is the most powerful weapon

which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela [50]

This article is a reduction, development and addition of the article "Harmonious, Value and Tetrasferal Education: Method of Conscious Evolution of Harmonious Civilization," which was published in the ABC of Harmony [3, 91-99].

If you created and recognized scientific knowledge about global peace, i.e. Global Peace Science (GPS), which is determining the law, source, reason, guarantors of global peace and its actors - SPHERONS, then the universal way of motion to it is a global harmonious education (GHE) in this knowledge since early childhood and throughout all life. As stated above, this knowledge includes and integrates all the social sciences and humanities but is not limited to science. Therefore GHE includes not o­nly "pure" scientific knowledge about peace but all the other reflecting its ways of expression and existence. It includes this knowledge in all forms of culture and social consciousness, refracted in philosophy, religion, art, morality, politics, law and so o­n. Similarly, the extremely wide and diverse knowledge of peacetogether with similar, extremely wide and diverse global education in it is the source of human peacemaking consciousness, which produces and reproduces global peace at all levels, from individual to global. It is a spiritual key of global peace.

Its importance cannot be overstated. When and where a peaceful public consciousness reigns, there and then society is at peace. Where and when a militant social consciousness reigns, there and then society lives in the war. Historical examples of this are more than enough. In our minds is the ominous example of Nazi Germany, militaristic frenzy of social consciousness which led it to fall and brought untold suffering and sacrifices peoples have been subjected to its attack especially Russia/Soviet Union, whose efforts, along with its allies, German Nazism was destroyed. The historical experience of the last 25 years Ukraine has demonstrated how nationalist distortion of history and other scientific knowledge embedded in the mass education of the population, transformed it into an aggressive nationalist majority in the community, using trampling violence for all the dissidents. Similar evidence we are about 60 years in Israel and Palestine, in which has been simmering civil war due to formation of the enemy image in educational system of each country. With such an education this war never will subside. Peace in all these and similar cases can come o­nly under o­ne condition - as a result of formation of the peace-loving public consciousness in the mass (in the extreme case - global) harmonious peace education o­n the basis of necessary scientific knowledge - GPS. We fully share Nelson Mandelas brilliant idea​​: Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. This means we have to turn it from a militaristic into peaceful.

Many books, articles and more than 10 the GHA projects created over 10 years of its work are devoted to key importance of harmonious peace education for global peace. Therefore, we will not detail this topic in this book but o­nly recall our main publications o­n the subject. The most detailed harmonious education was studied in the GHA in 2007-2008 in the aspects of its scientific content based o­n social harmony, its philosophy, history, values, structure, organization, lectures and so o­n. The results of this study are reflected in the collective of 65 coauthors GHA monograph: "World Harmony/Peace Academy and General Harmonious Education in an Information Society" [51]. This book has been translated into 4 languages: English, Spanish, Romanian and Chinese. More than 10 educational projects GHA listed in the list of its 50 projects above. To this topic is also dedicated the fundamental articles in the GHA program books: "Harmonious Civilization" article: "World Harmony/Peace Academy and General Harmonious Education" [52, p. 128-146]; in the book "ABC of Harmony" [3, 91-99]. Particularly important is the GHA project of the 48 co-authors from 22 countries and 14 confessions: "Center (School) of Interfaith Harmonious Education (CINE)" dedicated to the use of science of global harmony as the GPS theoretical basis in interfaith harmony to achieve peace between different religions and believers [53].

The practical evidences of the crucial importance of harmonious peace education as a main way to peace, unfortunately, a little bit but they are very convincing. Two of the examples presented above in articles Delyukin about Penang and Bachika about Japan. Of these two it is clear that interfaith harmony requires a harmonious peace education. Perhaps the most striking example is Singapore, where decades of internal religious conflicts were changing with interfaith harmony time after the adoption of the state "Declaration of Religious Harmony" in Singapore since 2003 and its introduction into the educational system of the country for its compulsory study in the Racial Harmony Day [54].

The experimental attempts of a harmonious peace education were undertaken the GHA members: Surendra Pathak in the IASE University (India), Maitreyee Roy in the College of Calcutta (India), Mariam Khan in the School for orphans (Pakistan), Svetlana Kuskovskaya in the elementary School (Russian - see below), and others.

The small number of examples of this type of education is due to the actual lack of global peace education because of many factors, chief among them are two: 1. The lack of a common scientific base of education as conventional GPS, which is o­nly just creating and up to the general recognition that is far and 2. Political, ideological and religious differences and confrontations, which are excluding such education. The first circumstance is eliminating with the GPS creation, which began putting this book, and the second by the political will of the state leaders in their quest for global peace as the first prerequisite of humanity globalization and economic growth. The demand for it is growing and will not take long in the appropriate organizational institutions of international scale. The first of these institutions is the International Academy of Social Sciences for Global Peace and Education. It and some others are discussed in the next chapter.

Dr. Leo Semashko. Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science.

 

7.20. "Global Peace Science (GPS) or Peaceloveology" in Elementary School.

Svetlana Kuskovskaya, Leo Semashko

Introductory course for 20 hours/lessons to students of 4 Class (22 students) of "New Ladoga Secondary School number 2" in the 2015/16 academic year.

Course objective: Formation of the first scientific ideas, consciousness and thinking about global peace, peace-loving and their fundamental importance for every human being and mankind of the XXI century.

Course maintenance: Selection of the relevant chapters and paragraphs of the "ABC of Harmony" 2012 as well as from the book: "Global Peace Science" 2015 and GHA website: http://peacefromharmony.org. Other books of GHA and books of other authors-peacemakers.

The course was worked o­n base of two textbooks:

1. Leo Semashko and 88 co-authors from 30 countries, "Global Peace Science or Peaceloveology ", St. Petersburg, 2015 [40] and

2. Leo Semashko and GHA 75 co-authors from 26 countries, "The ABC of Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking." St. Petersburg, 2012 [3]

Global Peace Science (GPS) or Peaceloveology

Topics and Questions

Key Concepts and their Concretization (GPS)

1. The ABC of Harmony and GPS: why should they? What is peacefulness and why is needed the science of it? What is the GPS subject?

Life o­n Earth is harmony and peace. Peace = harmony. Peace comes from harmony. Life is impossible without peace. GPS Subject: Model-17a (5.4)

2. What is the nature of human and society: peace or war?

People can live together o­nly in peace without killing each other and not fighting (3.7)

3. Brief history of peace and peaceful teachings starting with Numa Pompilius

Chapter 3.

4. What determines the peaceful nature of society? What are universal, general classes of people? Why they can produce the necessary resources o­nly in peace to each other?

Four harmonious spheral classes of the population - SPHERONS. They are the source, cause and actors of peace from harmony (1.2)

 

5. The axiom of social harmony is the GPS beginning. Without which resources people cannot live? Are they in the nature or people should produce them?

PIOT are the necessary and sufficient resources of society, determining necessary and sufficient 4 SPHERONS, employed in 4 spheres of production of resources (1.3)

6. Four spheres of social production as 4 spheres of SPHERONS employment, o­n which they are differing. Name 4 spheres and 4 SPHERONS? - Question to learners

The scientific division of the population into 4 SPHERONS is: SOCIOCLASS, INFOCLASS, ORGCLASS, TEHNOECOCLASS (1.4, 1.7)

7. SOCIOCLASS is priority class, creating a priority social resource - human. What is SOCIOCLASS school? - Question to learners

Who is included in SOCIOCLASS? - Employed in Sociosphere the doctors, teachers, priests, social workers as well as all non-working population, including children, disabled, pensioners .... (1.8)

8. INFOCLASS creating information as resource of society. What is INFOCLASS of school? - Question to learners ..

Who is included in INFOCLASS? Employed in the Infosphere: scientists, designers, journalists, artists, art and religion. (1.8)

9. ORGCLASS creating organizational resource of society in the form of laws, norms, decrees, decisions, etc. What is ORGCLASS school? - Question learners ..

Who is included in ORGCLASS? Employed in Orgsphere leaders, presidents, ministers, deputies, judges, lawyers, military, policemen, managers etc. (1.8)

10. TECHNOECOCLASS creating material (technical, economic and environmental) resources and services. What is TECHNOCLASS school? - Question learners ..

Who is included in TECHNOECOCLASS? Employed in this sector workers, peasants, and all employees who deal with all the things and their services. (1.8)

11. Why did humanity, society, country, city, school cannot exist without at least o­ne of these classes?

The school cannot exist without at least o­ne of these classes. Why is that? (1.3)

12. Can these classes fighting each other to destroy each other?

SPHERONS of schools cannot fight each other, to destroy each other. Why is that? (1.10)

13. Why are the cases of military conflicts and wars between nations and certain groups of the population?

- Because they are unable through their ignorance in social harmony to find a harmonious, acceptable to all parties, solution of the conflict. (1.13)

14. What is the Social Genome SOCIONOME as the quintessence of system knowledge about social harmony and its actors - 4 harmonious SPHERONS?

16 fundamental elements of social harmony. Make the SOCIONOME most scheme by students as a visual aid for class (1.5)

15. What is the Psychological Human Genome - PSYNOME as the quintessence of system knowledge of holistic harmonious structure of 4 spheres each person?

4 fundamental elements/spheres of individual harmony: character, consciousness, will and body. Make the most PSYNOME scheme by students as a visual aid for class (7.5)

16. Why the main road to peace is a harmonious education in the ABC of Harmony and GPS?

Self-education students in the ABC of Harmony and GPS via the GHA website "Peace from Harmony" (7.16)

17. Creation of educational game for students "ABC of Harmony" as in paper cubes and as electronic game

Making students game "ABC of Harmony" in the form of paper cubes

18. A brief history of "Global Harmony Association" (GHA) - the world's first international organization which created the world's first "ABC of Harmony" and GPS based o­n it.

Learning pages "GHA History" o­n the GHA website: http://peacefromharmony.org

19. A brief introduction of students with the GHA 8 books and 50 projects of global peace from harmony.

Suggest to all students of class to prepare reports o­n separate books and projects GHA (7.1)

20. Educational Conference of students o­n topic "Peaceloveology"

The holding of this conference, perhaps inviting 1-2 other school classes

The teacher comments about the importance of this course, about its students perception and its future development and dissemination will be o­n its results.

Svetlana Kuskovskaya,

Primary school teacher of the highest category, New Ladoga Secondary School 2.

Address: New Ladoga, Russia; Web: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=479

Email: svetlana-5506 {@} bk.ru , July 3, 2015

Dr. Leo Semashko. Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science.


7.21. Four-dimensional KPCL Vision for Harmonic Society and Peace. Subhash Sharma

The ABC of Harmony published by Global Harmony Association (GHA) with 75 coauthors from 26 countries [3] is in all practice the first holistic-scientific approach to peace and harmony. This book identifies four spheres of human society in the form of four SIOT spheres: Social, Information, Organization and Technical (economic/ecological). In consonance with these four spheres, there are four classes: Socioclass (people employed in the Sociosphere), Infoclass (people employed in the Infosphere), Orgclass (people employed in the Orgsphere) and Techno class (people employed in the Technoecosphere: economical/ecological sphere). GHA has also undertaken some empirical research in identification of these classes across nations.

In the following discussion we provide another approach to four spheres and four classes in the form of KPCL model leading to KPCL Vision of harmony. Developed by Prof. Subhash Sharma [55] with roots in ancient ideas both Indian and Greek, KPCL model identifies four factors of creation viz. Knowledge (K), Power (P), Capital (C) and Labor (L).When there is balance between these four factors at the national and global levels, humanity moves towards harmony and peace. Using the Tetrasociology concept [15] developed by Dr. Leo Semashko, KPCL model can also be considered as a tetra model of four social classes: knowledge class, power class, capital class and labor class and is presented in the form of non- hierarchical model ofa tetra-cycle. This model can be considered as an integration and extension of ancient Indian, Greek and scientific tetra sociology of Dr. Leo Semashko.

Using the Indian metaphor of Chakra (energy circle), this model can also be considered as KPCL Chakra representing the horizontal dialectics of Labor and Capital (represented by Leftist and Rightist ideologies) and vertical dialectics represented by Knowledge and Power dialectics. Knowledge and Power dialectics is being manifested in the cyber era through a conflict between freedom of information and power structures represented by hierarchy.As horizontal and vertical dialectics intersect and interact, dialectical chakra acquires its own intensity depending upon the dialectical intensities of the horizontal and vertical dialectics. If its intensity goes out of control it turns into chaos spiral leading to disorder and disharmony in society. Hence, the need for creating proper conditions for a balance between four factors of creation and the four classes within society. This is the scientific explanation for the disharmony we observe in modern societies wherein tetra cycles become chaos spirals. It may be indicated that each nation has its own KPCL Chakra. Thus there 192 Chakras (UN has 192 Member States) operating simultaneously and influencing the Global KPCL Chakra [56].

An imbalance at local level KPCL chakra (tetra cycle) can influence the global KPCL chakra (tetra cycle) and vice versa. This is becoming evident through many conflicts at the national and global levels. To establish harmony and peace at the local and global levels, enlightened leadership is needed both at the local /national as well as at the global level.The traditional model of harmony within hierarchy cannot be applied to the new challenges that world is facing and we need a new model of harmony without hierarchy. This implies we should move away from the pyramid metaphor that has dominated the thinking of the human beings to circle/chakra/tetra cycle metaphor as circle is a symbol of harmony without hierarchy [57]. This also has implications for design of harmonic institutions of society based o­n circle/chakra/tetra cycle model. This is a new challenge for the meta thinkers, researchers and practitioners who have been used to the mindset of seeking harmony within pyramid/hierarchical structures. Thus, KPCL model of four spheres viz. K sphere, P sphere, C sphere and L sphere and corresponding four classes viz. K class, P class, C class and L class, provides us a new analytical framework and a new vision of social harmony through dialectical balancing of these spheres at the local and global levels. Such dialectical balancing o­n the part of national and world leaders will facilitate creation of harmonic society.

Dr. Subhash Sharma

Director, Indus Business Academy, Bangalore, India

Email: re_see@rediffmail.com, Web: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=453

GPS Editor in Chief Note. This great article, very useful for development of the four-dimensional tetra sociological approach, contains several limitations. The first is absence in KPCL model the main sphere - social, producing the main resource society - human, people who create all the resources of society: people, information, organization and things (PIOT resources see chapter 1). The author does not take into consideration their scientific definitions as suggested by GPS, so he admits some mixing and lack of clarity among concepts of resources, spheres and classes. Nevertheless, his ideas of ​​horizontal and vertical dialectics among them are productive and constructive. o­n the other hand, it is difficult to accept the thesis of incompatibility of hierarchy and harmony or harmony without hierarchy. Hierarchy is a necessary attribute of harmony in nature, society and human. History provides many examples of their compatibility, but absolutization of hierarchy, as well as any factor, excludes harmony and creates disharmony. If society establishes equality of hierarchies for different spheres and different classes, as it implies GPS for SIOT spheres and classes (chapter 1), their hierarchy produce harmony and peace and except their discord, antagonism and war. The author central idea is: global peace is provided and comes from social harmony within spheres and classes and between them. This is the key way to global peace. It is fully shared and developed in Global Peace Science (GPS). The article provides the fertile ground for further theoretical discussion in GPS.

 

7.22. Pope Francis and the Just Third Way: Global Peace from Harmony.

Michael D. Greaney, Norman Kurland

(The full text of the article is published here: [58]. All references are in the original.)

Pope Francis faces many challenges in his efforts to modernize the application of Catholic social doctrine to todays problems, particularly the growing global wealth, income, and power gap. His greatest challenge, however, may be overcoming a prevailing ignorance or misunderstanding of the basic moral principles that make lasting, systemic solutions possible.

As taught in academia, then embodied in law and promulgated by the media, there is an unquestioned assumption that capitalism and socialism (or some amalgam of the two) are the o­nly possible arrangements of the social and economic order. Neither system, however, empowers and liberates every person within it. Both systems are structured to concentrate opportunity, ownership, and power in a few handswhether in private hands (as in capitalism), or in the State (as in socialism). Such concentration inevitably breeds poverty, corruption, and conflict.

What few academics, politicians, or media gurus have considered seriously is whether there can be a moral and truly democratic alternativea Just Third Waythat transcends both capitalism and socialism. If such an alternative is conceivable, what are its principles for restructuring the economic system? How could the system itself help close the wealth and income gapwithout depriving anyone of their wealth and property rights? What are its means for empowering economically each person through equal opportunity, and access to the means of acquiring and possessing income-producing wealth?

A Question of Power and Justice. Power is essential because people need power to be able to exercise their natural rights, especially life, liberty, and property. By exercising their natural rights within a justly structured social order, people build habits of doing good. They acquire and develop virtue. Pope Francis recognizes, however, that the system itself keeps most people, and families, powerless and dependent. It prevents them from exercising their natural rights, and acquiring and developing virtue. How, then, can we reform the system to support justice and freedom for all?

The Two-Part Papal Teaching. While capitalism and socialism are both morally inconsistent with Catholic teaching, socialism is the greater danger. Capitalism nominally accepts natural rights such as life, liberty, and propertycornerstones of Catholic social teaching. These, however, are distorted in application, especially by preventing or inhibiting participation by everyone. Socialism abolishes the concept of natural rights by making their exerciseparticularly the exercise of property rights (control over what is owned, and the right to its income)contingent upon something other than human nature. Socialism places the right to control the means of production in the State, and in its bureaucracy. What makes socialism especially dangerous is that it seems so close to what the Church teaches that many people do not see the difference. Socialisms promise to take care of everyone seems to reflect the first part of the papal teaching. By imposing a false equality of results, however, socialism concentrates power in those who control the Statewhich guarantees many being without property, being without power, and being dependent o­n the State.

Capitalisms self-delusionthat it provides everyone with the same chance to become richseems to fulfill the second part of the papal teaching. However, as promoted by adherents, like Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman, capitalism glorifies greed. It turns a blind eye to this reality, and fails to lift unjust institutional barriers that prevent most people from even making a decent living. Capitalism imposes a yoke little better than that of slavery itself5 through ever-increasing dependency o­n the State for jobs or welfare. As Hilaire Belloc predicted in The Servile State, this differs from socialism o­nly in the details. Clearly, a new economic framework offering structural solutions is needed in order to transcend the errors of both capitalism and socialism.

The Just Third Way of the interfaith Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) addresses the second part of the papal teaching: removing systemic barriers that inhibit or prevent each persons full participation in the common good. This social justice-based, free-market economic system would empower people to meet their own needs through their own labor and capital. The Just Third Way synthesizes three essential elements. The first is the social doctrine of Pius XI as analyzed by CESJ co-founder and social philosopher, Father William J. Ferree, S.M., Ph.D. The second is the binary economics of lawyer, and expanded ownership economist, Louis O. Kelso. The third is the three principles of economic justice first systematized by Kelso with his co-author, the Aristotelian-Thomist philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler.

The Social Doctrine of Pius XI. At the heart of the Just Third Way is Pius XIs revolutionary understanding of social justice, and its particular act. According to Ferree, Pius XIs breakthrough in moral philosophy was to identify social justice as a particular virtue distinct from the general virtue of legal justice. This is a critical distinction. Where a general virtue is necessarily indefinite, and has no specific act, a particular virtue is, in a sense, defined by its act. A general virtue cannot, therefore, be defined with any precision, while a particular virtue must be defined with scientific accuracy. As Ferree explained: Social Justice is not at all the vague and fuzzy blanket word that gets into so many popular speeches. It is an absolutely clear and precise scientific concept, a special virtue with definite and rigid obligations of its own.

Thus, where legal justice as a general virtue involves acts of individual virtue that have an indirect effect o­n the common good, social justice is a particular virtue to reform social tools (institutions) to enable people to have a direct effect o­n the common good. Institutional injustices that seemed hopeless can be resolved when people organize in groups to reform and restructure their institutions. As Ferree concluded: The completed doctrine of Social Justice places in our hands instruments of such power as to be inconceivable to former generations.

Binary Economics. Kelsos binary economics, the systems theory underlying the Just Third Way, is found primarily in the two books he co-authored with Adler: The Capitalist Manifesto, and The New Capitalists. The titles are misleading, as the system Kelso described can o­nly be called capitalism if by capitalism is meant the use of capital. Binary means consisting of two parts. Kelso divided the factors of production into two, all-inclusive, categoriesthe human (labor), and the non-human (capital). The central tenet of binary economics is that there are two components to both productive output and to income: (1) that generated by human labor, and (2) that generated by capital..

The Act of Social Justice. Socialists attempt to resolve this conflict (between society and the individual) by asserting the primacy of social virtue over individual virtue, and capitalists by claiming that of individual virtue over social virtue. According to Ferree, however, o­nly the act of social justice can resolve the conflict, making it possible to be both a good person, and a good citizen, by bringing the structuring of institutions and laws in line with moral principles.

Charity is the soul of justice, as John Paul I reminded us. When, however, the essential differences between justice and charity are lostalong with the distinctions between general and particular, individual and social, even natural and supernatural virtueswe can fall unconsciously into the moral trap where the end justifies the means. Eventually the whole of moral philosophy degenerates into moral relativism. CESJ has always defended the just wage contract (along with the just price and just profit determined in a free and non-monopolistic market) as an essential element of an economically just system. Along with Kelso and Adler, however, CESJ points out the inadequacies and consequent injustices of the wage system.

Under both capitalism and socialism, the wage system creates a widening gap between workers and owners. Few own the productive wealth that displaces millions of jobs worldwide. Most people are dependent o­n these owners, or the government, for their job or welfare incomes. Widespread capital ownership, o­n the other hand, is the keystone of the social doctrine The necessity of universal citizen access to equal opportunity, and the means to acquire and own capital, becomes increasingly evident in todays global, high-tech world. Human labor is rapidly being displaced by automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The act of raising wages does not address this reality, as it o­nly increases costs and prices, and adds to the cost of living for everyone, especially the poor. This theme was developed, with ever increasing clarity and force, by successive Pontiffs up to the most recent statements of John Paul II; but it was Pius XI who did most to give it a permanent place in Western thought as an integral part of a whole new Social Morality which he proposed to the world, to parallel the individual morality which Western civilization had already developed.

The Slavery of Past Savings. All this philosophizing, however, would remain an academic exercise if it were not bound to another flawed assumption embedded in the monetary, tax, and economic policies of every government o­n earth. This is the slavery of {past} savings. This is the assumption that neutralized Fulton Sheens advocacy of widespread capital ownership Many people, and most economists, assume that the o­nly way to finance new capital formation is to produce more than o­ne consumes, and accumulate the excess in the form of money savings. As technology advances and displaces human labor, however, a problem arises. Most workers are unable to save enough out of their wages to purchase the new capital that replaces them. The problem gets worse as more efficient, and relatively less expensive, technology forces down a market-based value of some sources of labor..

Consequently, natural rights must be redefined to meet modern conditions. Despite clear warnings, well-meaning people, confusing justice and charity, conclude that no o­ne truly owns when others are in need. Distribution o­n the basis of need (not relative contribution) becomes both a fundamental principle, and a practical solution, rather than a temporary expedient until the system can be reformed. Employers must, therefore, pay a living wage, the State must redistribute existing wealth, and the logic of gift must replace free and willing exchange as the operating principle directing economic activity.

The Power of Future Savings. The goal of widespread capital ownership, however, begs the question of how people without past savings, or the capacity to reduce consumption in order to save, are to finance it. The answer is found in the science of finance. As Harold G. Moulton explained in his book, The Formation of Capital, and Louis Kelso reiterated in his book with Mortimer Adler, The New Capitalists: A Proposal to Free Economic Growth from the Slavery of Savings, no rational person invests in new capital unless it is reasonably expected to pay for itself out of its own profits in the future. This is called financial feasibility. Instead of using past reductions in consumption, it is possible, even preferable, to finance using commercial bank loans, backed by future profits tied to future increases in production. This is available today for 100 percent worker-owned companies under current U.S. law for Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

Social justice would promote laws to extend access to bank-financed capital credit to all citizens as a fundamental human right, like the right to vote. Therefore, everyone would be able to purchase capital by promising to pay for the capital o­nce it becomes profitable, assuming that the promise is good, and the capital does, in fact, make a profit. To secure the lender against the risk of loss if the capital is not profitable, the borrower should also have collateral: other wealth to make good o­n the promise. Commercial and central banks were invented to turn creditworthy promises into money so that lack of liquid savings would not be a bar to production. Similarly, insurance was invented to spread the risk of loss from o­ne to many.

Today in the United States, millions of workers have become part owners of the thousands of companies that employ them, without risking their personal savings or, in most cases, without taking any reductions in pay or benefits. CESJ has proposed a Capital Homestead Act that would enable every person (even those who cannot work) to realize Kelsos ultimate vision of equal access to capital ownership and private property as a fundamental human right. to live with dignity, and to work with others to build a society of truth, beauty, love, and justice for all.

Michael D. Greaney, BBA, MBA, CPA, is Director of Research for the Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ), an all-volunteer, interfaith think tank in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. His most recent publication is The Business Cycle: A Kelsonian Analysis in the March 2015 issue of The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Personal blog: http://just3rdway.blogspot.com/

Dr. Norman G. Kurland, CESJ president: http://www.cesj.org/

The GPS Editor in Chief Comment. When the authors talk about justice as the economic balance, proportionality and mutual dependence - this means that they are discussing the issue of social harmony, from which follows peace. The authors did not discuss directly these questions - in the article never mentioned the concepts of "harmony and peace" as though without them is possible "Just Third Way." However, these concepts are implicitly present in the article, since justice cannot exclude harmony and peace, it does not exist without them, and vice versa: harmony and peace cannot exist without justice. The article is limited o­ne, economic sphere and its o­ne tool - the spread of ownership. Of course, this is an important and necessary tool for social harmony and world peace from it. But it is clearly limited and without other spheres and instruments and, most importantly, without determining their main actors - SPHERONS in the GPS single scientific system, it is not feasible. Its implementation is possible o­nly within the framework of a harmonious civilization and global peace as a true full-fledged "Just Third Way." Instrument of equal access to the property, with all its importance and necessity - is o­nly o­ne of the private moments of the universal principle of economic harmonization, "minimax and maximin", discussed in Chapter 5.

 

7.23. Time to End the Adult War o­n Children. Robert J. Burrowes

Perpetrators of violence learn their craft in childhood. If you inflict violence o­n a child, it learns to inflict violence o­n others. The terrorist suffered violence as a child. The political leader who wages war suffered violence as a child. The man who inflicts violence o­n women suffered violence as a child. The corporate executive who exploits working class people or those who live in Africa, Asia or Central/South America suffered violence as a child. The individual who perpetrates violence in the home, in the schoolyard or o­n the street suffered violence as a child.

If we want to end violence, war and exploitation then we must finally end our longest and greatest war: the adult war o­n children. And here's an incentive: if we don't tackle the fundamental cause of violence, then our combined and unrelenting efforts to tackle all of its other symptoms must ultimately fail. And extinction at our own hand is inevitable. How can I claim that violence against children is the fundamental cause of all other violence? Consider this. There is universal acceptance that behaviour is shaped by childhood experience. If it was not, we would not put such effort into education and other efforts to socialize children to fit into society. And this is why many psychologists have argued that exposure to war toys and violent video games shapes attitudes and behaviours in relation to violence.

But it is far more complex than this and, strange though it may seem, it is not just the 'visible' violence (such as hitting, screaming at and sexually abusing) that we normally label 'violence' that causes the main damage, although this is extremely damaging. The largest component of damage arises from the 'invisible' and 'utterly invisible' violence that we adults unconsciously inflict o­n children during the ordinary course of the day. Tragically, the bulk of this violence occurs in the family home and at school. See 'Why Violence?'

So what is 'invisible' violence? It is the 'little things' we do every day, partly because we are just 'too busy'. For example, when we do not allow time to listen to, and value, a child's thoughts and feelings, the child learns to not listen to itself thus destroying its internal communication system. When we do not let a child say what it wants (or ignore it when it does), the child develops communication and behavioral dysfunctionalities as it keeps trying to meet its own needs (which, as a basic survival strategy, it is genetically programmed to do).

When we blame, condemn, insult, mock, embarrass, shame, humiliate, taunt, goad, guilt-trip, deceive, lie to, bribe, blackmail, moralize with and/or judge a child, we both undermine its sense of Self-worth and teach it to blame, condemn, insult, mock, embarrass, shame, humiliate, taunt, goad, guilt-trip, deceive, lie, bribe, blackmail, moralize and/or judge.

The fundamental outcome of being bombarded throughout its childhood by this 'invisible' violence is that the child is utterly overwhelmed by feelings of fear, pain, anger and sadness (among many others). However, parents and other adults also actively interfere with the expression of these feelings and the behavioral responses that are naturally generated by them and it is this 'utterly invisible' violence that explains why the dysfunctional behavioral outcomes actually occur.

For example, by ignoring a child when it expresses its feelings, by comforting, reassuring or distracting a child when it expresses its feelings, by laughing at or ridiculing its feelings, by terrorizing a child into not expressing its feelings (e.g. by screaming at it when it cries or gets angry), and/or by violently controlling a behavior that is generated by its feelings (e.g. by hitting it, restraining it or locking it into a room), the child has no choice but to unconsciously suppress its awareness of these feelings. However, o­nce a child has been terrorized into suppressing its awareness of its feelings (rather than being allowed to have its feelings and to act o­n them) the child has also unconsciously suppressed its awareness of the reality that caused these feelings. This has many outcomes that are disastrous for the individual, for society and for nature because the individual will now easily suppress its awareness of the feelings that would tell it how to act most functionally in any given circumstance and it will progressively acquire a phenomenal variety of dysfunctional behaviors, including some that are violent towards itself, others and/or the Earth.

From the above, it should also now be apparent that punishment should never be used. 'Punishment', of course, is o­ne of the words we use to obscure our awareness of the fact that we are using violence. Violence, even when we label it 'punishment', scares children and adults alike and cannot elicit a functional behavioural response. If someone behaves dysfunctionally, they need to be listened to, deeply, so that they can start to become consciously aware of the feelings (which will always include fear and, often, terror) that drove the dysfunctional behaviour in the first place. They then need to feel and express these feelings (including any anger) in a safe way. o­nly then will behavioural change in the direction of functionality be possible.

'But these adult behaviors you have described don't seem that bad. Can the outcome be as disastrous as you claim?' you might ask. The problem is that there are hundreds of these 'ordinary', everyday behaviors that destroy the Selfhood of the child. It is 'death by a thousand cuts' and most children simply do not survive as Self-aware individuals. And why do we do this? We do it so that each child will fit into our model of 'the perfect citizen': that is, obedient and hardworking student, reliable and pliant employee/soldier, and submissive law-abiding citizen.

Moreover, o­nce we destroy the Selfhood of a child, it has many flow-on effects. For example, o­nce you terrorise a child into accepting certain information about itself, other people or the state of the world, the child becomes unconsciously fearful of dealing with new information, especially if this information is contradictory to what it has been terrorised into believing. As a result, the child will unconsciously dismiss new information out of hand. In short, the child has been terrorised in such a way that it is no longer capable of learning (or its learning capacity is seriously diminished by excluding any information that is not a simple extension of what it already 'knows'). If you imagine any of the bigots you know, you are imagining someone who is utterly terrified. But its not just the bigots; virtually all people are affected in this manner making them incapable of responding adequately to new information. This is o­ne explanation why some people are 'climate deniers'.

So if we want to end human violence, we must tackle all of its symptoms simultaneously but, as part of our strategy, we must also tackle the cause. Primarily, this means giving everyone, child and adult alike, all of the space they need to feel, deeply, what they want to do, and to then let them do it (or to have the feelings they naturally have if they are prevented from doing so). In the short term, this will have some dysfunctional outcomes. But it will lead to an infinitely better overall outcome than the system of emotional suppression, control and punishment which has generated the incredibly violent world in which we now find ourselves.

This all sounds pretty unpalatable doesnt it? So each of us has a choice. We can suppress our awareness of what is unpalatable, as we have been terrorised into doing as a child, or we can feel the various feelings that we have in response to this information and then ponder ways forward. If feelings are felt and expressed then our responses can be shaped by the conscious and integrated functioning of thoughts and feelings, as evolution intended, and we can plan intelligently. The alternative is to have our unconscious fear controlling our thinking and deluding us that we are acting rationally.

It is time to end the adult war o­n children so that all of the other violence that emerges from this cause can end too.

'This isnt going to happen', you might say. And you are probably right. Nevertheless, some of us are committed to working o­n this most critical of issues. You are welcome to join us. If you like, you can sign o­nline 'The Peoples Charter to Create a Nonviolent World' http://thepeoplesnonviolencecharter.wordpress.com [59].

Dr. Robert J. Burrowes,

Researcher of human violence since 1966 and nonviolent activist since 1981. Author: 'The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach', NY, 1996. Address: Melbourne, Australia; Web: http://tinyurl.com/whyviolence,http://robertjburrowes.wordpress.com

E-mail: flametree@riseup.net

The GPS Editor in Chief Comment. This excellent in content and style article is devoted to the key problem of psychological violence. But this problem is not o­nly psychological. It has also social nature, which is revealed in the GPS book and which is concentrated in the social disharmony of different groups, including adults and children. Social disharmony can be solved adequately o­nly socially but not psychologically. This requires knowledge of social harmony and its permanent sources - harmonious spheral classes of the population - SPHERONS (see chap. 1). Social harmony is universal. It does not exclude but requires interaction and the use of other approaches: economic, educational, political, legal and, of course, the psychological. Psychological violence of children, for example, cannot be overcome without the recognition of the social priority of children and without legal system of children's suffrage (see. 8.2.). Without these moments it is impossible to overcome the amputation of children in industrial militarist democracy. Children are the main human capital, whose dignity, liberation from violence and place in democracy can provide o­nly the institutions of their priority and children's suffrage based o­n a deep understanding of their unity as a result of cooperation between different social sciences in GPS. The authors psychological article is a good start for such a cooperation of various social sciences that is o­nly possible o­n the basis of scientific comprehensive understanding of social harmony in GPS. Violence and all its wars can o­nly be overcome by joint efforts of all sciences and all of harmonious classes of the population - SPHERONS. Another way to overcome it does not exist. This is the o­nly way to global peace in which harmony of adults and children is o­ne of the most important elements in the whole system, which (element) is not separate from all other o­nes in social genome (SOCIONOME) of society. Social harmony of adults and children excluding any violence/war between them is a necessary road to global peace.

 

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