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Сергей Давитая, Григорий Потоцкий, Юрий Шамков, Дмитрий Волков - Международный день защиты холода.

29 Фев, 2012

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Сергей Давитая, Григорий Потоцкий - выступление в Общественной Палате Российской Федерации в Международный день защиты холода.

Юрий Вениаминович Шамков - Член Совета Федерации, Дмитрий Волков - главный редактор журнала "Плавание" - выступают в защиту холода.

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Григорий Потоцкий - всемирно известный скульптор, президент Международной академии доброты, автор более шестидесяти памятников в России и в мире.

Гости Григория Потоцкого.

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Григорию Потоцкому преподносят торт с надписью-девизом "Академии Доброты" - Человек только тогда человек, когда он добрый.
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Washington, December 2010

Grigory Pototsky

Академик Международной академии информатизации, член-корреспондент Педагогической академии, член Международного союза художников при ЮНЕСКО, член Союза художников СССР с 1985 года,

Григорий Потоцкий имеет в своем «активе» более 100 персональных выставок (первая была в Кишиневе в 1981г.), установил 60 памятников в 35 странах мира: России, США, Японии, Франции, Китае и других, и целую галерею бронзовых портретов деятелей культуры всего мира: скульптурные изображения выдающихся актеров современности Ж.Депардье, П.Ришара, Ш.Азнавура, И.Смоктуновского, Н. Андрейченко, М. Шелла, Л.Дурова, В.Стеклова, Ю. Куклачева; писателей -- П.Коэльо, А.Солженицына, А.Кима, Б.Пильняка, А.Платонова, В.Курбатова; религиозных деятелей -- патриарха Грузии Ильи II, духовного лидера всех монголов Богдо-гэгэна IX и Далай-ламы; ученых -- академиков Ю.Б.Харитона, В.Алферова, В.Свирского, Ю.Куражковского.

Kindness, an antidote to negative mental state!

Kindness, an antidote to negative mental state!
By André Bériault, Dobrota academician
Buddhists view “kindness” as one of the four “Immeasurables” or “Brahmaviharas”. It is a
powerful virtue that can fight negative mental states such as pride and anger. When it is educated by
the mind through meditation, it is said to make our spirit immeasurable like the gods. Christians
associate it with “benevolence” (goodwill) and it is viewed as the fundamental underlying message
that must be carried by pastors as an example to their flock. Confucius in China and Mencius in
Japan also saw it as the fundamental quality of “chiefs” for it is the primary virtue that will cause
people and riches to follow them. As they both said, “One has never seen complete empires falling
in the hands of leaders lacking such virtue”. Finally, I will simply add that kindness should in any
case, first become a mental exercise before it is transposed to daily actions; if we are to follow its
precepts, then we must first accommodate it in our very thoughts, for it is there, in our mental
patterns that the quality of our being begins.
Of course, discourse comes easy to who wants to convince, I thought, but how could
kindness be applied on an everyday basis, since for most of us, being a leader will usually be limited
to ourselves, our immediate family, neighbors and the occasional meeting of strangers. While
writing this text, I thought of all the actions, deeds and exchanges that I could serve you as examples
for actions of kindness; I reflected on historical facts that happened in history, deeds that were cited,
examples that were set, finally none were meaningful to me. Then one day, as I quietly sat on my
shaded front porch writing, a young Arabic woman went by pushing a baby carriage and pulling two
toddlers behind her. She was wearing a Muslim Hijāb about her barely visible face, and a long
colorful gown flowed to the feet. Well, my living area here in Montreal, is all but Arabic and Christian
cultures are rather dominant in language and dress; so one might well imagine how she felt or what
went on in people’s mind as she went by; I for one, felt a strange opposition to her visible presence
in my quiet area; I even saw her presence as a menace to my own beliefs. It took me quite a while to
accept that my negative reactions at seeing her were most probably dictated by traditional
education and prejudice and that my own beliefs should in no way be challenged. So here was in
front of me, the best possible example of what I could do to bring about kindness in my own
thoughts. I needed to accept the presence of a stranger and her beliefs, without ever condemning
them or my own for that matter.
I will admit the process is not an easy one, for the thoughts that did cross my mind were
difficult and deeply engrained values; my deeply rooted convictions were that the Muslim religion
required submission of the woman to her husband and submission of the husband to his God, thus
to the people speaking for Him on this earth. I believed that woman wearing such a garment did it
out of love or out of submission, but that in either case it was submission to her own rule, not ours.
Since, in my mind, we should all be submitted to the same earthly laws, our souls and thus our
religion being our own private affair, I accepted with difficulty, someone placing herself above my
own values. The young Arabic girl unknowingly was in fact challenging my very education and my
desire that we should all be equal in front of the law and I did little to open myself to different ideas;
hence, my negative mental state. If left unchecked, it would simply encourage more ignorance, more
racism, more hate and ultimately more violence if the same scenario repeated itself to a larger
Enter kindness!
Well, the first thing I noticed after that event is that many thoughts carried over in my mind
for several days and many feelings went by as I tried to view and justify my position even while to
talking to others about it; not all of my thoughts were nice and good, some darn right nasty, but
slowly something started to change. Deep inside me slowly rose the feeling that I needed to be clear
and true to myself regardless of the law, let’s call it “…the will to see others for their real value”, I
mean let’s face it, we can’t be all right and them all wrong. An inner voice called for better judgment
and compassion about this “them” thing and not the least of all, a need to feel comfortable inside
my own morality; if I dare say it, I would say it was the need to feel “Just or Godly”… if such a
position would not be to presumptuous. Then it all came into focus, it had been there in front of me
all the time. Kindness is the actual capacity to first listen to that need, then working out the answers
in the mind that in time will apply to actions that will then be witnessed as fair. Of course, I reckoned
this would not always be so easy, this particular example being pretty clear and straight forward as
there is now way this woman would ever change to my views; better then I adjust my own to allow
for hers! Seen it this way now, as the need to be just and fair to all, regardless of one’s own position,
kindness becomes a routine task, always to be tested and challenged against long established values,
most of which usually prone to breed negative mental states, that in any case, we should all get rid
So then, kindness is work, it is a difficult and oft repeated challenge about breaking old
paradigms and setting new precedents for our mind to evolve in order to live with each other in
peace. Most of you who want to become kind and benevolent will quickly learn the delicate and
balanced path that is needed in the mind to achieve that goal. To get there, even just enough to see
a difference in your everyday life, to get there is first to start with a simple case that has been
nagging you for years and trying to make it fit the peaceful objective, then repeating it, again and
again, till it all seems right. With time perhaps, a kind person will evolve that others will want to
emulate towards the same goal. Then it will all feel right.
I have just begun that journey and can testify of its unruly challenge, but I could also testify of the
beautiful peace that grows along with it.
Go and be kind.
Andre Beriault, summer 2009

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Gregory Pototsky
Président, Académie de la Bienveillance, International

Il y a de cela plus de six ans, des amis et moi-même sommes arrivé à la conclusion que tous les humains pourraient améliorer leur conditions de vie, simplement en ajoutant la bienveillance, certains diront bonté, dans leurs gestes de tous les jours! Il n’y a aucun doute dans notre esprit que l’humanité continuera sa lente régression, si nous continuons avec nos façons de faire si égoïstes.

J’en ai la preuve, pour y avoir vécu, le terrible GULAG de Staline où des milliers de gens durent leur survie simplement dans la bienveillance qu’ils eurent les uns pour les autres!

Dans notre langue russe, le mot qui désigne la « bienveillance ou bonté » est aussi curieusement le mot qui désigne la « richesse » et ces mots furent pour des siècles synonymes. Voila un présage oublié qui nous apprendrait qu’être bienveillant les uns pour les autres est une très grande richesse et une preuve d’une civilisation qui a du succès. Ne devrions-nous pas revoir à la hausse ces deux valeurs et les appliquer dans nos actes pour ainsi tous devenir collectivement plus riches?

Il ya des milliers d’écoles et armées dans le monde qui n’enseigne que la haine, la guerre et la séparation. Pourquoi enfin ne pas créer un environnement d’enseignement qui vienne balancer cette injustice faite à l’humanité, en offrant aux nouvelles générations de nouvelles avenues. Il fut sans doute un temps où les Églises se chargeaient de cette éducation, certaines le font encore bien, mais beaucoup ont failli à la tâche en délaissant leur autorité au profit du scandale et au mercantilisme.

Voila donc les fondements the notre Académie de la Bienveillance, International.

Sa toute première mission est de s’étendre dans le monde et montrer à tous qu’il est possible par l’éducation, d’amener les gens à adopter la bienveillance et la bonté dans leur vie de tous les jours, que les problèmes peuvent se régler plus facilement de cette façon. Nos enfants naissent totalement neutres, sans notion de bien ou de mal, c’est donc à nous de leur inculquer cet apprentissage. Nous aimerions que plus de programmes scolaires dans le mode favorisent cette approche.

Notre seconde mission est de promouvoir mondialement les gens qui adoptent cette philosophie et qui s’en servent comme exemple dans leurs contacts et dans leurs actions de tous les jours. Nous voudrions, suivant cet exemple, qu’une journée de la « bienveillance » soit célébrée dans tous les pays du monde. Nous avons ouvert le bal en écrivant nous même au Premier Ministre Vladimir Poutine et au Patriarche Cyril Premier de Russie; nous enjoignions maintenant tous les adhérents au concept à en faire de même avec leurs propres gouvernements. Depuis quelques années déjà, nous célébrons la Fête de la bienveillance, sur le boulevard Gogolevsky, là où se trouve le siège social de l’Académie à Moscou.

Le monde est couverts de tensions et de contradictions qui pour beaucoup mènent droit aux conflits armés. La seule solution pour briser le cercle vicieux est d’adopter le point de vue de la bienveillance et de la bonté. Eux seuls peuvent sauver notre monde et partant, en faire un meilleur.

Gregory Pototsky
Président, Académie de la Bienveillance, International

Dernière mise à jour : 14 août 2010

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