Monday, December 14, 2009


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Thank You for your opinion in response to Harmony Renaissance virtues. All cultures learn from each other. In a multilateral world a diverse culture is more conducive to harmony. China after Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening up three decades is going through the biggest transformation in her 5000 years of recorded history. Her current economic success is a result of learning from the outside. China is under the influx of European, American as well as well as Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, not to speak of Japan and Korean cultures because of all the multinational joint ventures that are happening inside. Each foreign enclave brings its own cultural preference to China and the interaction is very lively. American the famed melting pot is actually mostly Eurocentric American culture dominated with a touch of African American culture. There is very little impact from Asian culture on America core values.

As we are discussing virtues of harmony Renaissance, which are very broad, we may wish to set aside personal judgment of individual citizen’s behavior. That largely depends on the individual’s background. As a Chinese with diverse background I am sure you practice broader scope of harmony virtues than average American or Chinese. Both Daoism and Confucian teachings as well as major religions in the world all teach harmony. I would love to hear your opinion on why “Daoism and Mohism will contribute more to the world in the long run than Confucianism”. We may either communicate by email or meet in person if you choose. I look forward to continue working with you on the 12 Virtues of Harmony Renaissance.

As there are inaccuracies in the Chinese harmony virtues you quoted I am copying below the 12 Virtues of Harmony Renaissance in English and Chinese for our discussion purpose. The lasting values of harmony lie in their universal commonality. Harmony is also the most fundamental nature’s law of dynamic balance. We can go into more details or you may want to refer to the over 200 World Harmony Organization published essays by clicking or Thank you for your interest in Harmony Renaissance.

Francis C W Fung, Ph.D.
Director General
World harmony Organization


Harmony is the most common value of mankind. All ancient cultural heritages include harmony faith. Twentieth century history has been dominated by Western ideals of Freedom, Liberty and Democracy. These ideals revolutionized the relations between citizens and their governments. These changes resulted in today’s modern Western government systems. Harmony is an ancient ideal of more than two thousand years old. It is a system of beliefs that include all relations between individuals, within oneself, within the family, citizen and government, between nations and down to between human and nature. As an all inclusive faith for conflict resolution, harmony belief has been neglected for over two centuries. The modern society in its departure from harmony faith tends to be very materialistic. Evolution by the survival of the fittest has been inordinately emphasized.

Today’s conflicted world of religious and ideological confrontations call for the revival of harmony faith. World Harmony Organization is dedicated to the pursuit of Harmony Renaissance. Our mission is to work with United Nations to support a modern harmony culture that can begin to harmonize relations between nations as well as between man and nature. There is no higher faith healing than Harmony Renaissance. Harmony Renaissance reconciles all faiths, religions and ideologies, when it is upheld by the international community as a New World Order.Harmony is the order of nature and the operating principle of the universe. Harmony Faith as the order of universe is proclaimed in our Harmony Renaissance Preamble and Declaration. This is delivered as a speech at the April 25, 2008, Spring of U.N. Festival. Further disclosure of Harmony Faith is also attached in the article titled “Harmony Faith, the Order of the Universe”.Harmony Renaissance is the inevitable tide humans are waiting to bring us to the next level of accomplishment beyond European Renaissance.

To participate in this second wave of dynamic harmony movement the twelve virtues of Harmony Renaissance are presented here. They are: TOLERANCE, ACCEPTANCE, RESPECT, KINDNESS, FORGIVENESS, HUMILITY, GENTLENESS, PATIENCE, EQUITY, NONVIOLENCE, GREEN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION. The last two being actions we now must collectively take urgently to harmonize with nature in order to avoid catastrophe on earth.We propose that United Nations every year organize an international artists contest for the best combination of poetry and art work to extol the twelve Harmony Renaissance virtues. The selected first ten submissions will be published worldwide as that year’s calendars for world distribution. This will become an important tradition for mankind to start each year with harmony inspirations. So Harmony Renaissance and the 12 virtues of harmony will live in the hearts of mankind. We can also proclaim the first month of each year as Harmony Renaissance month to advocate the twelve virtues of harmony culture.

Francis C W Fung, Ph.D.
Director GeneralWorld harmony Organization

和谐复兴的12 种美德和谐是人类的普世价值。


没有任何信仰能比和谐复兴更能愈合冲突所造成的伤害。当和谐复兴成为国际社会新秩序时,它超越所有信仰、宗教和意识形态。和谐是自然的规律,是宇宙运作的定律。2008 年4 月25 日,我们在联合国之春艺术节论坛上发表了和谐复兴的序言和宣言,宣布和谐信仰是宇宙之必然。并在随后题为 “和谐信仰,宇宙的定律 ” 一文中,对和谐信仰有进一步阐述。和谐复兴是欧洲文艺复兴后人类等待的第二波潮流,必然给人类带来另一高层次的创新能量。参加第二波动态和谐运动,需要12 种和谐美德,详列如下:

1、容忍。容忍是很大的美德。在我们日常生活中,一声“对不起!”往往能化干戈为玉帛。如有人连 “对不起 ”都不会说。轻则争吵,重则动手,两言不合,打得头破血流。容忍需要教育和引导。因此,1996 年,联合国大会请会员国每年11 月16 日举办国际容忍日,进行以教育机关和一般民众为对象的适当活动。这一行动是联合国教科文组织大会宣布 1995 年为联合国容忍年的后续行动。1995 年11 月16 日,教科文组织成员国通过了《容忍原则宣言》和《容忍年后续行动计划》。

2、接受。帮助别人固然是美德。敢于接受别人的帮助,也是一种美德。拒绝别人的善意,有时可能会伤害别人善良之心。人与人之间,贵在互相帮助。一方有难,八方支援。接受是有讲究的。本质上我们提倡施恩不图酬,但要教育受惠者 “知恩图报 ”。接受意味着接受他人宗教和意识形态的多元团结精神。孔子说 “君子和而不同,小人同而不和 “。

3、尊重。有道是 “人敬我一尺,我敬人一丈 ”。只有尊重别人,才会得到别人的尊重。尊重别人是一种素质,一种修养,一种智慧,一种胸怀,它体现了理解、信任、团结和平等。学会尊重别人可以给人以自信,给人以力量,给人以温暖。尊重是相互的。你不能要求别人首先对你尊重。而是自己首先尊重别人,无形中感动对方,赢得对方的尊重。日常生活中,守时就是一种尊重。尊重别人的时间,相当于尊重别人的人格和权利。尊重自己的时间,等于珍惜自己的生命。


5、宽恕。老子曰: “海纳百川,有容乃大 ”。孔子云: “老吾老,以及人之老,幼吾幼,以及人之幼 ” 。宽恕是对人对事的包容和接纳,需要非凡的气度,宽广的胸怀。宽恕是精神成熟,心灵丰盈的表现,是一种超凡脱俗的高贵气质和崇高的境界。宽恕别人,实乃善待自己。宽恕是生存的智慧,生活的艺术。智者能仁,从容、自信、超然,令人肃然起敬。越是睿智的人,越是胸怀宽广,大度能容。因为他洞穿世事,练达人情,看得深,想得开,放得下。宽恕的本身,除减轻对方的痛苦,也升华自己。宽恕是人与人之间交往必备的品德。没有宽恕便没有朋友,没有朋友,便没有事业。宽恕是一种悲壮的美。这种美德,根本目的是教育人改过自新、把坏事转为好事。

6、谦卑。一句格言说的好: “满招损,谦受益。 ”极其形象地阐明了谦谦卑这一美德的意义,可以作每个人的座右铭。中国人总结了许多谦卑做人的道理,教导如何谦卑。如:木秀于林,风必摧之;行离于人,众必诽之。得意忘形,身败名裂;自恃己能,必遭其辱;谦虚为人,狂妄易败;犯了错,要勇于承认。才大不可气粗,居功不可自傲;低姿态生活,高境界做人。甘于卑微,自成尊贵;得理饶人,更易服人。多些谦虚随和,少些教训讥讽。用谦让化解矛盾。与其刻意掩饰自己的缺点,不如主动暴露不足而让人接受。只管做事,不问荣辱。想要达到最高处,必须从最低处开始。想干一番大事业,必须从最卑微的小事做起。等。字字珠玑,启人心扉。

7、温柔。马克思认为: “女人最重要的美德是温柔。 ” 卢梭说: “女人最重要的品质是温柔。 ”温柔是女性美德的特征。温柔是美德,也是一种力量。它能像春风一样吹散人们心头的忧愁和烦恼,给人们带来幸福和欢乐;它又像清澈的雨露,浇灌着友谊之树和友情之花,使一切变得美好和谐。温柔是美德,因为它体现了体贴、关怀、理解和爱心。温柔是为了让对方快乐而奉献,使人辛苦劳作,自甘奉献,无怨无悔。老子说:“柔能克刚,滴水穿石。”

8、耐心。历史学家威廉杜朗说:什么都赶的人不是教育良好的人,他提醒我们耐心的重要性。 “冲动是魔鬼,耐心是美德。 ”耐心是一种成熟的表现。耐心是坚强意志磨炼出来的,越是在困难的环境中,越能锻炼耐心。耐心是春风化雨,是冬日暖阳。构建和谐社会需要耐心,学校教育需要耐心,为人师表更需要耐心。忍字由两部分组成:刀锋压在心脏,不能发作,只有忍耐。意思相当于美国人受到口头攻击叫人保持沉默的说法: “咬住舌头 ”。


10、非暴力。非暴力是和谐社会的基本要求。非暴力指的是采取 “和平和合法手段 ”来实现目的。这一可以促成和平的美德,有助于以和平文化取代战争文化。强权、暴力、恐怖和对外侵略掠夺,都是人类的意识形态缺少和谐节制,走向极端的结果。孔子和他的学生终生倡导用礼法而非暴力治理国家。孙子兵法也提倡 “不战而屈人之兵 ”。



中国人民正在创造一个文明温馨的和谐社会!过去四年来,世界和谐组织研究和实践的经验告诉我们,为避免地球发生灾难,协调人与自然的和谐刻不容缓。仁义礼智信,塑魂德为先,和谐要复兴,美德走在前。我们建议,联合国每年举办一次国际艺术家创意大奖赛,以诗、书、画及其它艺术形式,颂扬和谐复兴12 种和谐美德。选出十套名列前茅的得奖作品,每套12 张,作为次年的联合国挂历,全球发行。并从此形成一个重要的传统,作为人类每年都不忘和谐复兴的启示。让和谐复兴12 种和谐美德深入人心。联合国可以宣布每年某月为和谐复兴月,让所有国家都可以互相学习,互相鼓励,建立可持续的世界和谐。愿世界盛行和谐复兴之风!

世界和谐组织2008 年5 月18 日__

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