The ABC of Harmony
Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking
The ABC of harmony is a joint publication of
Global Harmony Association and IASE University in 2 languages:
Russian – in Russia, St. Petersburg
English – in India, New Delhi
http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478 – in English
http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=504 – in Russian
Global Harmony Association (GHA): Key Definitions
GHA, created on February 15, 2005, is an international NGO that unites more than 500 members from 56 countries and more than one million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries. GHA Founder and President is Dr. Leo Semashko.
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356, Russia
Phone: +7 (812) 597-65-71, Website: www.peacefromharmony.org
GHA 1st Vice-president is Dr. Ernesto Kahan, Israel, e-mail: ekahan_at_post.tau.ac.il
GHA-USA President is Dr. Laj Utreja, e-mail: ish0001_at_aol.com
GHA-India President is Dr. Surendra Pathak, e-mail: pathak06_at_gmail.com
The GHA 34 Projects List: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472
GHA Mission is to pave the conscious, based on the ABC of Harmony, way for harmonious civilization by projects of global harmony, harmonious education and cross-cultural dialogue at all levels: world, regional, national and local.
GHA Pluralistic Four-dimensional Worldview is Tetraphilosophy and science of social harmony and harmonious civilization, known as Tetrasociology. Both are Tetrism or Harmonism. It has been evolving since 1976 and is represented in more than 300 scientific publications including 15 books and brochures on 16 languages, nearly 200 projects, 34 of which were created within GHA since 2005.
GHA Paradigm of Global Thinking is four-dimensional (tetra-) net harmonious holistic thinking, which is an alternative to one-dimensional, industrial, disharmonious and partial thinking, which is responsible for all global problems and pathologies.
GHA Social Ideal is harmonious civilization, features, definition, inevitability and thinking of which are outlined in the GHA Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration (2009).
GHA Harmonious Peace Culture is based on the principle: "If you want peace, create harmony," which essentially distinguishes it from industrial, militaristic (non)peace culture, which is based on the principle: "If you want peace, prepare for war" (Si vis pacem, para bellum).
Social Harmony Deep Structure is the four spheres of social production together with the corresponding spheral classes, which provide continuous reproduction of four necessary and sufficient resources/elements of social harmony: people, information, organisation (institutes) and things. Social harmony is the balance of the spheres, spheral classes and resources. Their conscious balance is provided through the science of social harmony and harmonious education. Their spontaneous balance will occur through violence that is inherent to "prepare for war" paradigm.
Conscious Actors of Harmonious Civilization are the four spheral classes of the population which differ not in regard to property but in regard to their occupation within the four spheres of production and which possess scientific knowledge of social harmony.
Modern Age of Harmony Globalisation is the replacement of violent industrial revolutions, wars and spontaneous crises by scientific projects and achievement of global harmony. The beginning of this epoch has occurred in 1990 with the crash of the USSR, which marked the fall of industrial civilization and the rise of harmonious civilization.
GHA Books and Brochures are: The ABC of Harmony (2012); Russia, Forward, towards Harmonious Civilization (2010); Kazakhstan – Harmonism Strategy for the 21st century (2010);Harmonious Civilization (2009); Harmony Academy (2008); Magna Carta of Harmony (2007); and Harmonious Era Calendar (2006).
Gandhi Vidya Mandir
Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM), a non-governmental, non-profit-motive making registered society, was founded in 1950, on 1190 acres of land which is one of the harshest terrains in the country and was populated by people who were one of the most backward nations. The region was regularly ravaged by droughts and floods, heat and cold waves, epidemics and other calamities. In such situation it was truly glorious vision of Shri Kanhaiyalal Dugar (who later embraced Sanyas (renunciation) and was known as Swami Shri Shriram Sharan ji), an embodiment of universal humanism, which led to the establishment of a haven in the form of an educational institute. "Gandhi Vidya Mandir" is a comprehensive seat of education that seeks to inculcate humanitarian values in all who come to its precincts. GVM has been striving to alleviate problems faced by human societies through various permanent projects and programmes related to education, culture, livelihood, health, hygiene and vocational education, etc., without any discrimination of caste, class or creed. Cultural and spiritual aspects and propagation of Gandhian ideals of ahimsa, peace and sarvodaya are adequately covered in the curriculum as well as community programmes.
The 'Baal Grih' (Children's Home) provides education and home to orphans. In the surrounding villages, there are 46 centres of basic Shiksha Karmi Yojna for rural boys and girls in the age group of 6 to 14 years, benefiting about 2000 students. Non Formal Education (NFE) is provided to over 3000 boys and girls in the age group of 6 to 14 years in 100 village-centers. There are 12 primary schools and 45 adult education centers serving over 10,000 children and adults, mainly girls and ladies. GVM hosts resident / non-resident students, from pre-primary to Ph.D. level. There are separate multi-faculty colleges for girls and co-educational colleges in Ayurveda, Para-Medical, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, IT, Management, Engineering and Art & Home Science. There are well-planned hostels for 2000 students, separate for boys and girls, amidst a self-contained colony of academicians. It is equipped with large parks, gardens, playgrounds, auditoria, cultural and spiritual centers. Our motto is 'Gyanbhanur-bhasatam' – 'May the Sun of Knowledge Shine'.
IASE Deemed University
The Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) was sponsored by Gandhi Vidya Mandir(GVM). The Government of India has granted its offcial recognition to Deemed University in 2002. The University is nestled like an oasis in the Thar desert, near the town of Sardarshahar in India's north-western state of Rajasthan. IASE is India's premiere Institute in the field of Education; facilitating teacher's training from primary level up to the doctoral stage. Distance Education Programme has started in 2003 with the objective of bringing education to a larger populace. Over a period of time, thousands of students have benefited in diverse fields of Education, IT & Management, Engineering, Paramedicine, Bio-Technology, Science & Humanities and Chetna Vikas Mulya Siksha(Value Education) from certification up to post-graduate studies.
Basic Teacher's Training College
It was founded on August 9, 1953, offering 'Teacher Training Courses' (TTC), which existed at that time. In 1954, Basic STC replaced this course. The degree course (B.Ed) has started in 1956, M.Ed in 1960 and the facility for Ph.D was added in 1968. It has produced 500 BSTC, 13,000 B.Ed, 700 M.Ed and 55 Ph.D. since its establishment. In 1993, BTTC was granted the status of the 'Institute of Advanced Studies in Education' (IASE), under the centrally sponsored scheme of restructuring and reorganization of teacher's education. on 20th February, 2008 IASE was converted into CTE. This is one of India's premiere institutes in the education sector, pertaining to teacher-training right from primary up to the doctoral stage.
Shri Kanak Mal Dugar
Chairman, Gandhi Vidya Mandir,
Chancellor, IASE Deemed University
Honorary President, GHA-India
the loving memory of the greatest thinkers of humanity:
Confucius, Pythagoras, Heraclites, Laozi, Empedocles, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Kepler, Montesquieu, Leibnitz,Shaftesbury, Russo, Kant, Comte, Marx, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Danilevsky, Weber, Jung, Gandhi, Montessori, Sorokin, Toynbee, Parsons, King, Einstein, Roerich, Braudel, Freire, Marcuse, Bourdieu, and others who have made a valuable contribution to comprehension of different approaches to harmonious civilization and through the integration of brilliant ideas of whom was created the ABC of harmony
the loving memory of gone but not forgotten friends of harmony and Tetrasociology:
Valery Isaev, Michael Lebedinsky, Alexander Yushchenko, Vladimir Strelkov, Vadim Trifanov, Bladimir Kavtorin and Abram Yusfin, who have made great contributions to the preparation of the projects of harmonious civilization including
the ABC of Harmony
June 21 is the Global Harmony Day,
the symbol of eternal human aspiration
to an ideal of harmonious civilization on the
Harmonious Era Calendar
November 3, 2009 –
Birthday of Harmonious Civilization
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".
– Abdul Kalam
The high idea of Abdul Kalam's poetic lines is in the idea that peace comes from harmony and harmony comes from the beauty of character! only the character that seeks harmony is a beautiful, strong and true. only such character is able to create harmony and peace at home, for nation, and on Earth. – Leo Semashko
Today, we are experiencing such a crisis that doesn't challenge weak souls, but causes the greatest shift of human thought in the last millennia. Standing at the edge of this shift and observing the revelation of our future, we should be happy that we are able go through it and participate in the creation of such future. – Vladimir Vernadsky
The modern 'shift of human thought' is a transition from one-dimensional, industrial, disharmonious and partial thinking,powerless before the global harmony of the whole, to four-dimensional harmonious holistic tetranet thinking, the ABC of which is unfolded in this book. It is the ABC of language, thinking, worldview and spiritual culture of harmonious civilization, starting from the 21st century, and the second "axial age" (Karl Jaspers) in the history of human thought. This 'greatest shift of human thought' generates enthusiasm and happiness of the new civilization free from the horrors of the outgoing one! – Leo Semashko
How beautiful is this world in harmony!
I strive to be a harmonious human
so that nothing that is harmonious is alien to me.
Oh God, Our Lord!
You have created us with love as the best part of Your beautiful and good world harmony!
You have blessed us with harmony with nature and each other to live in peace!
Save and keep us in harmony with its sense, knowledge and faith!
Dr. Leo Semashko and GHA 75 coauthors from 26 countries.
The ABC of Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet
Thinking. Global Textbook. GHA 34th Project
First published in English in India, New Delhi, Doosra Mat Prakashan, 2012,
ISBN – 978-81-923108-6-2
The ABC of Harmony is the first encyclopedia, philosophy and holistic scientific knowledge of the fundamental elements of social harmony, the separate clusters of which have been studied and developed since 1976 which is for more than 35 years.
The ABC was created collectively by the GHA coauthors as the first world textbook on the theory of global social harmony and harmonious civilization. It is necessary and accessible for all countries, cultures and people. Therefore it opens the Age of Harmonious Enlightenment of humanity in the 21st century and is intended for all educational institutions in the world. Its main goal is expressed in the title, "for global peace, harmonious civilization and tetranet thinking."
The book consists of five main parts: "The ABC of Harmony", "Applications and Prerequisites", "Harmony Stars", "Harmony Poetry" and "Harmony Painting". Their logic is obvious. Their content tends to the holistic expression of universal harmony not only in theory, but in different cultures: India, China, Europe, America and Africa; in the sciences of sociology, psychology, history, synergetics, economics, politics and ecology; in the religions of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam; in love, family, education and peacemaking; in the arts of poetry, painting and music; and in the lives of its great creators and thinkers: Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, Mohamed, Numa Pompilius, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Roerich, Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama and many others.
The philosophical basis of the ABC of Harmony is tetrism as a four dimensional pluralism, which provides a full, rather than partial, theoretical approach to social and individual harmony.
The new methodological framework defines new, adequate, level of thinking of social harmony, which was called tetradic network harmonious thinking, or tetranet thinking in short. It is presented in varying degrees and models in the book sections.
The ABC of Harmony is the core of thinking, worldview, spiritual culture and the Internet of global harmonious civilization, which is inevitable in the 21st century. Therefore, The ABC of Harmony allows every person and all people to not only understand and get prepared for it, but also take a fully conscious practical part in its building.
Leo Semashko, Ph.D.; State Councillor of St. Petersburg, Russia; GHA Founder
and President since 2005; Philosopher and sociologist; Author of Tetrism as unity of
Tetraphilosophy and Tetrasociology as science about social harmony and harmonious
civilization; Author of 12 social discoveries and more than 300 scientific publications,
including 15 books and brochures.
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