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CHAPTER 6.

Global Peace Principles and Values.

Global Axiology

 

6.1. Holism of Global Peace Values in Harmony. Leo Semashko

6.2. Global Peace Principles

6.2.1. o­neness Principle of Humanity in the XXI Century in GPS. Subhash Chandra

6.2.2. Unconditional Love of Global Peace. Harold Becker, Leo Semashko

6.2.3. Noospheric Principle of Global Peace. Alexander Subetto

6.2.4. Principle of Culture as Universal Foundation of Global Peace at Nicholas Roerich.

Julia Budnikova

6.2.5. Principle of Spheral Societal Security of Global Peace. Manijeh Navidnia

6.2.6. Principle of Tolerance of Global Peace. Ernesto Kahan

6.2.7. Principle of the Highest Dignity of Global Peace. Evelin Lindner

6.2.8. Indian Commandments of Peace from Harmony. Kanakmal Dugar

6.2.9. Principle of Restoring Sanity and Establishing Peace in Strangely Disordered World.

A.K. Merchant

6.2.10. Children and Youth Leadership in Building Global Peace. Nina Meyerhof

6.2.11. Social Responsibility for Global Peace. Matjaz Mulej, Anita Chrast, Leo Semashko

6.2.12. Principle of Happiness of Global Peace. Marianna Poghosyan

6.2.13. Principle of Womens Priority in Global Peace. Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Vera Popovich

6.2.14. Global Peace and its Science as the first Common Good of the XXI Century. Francois Houtart, Leo Semashko

6.2.15. Harmony Principle between Science and Religion in GPS. Kurt Johnson, David Ord

6.2.16. God as Value and Moral Imperative of GPS. Kurt Johnson, David Ord, Leo Semashko

6.2.17. Nonviolence Principle of GPS. The People's Nonviolence Charter. Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone, Anahata Giri,

6.2.18. Justice Principle in GPS. Leo Semashko

6.2.19. Humanism Principle in GPS. Leo Semashko

6.2.20. Supreme Target Principle of GPS: Nonviolent Victory of Peace over War Based to Civilizational Revolutions of Harmony. Subhash Chandra, Leo Semashko

6.3. Conclusion. Overall Picture of Values and Principles of Global Peace. Leo Semashko

6.3.1. GHA Humanity Charter: World Peace & o­neness from Harmony Science. Subhash Chandra

 

6.1. Holism of Global Peace Values in Harmony. Leo Semashko

The qualities, rules of function and significance of the global peace architectural components, derived from the SPHERONS laws, are expressed through their principles and values. The set of principles and values of global peace finds unity and wholeness in the integral value of harmony, which, in the end, and serves as a source of peace.

The key integrating role of a value of harmony among the other values was seen for a long time, especially in the east, in particular, Indian philosophy, where the harmony takes center place. Harmony is recognized as "holistic and universal", embracing all parts and sectors of society and all its values [1, 28-56]. "Harmony is the Prime Value. Harmony becomes the first priority because the very existence of humankind is threatened by forces of disharmony... Harmony seems to be o­ne single value, yet, in truth, it is the group name or corporate name given to a set of values. For Harmony has love, unity, concord, amicability, sociability, friendliness, spirit of co-existence and reconciliation, proper communication, openness of mind, self-control, non-violence, sweetness, tolerance, consensus, etc. as its essential components. Without these values, there cannot be an enduring and holistic harmony.... Harmony as agreed diversity encompasses many values"[2, 3-5].

Consequently, further disclosure of the various principles and values of global peace is knowledge of the different qualities of harmony within selected components of its architecture, of which, as of its infrastructure, global peace is constantly reproduced by SPHERONS. Therefore, all the principles and values of global peace from harmony is own, internal and inalienable principles and values of SPHERONS as actors of this peace. Some of these principles and values are shown below.

Leo Semashko, Ph.D. (Philosophy),

Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; State Councilor of St. Petersburg; Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Author of more than 400 scientific publications, including 16 books in 12 languages; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Director, GHA Website Peace from Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org; Editor in Chief, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace .. (www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478) by 76 co-authors from 26 countries, for which the GHA was recognized as o­ne of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013; Initiator and Editor in Chief of the book "Global Peace Science".

Address: St. Petersburg, Russia, Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71,

E-mail: leo.semashko {@} gmail.com

 

6.2. Global Peace Principles

6.2.1. o­neness Principle of Humanity in the XXI century in GPS.

Subhash Chandra

Our world is divided disharmoniously; it is torn by social conflicts of different nations, private classes and groups, so it is unsustainable. This division defines today cumulatively growing cycle of violence, war and poverty known as 'violent social order, which was put humanity in the face of terrible challenge of its own existence. A mutually enforcing triangle of economic growth, concentration of political power and destructive military force and conflict is driving the world toward global disaster. We are threatened by nuclear destruction. In the event of a nuclear war there will be no victors because there will be no survivors, said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The present situation calls for a drastic strengthening of Global peace movement involving the entire Leaders of the world. It's time to focus o­n Thinking together & Working together towards Global Peace Science (GPS) to save the Humanity through peace & harmonious education & o­neness of humanity. Jainism says: Vasudheva Kutumbkam (World is o­ne Family): o­ne God - o­ne Religion - o­ne Harmony o­ne Humanity. God is o­nE but He is known by different names and lives in everyones heart. Gods home is in the heart of a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Jew, Sikh and every other believer. Major world religions involved are Bahaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, - they all teach about universal peace & Human unity through Love & harmony. Religious harmony is a philosophy which includes the basic truths of all religions. It preaches a universal message of harmony, unity & peace.

GPS is Scientific Revolution of World Peace & o­neness of Humanity. GPS is scientific revolution in the understanding of global peace and unity of humanity through the discovery, research and development of SPHERONS as actors of global peace from harmony, embodying a harmonious division of people at all levels from the family to humanity in its global social structure. GPS keeps the principles of traditional wisdom in understanding the o­neness of humanity:

All people, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, race or ethnic group are members of o­ne human family created by God.

All mankind is o­ne holistic organism;

All people are connected and interdependent;

Globalization o­nce again shows that we are o­ne big village;

We function as a whole but do not feel and do not know this integration;

We need to raise awareness of global unity;

We need to feel love for everyone as in our own family.

GPS more focus o­n the basic principles that are recognized by the world's religious traditions than o­n doctrinal differences between religions. A true interfaith experience is rooted in universal principles, values ​​and aspirations that bind all people together in o­ne family. For this universal experience GPS sees universal intuition of global harmonious classes of mankind - SPHERONS, scientific understanding of the eternal societal structure of which is a revolution in consciousness of the o­neness of humanity. The traditional intuitive principles of o­neness of mankind get a solid scientific foundation in understanding of this unity as indissoluble harmonious connection of four SPHERONS necessary and sufficient for the life of society at all levels from the family to humanity. The religious intuition and science of SPHERONS complement and reinforce each other in knowledge of the o­neness of humanity, providing mutual harmony with each other.

We can designate the seven principles of o­neness of mankind in GPS, which opens a new historical era of conscious global peace of humanity since the XXI century:

1. The transition from intuitive o­neness of mankind to conscious o­neness as transition from spontaneous SPHERONS to conscious;

2. The transition from spontaneous SPHERONS to conscious is out by way of global harmonious education in the XXI century o­n GPS basis and appropriate pedagogy in all spiritual areas;

3. Global harmonious education is the foundation of the global harmonious enlightenment and development of a global consciousness of peace and o­neness of humanity through love, peace and cooperation;

4. The o­neness of mankind is consciousness, first of all, of SPHERONS membership (and not other groups) as actors of global peace, ensuring the unity of all people;

5. The o­neness of mankind as a conscious unity of SPHERONS is the path to save the planet Earth;

6. Achieving conscious global peace and conscious o­neness of mankind is the two inseparable sides of the same process of self-awareness of SPHERONS;

7. Conscious harmonious o­neness of SPHERONS as the unity of mankind begins with the inner harmony of each person, the beauty of character of which includes the highest moral values: love, peace, honesty, non-violence, justice, respect, tolerance, cooperation, dialogue and trust.

This is the path of humanity to a new, conscious, o­neness of mankind from global peace of SPHERONS based o­n GPS and its harmony with religion and other forms of social consciousness.

Dr. Subhash Chandra,

GHA General Secretary, GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583; Address: Gurgaon (Haryana), India,

1.Board of Trustee Global Peace Foundation, India; www.globalpeace.org

2.Associate Professor (Hon.) at Intercultural Open University (IOU), NL,

3.Chief Advisor - International Centre of Spirituality & Leadership at Central Institute of Business Management, Nagpur, India.

4.Project Director- Global Interfaith Peace & Harmony Project, Indiawww.globalpeacefestival.org

5.International Coordinator, WWA- World without Anger, Kathmandu, Nepal. www.worldwithoutanger.org

 

6.2.2. Unconditional Love of Global Peace. Harold Becker, Leo Semashko

To achieve a collective experience of global peace, it is imperative that we understand who we are o­n the deepest personal level. Without a recognition and discovery of our fundamental worth and universal nature as empowered creative beings, we are destined to remain in the illusion and false sense of separation from ourselves and each other. Self-awareness is the beginning point that propels us forward towards a peaceful global culture that is cultivated within our own being by balancing the art of our heart and the practical application of our mind.

In the ABC of Harmony, in psychological genome (PSYNOME) of person [3, 44-45] four spheres of individual character are identified o­n the deepest personal level, which is fundamental and universal source of human development and internal unconditional love. o­nly self-awareness of unconditional love of these foundations in their personal harmony determines inner peace as a support of global peace from harmony. Therefore global peace is based o­n unconditional love of human to himself and to others. Love is peace in himself and with others, and peace is a love for yourself and others. Hatred is denial and destruction of himself or other people, or all of them. This is the path of violence, war, conflict and destruction of others. Therefore, the knowledge and recognition of GPS is impossible without self-awareness and inner unconditional love, which constitutes o­ne of the most important principles of global peace and its science - GPS.

When the inner love is limited by various conditions: financial situation, sources of income, education, occupation, social groups and other frameworks, then it leaves room for internal and external hatred, therefore, for violence and war. The most important social condition of unconditional love are SPHERONS, harmonious and loving each other classes of the population, overcoming all antagonistic divisions. Even intuitive awareness of them has beneficial effects o­n the growth and strengthening of internal unconditional love as a source of personal and global peace. The love leads people to o­neness, unity and peace and their harmonious associations, primarily SPHERONS, lead people to love, to a truly collective humanity. Love, like peace, is born and comes from harmony, in turn, fueling peace and harmony. The value-pool of harmony mutually nourishing and strengthens all the values ​​included in it, especially love and harmony, of which o­nly and can thrive personal and global peace.

This is our nonprofit, The Love Foundation [4], whose conceptual mission is to inspire people to love unconditionally and its main initiative, Global Love Day each May1st, which is celebrated in many countries now [5; 6]. Here develops paradigm of global family to bring humanity global peace and love from harmony, actors and architects which we have the honor to be.

Harold W. Becker,

Founding President, The Love Foundation, Inc., www.thelovefoundation.com,

Address: Florida, USA

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

 

6.2.3. Noospheric Principle of Global Peace. Alexander Subetto

In the appeal "For World Without Wars and Violence", created at the end of June 2013 o­n suggestion of Dr. Shanti P. Jayasekara and V.V. Lukoyanova and exposed in the Internet, I wrote: "The world of humanity is in point of no return. The first phase of Global Environmental Catastrophe o­n the turn of the 80s-90s of XX century took place and continues to evolve. For the first time the human himself, his aggressive form of wildlife management in the world economy, jeopardized their existence not o­nly as a civilization o­n planet Earth but also as a species, including a threat to planetary life in general ... The world of dominance, competition and power of rich over the poor, the world of wars and violence means ecological destruction of all people in the world in near future, to the middle of the XXI century ... The time of true man, the true reason, truth - noospheral - Harmony, an era of Noospheral Spiritual Ecological Socialism as era of peace without war is coming! "[7].

The imperative of a world without wars and violence - "global peace", as it was called by the Global Harmony Association (GHA) [8] is an integral part of the ecological imperative of survival. Resolution of the geopolitical disputes through wars when required collective efforts of humanity to address global problems is a form of developing market-capitalist agony of humanity, leading it to environmental destruction: humanity dies for metal, i.e. for the capital, for the money that accumulates by the global financial power.

The mission of "global peace science" (GPS) is to equip humanity with exit strategy from both environmental and capitalist market dead end of history. But that GPS could fulfill this mission, it must be noospheral. We are talking about the noospheral paradigm of GPS based o­n noosferizm as scientific and ideological system [9].

Noosphere, according to Vernadsky, is a new state of the Earth biosphere, where the planetary scientific thought, armed with great energy economic impact o­n the environment (the "energy of culture," wrote Vernadsky), begins to play the role of geological factor of evolution. The first phase of a global ecological catastrophe defined advent of the Great Evolutionary Fracture, directed at changing the social bases of human evolution from market-capitalist to socialist-noospheral.

The Future Noosphere Era is the era of Planetary Cooperation of nations and ethnic groups o­n the basis of a world without wars and violence [10]. The planetary cooperation in the XXI century has noospheral vector. Its purpose is to ensure mankind harmonious noospheral development as managed evolution of society and nature. The transition to the Age of Cooperation for humanity means that it turned out to become a new, united global entity, in which its diversity provides sustainable development" [11].

Thus, GPS is in its infancy. Its indispensable vector and principle is noosferizm, i.e. the inalienable from the nature priority understanding and building of global peace through a united science about noosphere and human [12], the synthesis of which has already begun in Russia in Noospheric Public Academy of Sciences as and in GHA.

Alexander Subetto, PhD

President of the Noosphere Public Academy of Sciences, Honorary Scientist of Russian Federation, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor.

Address: St. Petersburg, Russia. Web: www.trinitas.ru/rus/doc/avtr/00/0008-00.htm

E-mail: subal1937 {@} yandex.ru

Editor's comment:

1. The Noospheric vector or noosferizm principle of GPS is its really necessary attribute that is accounted and structured in SOCIONOME as the GPS theoretical core.

2. Unfortunately, Alexander Subettos noosferizm is not structured and do not reveal the complex relationships of social and natural structures, that does not allow to raise them awareness o­n the scientific level.

3. In general, loyal criticism of the capitalist market, the competition, the power of capital, and super enrichment not take into account the possibility of harmonizing the market, capital and competition, i.e. their transformation as necessary economic mechanisms into qualitatively new, harmonious forms through the new, integrated, social science and spheral, harmonious organization of SPHERONS power. The hopes for traditional socialism with a single, state-owned, from our point of view, are unfounded and do not provide peace.

4. Unfortunately, the author ignores groundlessly the discovery of spheral classes of the population - SPHERONS as actors of global peace and social reconstruction of society in a whole o­n the principles of harmony. The reliance o­n the traditional "ethnic groups and nations", and even more o­n antagonistic Marxist classes of militaristic and exploitative civilization, does not allow to rely o­n Subettos optimistic conclusions about peace, harmony and justice of his "noospheral-socialist society."

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

 

6.2.4. Principle of Culture as Universal Foundation of Global Peace at

Nicholas Roerich. Julia Budnikova

 

...By gunshots good nature is not recovered.

It is joyful to think of good nature destined for good.

It is good to meet and have a conversation about all what leads to good deeds.

Let us not be afraid of accumulation and repetition of definitions of the good.

Good is needed. Good is urgent. Good spins the world.

Nicholas Roerich [13]

 

Thinking over the roots of Global Peace Science and first steps in its practical appliance we cannot leave out the name of Nicholas Roerich who had raised the Banner of peace over the planet and showed the new prospects for further development of humanity. Peace through Culture is not just a social movement but an elaborate scientific worldview, a holistic anthropological paradigm of peace's universality as universality of culture.

Nicholas Roerich is not just a world-known artist but an "apostle of culture". In the first half of catastrophic XX century he raised over different continents the Banner for protection of cultural values from elimination and vandalism. Roerich Pact was o­ne of the first experiences of creating a collective agreement and a security system based o­n mutual recognition of absolute values of being.

For years heading towards realization of the idea of this kind of treaty Nicholas Roerich was using extensively his scholastic attainments received at the Faculty of Law at Saint Petersburg State University (18931897). Of greatest value to him was a class of F.F. Martens (18451909), the founder of school of international law. He was a bright public figure and lawyer, an author of Modern international law of civilized nations (18821883) the first legal writing of such kind and scale in Russia. This textbook translated into most world languages in its authors lifetime, which became the table-top book for diplomats all over the world became the basis of the class which Roerich attended in spring of 1897 in University. Roerich with enthusiasm accepted the fundamental ideas of Martens and knew his other writings. In fact Martens was the author of programme of the First Hague Peace conference which was convened in 1899 o­n initiative of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II and laid the foundation of process of disarmament and regulation of conduct of war. Martens and his students were very active in working out the basic framework of the agreements and took part in the Second Hague Peace conference (1907).

The direct connection to the humanistic heritage of Martens and his followers is seen in preamble and basic framework of the Roerich Pact and even in its title (Treaty o­n the protection of artistic and scientific institutions and historic monuments). Roerich's knowledge of international law helped him to turn his idea of the Pact into reality with implementation of Russian tradition of peace-building.

Peace through Culture is not just a social movement but an elaborate philosophical worldview, a holistic anthropological paradigm of world's universality as universality of culture. The connection between cultural and social progress and development of human as a biological species is obvious for the artist. Neglect for culture and decline of it lead to running wild with its violence and bloodshed. Culture is a cult of Light, Roerich used to say. According to him Culture, based o­n culture of the spirit and developing of the good nature, has nothing to do with blessings of civilization. Works of art with their energy have decisive significance in the battle between Light and dark, which can be identified o­n the feature of "inhuman cruelty".

One more avant-garde idea was Roerich's thought o­n common roots of spirituality of different cultures which meant that cultural heritage was not the achievement of a certain nation but of all mankind. Destruction of historical monuments, temples and museums was considered as crime against humanity, hostility and war between people as a sign of their ignorance. As a symbol for this universal idea a universal sign possessing sacral meaning was needed. The sign of Banner of peace (three amaranth red spheres in a circle) had a trinity sign as its prototype. This symbol which dates back to Neolithic era is seen in cultures of different countries and nations. Holy Trinity of Christianity, Trimurti of Hinduism (Brahma-Shiva-Vishnu), Triratna of Buddhism (Buddha-Dharma-Sangha) this list could be continued.

Within this book developing the ideas of Tetrasociology it is interesting to mention that Roerich had supplemented the ancient threefold sign with the forth element a circle which is a symbol of harmony highlighting the importance of coordinated union within the triad. When asked about the meaning of Banner of peace sign he used to explain it as Past-Present-Future in the circle of Eternity or Religion-Science-Art in the circle of Culture. Roerich's conception of universality of culture is not the result of an abstractive research in the field of history of art but a totally new approach. He pointed at the importance of understanding the quintessence and the most sacred part of any authentic culture which according to Roerich was the concepts of Messiah and the future New era. This was considered by him as a key to understanding and concord between people and nations.

"Messiah, Maitreya, Muntazar, Mitolo and all the glorious names of the same most sacred and most heartfelt aspiration of the humankind. With most delight prophets talk about the future. Read over all the leafs of the Bible which expresses the most lightful hope of the people; read over the words of Buddha prophesying about Maitreya; look how tenderly Muslims talk about the prophet of the future...

In most gloomy times amidst narrowness of thoughtlessness most clearly sounded the encouraging voice speaking about the great Advent, about the New Era - time when mankind would be able to use wisely and inspiredly all the opportunities they had been given. Everybody interprets this Bright Era in his own way but all agree in the language of heart. In every heart, in the whole human world their lives the same striving to Good... Is it hard to agree in Good? Let us remember all the legends about Saints of all times and nations... Saints become panhuman and belong to the whole world as steps of true evolution of humankind [14].

Roerich had repeatedly pointed at special planetary mission of Russia which he named the land of Saint Sergius and which according to him had been given the fearless determination towards renewal of life. Unlike some other states Russia has no interest in war. Not historical memory which keeps record of two World Wars in which Russia were involved against its will, nor the culture of the country based o­n Orthodoxy and Russian idea (the priority of spiritual values and service to ethical law) predetermine such an interest. The Reverend Sergius of Radonezh, Builder of Russia (13141392) had bequeathed the Russian people and their leaders Unity, good will and concord of the nonfusing and indivisible Holy Trinity. He blessed Prince Dmitry and two monks not just for battle with Mongols, invaders encroaching o­n independence of the country but making a historiosophical generalization for a battle with the powers of evil. The enemy which Russian troops fought o­n Don river was a military empire setting domination, exploitation and demolition of human freedom.

This pattern has been reproduced in the historical reality again and again each time forming potential or real causes for war. In this term the way of peacekeeping is uncompromising struggle. Principles of peaceful social life in harmony and its unconditional advocacy from any aggressor (Mongols, Swedes, Napoleon, Hitler, etc.) are the ultimate historical values of Russia to which it remains faithful to the present day.

Julia Budnikova, deputy director of the Roerich family Museum and Institute (www.roerich.spb.ru), winner of Saint-Petersburg Governmental Prize for culture, president of GHA-Russia, vice president of GHA: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=577

Address: Saint-Petersburg, Russia. E-mail: jb {@} roerich.spb.ru

 

6.2.5. Principle of Spheral/Societal Security of Global Peace.

Manijeh Navidnia

This article is a continuation of my article o­n the same subject in the ABC of Harmony [15]. It was set inextricable link and dependent societal/spheral security from the level of social harmony. Consequently, societal security is an essential attribute of global peace, which, like security, has a source of social harmony. As adopted in this book (see the first chapter), the source and actors of social harmony is harmonious classes of the population employed in four spheres of social production - SPHERONS. In this regard, logically now analyze societal security as necessary consequence of SPHERONS together with global peace. Societal security in its symbiosis with global peace performs instrumental function of SPHERONS for its provision. Therefore, societal security can be recognized as a necessary principle of global peace, for which both SPHERONS are full responsible. True and full-scale security can o­nly give global peace from harmony of SPHERONS, as shown in the preceding chapters.

The SPHERONS concept theoretically allows defining the following key features of societal security:

1. "Reference object" and "type of threat", corresponding to the four spheres of social production, in which workers SPHERONS and

2. The phases or stages/levels of societal security, constituting an endless cycle of global peace, the limit to improve which does not exist.

The security assessment requires extensive statistics, in the first place, the threats and risks in each social sphere. Unfortunately, for most of them, such statistics do not exist. It can get a powerful stimulus for the development in connection with the development of global statistics of SPHERONS (see chap. 2). Theoretical development phases and cycles of societal security in every sphere within their harmonization carried SPHERONS is a new important task of global peace science, which requires a lot of efforts and time.

Manijeh Navidnia PhD.,

Professor of Sociology, faculty member at Azad University, Garmsar Branch, Iran

Web: www.SocietalSecurity.com E-mail: navidnia {@} hotmail.com

 

6.2.6. Principle of Tolerance of Global Peace. Ernesto Kahan

"On the threshold of the new millennium, when the prevalent ideologies have come into contradiction with reality, Global Harmony Association makes its appearance offering humanity the necessary philosophical vision of peace from world harmony".

Ernesto Kahan[3, 84]

 

"Powerful leaders know that if we continue without making changes there will be a universal

tragedy". Ernesto Kahan

"People dont get along because they fear each other. People fear each other because they dont know each other. They dont know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [16]

 

Theissues of this article, which are very important and existential for present humankind, were proposed byDr. LeoSemashko, theeditorof this book. Since they can fill thecontents ofone or moretreaties, I will try topresent a summary of my way of thinking and answering the questions:a) Whyit is necessary and urgent to act in order develop processfor harmonyand peace? Or as Dr. Semashko presented as Need for Tetranet Revolution in the 21st Century and b) Why mustart andscience interact in order tomake this processsuccessful?

In a previous communication [17], I already presented the interaction between tolerance, harmony and responsibility for world peace, as it showed in fig 18.

Figure 18: Tetranet interaction between tolerance, harmony and responsibility for world peace

In the mentioned communication this process towards the achievement of universal peace is explained due to the fact that for first time in the documented history of man, the human society is facing two real opposed feasibilities. "On o­ne hand, by the use of atomic weapons or slowly by the destruction of the environment, there is a real possibility to completely exterminate life o­n Earth; and o­n the other hand, it is now possible to totally eliminate hunger in the world - what seemed incredible just few years ago - and also to achieve a universal contract of harmony that will assure the peaceful relationship among the countries. Such a universal contract of harmony can be achieve by tolerance which is a kind of negotiated acceptance by each component or by groups of the components of the system. Harmony should be the basis for the peaceful coexistence among nations and political agreements. Harmony can never be eternal and complete, but is essential in the present stage of our civilization if mankind have to survive"[17].

In a kind of a poetic way I say that

Without peace there will be no life

Without harmony there will be no peace

Without tolerance there will be no harmony

Without a culture of peace there will be no tolerance

Without a spiritual culture there will be no culture of peace

Without education there will be no spiritual culture of peace

Without democracy there will be no education

Without education there will be dependence, war and pain

THE END OF LIFE!

Concerning the question: "Whyart andsciencemust interact tomake this processsuccessful?" the answer is obvious because both, scientists and artists should be responsible and free thinkers, ethically and socially.

In the current world, after all the greatest technological and scientific advancements, there is still much inequality of opportunities and terrible misery. Today, we write and publish in Web pages and magazines of literature, but we do not reach at the population, since o­nly a very small part of it can read and write and have access to Internet. In the World Conference o­n Science, under the auspices of UNESCO in Budapest, July 1999 [19] scientists declared that they concede "that scientific research and the use of scientific knowledge should respect human rights and the dignity of human beings, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the light of the Universal Declaration o­n the Human Genome".

Both must sustain mutual dialogues and proposals for a more secure and dignified society; because poetry, music, dance, painting, sculpture each o­ne, as I said, with a different language of expression, tries to stimulate our emotions and for that they look for to touch the fibers of our more intimate and deep feelings of our life. However, we must consider that in the present human society, art and science are quite separated in the methodology used for study and action. This is the result of the different approach between the scientific objectivism and the artistic subjectivism that occurred as the consequence of the Scientific Method introduced during the modern era [20].

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the scientific method as: "a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses" [21]. Art and science began to analyze the problems of society in an independent angle and without interacting among them.Furthermore, the different methodology utilized and the separated development of linguistic expressions of communication, were factors for the current lack of dialogue between science and art [20].

This separation did not exist in the past. In the Renaissance scientists and artists were integrated and had a common field of action.For example, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 1519) was painter, sculptor, architect, physics, cosmologist, geologist, engineer and anatomist.Since it is expected and necessary a new era of communication between artists and scientists, a common work should begin; obviously, in the framework of the new dimension of science and technology.

We think that the contemporary community can find in the "Tetranet interaction between tolerance, harmony and responsibility for world peace" (Fig 18), the potentiality to orient the dialogue between science and art, through ways that will guide the present globalized society towards rails of survival and progress.

Writers in general and poets in particular must be the lyric voice of the peoples in a dialogue with scientists to contribute to a new humanistic development of science and technology for the progress and survival of humanity. Although today poetry is in a romance unto itself, the poets have a great challenge, to be the messengers and the guardians of the language, to enrich it and keep alive the flame of our condition as social human beings in cultural communication.

My letter to the Universal Peace [22]

You, beloved

are my tree of golden apples

the road of the wheat fields of tolerance,

the song of the winters waiting for more heat,

and my letter - of this morning

which I left in your mailbox,

and says: I love you.

Peace,

immaculate sweet maiden,

roses dreaming of the sunlight

Oh life!Oh beloved!

The rain o­n you, the rain in the garden

and my kisses toyou

do you feel them?

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Ernesto Kahan MD University Professor - Poet Physician

Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Academician - International Academy of Sciences, Technology, Education and Humanities (AICTEH) Spain; Honorary President - Israeli Association Writers. Spanish Branch;

1st Vice President - World Academy of Arts and Culture USA;

Former Vice President of IPPNW (Association awarded the Nobel Peace Prize) and the actual president of the Israeli Branch;

Vice President Intl Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC);

GHA World Harmony Creator and Vice President. Global Harmony Association (GHA).

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=338;

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Editor's comment:

Certainly, tolerance is a necessary principle and component of global peace from harmony. But this positive subjective attitude, education in it and its culture are strong o­nly o­n the basis of objective scientific knowledge of system global peace, presented in global peace science (GPS), which is its ultimate objective basis in people's minds.

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

 

6.2.7. Principle of the Highest Dignity of Global Peace. Evelin Lindner

This article develops the ideas of my past work of the ABC of harmony [23, 176-177]. Human relationships are rapidly changing in the world today. During the past millennia, in most parts of the world, relationships were characterized by the relentless ranking of human worthinessit was generally accepted that some people were born high and others were born low. This is the dominator model of society, as Riane Eisler (1988) calls it. Today, this model is no longer feasible, at least not in the long term.

Humankind is beginning to see the value of respecting all people as equal in worthiness rather than as unequal. We emphasize that the objective equality of SPHERONS in their social nature creates an unshakable foundation for equality of people in dignity and to avoid their humiliation. Also nature is included in this transition. All around the world, we observe how people attempt to move toward partnership (Eisler) or non-domination (Pettit, 1997), be it partnership among ourselves or with nature. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, this is the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly o­n December 10, 1948.This sentence invites all human beings into one single human family, no longer a divided family, and a family where all members are respected as equal in dignity. In the context of human rights ideals, it is felt as humiliation when this equal membership is being denied. Equal dignity is recognized in the Declaration as o­ne of the bases of global peace, thus humiliation of dignity of people is o­ne of the sources of wars.

In the English language, the verb to humiliate had a prosocial meaning until 1757. It was generally accepted that superiors would show inferiors their proper place in the social order by exposing them to humiliation. This practice ranged from rigid hierarchical seating orders to beating and torturing. It was in an encyclopedia in1757 that for the first time the verb to humiliate was described as an antisocial act, as the violation of a persons dignity (Miller, 1993).

In this new context, humiliation can no longer be used by masters to create humble underlings, because humiliation is experienced as an undeserved and unjust violation of dignity that must be redressed. All around the world, subordinates who formerly accepted humiliation quietly are now rebelling against their assigned subservient status in the social order. War is the most cruel humiliation, the most undeserved and unjust violence of dignity, which cannot be tolerated. Peace and harmony can no longer defined as underlings simply keeping quiet in the face of this humiliation as it was before. Humankind is in the process of moving from traditional arrangements of ranked honour to a new vision of human dignity connected with SPHERONS theory. It is a move from ranked honour in a divided family toward a world to equal dignity in a united family who cherishes its diversity.

As a result, we must come to understand that humiliation in its many formssuch as disrespect, denigration, derision, or dehumanizationbecomes a much more powerful force than ever before to breakdown relationships (Lindner, 2006). Based o­n twenty years of global research, humiliation could be aptly understood as a nuclear bomb of emotions [24]. As peace is the highest human dignity, providing his life, so war is the highest humiliation of human dooming him to death [25].

War and associated with it the worst humiliation of person may be excluded in a decent society based o­n the equal dignity of social harmony. Avishai Margalit calls for a decent society that does not humiliate its citizens [26]. Leo Semashko has deeply thought about the ways to shape a decent world and its global peace from social harmony of SPHERONS as the partnership model [3, 8485 .].

However, so far, world-wide, decent relationships are still far from being achieved. What is reigning instead is a form of domination disguised as partnership. Growing influence of corporate interests threaten the emergence of the partnership model. Self-serving individual achievement and cutthroat competition are being promoted, rather than long-term sustainable collaboration. Still too many practices, policies, and institutions induce and intensify humiliation.

It is clear that humankind is moving through dramatic relational changes, as well as facing dire political, economic and environmental challenges to our existence. To develop the vital knowledge we need to address these daunting challenges, our ways of thinking and shaping our world also need to change. This means creating conflict where it is necessary, rather than being divided by unnecessary conflict or being bribed into accepting humiliation. We need to create mutually supportive, humiliation-free global systems that bring people together in equal dignity and help us protect our planet. If we are to survive as a human species, we must develop systems of unity in diversity that encourage everyones best contributions of knowledge, creativity, and wisdom toward this goal. The world needs new models of living together that dignify the lives of all people, of our relationships with each other and our relationship with a fragile planet. A similar model is constructed to change the world in this book devoted to global peace and overcoming the main humiliation of human dignity - the war.

Evelin G. Lindner, MD, PhDs (Dr. med. and Dr. psychol.), Transdisciplinary Scholar in Social Sciences and Humanities. Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). Address: World citizen from Norway.

E-mail: e.g.lindner {@} stk.uio.noWeb: www.humiliationstudies.org, www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=74

 

6.2.8. Indian Commandments of Peace from Harmony. Kanak Mal Dugar

At the end of the colonial era, just after Indian Independence, a divine inspiration guided the founder of Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Shri Kanhaiyalal Dugar to spread the message of Peace and Harmony through Value based Education. After due planning he started Gandhi Vidya Mandir o­n 2nd October, 1950, o­n the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Subsequently, he donated all his wealth and took Sanyas (asceticism) and was known as Swami Shri Ram Sharan ji Maharaj. The institution started working in the field of education, health, rural development, social welfare and research in the very backward and desolated that desert region of Rajasthan.

In 2002 Gandhi Vidya Mandir (GVM) proceeded a step ahead in the direction of achieving its long cherished goal of inculcating human values in the students when University status was granted to o­ne of its constituent IASE Deemed University. Today it has eleven colleges, six schools, rural development centers, Agro-science centre, Gaushala (Cow Home), Orphanage and Craft Training facilities etcetera o­n its campus of over 1000 acres.

Two most liked slogans which were the path markers in the life of our founder Swami ji were

i.No o­ne is other, No o­ne is another (Koi Aur Nahi, Koi Gair Nahi)

ii.No desires, be utilitized (Kuch Mat Chaho, Kaam Aa Jaao)

They became commandments for educating students in the spirit of peace from harmony at GVM and IASE University. Even today I think this is the royal path of harmony because till the evils like greed, selfishness, desires, laziness (idleness), feeling of inequality and intolerance persist in any equation the conflict remains. When no o­ne is another, we are all the same as the creation of the Nature or the creation of its master (as o­ne believes), thus disharmony dwindles; when there is no desire, conflict can never arise. When the feeling of being consumed and utilized for others comes, Harmony blossoms automatically as the source of global peace.

The spiritual master of our founder Revered Swamiji gave these ideals for GVM:

1.Introspection, that is by critically observing our mistakes through self-generated power of discretion.

2.Emphatically resolving not to repeat our mistakes.

3.Adopt doctrinal experimentation with ourselves but have faith in others, keeping the binding of laws for ourselves but love and forgiveness for others.

4.Regenerate and reorient ourselves by the mastering our desires and senses, serving others, remembering supreme consciousness and quest for truth.

5.Never treat others duty as our right, others benevolence as our virtue, others weakness as our strength.

6.Develop family like o­neness irrespective of the differences and diversity.

7.Render all possible creative service to the nearby society.

8.For physical betterment use self-control in diet and recreation and maximize self-reliance in meeting our own needs.

9.Make o­ne-self beautiful by industrious body, Spartan mind, prudent intelligence, loving heart and egoless personality.

10.Give more importance to goods over coins; persons over goods; discretion over person and Truth over discretion.

11.Abnegate useless thoughts and positively utilize the present for a bright future.

Another important reality is that disharmony has to disappear from the inside of the personality of individuals. o­ne has to be in perfect harmony with themselves and o­nly then we can think of Global Harmony. These golden principles when adopted can start the transformation from inside. Disharmony then will start fading down as the society starts proceeding towards adopting these principles. Then o­nly Global Harmony from ABC to Z can be achieved. The ABC of Harmony lifts these principles and ideals o­n the new spiritual level of human integrity and strengthens the consciousness of inner harmony as the ultimate source of peace.

Kanak Mal Dugar, Chairman, Gandhi Vidya Mandir; Chancellor, IASE deemed University; Honorary President, GHAIndia. Address: Sardarshahar, Rajasthan, India.

Web: www.gandhividyamandir.org.in/; www.iaseuniversity.org.in/;

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481; Email: kanakmaldugar {@} gmail.com

 

6.2.9. Principle of Restoring Sanity and Establishing Peace in Strangely Disordered World. A.K. Merchant

There is a conviction deep in every human heart that life has meaning beyond the struggle for survival. But what exactly is the purpose of our existence? To understand the purpose of our existence, we need to first understand the true nature of a human being.When we think about the phrase human nature; what images come to mind? Is it something positive or negative? Are we simply a collection of instincts, appetites, urges and emotions, or are we something more? Is there anything that distinguishes us from animals?

We share with the animal world many characteristics related to our material existence.However, we also have a spiritual nature, what some would call in India, the atman (soul), and it is this spiritual nature that determines our true purpose. The purpose of life for the individual is to develop spiritual qualities and perfections, and to advance towards Divinity that too, collectively. Such development does not take place through idle worship.Nor can it be achieved in a life dedicated to the pursuit of worldly desires. Fulfilling the purpose of o­nes lifewhich is to know and worship the Divinerequires activity in the arena of the collective life of humanity; it calls for selfless service to society.

The growing interdependence and the intensifying interaction among diverse peoples pose fundamental challenges to old ways of thinking, believing and acting demanding their revolution, like the o­ne that makes in GPS in this book. How we, as individuals and communities, respond to these challenges will, to a large degree, determine whether our communities become nurturing, cohesive and progressive, or inhospitable, divided and unsustainable?

A recent survey of the world conditions appeals for a complete reconceptualization of the relationships that sustain society.The deepening environmental crisis, driven by a system that condones the pillage of natural resources to satisfy an insatiable thirst for more, suggests how entirely inadequate is the present conception of humanitys relationship with nature; the deterioration of the home environment, with the accompanying rise in the systematic exploitation of women and children worldwide, makes clear how pervasive are the misbegotten notions that define relations within the family unit; the persistence of despotism, o­n the o­ne hand, and the increasing disregard for authority, o­n the other, reveal how unsatisfactory to a maturing humanity is the current relationship between the individual and the institutions of society; the concentration of material wealth in the hands of a minority of the worlds population gives an indication of how fundamentally ill-conceived are relationships among the many sectors of what is now an emerging global community [27].

The unfettered cultivation of needs and wants has led to a system fully dependent o­n excessive consumption for a privileged few, while reinforcing exclusion, poverty and inequality, for the majority. Each successive global crisisbe it climate, energy, food, water, disease, financial collapsehas revealed new dimensions of the exploitation and oppression inherent in the current patterns of consumption and production.Stark are the contrasts between the consumption of luxuries and the cost of provision of basic needs: basic education for all would cost US$ 10 billion; yet $82 billion is spent annually o­n cigarettes in the United States alone.The eradication of world hunger would cost $30 billion whilst some $92 billion are spent in the United States for combating obesity [28]; i.e. as reported by the UN Department of Public Information, the estimated cost of closing the gap between current trends and what is needed to meet the target ranged from $10 billion to $18 billion per year [29].By comparison, the worlds military budget, unaffected by recession, has risen to $1.70 trillion in 2012 of which approximately 45% is by the United States [29].

The purpose of the collective life of humankind is to carry forward and ever-advancing civilization [30]. Civilization has two essential components, material and spiritual.Both of these have to advance simultaneously if humanity is to achieve prosperity and true happiness.No matter how far the material world advances, it cannot establish the happiness of mankind o­nly when material and spiritual civilization are linked and coordinated will happiness be assured [31] as taught by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Baha'i religion. Thus, we can see that we have a twofold purpose in our lives: knowing and realizing the Divine, and walking the path of collective service for the advancement of civilization, as we know it. To this end, knowledge, volition and action play a central role in fulfilling both these purposes.Knowledge is the foundation of civilization; the will to act and the deeds we perform moves us forward. The principle of the o­neness of humankind implies, then, an organic change in the very structure of present-day society.

Since scientific and spiritual knowledge is so fundamental to both personal growth and the advancement of civilization, every human being should have access to knowledge and have opportunities to play a contributory role in its generation, diffusion and application for the betterment of society.

The disharmonious and disordered world is a loss of sanity and unity. GPS develops the conscious, scientific sanity, which is required to establish global peace from harmony and transform disharmonious and disordered world into consciously organized and harmonious world order of its new-thinking global actors - SPHERONS. Steps and architecture of this order are disclosed in GPS presented in this book.

Every truth, said the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, passes through three stages before it is recognized.In the first stage it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, and in the third stage it is regarded as self-evident [32]. These steps GPS will inevitably have to go. But this is a level of testing its sanity.

Baháulláh, founder of the Baháí Faith, proclaimed: The well-being of humankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established; the earth is but o­ne country, and humankind its citizens.[31]

A.K. Merchant PhD.

National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Bahai Community of India; General Secretary, The Temple of UnderstandingIndia [NGO with consultative status at the United Nations]; Chairperson, Sarvodaya International TrustDelhi Chapter; Member, India International Centre; Visiting Faculty, Centre for Cultural Resources & Training, Government of India.

Address: New Delhi, India, Email:ak9merchant {@} gmail.com

 

6.2.10. Children and Youth Leadership in Building Global Peace.

Nina Meyerhof

The previous generations, as well as modern, did not know what global peace is. They do not know the global peace science (GPS), which is created o­nly now by the collective efforts of GHA. GPS overcomes the traditional historical ignorance in social harmony, revealing the scientific way of building global peace from harmony as its first source. Therefore, to study, to learn, to develop and apply this knowledge to build global peace will future generations, today's youth (this is the age group 15-30 years to the UN definition) and children.

To solve these problems the organization Children of the Earth (COE) was created, as a not-for-profit, 501 (3) [United States legal non-profit designation], officially recognized United Nations NGO organization, dedicated to the building of a better future for all generations. To this end, COE offers Youth leadership programs globally, educational workshops, conferences, as well as presentations at national and international forum.COE promotes building networks and coalitions of groups with common purposes to further the concept of creating greater global cooperation, multicultural understanding, spiritual values and ethical living.COEs goal is for Youth to hear the call, o­ne by o­ne, and individually become socially responsible and active peace builders. 

The 21st century holds the greatest possibilities for an integrated peaceful and prosperous global community. Connected by telecommunications and a growing spirituality, humankind has a chance to actualize an evolutionary state of being. At the same time, the future has never before been more challenged by worldwide terrorism, poverty, rapid climate change, inadequate education and health care and geopolitical unrest. The kind of world that the next generation will experience will depend upon the collective vision and intention of world leaders. As long as the global culture is grounded in fear, greed and ignorance in social harmony, we will continue to use our human and financial resources for war and destruction. As we shift towards love, compassion and education o­n the base of GPS knowledge, we will deploy resources for the common good, lifting up all people to a life of hope and security.

Today, science and spirituality are coming to the same conclusion that all people are intrinsically similar; the human genome project has proven that we are genetically 99.9 % alike with o­nly 1 tenth of o­ne percent that makes us different. (The same argues and psychological human genome, which was opened in the ABC of Harmony. [3, 44-45].) Until we realize that I am you and you are me, o­nly then will right action and thought be supported by the universal laws of society unfolded in GPS. Until we can concentrate o­n what makes us the same instead of what makes us different, o­nly then can we deal with the challenges ahead. It is imperative that we spend our time and resources o­n young people, supporting leadership and educational experiences, first of all in GPS, that promote respectful communities, common ethics, sustainable practices, global peace, and economic opportunities.

 Children of the Earth is an organization whose purpose is to create a network of young leaders committed to the promotion of peace and opportunity. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Nina Meyerhof, COE has been bringing youth together for over 25 years, providing community and networking opportunities to young leaders who are committed to positive global change. By developing a culture of co-operation, collaboration, mediation, relationship-building and understanding of our common humanity, these young people go back to their local communities and influence others through sharing their vision of how we can be together in global peace from social harmony.

The mission of the COE is to support Humanity in creating a future that embodies the universal values of peace, tolerance, dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity for all life.COEs handbook: PIONEERING SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM [33] offers structured learning opportunities to young people that inspire, motivate and unite them to translate these universal values into global action and culturally appropriate projects in their own communities.

As o­ne recognizes the youth are the worlds engines of change. COE has pioneered spiritual activism through educational training models she created: Reflect, Connect, Act, which have been delivered to youth in over 60 countries and transformed communities worldwide. This experience and the COE possibilities greatly enhanced with the advent of social harmony science presented in the ABC of harmony [3], and with the creation o­n its base GPS, presented in this book. In this direction, a new culture of traditional spiritual values develops.

As SPIRITUAL PEACEMAKERS, youth from all corners of the world are recognizing and remembering that there is hope to live as a human family. Youth are tapping into their inner life and reuniting with their true spiritual nature and this reflection leads to a sincere ethical life.

COE seeks support to propel this movement forward through mutual partnership to raise consciousness and social action among our worlds youth population. The intent of raising awareness that youth throughout this world are realizing and are being called forth to reveal that there is a global consciousness attempting to arise in the hearts and minds of humanity. This consciousness is what is being called the spiritual revolution or the evolution of humankind into full awareness.

It is quite evident that even the adults of this new paradigm thinking are still the greatest stakeholders in the present reality although continuing to believe in the necessity of change. Change can occur but o­nly through educational means.New models of any relevant content or lasting ability can o­nly emerge and alter the face of our systems effectiveness if a person is willing to alter their entire life. Adults must recognize that they are really o­nly the gatekeepers to this emerging consciousness revolution in GPS and not the recipients.In spite of their great interest in this GPS revolution, they must be informed to not believe that they will ever know or will ever experience the outcomes of this evolving consciousness revolution.

COE is a catalytic learning organization and empowers young people all over the world to become spiritually conscious leaders by employing these methodologies of inner reflection (meditation) to find o­nes authentic inner voice and to take inspired altruistic actions for a better planet.  We call it "Reflect, Connect, Act: Spiritual Activism."

Youth leadership here is defined as taking initiative based o­n an inner understanding of o­nes personal purpose after tapping into the consciousness field for activating peace-building within their own lives, the lives of others and in the world.

 The o­neness Movement seeks the to transform the world through a shift youth consciousness worldwide by daily o­neness mindfulness meditation, uniting in arevolutionary interactive heart-based site called the Global Heart to exchange and share innovation and inspiration, receive mentorship, and learn about inner transformation to activate the altruistic need to change behaviors and create acts of kindness and community projects of positive action.  Children of the Earth commits to building this platform for youth leaders of the world to organize themselves into a relevant spiritual peacemakers movement. One project in design, is the youth of COE will establish an interactive Global Heart for o­neness Movement & Campaign, a global Inner Revolution for Social Evolution.  COE, joined by others around the world, will launch the effort of uniting 180 million youth worldwide. The goal is to foster a catalytic tipping point to transform our world into a more peaceful and sustainable planet through inner reflection, social transformation and new technologies from harmony.

If we are to alter the course of history that is doomed within the next 25 years and build a New Civilization of Humankind then we must find our commonalties, unite in consciousness and then design alternatives to the structures we have thus created. This is the role of youth. They can be brazen enough to assess internally the potential answers for our survival. 

Dr. Nina Meyerhof,

COE President, GHA Vice-President. Address: South Burlington, Vermont, USA

Web: www.coeworld.org E-mail: nina {@} coeworld.org

 

6.2.11. Social Responsibility for Global Peace.

Matjaz Mulej, Anita Chrast, Leo Semashko

The responsibility for global peace can carry those social groups who are able to provide it in its entirety. Above it has been found that such groups are SPHERONS. But they can be responsible o­nly if this responsibility is conscious for them that will come if they move from an intuitive and spontaneous state to conscious o­ne. This is possible at their education in GPS.

It is important to emphasize the asymmetry of responsibility for war and peace. Any group or nation starting a war is responsible for the war and for breach of peace. But no such group or nation, i.e. none o­ne PARTON cannot be responsible for global peace. o­nly SPHERONS, uniting and including all PARTONS, may be responsible for global peace.

As the GPS and its SPHERONS remain unknown, so far social responsibility for global peace remains terra incognita for all organizations, including international together with the UN, in the Charter of which we find not responsibility for "global" peace, which is often substituted for the concept of local peace anywhere in the world. Therefore, in the industrial militaristic civilization virtually no concept, understanding and science of global peace, its actors and because there is no scientific concept of responsibility for it. For any war as a violation of global peace, all of humanity is responsible, all of its SPHERONS, which can and should prevent any attempt to global peace of any PARTON if SPHERONS are aware of this and have the necessary practical institutions for this purpose. Study o­n global peace and responsibility for it is connected with the further study of SPHERONS in GPS as actors of both.

Matjaz Mulej, Dr. Dr., Prof. Emeritus, University of Maribor;

International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (Vienna, Austria), President; Institute of Social Responsibility, President.

Address: EPF, P.O.Box 142, Razlagova 14, SI-2001 Maribor, Slovenia,

E-mail: mulej {@} uni-mb.si Web: www.irdo.si,www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=64

Anita Hrast, Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social Responsibility.

Address: Maribor, Slovenia. E-mail: anita.hrast {@} siol.net Web: www.irdo.si

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

 

6.2.12. Principle of Happiness of Global Peace. Marianna Poghosyan

The principle of happiness of global peace in GPS is the most obvious but at the same time the most generalizing principle, as the peace state is real happiness and war is the worst of all human miseries as the war brings death and deprives a person of his/her main inalienable right - the right to life. Peace, as opposed to war, provides it. It was understood thousands of years ago and expressed by almost all thinkers.

Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration, created members of the Global Harmony Association (GHA) and supported by like-minded people from other countries [34, p. 21-30], o­nce again proves the need for creation, awareness and ratification of the universal concept of "global peace from harmony", based o­n the scientific theory of global social harmony, first presented in the ABC of harmony [3].

The inevitability of knowledge and use of harmony is now widely spoken by the different scientists. For example, Stanislav Grof, author of the book "Beyond the Brain" [35] believes that the solution of contemporary problems requires a new science called "Science about Systems of Harmony" based o­n Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section, bringing together the ends of the parts into a beautiful set of perfect harmony. He believes that this will restore and deepen the relationship between science and art as the two complementary methods of detection and reflection of objective harmony of the universe. But this is the technical science, it is powerless before social harmony and scientific understanding of global peace, which grows o­nly from the harmony of social parts not of the Fibonacci numbers, and so o­n.

Based o­n this social need, the necessity to create GPS from harmony is unique and by far the most urgent responsibility of mankind. It makes the most important agenda of the progressive development peace from harmony in pernicious destructive century of industrial civilization. GPS should be universal for all people tool and beacon in the chaos and immorality of our wars against the principal vector of life and happiness, against ourselves. After all, in the end, the formula of the existence of all living things in peace from harmony is principle of authentic Harmony.

Marianna Poghosyan,

Lawyer, Master of Advanced European and International Studies; Political Affairs Officer in the European and International organizations; National Ballet Artist of Armenia; author of the book "Happiness against GDP" (2013).

Address: Yerevan, Armenia; E-mail: poghosyan.marianna {@} yahoo.com

 

6.2.13. Principle of Womens Priority in Global Peace.

Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Vera Popovich

GPS reveals the most powerful natural forces of peace in society. The first such force are SPHERONS that shown in the first two chapters of the book. They include the most powerful peacemaking force, which have women. It expresses the principle of womens priority in management of peaceful society based o­n the appropriate law of SPHERONS in GPS. Female half of SPHERONS, by nature, is intended to bear and raise children, of which grow all people as the main social resource. Women can do so in peace and for peace and not for war as murder of their children. Therefore, women are a major actor of global peace and how the child's mother, his main teacher, and as the inspirer and educator in harmony for the male half of SPHERONS. The woman is the main source of harmony within them. In place of militarization she stands harmonization.

It was long been noted and expressed in world literature and art and now in science. The famous Japanese poet Raityo Hiratsuka said, Woman was originally the sun!. Her harmony is sung in countless masterpieces of poetry, music, painting and sculpture of all time. The woman is mother of mankind. Unfortunately, in the past history, women bear and raise children mostly for the wars and violence in which they were killed millions. The woman as the sun, heat and light of harmonious enlightenment of children is a key actor of global peace from harmony. But patriarchal militarist societies with male power, women and children are deprived, oppressed, and unequal with limited rights.

Therefore, if humanity is to get rid itself from male militarism, its power and democracy have changed the face for women and ensure that women have priority in the democratic management of society. Global peace demands that womens priority in social management was constitutional, that at least 50% of the seats in all parliaments and organs of power were reserved for women, plus a children's suffrage, executed by parents, especially mothers. It is o­nly way humanity to get rid of militarism, war and violence. Children's priority in society and priority of women in the social management are the necessary priorities for global peace. GPS is the first scientific instrument of women in the struggle for global peace, for childrens priority and for their priority in social governance. These priorities provide an objective global peace and raise the rights and status of women in society and their role in the adequate place. This will be a new, harmonious and peaceful civilization with female profile. But it requires long and active peacemaking womens efforts, the sprouts of which grow stronger over a century.

Womens work for peace is recognized now more than ever before. Women in developing countries coming out of violent conflicts are calling for more recognition of the vital role of women in bringing harmony, peace and stability to their respective communities and countries. Women who are grounded in humanity, women in their non-violent struggle for peace, the safety of lives and womens rights must be celebrated for their significant contribution to peace and security.

In Africa, womens leadership is not the norm but the exception, in spite of the fact there is a tradition of womens involvement in the community. Culture is being used to keep women from leadership roles. In conflict situations, law is defined by the rule of the gun. This is so, because the perception is that war is necessary to get power. War is believed to be a battle for power.Women can get peace processes going and need to be supported. Here are a few examples, starting with Africa.

Leymah Gbowee is Liberian activist, peacemaker, born in 1972. She is a woman for peace, a trauma counselor and executive director of a pan-African organization, the Women in Peace and Security Network, working to promote womens role in peace building and conflict prevention. In 2003, she organised a large womens peace movement that made an important contribution to bringing an end to her countrys 14-year civil war. She along with her collaborator Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 that Sirleaf won. This made Liberia the first African nation to have a female president. She, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."

She recalled how she finally realized that the Liberian child soldiers were also victims of conflict like the women. She said They were recruited at 8, 9 or 10 years old, given drugs and guns. A lot of them were arrested at their place of recruitment; working with them I could see they were victims like myself. The perpetrators are the o­nes who give the guns and I realized then that even if it was going to kill me, I would say something; I would say something to Charles Taylor the civil war leader. I would say something to Charles Taylor about the horrible future he has created for Liberia.

Former Minister of Justice of Kenya, Martha Karua, who led the peace negotiations in the country, said we are all inter-connected. If we, women, are working to achieve peace then we must stand out and talk about peace. There are millions of people living in poverty and most of the conflicts around the world are about a scramble for resources. There cant be durable peace without women. When we focus o­n peace, we are giving true meaning to democracy.

Asha Abdallah, a Somali politician, a Muslim member of parliament, criticized the Somali government for its lack of democracy and openness. She o­nce said that "Somalia is the most neglected humanitarian crisis in the world, a community of mothers grieving over their children." Because of the high mortality rate of Somali men in wars, 65% of the Somali population are women, followed by Parliament secured o­nly 12% of the seats. However, as stated Asha Abdallah, "the warlords do not allow 12% of women in parliament, limiting their number, o­nly 8%."

Women have the capacity to rebuild from the grassroots up re-uniting the people in the process. In Djibouti 100 women came up with a formula for the women to be separate from the clans by negotiating between the warlords and the clans. They reformed the Transitional Federal Government. Women peace builders strive to bring peace and equality to the world. In conflict women suffer more; they suffer more violence to their body and their person, therefore affirmative action for women is important.

We have prominent women leaders in peace building and human rights activists from all over the world who speak o­n the necessity of international support for the role of womens leadership in peace building, negotiations, promoting reconciliation between communities, tribal leaders and war lords especially in ethnic conflict.

Another example. Wazhma Frogh, an activist in the Afghan womens network who has passed through a lot of problems taking part in the Afghanistan peace process. Frogh reported at the Grand Assembly or the Peace Jurga, that there were o­nly 300 women out of 2300 citizens from the entire country. She was the o­nly woman among tribal leaders and MPs. She was in committee 13. She recalled On the first day I walked into the room and no o­ne said hi to me. So for the first day I listened. o­n the second day I said hi and again no o­ne responded. As the day progressed it seemed that the process was stuck o­n negotiating a treaty. She soon came to realized that: the tribal leaders did not understand the difference between a treaty and an agreement. So I said: can I help you? I stood up and explained the difference between a treaty and an agreement. o­n the third day they selected me as head of the programme.

The tribal leaders thought that all they needed was to be stronger, to have more guns, more soldiers and more equipment. Frogh asked them a question: What do you want at the end of 2014? Two thousand men are able to shoot or an efficient protection where goods and people are able to move around safely? Consequently, Committee 13 then said, We shall lobby for you to become our representative at the Security Council. In Afghanistan at the provincial council level, we find all men initially but twenty-five women are involved now. Women need the support of their communities. They make a huge difference through active contribution to peace and human rights activism. Their decisions at the grassroots improve lives and are therefore very beneficial to the community.

According to Wazhma Frogh peace in Afghanistan can o­nly be possible through campaigning at the grassroots, the Afghanistan people have to own it. NATOs policy should not interfere in cultural matters. The failure to acknowledge the rights of women is detrimental to building a stable society in Afghanistan. She said We have to take reconciliation back to peoples homes. Frogh rightly said, NATO dont count how many women are able to travel safely to school or work, they arm local militias, and the biggest instruction NATO soldiers get is dont speak to Afghan women, because the Afghan men will kill you. If they see a woman getting killed or attacked by Afghan men they dont get involved because that violence is local, cultural. To NATO it is a success indicator when there is reduction in suicide attacks. She believes that we need to lobby for the empowerment of women in the peace process. It should be women that lead the peace process. NATO Security Council really has to reform itself into a peoples organization necessary for peace.

Women need to be in leadership roles in peace negotiations and women empowerment should be at the core of human rights issues. They are very vital in preserving the generations. There is the need for us to bring a lot of African women to the negotiating table. It is very important to give recognition to women were peace builders, who did great things for their communities, in their respective field.These women are worthy of being emulated by others.It was by no means a smooth journey for women to gain recognition for their great peace work.

Bertha von Suttner, author and a woman for peace, was the first female Peace Laureate in 1905. In 1931, Sixteen years after, Jane Addams, won the Peace prize, then another fifteen years, in 1946, Emily Greene Balch, academic, writer, won in recognition for her work with the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF); she shared it with John Mott.

It took 46 years (1976) before Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan (née Maguire) both community activists were recognised for their work in the Northern Ireland peace movement.

The Nobel Womens Initiative was founded by Williams and Corrigan in 2006, along with other Laureates Wangari Maathai, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, and Jody Williams. These six women brought together their unique experiences as a team to help strengthen peace building work done, and support of womens rights around the world.

There are many other famous women leaders in peace-building and human rights. These activists from around the world talking about the necessity of international support for women's leadership in peace-building, in the negotiations, in promoting the reconciliation of communities and tribal leaders in ethnic conflicts. These examples illustrate the vital importance of the womens priority principle in global peace, which is formulated in GPS.

Ayo Ayoola-Amale,

Lawyer, Mediator, Peace-builder and Poet. President, Global Harmony Association in Africa: GHA-Africa. GHA Vice-president. President, Women International League for Peace and Freedom, Ghana (WILPF). Address: Accra, Ghana. Email: aayoamale {@} gmail.com

Web: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=524

Vera Popovich,

Librarian-bibliographer, GHA member. Address: St. Petersburg, Russia,

Email:vera-papovich {@} mail.ru

 

6.2.14. Global Peace and its Science as the first Common Good of the XXI Century. Francois Houtart, Leo Semashko

The struggle for Common Goods is related with the history of capitalism. In England, the enclosure of the common lands has been o­ne of the main origins of the capitalist system. To reduce the commons and to transform them in private property was the beginning of a process of accumulation. Common lands were considered as wasted lands. Land reforms like the o­nes of China and Vietnam have restored this notion, with the socialization of land.

Today, neo-liberalism all over the world has reduced the social conquests of more than a century, among them the organization of public services, social security and popular education, creating new forms of poverty. Struggles to restrain such a trend and to reorganize areas of solidarity, have been developed among social movements: labour, peasants, women, indigenous peoples. In Latin America post-neoliberal governments have reestablished or increased programmes against poverty, better access to health and education, social insurances, development of formal labour, public investments.

In the present situation of crisis, the concept of Common Good has known a new life. It is used by the struggles to restore public services. It became part of the discourse of neo-keynesians rightly afraid of the consequences of the economic turmoil. Post-neoliberal Governments in Latin America use the word to justify their political practices. International organizations like UNCTAD speak about global common good. Surely there is nothing wrong in emphasizing this concept, and in a short time it may be useful to alleviate the fate of millions of people. However it should not serve as an argument to reproduce the existing economic system, with some improvements.

This is why the notion of Common Good of Humanity is proposed as a new paradigm (fundamental orientation) of the collective life of Humanity o­n the planet. It means the possibility of creating, reproducing and bettering life o­n earth. This is proposed not in an idealistic platonic view, neither in the tradition of utopian socialism, but in response to a system destructing the earth and having adopted a sacrificial economy able to eliminate entire social groups in name of progress. It is a radical critic of the kind of modernity transmitted by the logic of the market and not completely abandoned by the socialist experiences.

Concretely, it means to transform the four fundamentals (spheres) of any society: relations with nature; production of the material base of all life, physical, cultural, spiritual; collective social and political organization and culture for global peace as Common Good of Humanity.

Developing the idea of a "full theoretical revision" of traditional capitalist paradigm of the common good, which has led to a systemic crisis and the death of this paradigm [36, 33], we can say today that process of updating it should go in the direction primarily global peace and creation of its science. The problem of global peace has never been central into industrial (capitalist) conception of common good, because peace was meant as something self-evident and natural, that corresponds to the total intuition of SPHERONS global peace; o­n the other hand, if war and recognized as disaster, the small and even healing, as bloodletting in medicine of the past. However, due to a deep understanding of the catastrophic danger of rapidly growing military potential of mankind for its survival and the preservation of nature, attitude to it and its alternative became vary.

The war, with its devastating consequences for the Earth global ecosystem and humanity, became a real possibility threatening the very important right of human and nature - the right to life. Therefore, global peace has moved into a number of first-class values of Common Good of Humanity in the XXI century. But humanity in their cognitive potential of the social sciences, because of their more than o­ne or two century-old backlog, was not quite ready for the scientific approach to the problem of world peace. Existing "peace studies/researches" do not solve the problem because they do not have a holistic objective approach, steeped in "paranoia" of various subjective approaches and opinions, showing degeneration and senselessness of this form of scientific knowledge of peace, which, of course, is not without some private useful discoveries as it is shown in the third chapter. The traditional social sciences are not able to respond to the new challenge: "What we need now is a radical change in the paradigm or, in other words, in a fundamentally new orientation of human life o­n the planet" [36, 5].

A radical paradigm shift offers the ABC of Harmony [3] in his planetary model of global harmony - in its social genome SOCIONOME that described above and which is the basis of GPS in new understanding global peace as first Common Good of Humanity. This paradigm allows us to understand the identity of the common good of humanity with global harmony and global peace, grows o­nly from harmony, not of war. Developing the logic of this paradigm further, we can say, if global peace is the first necessity in context of globalization of social relations in the XXI century so GPS is the first common good in new century as without it global peace from harmony cannot exist. Without scientific understanding and awareness of a holistic system of its conditions from social harmony, it cannot be a conscious and planned construction o­n the Earth by thousands of nations in 7-8 billion people within long-term (almost infinite) future. o­nly science of peace can take such a mission, making it the first necessity and the first common good for the future of society.

Francois Houtart,

Doctor of Sociology and Catholic Priest, Professor Emeritus of Catholic University.

Address: Louvain, Belgium; E-mail: houtart {@} hotmail.com

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

 

6.2.15. Harmony Principle between Science and Religion in GPS.

Kurt Johnson, David Ord

Global peace science does not yet exist. We must create this science

Global Harmony Association [37]

Global peace is impossible without overcoming the traditional mental/spiritual conflicts and disharmonies between different political ideologies, between different world religions, between science and religion, between science and art, between science and the humanities, and so o­n, which are expressed in their respective worldviews and philosophies. The existence of these contradictions caused by different social groups, generating them and standing behind them: the countries of the capitalist and socialist orientation, believers of different religions, adherents of science or religion, science or art advocates and etc. Their socio-cultural, political and economic contradictions are reflected in the contradictions of their worldviews, philosophies and ideologies.

In this social situation, there are two logical options. 1. If we consider that the contradictions of these social groups are ineradicable, we must recognize the eternity of their spiritual conflicts and wars between them. 2. If we consider that the contradictions of these social groups are temporary (historical) and solvable that behind them are always harmonious and wider (very extensive) classes of the population SPHERONS, o­n the basis of common interests of which can harmonize all the conflicting interests of private groups, PARTONS, we must recognize the possibility of harmonization of all the spiritual contradictions. (see the book first chapter). Together with it, we have to recognize the possibility of integration into the harmony of all mental diversity based o­n common scientific knowledge of their overall social source - SPHERONS. The second option is logic deployed in detail in this book. Within its framework, we try to identify and disclose the principle of harmony between science and religion in GPS as an essential attribute of global peace, which is formed at the moment.

Although not all people are the scientists and believers but science and religion concern, anyway, of all people. Science and religion are the eternal and necessary forms of social consciousness, which complement each other by different ways of knowledge and transformation of reality with the priority of o­ne of them in different historical epochs. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. o­n the basis of the contradictions between them arise many conflicts, often poured into armed conflicts and wars, including the inter-religious wars, in which the parties accused each other in "impiety" and "wrong" understanding of God, and so o­n.

Science and religion, long polarized, now appear to be moving rapidly toward inevitable rapprochementthe result of new views of the universe emerging for some centuries, particularly in the last two. Today scientists speak of the incredible complexity of reality in terms that equate to religious awe. The quantum world, string theory, and now M-theory in physics have rapidly introduced a dynamic vibratory view of reality o­n a global scale. A cosmology of potential multiverses and additional dimensions is also being proposed, along with the heralded discovery of the universal Higgs-Boson energy field announced by physicists in 2012.

There is now a chance for a meaningful dialogueespecially if religions can step into the modern worldview, shedding dogmatisms from less-enlightened eras. The new dialogue of science and religion is however not an easy o­ne. The disciplines are different in nature, respectively emphasizing the objective and the subjectiveoddly enough the domains of our species left and right brain hemispheres.There are arenas for appropriate exchange and also areas in which the fields and their methods must be quite separate.

Historically, we have inherited a world that traditionally divided science and the humanities into The Two Cultures (identified in C. P. Snows famous 1959 lecture and subsequent book of the same name) [38].This prevailing worldview that the subjective realm of the humanities and the objective realm of science would remain separate has changed o­nly recently, as acknowledged in the 1993 reprinting of Snows own classic, in a new introduction by Cambridge University professor Stefan Collini [39]. A Third Culture is now being predictedone representing this creative rapprochement. And it is cross-disciplinary. Today, Harvard economist David Korten [also of YES magazine] is pioneering recognition of a new Integral cosmology addressing both religion and science that might bring together the cultural elements of the purely religious, or purely scientific, cosmologies that have long been at loggerheads across our world culture [40].

Todays hope for development of a mutual respect and true understanding of the necessary nuances appropriate to science and religion results from the fact we live now in a universe acknowledged as a continuum from the infinitesimally large to the infinitesimally small. Its also a world in which we acknowledge the mutuality of objective and subjective knowing in our day to day life. These are no longer strict dualities, even blurring what is today seen as the normal or paranormal.

While scientists who venture into proclamations for or against religions are veering from doing actual science, we can never be quite sure what real science will be able to tackle next. This realization should inform every o­ngoing debate about what is actually real or not real. Similarly, religion must be careful not to misrepresent scientific concepts or misuse scientific terms to serve a purely metaphysical agenda. Such misuses by either enterprise bring both religion and science into further mutual disrespecta perennial historical problem.

Science and religion are more likely to respect each other, and create a promising dialogue for our global future, when those who engage in them hold and proffer views that are worthy of respect and seen by both as authentic processes of inquiry and exchange. Numerous new books explore this Infinite Potential (to quote the title of o­ne by physicist and humanitarian Lothar Schaefer [41]). Another is Entangled States: Science and Faith by Nicholas Knisely [42].

We explore this dynamic at length in our recent book The Coming Interspiritual Age [43]. As we note therein, its widely acknowledged today that science is humanitys public way of knowinga method of inquiry that (much like jury trials in most legal systems) lays out evidence and draws appropriate conclusionswhile spirituality (and its offspring, religion) are our private ways of knowing. Both are natural and a part of who we are. Inevitable globalization and multiculturalism (whether we are speaking of the cultures of nations or of knowledge) demand, and are engendering, this new rapprochement.

Currently the educated 30-40% of our worlds peoples embraces religions that incorporate both science and religion in a theistic evolutionary view. The latter is often referred to as recognizing the epic of evolution as a part of the theistic understanding of process. This suggests that we can successfully create cosmologies and accounts of our origins and reasons for being here in a context thats compelling for both religious faith and secular knowledge. Today we even see science-friendly movements within evangelical Christianity, attempting a new kind of discussion around the compelling data of science, without jettisoning a faith whose texts are anchored in millennial ways of life [43, 48-50].

The Global Harmony Association and its Global Peace Science is so important o­n the path of rapprochement and harmonization of science and religion. If a spiritual inclination is part of the fundamental wiring of human beings, it's even more imperative that the world turn spirituality and science away from their prevalent current cultures of isolation and fragmentation. GPS helps various world religions to find a common social source in harmonyof SPHERONS and be their scientific argument in ending of religious wars and justification of interfaith harmony (see below.).As the founder of the modern Interspiritual Movement, Brother Teasdale, made clear, writing in his now classic book The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the Worlds Religions (a book also much devoted to scientific discussion): "The necessary shifts in consciousness require a new approach to spirituality that transcends past religious cultures of fragmentation and isolation. He added, This new paradigm must be able to accommodate all human experience, knowledge and capacities, be built both o­n intellectual integration and direct experience, and make available to everyone all the forms the spiritual journey assumes. [44, 12, 26, 35, 65]. Its our hope that the Global Peace Science initiative, theoretical platform which was created in the ABC of harmony [3], can be a major contributor to this historic direction. The way to harmony of science and religion is bilateral, which alone can provide a spiritual ground for global peace.

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. Dr. Johnson was associated with the American Museum of Natural History for twenty-five years and now teaches at New York Citys o­ne Spirit Interfaith Seminary.

Address: New York, USA

Web: www.isdna.org, www.thecominginterspiritualage.com, www.namastepublishing.com, and www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=554, Email: kurtjohnsonisd {@} yahoo.com

David Robert Ord. 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. With Namaste Publishing he has also authored Your Forgotten Self: Mirrored in Jesus the Christ. Address: Phoenix, USA; Web: www.namastepublishing.com

 

6.2.16. God as Value and Moral Imperative of GPS.

Kurt Johnson, David Ord, Leo Semashko

Global Peace Science (GPS) cannot ignore multi-millennial experience of different religions in peacemaking but must use it within of their natural harmony. Interfaith harmony rooted in SPHERONS, which for religions are source of deep intuition of global divine peace from social harmony and for science as objective source of true knowledge of the same content. But science is incomprehensible to most people and religion is close and acceptable for them. Therefore, it would be extremely unwise to neglect, with any point of view, religious peacemaking experience in GPS. It enters into GPS not o­nly the principle of harmony between science and religion but also the need to recognize God as the value and moral imperative of global peace and its science - GPS. All this is inextricably linked into GPS.

The source of this conclusion is a universal fact that all religions of the world recognize God a source of peace, not war. God created all things in peace and harmony, not in war. War is the fate of limitations, ignorance and unreason of people in their aggressiveness (through mythological gods Ares and Mars in ancient times) and not God, the fate of whom is the universal and eternal peace from harmony within the Cosmos created by Him. Therefore, God always has been and remains in all religions by peacemaking value and moral imperative for all nations and people. This universal and multi-millennial religious experience is included as a principle in GPS, paving the way into it for all believers, and o­n the other hand, the path of science in religion. This mutual penetration strengthens and develops each of them, opens up new prospects for peace-making influence o­n people. Therefore, the principle of God as the supreme value of peacekeeping and higher moral imperative for people and nations is an organic part of GPS.

But this principle acquires today a new integral meaning of interspirituality, which we have already spoken. There is a profound historical process currently unfolding-- the rapid manifestation of a globally emergent universal spirituality inherently connected to the compelling moral and ethical values underpinning the worlds Great Wisdom Traditions.The difference now is that the shared deep moral and ethical values themselves are now being emphasized, gradually eclipsing particular religious creeds and dogmas which (in the more superficial dimension of ideas or beliefs) previously characterized a more fractured and parochial landscape among the worlds religions.

It is important that people understand what has happened. A major background event to this (known by some but not by all) was the thirty-some year process, through the Snowmass Inter-religious Initiative (involving delegates from across all the worlds traditions [43, pp. 127-151]), creating the Nine Points of Agreement among the worlds religions [45, pp. xvii-xviii; 42, pp. 212-216; adapted and updated, 41, p 341]. Further, from these then emerged, a distinct values and ethical component regarding the new universal spirituality articulated as the Nine Elements of a Universal Spirituality [44, pp.109-157; adapted and updated, 43, pp. 370-371]. Globally now, most interfaith discussions are based, knowingly or unknowingly, o­n these elements or principles. The nine-points put forward by the Snowmass Initiative include these shared principles:

  1. The world religions bear witness to the experience of Ultimate Reality to which they give various names: Brahma, Allah, (the) Absolute, God, Great Spirit.
  2. Ultimate Reality cannot be limited by any name or concept.
  3. Ultimate Reality is the ground of infinite potentiality and actualization.
  4. Faith is opening, accepting, and responding to Ultimate Reality. Faith in this sense precedes every belief system.
  5. The potential for human wholenessor in other frames of reference, enlightenment, salvation, transformation, blessedness, nirvanais present in every human.
  6. Ultimate Reality may be experienced not o­nly through religious practices but also through nature, art, human relationships, and service to others.
  7. As long as the human condition is experienced as separate from Ultimate Reality, it remains subject to ignorance, illusion, weakness, and suffering.
  8. Disciplined practice is essential to the spiritual life; yet spiritual attainment isn't the result of o­ne's own efforts, but the result of the experience of o­neness (unity) with Ultimate Reality.
  9. Prayer is communion with Ultimate Reality, whether it's regarded as personal, impersonal (transpersonal), or beyond both.

These are the more mental, intellectual, or left-brain elements of the consensus that has been arising across the worlds religions for the last three decades. They approach a scientific form, which makes them more coherent with GPS as o­ne of its highest principles and moral imperatives.

On the other hand, the Nine Elements of a Universal Spirituality reflect the traits of personal character, or spiritual maturity, that would reflect the values inherent in the Nine Points of Agreement.The Nine Elements not o­nly represent the aspirations of authentic spirituality but also describe its goals and fruits. Each circumscribes a realm of spiritual and ethical inquiry and responsibility and each contains multiple aspects that are critical to global interfaith harmony education:

1.Actualizing full moral and ethical capacity

  1. Living in harmony with the cosmos and all living beings
  2. Cultivating a life of deep nonviolence
  3. Living in humility and gratitude
  4. Embracing a regular spiritual practice
  5. Cultivating mature self-knowledge
  6. Living a life of simplicity
  7. Being of selfless service and compassionate action
  8. Empowering the prophetic voice for justice, compassion, and world transformation.

In sum, these principlesspringing from whatever language is used (Brahma, Allah, (the) Absolute, God, Great Spirit etc.)-- emphasize the great ethical and wisdom teachings of the religions, with their stress o­n the grandeur of humanitya grandeur that is not o­nly the heart of authentic religion but of the science and arts, including literature, poetry, music, art, dance, and all the other manifestations that mark Homo sapiens as an unparalleled species. Therefore, GPS cannot do without this rich spiritual potential of peace, which is covered by the principle of God as value and moral imperative.

Rev. Dr. Kurt Johnson, David Robert Ord (bio-notes see in the previous article).

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

 

6.2.17. Nonviolence Principle of GPS. The People's Nonviolence Charter. Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone, Anahata Giri

(Editor's note. Global Peace from Harmony excludes violent, therefore the GPS important principle is principle of non-violence, the version of which is presented in detail in "The People's Nonviolence Charter" of three Australian scientists published abridged below.)

 

THE PEOPLE'S CHARTER TO CREATE A NONVIOLENT WORLD

Launch date: 11 November 2011. Publication [46].

Recognising that:

1. The United States governmentdominates world affairs and is engaged in a perpetual war (sometimes presented as a 'war o­n terror') to secure control of essential diminishing natural resources (including oil, water and strategic minerals) from what the 2010 United States Quadrennial Defense Review http://www.defenselink.mil/qdr refers to as 'the Global commons' (which means, in effect, anywhere in the world, including the land of other peoples). The USA, with less than 5% of the worlds population, consumes 33% of the worlds resources

2. The United States government (sometimes together with pliant government allies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, America and Australia) maintains occupation forces in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and the Mariana Islands

9. Indigenous peoples in many countries have been dispossessed of their land, culture, spirituality and human rights by settler populations from other countries

10. The use of nuclear materials to generate electricity and create weapons of mass destruction exposes humankind and other species to unnecessary and unacceptable risks of radioactive contamination

12. The Earths natural processes are being degraded and destroyed by human violence including (but not limited to) the destruction of ecosystems

13. There is a massive and increasing number of refugees and internally displaced persons caused by the use of military violence and climatically induced 'natural' disasters

14. Many people devote their energy to the design, manufacture and/or use of weapons and torture equipment in order to harm, mutilate or kill fellow human beings

15. The global economic system, maintained by Western military violence, results in the death through starvation-related diseases of o­ne child in Africa, Asia or Central/South America every five seconds, often denies ordinary working men and women a fair return for their labour, forces many people in industrialised economies into poverty and/or homelessness, and ruthlessly exploits the natural environment and nonhuman species

16. Violent and/or discriminatory practices often deny many groups - including (but not limited to) children, aged people, women, working people, indigenous peoples, and so o­n [47; 48]

17. The global slave trade denies 27,000,000 human beings the right to live the life of their choice, condemning many individuals - especially women and children - to lives of sexual slavery, forced labour or childhood military service

18. Terrorist organisations, criminal organisations, drug cartels and cults use terror and violence to exploit ordinary people

19. There is widespread violence in the family home, in schools, at the workplace and o­n the street

20. All of the violent behaviours described above have their origin in adult violence against children: this violence generates the warped emotional and behavioural patterns that later manifest as adult violence in its many forms [47; 48].

21. It is human violence - against ourselves, each other and the Earth - that threatens to cause human extinction

22. National governments, international government organisations and global institutions (such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation), all of which represent national elites, are not capable of addressing the above problems...

 

The Purpose of The Peoples Charter:

This Charter identifies eight aims of a nonviolent strategy to mobilise ordinary people, local groups, communities, non-government organisations and international networks opposed to these and other manifestations of human violence to explicitly renounce the use of violence themselves and to take nonviolent action to strategically resist this violence in all of its forms for the sake of humankind, future generations, all other species o­n Earth and the Earth itself. The aims of this nonviolent strategy are as follows:

1. To convince or, if necessary, nonviolently compel the United States government and United States corporations to no longer use military violence and economic coercion to control world affairs for the benefit of the United States elite and its allied national elites in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, America and Australia

2. To convince or, if necessary, nonviolently compel the United States government and its allied governments to completely dismantle their military (including nuclear) forces and overseas bases, to decolonise or end their occupation of all occupied territories, and to instead adopt a strategy of nonviolent defence

3. To encourage all individuals and organisations currently resisting the military and/or economic domination of the United States elite and its allied elites to recognise the shared nature of our struggle and, when appropriate, to coordinate at local, regional or global level our acts of nonviolent resistance to this domination

5. To support the development and implementation of comprehensive nonviolent strategies to end violence in the home, slavery, the sexual trafficking of women and children, the use of child soldiers, as well as the existence of terrorist and criminal organisations, drug cartels and cults

7. To encourage the people of the industrialised world (except those already living in poverty) to each accept personal responsibility for reducing their consumption of global resources to a level that is commensurate with genuine equity for all human beings o­n Earth and the ecological carrying capacity of the Earth itself, particularly given the needs of other species [49].

8. To encourage all adults to understand the violence they (unconsciously) inflict o­n children and to take responsibility for ending this.

 

The methods of this nonviolent strategy are as follows:

1. To listen deeply to ourselves, each other and the Earth

2. To engage in acts of nonviolent resistance and creation: acts of nonviolent protest and persuasion, acts of nonviolent noncooperation and acts of nonviolent intervention, including the creation of new organisations, communities, institutions and structures that genuinely meet the needs of all beings in a just, peaceful and ecologically sustainable manner. (For ideas about nonviolent actions, see Gene Sharp, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Boston: Porter Sargent, 1973. http://www.aeinstein.org/books/the-politics-of-nonviolent-action-part-2/) [50].

 

The Peoples Charter Pledge:

Having read and agreed with this Charter:

1. I pledge to listen to the deep truth of myself, others and the Earth

2. I pledge to make every effort to progressively eliminate the violence I inflict o­n myself, others and the Earth

3. I pledge to engage in acts of nonviolent resistance and/or creation to bring about a nonviolent future o­n Earth

The biodata of the three authors of Melbourne, Australia is as follows:

Robert J. Burrowes has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of 'Why Violence?' Website: http://robertjburrowes.wordpress.com

Anita McKone has been a nonviolent activist since 1993. Her work o­n environmental and anti-war campaigns led to further intensive research into the deep psychological roots of violence. She works to fully comprehend and end behaviours that are destructive of the Self. She is the author of 'Fearless Psychology and Fearful Psychology: Principles and Practice' and has also written and recorded eight 'Songs of Nonviolence'. Website: http://anitamckone.wordpress.com

Anahata Giri has walked the path of nonviolence in many ways. Anahata has been involved in environmental and peace activism, worked in the domestic violence field as a community development worker and is currently a yoga and meditation teacher with her own studio, 'One Heart': http://oneheartyoga.com.au/. She explores embodiment practices as a way to listen deeply to ourselves, so we can engage with the world with awareness and compassion.

 

6.2.18. Justice Principle in GPS. Leo Semashko

Justice is a very broad social quality, which has a specific manifestation in every sphere of society (justice: economic, political, information and social) [50a and etc.]. It was discussed by many philosophers from Plato. In the most general case, justice is deserved emolument and possession. Center of justice is a necessary accordance (harmony) between any action and its assessment, reward for it. GPS limits justice by the issues of war and peace: is people deserving or undeserving peace or war? But this is the most universal problem concerning all aspects of justice in all social spheres as it relates to the key issue of human existence: life and death.

Peace is life and war is death. What people deserve - life (peace) or death (war)? This seemingly obvious and simple question is still open, as the wars accompany history of humanity and their threat became mortal for it in a whole today as if itdeserveddeath. Rightly or wrongly but it is an immutable historical fact. Its meaning, obviously, is that the ignorant people and nations who are unable to solve issues peacefully, based o­n knowledge of social harmony, worthy of death, when they decide disputed issues through violence, war, killing each other, developing all possible means (weapons, military science, industry, budget, etc.) to do so. Obviously, this is just for these people and nations: voluntarily condemning and joining themselves to war to kill other people, they deserve to die. The aggressor deserves to die. This is the essence of the Nuremberg Tribunal decisions over the Nazis in 1946. That is a cruel, but a moral and righteous law of justice in militaristic industrial and pre-industrial civilizations.

But it is local in the social space and time. It never had and cannot have a universal scale, which is identical to self-destruction of mankind, though with modern weapons of mass destruction such a possibility has become a reality today. The other side of this law is the eternal memory to the victims and fighters against the aggressor. It is the single justice of the livings relatively to the fallen from the aggressor.

The military threat to human existence defines the most important social need of global peace and its science (GPS), which rid mankind from this threat. GPS formulates the principle of justice for global peace as a principle of deserved life for enlightened in harmony humanity able to solve all issues peacefully, without war and o­n the base of scientific harmony instead violence. Anyone deserves life, who gives and takes care about peace and about harmony as its source. From the standpoint of this principle not o­nly every war but also the possibility of military self-destruction of humanity is injustice for all living and future generations, because they are deprived the opportunity to seek peace, to know it, to build it and to live in peace, without wars. All attempts to ignore global peace, its science, its discussion and development, its rapid recognition, implementation and dissemination in the educational system and media are an injustice to humanity and refusing it the right to deserved life as if it was doomed to eternal death, a permanent and ineradicable war. As the cause, source, actor and guarantor of global peace in GPS are recognized SPHERONS, so o­nly they are the objective bearers i.e. cause, source, actor and guarantor of justice in society.

This principle also touches to very important and perhaps the most important problem of just and unjust wars, which is discussed over two thousand years in the corresponding just war theory (jus in bello) and which must be included in GPS in its interpretation considering historical approaches to it [51; 52; 53; 54; 55; and etc.]. From the perspective of GPS, just war is the liberation and defensive or ethically "rightful" war in protection of freedom, human rights, dignity, peace and harmony of people and nations. The United Nations Charter of 1945 banned the threat or use of force, except in cases of individual or collective self-defense. Unjust war is an aggressive, expansionist and imperial war that violates freedom, rights, dignity, peace and harmony of other people and nations. But detailed development in GPS the just war theory is the future task.

Of course, the justice principle in GPS (as, however, and its other principles) requires deeper and more detailed studies from the standpoint of integral social science of GPS, to what are unable traditional, limited and fragmented, social sciences.

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

 

6.2.19. Humanism Principle in GPS. Leo Semashko

The principle of humanism is a necessary principle of global peace, therefore and its science - GPS. Peace is the first condition of humaneness, and humaneness is the first requirement of peace, about what wrote almost all humanists in the history of mankind. Humaneness and peace are inseparable; they do not exist without each other. This is determined by the fact that peace excludes war as the first threat to humaneness as war is the killing and death, and therefore it is 100% anti-humanism and misanthropy. Humanism can be o­nly to the living but not dead as humanism is no exist for the dead. Therefore, neither of which humaneness we cannot talk while wars are thriving. The true and full humaneness is o­nly ensured with global peace, i.e. total exclusion of wars. Humanism begins with global peace. This simple truth expresses the principle of humanism in GPS. This principle defines the humaneness of global peace and its science and at the same time anti-humaneness of war and military science, which emerged for two centuries before GPS. GPS must now fill the gaping voids of humanism overcoming the rocks of military anti-humanism in all spheres of society in accordance with the spheral laws (Chapter 5).

The science of global peace (GPS) simultaneously is the science of global humanism, as it reveals the necessary conditions of global peace, which are simultaneously equally necessary conditions for global humanism [56].

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

 

6.2.20. Supreme Target Principle of GPS: Nonviolent Victory of Peace over War Based to Civilizational Revolutions of Harmony.

Subhash Chandra, Leo Semashko

The whole human life is in a state of turmoil and disharmony because modern industrial civilization is based o­n violence. "We have entered the third millennium through a gate of fire said Kofi Anan [57]. We are threatened by nuclear destruction and economic collapse. Nuclear armament is the major threat to world peace. In the event of a nuclear war there will be no victors because there will be no survivors, said His Holiness the 14 Dalai Lama [58]. Therefore, if mankind is to survive, it must require from governments of the recognition, development and application of the SPHERONS Global Peace Science (GPS) as a substantially new manner of social thinking. As our twenty-first century society undergoes rapid change, people seek more solid ground in spiritual and moral values and also in GPS principles as guideposts for navigating in our time. These values and principles of global peace were discussed above in the first approximation.

They found generalization in the GPS supreme target principle of Nonviolent Final Victory of Global Peace over All Wars in prolonged, until the end of the 21st century, persistent and conscious o­n the basis of GPS, peacebuilding work of SPHERONS of humanity. Now it is impossible and pointless to try to present all the details of this highly complex, long and difficult historical process, the main qualitative characteristics of which are expressed in the laws and principles of GPS. As emphasized in the fifth chapter, each spheral law defines an appropriate civilizational revolution of harmony, forming o­ne of the new foundations of social harmony for new, harmonious civilization. They are the spontaneous revolutions of harmony, which are transformed into conscious harmonious civilizational revolutions based o­n GPS. They and their harmonious social foundations, formed by them, in the aggregate provide in the 21st century non-violent victory of global peace over war.

These great revolutions of the 21st century are prepared evolutionary, at different times, in different countries and at different paces. Naturally, they come hard and painful, accompanied to spontaneous level by the crises, conflicts and local wars, degradation in some respects but with an obvious progress in general.

The most mature, powerful and obvious to everyone today is the Information, Technological Revolution Internet & Communication, revolution in information processing, which has become practically a global, ensuring the harmonization and rapid worldwide exchange of PIOT resources: people, information, organization and things (material goods and services). In its framework the Revolution of Social Sciences is prepared, the first tangible manifestation of which finds a place in the creation of GPS.

Together with the Information Revolution is maturing Economic Revolution [59 Rifkin] in the ways of organization of material production, in methods of obtaining and distribution of incomes from it through their harmonization in gradual reduction of the gap between rich and poor countries and population groups but with preservation of economic diversity and exclusion of full equalization. It is accompanied by the preparation of Financial (monetary) Revolution, manifested in replacement of the national currencies by the regional financial instruments (such as the Euro in EU), which bring change of existing, disharmonious and unjust global reserve currency (U.S. dollar) to its acceptable, fair and harmonious for all countries alternative, for example HARMON [34, 119-126].

These revolutions of harmony raise the question of Political Revolution or Revolution of Democracy, which requires eliminate typical and insurmountable flaws of traditional democracy: militarism, corruption, elitism (limited interests of a narrow elite, its priority) and nationalism, with its limited national borders and interests and inability to solve global problems. Overcoming these vices and harmonization of democracy can o­nly occur with the expansion and new structuring its social base in terms of political and legal constituonalization of SPHERONS. It will providing their stable, internal and harmonious political opposition and constant mutual control vertically and horizontally, turnover of power, priority of children through their suffrage and women's priority through constitutional recognition for them not less than 50% seats in all the organs of power. Just like, spheral and harmonious democracy will be able to provide a Revolution of General and Complete Disarmament and to crown it nonviolent global victory of peace over war.

The revolutions of democracy and disarmament will be, by Martin Luther King definition "shift the arms race into a peace race." Naturally, these revolutions of harmony require fundamental changes in all spheres and branches of global society, revolutionary shifts of education, spirituality, culture, art, language of international communication, and others. Their progress is impossible without these changes, the germs which let different scale, we are seeing today, and which are expressed, in o­ne way or another and form, in the following chapters. All these civilizational revolution of harmony is inevitable and necessary as any revolutions in the historical evolution of mankind. But their detailed scientific study is the future matter of integrated social science based o­n GPS.

The center of key revolution of social science, providing understanding of nonviolent victory of peace over war, is the transition from military science to science of global peace (GPS) and the emergence of this intellectual alternative into knowledge and thinking of mankind. Its birth happened more than two centuries after the emergence of military science. Through an alternative of military science and GPS passes the revolution of social science, which, in turn, acts as a trigger for other revolutions of harmony, primarily for political (democracy) and spiritual revolutions.

The military science of modern times occurred over two centuries ago in Dietrich von Bulows book "Spirit of modern military system" (1799). The Encyclopedic Dictionary Brockhaus and Efron says: "The founder of the new military science can be considered A.D. von Bülow, published in 1799 a book entitled: "Geist des neuern Kriegssystems"[60]. The military science has determined the victory of war over peace in the next centuries till now. Germany became the birthplace of military science, the leader of militarism and it unleashed two world wars in the 20th century. The military science ensured the dominance of war over peace, turning peace into a slave, preparation and respite between wars. It made war by the first thing taken care in the budgets of all governments worldwide, instead of peace, leaving to it "zero funding." It led humanity in the late 20th century to the complete self-destruction in a nuclear war.

The science of global peace (GPS) originated in 2015 in the eponymous collective book of Global Harmony Association (GHA): "Global Peace Science", which was first published in Russia, in Russian language, in St. Petersburg, through more than two centuries after the founding of military science [3]. Birth of GPS in peaceful Russia is natural and logical as it has the most favorable for peace historical and spiritual conditions (for details, see chapter 10). GPS creates for Russia a new historical opportunity to become a world leader and center of peacemaking to unite peacekeeping countries and organizations in the struggle for global peace, which is dedicated chapter 10. The GHA highest target principle - victory of peace over war as total exclusion of the wars from future history of humanity by the SPHERONS fully meets the interests of Russia and all other peace-loving countries and organizations. These countries and organizations are primarily interested in the victory of peace over war, ready to recognize both the GHA highest target principle and SPHERONS as its objective by nature actors. (A scientific theory of SPHERONS in their essence and functions are deployed in the first two chapter of this book).

SPHERONS based GPS are able to provide full victory of peace over war in the framework of the 21st century, for decades, needed to build a new, peaceful and harmonious civilization with new, peaceful institutions of economics, politics (democracy), culture and education. GPS will receive the recognition, development and necessary funding in all countries, all peoples and governments as the o­nly worthy and necessary scientific accompaniment of social and economic progress instead of military accompaniment. It will make this progress equally accessible and effective for all nations without exception. It will free humanity from the constant Damocles sword of nuclear self-destruction. The military science is limited with private, branch thinking and GPS extends its boundaries up to holistic thinking, only which is available to comprehend global peace in all entirety of its key conditions and its ultimate victory over the war.

This is general comparison of the two sciences: military and peace (GPS), which is detailed in all chapters and explains the ways of victory of peace over war. The first practical step towards this victory, we can name the initiative of a number of international peacemaking organizations to declare through the United Nations "A year of 2020 without wars, global ceasefire" [61], if it is to reach its goal. This initiative is remarkable but alert extreme simplicity bordering with primitivism (The AYWW vision is quite simple, o­ne year, 2020, without war), in understanding of global peace, which cannot be limited to o­ne year, if the next years will remain the military, in wars. This initiative requires understanding from the GPS scientific positions as the first practical pilot step towards to global peace, which will define ability of all countries in the world to free from war, at least for o­ne year. This is a very interesting experiment for GPS.

Last. The principle of victory of peace over war in GPS overcomes a secondary (after war) role of peace in the past civilizations as a break between wars and how preparation for a new wars, which continues up to now. This principle approves an absolute role of peace and the elimination of all wars in a new, harmonious civilization of SPHERONS. Therefore, o­nly with this principle of GPS, peacemaking revolutionizes moving from helpless, always losing to war traditional peacemaking to a radically new, victorious over all wars and any militarism peacemaking based o­n GPS. Weakness and humility before war, the secondary role and degradation of traditional peacemaking is overcome in the 21st century o­nly in the GPS way of peacemaking. Therefore, this principle expresses the revolution of peacemaking through a revolution of its thinking in GPS. o­nly this thinking can not o­nly dream but also to provide the necessary infrastructure for historic victory of peace over war. That is the GPS supreme target principle crowning their system in this science.

Dr. Subhash Chandra,

GHA Secretary General and GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

1.Board of Trustee Global Peace Foundation, India; www.globalpeace.org

2.Associate Professor (Hon.) at Intercultural Open University (IOU), NL,

3.Chief Advisor - International Centre of Spirituality & Leadership at Central Institute of Business Management, Nagpur, India.

4.Project Director- Global Interfaith Peace & Harmony Project, Indiawww.globalpeacefestival.org

5.International Coordinator, WWA- World without Anger, Kathmandu, Nepal. www.worldwithoutanger.org

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

 

6.3.Conclusion. Overall Picture of Values and Principles of Global Peace.

Leo Semashko

In this chapter we have reviewed many of the values and principles of global peace in GPS, the diversity of which is their unity in harmony and forms the core of Global Axiology (the teaching of values) as part of GPS. But we did not cover, for various reasons, a number of its other important and generally self-evident principles respect, freedom, brotherhood, equality, understanding and so o­n. All the principles of global peace characterize it as a higher common good of humanity and without it the first right and value of every human being - the life - is always under threat. o­nly global peace is completely frees humans from this threat in society. A more complete and detailed system of the GPS principles will be presented in the subsequent editions of this book. For start, as they say, it is enough.

The war rejects and violates all of the principles and values of global peace: o­neness, common good, life, love, culture, tolerance, dignity, happiness and others. War is anti-value in all dimensions and peace is value in all dimensions. If the war rejects and tramples all these values, to whom it can be valuable, attractive and positive? Obviously, this is a rhetorical question. As the great Italian philosopher Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) said: in the power of man to rise to the level of God or fall to the level of an animal. It is clear that the war is o­nly acceptable for people to the level of animals, scorned all human values, unable to organize a peaceful life of society and turning the human mind against himself and others. The matter is also in the historical community of people and underdevelopment of society. The traditional communities, including national and ethnic groups have been unable to ensure global peace and its listed values in the past many thousands of years of history. It will be able to make a new, conscious community of people - SPHERONS armed with relevant scientific knowledge and facilitating other forms of social consciousness. The system of universal values, united in harmony, can be scientifically defined and developed as a global axiology based o­n GPS and the theory of global harmony [3]. They define the Global Axiology, opposing to military science and anti-value of war in the following definitions.

The war is opposed, tramples and destroys each of enumerate values and each respective principle.

War - is a common evil, instead of the common good of global peace!

War - is discord and separation instead of unity among all people and nations in the world!

War - is hatred instead of love between people in global peace!

War is destruction and death of nature instead of its maintenance and life in global peace!

War - is barbarism and savagery instead of the high culture of global peace!

War - is constant threat to the life of everyone, rather than security of global peace!

War - is extreme intolerance of people instead of tolerance of global peace!

War - is extreme humiliation of each instead of dignity of each in global peace!

War - is the lack of sanity of people instead of mind in global peace!

War - is the death of children, youth and women instead of their priority in global peace!

War - is irresponsible for life instead of responsibility for it in global peace!

War - it is enmity between religions and with science instead of their harmony in global peace!

War - is the worst misery instead of happiness in global peace!

War - is ugly and disgusting instead of beauty and joyfulness in global peace!

War - is murder, unnatural violent death, a crime against humanity as a violation of all the natural laws of human life instead of their ensuring and keeping by global peace!

War - is violation of the creations of God and His Commandments instead of reverence of Divine global peace!

War is evil, slavery, lack of freedom, violence, injustice, crime, inequality, misanthropy, greed and cruelty not pleasing to God, rather than Godly goodness, freedom, non-violence, justice, equality, brotherhood, generosity, humanism and compassion of global peace! Of course, all of the negative qualities of war belong to the characteristics of unfair, aggressive war.

Similarly is a comparison of war and peace o­n any value. This proves the inhumanity of war and its incompatibility with the life of humanity and its extreme pathology. o­nly global peace based o­n GPS with enormous potential of peacefulness of religions, art, science and other spiritual forms able to heal and liberate humanity from this generic pathology and limitation of its social intelligence.

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

 

6.3.1. GHA Humanity Charter: World Peace & o­neness from Harmony Science. Subhash Chandra

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, this is the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly o­n December 10, 1948.This sentence invites all human beings into one single human family, no divided in disharmony and a family where all members are respected as equal in dignity and harmony of social/human diversity.

According to Ancient wisdom - Indian Vedic Philosophy: Harmony is Vasudheva Kutumbkam (entire world being is a single family in harmony of diversity but abandoning all hostile and disharmonious divisions). Harmony of diversity is unified system of this diversity in consent and coherence of all its parts.

Harmony of diversity may be intuitive and spontaneous as in the past; and conscious and scientific as in the future. Intuitive harmony of diversity is first expressed in the Vedic tradition Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam  (Social World is o­ne Family), where family is the intuitive image of harmony.

Conscious harmony of diversity becomes possible together with the birth and development of its scientific theory in the GHA three collective books: Harmonious Civilization (2009), The ABC of Harmony (2012) and Global Peace Science - GPS (2015 and 2016). They are the spiritual/scientific launch of harmonious civilization, which appears and begins inside the disharmonious industrial civilization together with a new, harmonious consciousness and thinking. It is the first, scientific and spiritual revolution in the evolution of harmonious social world, which is reflected in the Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration (2009: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=375).

Today we are threatened by nuclear destruction and economic collapse from disharmony of humanity. Nuclear armament is the major threat to social world. In the event of a nuclear war there will be no victors because there will be no survivors said His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Social world as o­ne family can exist o­nly in global peace from conscious harmony of diversity.

The Global Harmony Association (GHA) aim is to enlighten and educate the masses of all the religions into global peace from harmony, so that the message of harmony & universal brotherhood is spread throughout the world. The GHA promotes peace from harmony and culture of Peace to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization through harmonious education in Global Peace Science (GPS).

The GHA Humanity Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical and scientific principles for building a just, peaceful, sustainable, and global harmonious society. It recognizes the great value of cultural diversity and the vital importance of o­neness humanity. However, it seeks to inspire all people a new sense of global and shared responsibility for the well-being of the Global Community o­ne Human family as a whole.

The GHA Humanity Charters main objective is to promote GPS for equitable holistic human development through harmonious education & culture of peace from harmony. The GHA Humanity Charteris both a people-centered and ecosystem-centered document for creating a New & Better world. The Humanity Charter rejects the widely held idea of living with fear, hatred and division of humanity through culture of violence & war,

The Humanity Charter vision reflects the conviction that respecting for people and respecting for Earth are two interrelated dimensions of o­ne great task of World Peace & Human Unity through Culture of Harmony and GPS as science of harmony.

The GHA Humanity Charter: Turning Role of GPS for Harmony & Uniting humanity.

We believe that a harmonious world, as human creation, is a Peaceful & Sustainable world from conscious and scientific harmony. We believe that a peaceful & harmonious world is possible when every man, woman and child know and understand Global Peace Science to serve others as they serve others through culture of Harmony as Love. We believe that all human beings are born with the inner capacity for harmony, and for peace, love and compassion from harmony that must be cultivated in the minds for human beings to succeed and thrive. 

The GHA Humanity Charter express the Global Peace Science Values and Principles under umbrella of world social harmony, o­nly from which they can be developed and thrive. These values from harmony are: Peace, Love, o­neness, Culture, Tolerance, Security, Dignity, Children and Womens Priority, Responsibility, Happiness, Common Good, Nonviolence, Justice, Humanism, Victory of Peace over War, Respect, Freedom, Brotherhood, Equality, Understanding, new Democracy, Sustainability, Disarmament and so o­n. These values are the principles of Global Peace Science of SPHERONS, which are the discovery of this science and scientific revolution of the 21st century.

The Highest Five Spiritual Principles of GHA Humanity Charter:

1. Principle of Disarmament Ending War & building bridges of Peace through culture of Peace & love.

2. Principle of Respect - Respect Earth & human being in all its diversity in cultures & religions.

3. Principle of Love & Compassion honouring & treating all the people --with dignity, equity and respect for world peace,

4. Principle of SPHERONS Democracy- Participation by all in discussion & developing solutions and implementation of global peace and holistic sustainable development in the 21st century.

5. Principle of Harmony Harmony between earth, humanity & society for creating global peace and nonviolent sustainable society.

We call all Global LeadersReligious, Social, Education & Political, social Scientists, Peace & Human Rights activists to restore culture of Harmony o­n new, conscious level of Global Peace Science to return to the ancient principle& wisdom of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam  (World is o­ne Family)

Dr. Subhash Chandra,

GHA General Secretary, GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583;

Board of Trustee Global Peace Foundation, India; www.globalpeace.org;

Associate Professor (Hon.) at Intercultural Open University (IOU), NL;

Address: Gurgaon (Haryana), India; Email: schandra101 {@} gmail.com

 

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