[gha] Re: My review of the ABC of Harmony - Its great meaning

  • From: Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Subhash Sharma" <re_see@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:56:21 +0400

Dear Subhash,

I'm very glad your wonderful and wise review of the ABC of Harmony (see below) 
in many ways.

1. In organizational plan for the GHA Board. Now in the GHA Board have only 
five members who have not written a review of the ABC:
Dr. Madhu Krishan,
Dr. Surendra Pathak,
Dr. N.S. Ravishankar,
Arvinder Singh,
Dr. Robert D. Crane, (he promised to send a review on April 9)

You as a Vice President and member of the GHA Board expressed your awareness 
and responsibility, which is an example to all members of the GHA, but above 
all for the Board 5 members. We are more than a year waiting for their reviews. 
Perhaps your example will inspire them to write a review as the original in own 
spirit. A year ago, GHA has decided that now GHA is based on a common spiritual 
and scientific basis of the ABC of Harmony, a review of which is now becoming 
the first condition for full membership in the GHA.

2. In the scientific and philosophical plans. You have found a brilliant and 
inspiring image of Four Lions (Emperor Ashoka c. 250 BCE) of ancient Indian 
culture of harmony as a symbol of philosophical essence of the ABC of Harmony 
and its harmonious network tetranet (four-dimensional) thinking. I am very 
grateful to you for this wise discovery. While I can not share all of your 
interpretations of the Four Lions, for example in Force of Self (for me it is 
the power of reason or information) and some others, but this image is filled 
with philosophical and intellectual energy that ignites the scientists, 
philosophers and believers of heroic enthusiasm in knowledge of the 
four-dimensional harmony and overcoming ignorance in it. That is the mission of 
the ABC of Harmony and image of Four Lions is its high spiritual symbol.

3. For the International Conference of your Academy on the topic Building a 
Harmonious Society on the Basis of the ABC of Harmony in 2014. The image of 
Four Lions with its modern scientific interpretation of the ABC of Harmony will 
be a deep source of harmonious sociological imagination for your Conference 

I was happy to publish your inspiring feedback on our website here: 

With love, best harmony wishes,


Dr Leo Semashko:
State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA);
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony:
P/Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
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Review of
The ABC of Harmony by
Dr. Subhash Sharma*

The ABC of Harmony is a very significant contribution to a scientific 
perspective on the idea of transforming human society into Harmonious 
Civilization. Vision of the book is based on the concept of Tetrasociology 
developed by Dr. Leo Semashko. ‘Tetranet thinking’ – Tetra models of harmonious 
thinking are at the core of this book coauthored by 75 authors from 26 
Human civilization has undergone many transformations - from Tribes to Kingdoms 
to Nation-States to Globalization. It has experienced many divisive isms, 
ideologies and ideas.  Now in the age of Globalization we need a new scientific 
perspective of harmonious society taking us beyond divisive approaches. The ABC 
of Harmony serves this purpose. To support the ideas presented in the book, I 
use and reinterpret the ancient Four Lions symbol from India and apply it for 
lessons in Harmony. This symbol is also national symbol of India and can be 
reinterpreted as a tetra model of harmony. 

In the age of Globalization, four lions represent four fundamental forces that 
are shaping contemporary societies viz. Force of Market, Force of 
State/Government, Force of People and Force of Self. A harmony between these 
four forces will lead the contemporary world towards ‘harmonic globalization’, 
world peace and harmonious civilization. This is the message of harmony that we 
get from the four lions symbol.  

For development of harmonious civilization we also need to understand the force 
of Self (the hidden lion in the four lions symbol) in terms of Body (B), Heart 
(H), Spirit (S) and Harmony (H) representing Physical energy, Heart energy, 
Spiritual energy and Harmony energy. When these energies are used in an optimal 
manner, there is a proper balance in the society leading us towards harmonic 

In essence, ABC of Harmony leads us towards 4 H vision (Tetra vision) of H1: 
Harmonic Globalization, H2: Harmonic Society, H3: Holistic Corporate Management 
(HCM) and H4: Happy Individuals.   

Uniqueness of this book lies in supporting the scientific perspective with 
poetic perspectives thus combining the head and heart approaches to create 
harmonic civilization.  Twenty nine poems related to harmony by well known 
authors that include two poems (The Great City of Harmony and Oceans Meet) by 
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, add to the beauty and charm of the book.  

While ontology and epistemology of harmony is well articulated in the book 
through scientific and intuitive approaches, a big question mark is about 
practice of harmony. Hence, an action plan is needed to put the ideas into to 
practice at institutional, national, global and individual levels.  

Dr. Subhash Sharma*
GHA Vice-President
Director, Indus Business Academy, 
Address: Bangalore, India
Web: www.shunyacreations.com, www.wwedsubhashsharma.com, 
Email: re_see@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

----- Original Message -----
  From: Subhash Sharma, re_see@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx
  Sent: 31 марта 2013 г., 17:59:56
  Subject: My review of the ABC of Harmony

Dear Leo

Pl see the attachment for my review of ABC of Harmony.

With harmony wishes.

Subhash Sharma 

Pl see the attachment for my review
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