[gha] Re: GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE: Discussion of two key chapters to May 23. Ethics of scholar and peacemaker is incompatible with silence as disrespect.

  • From: "Stephen Gill" <stephengillgazette@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 01:23:28 -0400

Hi Leo, GHA members and GPS authors:


I read the comments by Maria Cristina Azcona which have encouraged me to 
address the GHA members for the first time. Like Maria Azcona I am also a 
follower of Jesus and Jesus is the prince of peace and I believe that where 
there is peace there is physical as well as non-physical prosperities, Being a 
psychologist, Maria Azcona is aware of the positive force of love.  I have 
elaborated this area in my novel The Coexistence and other short fiction.

            I believe that love and peace walk side by side. I also believe 
that where there is no love, there is no peace and where there is no peace, 
there is no progress, there is no prosperity and there is no meaning in living. 
From my various writings, please allow me to quote a few lines from my novel 
The Coexistence, page 279, which is a blueprint to live and let live:


Absence of love results in physical and psychological ailments.  The 
self-surrounding cells of egoism display the nudity of modern savagery, and 
savagery can be treated with love. A person is born to love and to receive 
love. Love is the binding force for families, planets, every atom and every 
part of every individual. Love is the thread that unites humans and non-humans 
at every level. Life disintegrates where the rays of love do not reach.  When 
the waves of the ocean fuse, they drive their energy from eternity.   Love is 
the spark of eternity, and eternity is not born in time. Trusting love is 
trusting the arms of mother that are without strings.  Abuse of love is the 
rape that is the reckless disregard of the trust, ending in the demise of 
relationships to become a sepulcher of emptiness.   Love is the absence of the 
dust of self desire, and self desire uproots serenity to seduce infirmities. 
Love is the language of God and God is peace. 

            Dear members, I do not want to open a Pondara’s Box by criticizing 
the predecessors of Christ. I have my deep admiration for them for showing a 
path for non-violence.  They were against killing, but Christ went a step 
ahead. It is clearly discussed in my fiction the Chhattisgarh Series,  
particulary the chapters relating to Kalpna. The Chhattisgarh Series is 
available free on most search engines.

Stephen Gill



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K6H 5R9 Canada. WebSites: www.stephengill.ca; stephengillcriticism.info (Tel. 
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: María Cristina Azcona 
  To: gha 
  Cc: peace-from-harmony 
  Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:24 PM
  Subject: [gha] Re: GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE: Discussion of two key chapters to 
May 23. Ethics of scholar and peacemaker is incompatible with silence as 

  Hi Leo, GHA members and GPS authors

  I read the two chapters anf found them awesomely great but:

  I see at the Foreword itself, where it says

  The key philosophical conclusion of the ABC of Harmony is the beginning of 
global peace science and its existence as source of revolutionary thinking. In 
fact, this was anticipated by Confucius and Buddha.....

  I would add it also has been anticipated by Jesus Christ

  At the New Testament, The Christian Golden Rule: In everything do to others 
as you would have them do to you ( Mathew 7: 12; Luke 6:31) establishes a 
better understanding of the Old golden Rule. Gandhi and Martin Luther King 
based their vision of peace in Jesus Christ vision of love and peace. 

  If we talk about Budha and Confucius we need to add Occidental basis of peace 
and harmony or we are not being just with all religions. We must be careful or 
the book will be accused of not being impartial but being oriented to 
determined religions as a basis of the book knowledge  
  In fact i am aChristian myself and take my wisdom from jesus not only from 
Budha or confucius

  Gandhi himself took from jesus his famous non killng philosophy

  I dont have comments on the second chapter only to say is perfect


  María Cristina Azcona

  María Cristina Azcona

  2014-05-15 13:49 GMT-03:00 Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>:

    Dear friends of GHA worldwide,

    I am happy to send you the two key chapters (83 pages) of our collective 
book: Global Peace Science (GPS): 
    1. Theory of SPHERONS (spheral classes of the population) as eternal actors 
of global peace and 
    2. SPHERONS’ Statistical proof, which is minimal but enough to be convinced 
in their universal existence and reality as eternal actors of global peace from 
harmony. These chapters are available here: 
www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585 and attachment. They were edited by 
Bruce Cook and partially Robert Weir - we appreciate their work. 

    These chapters are the GPS theoretical and empirical foundation. On it will 
be located the articles of about its 50 co-authors. By the GHA tradition, its 
innovative knowledge belongs to everyone, so there are no restrictions on its 
distribution, discussion and participation in it - we do not make it a secret. 
In view of the crucial importance of these chapters, they sharpen three simple 
questions about the abilities of each GHA member as peacemaker, especially each 
coauthor of GPS:

    1. Are you capable carefully to read these chapters (83 pages)? - Could you 
read them?
    2. Are you capable to evaluate them to formulate your own opinion (any, 
positive or critical) of these chapters and to express it in a few (2-5) 
phrases? - Could you evaluate them and to express your opinion about them?
    3. Are you capable to write and send to all members of the GHA your public 
response with your opinion about these chapters on GHA Email: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
 during a week before May 23 inclusively? - Could you write and send your 
opinion to all?

    Of course, here, except your mind, requires your will, which the great 
French writer and philosopher Andre Maurois named by "the queen of virtues." 
From your abilities and will depends the scientific quality of our collective 
GPS, therefore also an honor of each of its coauthors and GHA in general in 
fulfilling our peacemaking mission in our anniversary, tenth year of life. The 
GPS following discussions will be similar: I will propound the chapters about 
30 pages with 10-15 coauthors’ articles rather than individual articles. It 
will be more intense and more democratic discussion format than discussion each 
of the 70 articles separately. 

    Please, let me highlight the scientific and ethical situation with our 
first chapters of GPS. These chapters, which required more than two months of 
my work, starting in March, express a fundamentally new approach to 
understanding peace and creating the foundation of peace science for the first 
time in history. Peace has not been made in the last 100 years within the 
traditional approaches, starting with pacifism since the late 19th century. 
This means it will never be reached through those similar methods. Humanity 
will not be able to achieve peace without changing anything in its peace 
consciousness, thinking and education. The proposed GPS is a fundamental, 
revolutionary change of peace consciousness, thinking and education. The GPS 
scientific revolution of peace thinking is thinking by global peace actors from 
harmony: SPHERONS. Therefore, this book represents, first of all, GHA’s highest 
moral responsibility and requires from us, from its coauthors, high scientific 
and civil ethics.

    This ethics requires from each of us active discussion, from which depends 
the quality of GPS. I rewrote the proposed chapters many times and am ready to 
rewrite them again after your criticism, suggestions and editing with gratitude 
to you. Your active position in the discussion is a key condition for 
scientific improving GPS.

    In this regard, therefore, we will be forced to exclude from the book the 
co-authors who choose to be silent and ignore the discussion of the new book 
chapters, i.e., those who have self-distanced from it and from dialog about it 
with its coauthors - this is not the position of peace to neglect dialog. We 
cannot recognize the dangerous trend of silent indifference among us. For 
example, in our discussion of a very important and interesting article by 
Ernesto Kahan about military genocide, only 10 coauthors participated. This is 
a very low level of solidarity for our unprecedented peace book, which requires 
the highest level of consolidation. The coauthors and all members of the GHA 
expect active involvement from each participant of the book. 

    Particularly high is our priority to estimate any of your editing on any 
piece of text or the book as a whole, as well as any criticism and your 
definition of the place of your article and its ideas in GPS and among its 
SPHERONS. This will be a beacon signal for me:  in which direction I must edit 
your articles and reduce them to 2-3 pages. Only this format of ethical, 
friendly and mutually respectful discussion of our peace science from harmony 
is appropriate. Silence and indifference are disrespectful to colleagues, 
friends and our mission of peace. Any disrespect is unacceptable for GHA and 
its mission. Therefore, we look forward to an active discussion of each as a 
guarantee of our ethics and science. This discussion is also very important in 
our time, in the new acute global context, when we see a new round of the Cold 
War, nationalism, militaristic hysteria and pathology that can effectively 
resist just common scientific understanding of peace in our GPS. 

    With love, best wishes for peace from harmony, 

    Dr. Leo Semashko, 
    GHA President. 

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