In May 2020, Hachi watched the documentary about Khaled Reshad, who was born in Afghanistan and became a physician in Japan.
In the documentary, he talked about his experience with the radical military organization in Afghanistan.
He was threatened by the unknown letter that said he would be attacked if he gave medical treatment to people there.
Then, he asked a member of the radical military organization whether it was the group to send the message to him.
The member of the group answered that they would not do like that to people who help people.
After making sure about that, Reshad kept giving medical treatment.
Why could Reshad ask about that? Wasn’t he scared to face the radical military group?
And the group does not always do something awful?
Hachi was thinking like that while she was watching the documentary, and came to think that perhaps he could do that because he had his faith to help people in his homeland.
The depth and clarity of his faith might loosen an inner wall, some people might recognize it as kind of his inner strength.
Also his story in the tense situation made Hachi to think that it might be nonsense to distinguish “good” people and “bad” people.
Perhaps both “good” part and “bad” part could exist in one person.
That is the idea people often talk about, but Hachi never feels the quality so closely before.
The curious thing was that, at that time, she was watching the BBC version of Les Misérables or heard that the other aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s Native Americans policy, so that she might be in the process of learning that kind of quality of human without realizing.
Yet, listening to Reshad’s experience made her confused deeper, and the series of events made her “truth” fluttered for a while,
Intertwined matters? ・ I watched Les Miserables made by BBC lately, which emphasized the relationship between Jean Valjean and Javert. Jean Valjean stole a bread and was in a prison for 19 years. Javert was born in a prison as a child of prisoners and chose to take an authority role. Jean Valjean didn’t believe people but a priest gave him a seed to start the chain of loving people. Javert believed in his justice and seeking it so much that he couldn’t understand the attitude of Jean Valjean, who sometimes chose to turn his ego down. His attitude led Javert to kill himself. ・ I thought both people needed each other at the very deepest level to understand each other. And I wondered a lot where was the inner crossroad for Javert to the direction of seeking his own justice too much. ・ In 2019, quantum entanglement was measured. There are coupled things which exist to understand each other. I remember Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort as well. Intertwined things are hardly separated. I don’t have a confidence to see them clearly and separately because, in order to find it, it often requires shifting assemblage point. However I feel many intertwined couples are emerged now and somehow some of them are fighting each other to prove which one is a “good” side. ・ I’m in the midst of watching God Father series. It is opposite stories against Les Miserables but I feel those are also intertwined for me. ・ ・ ・ #Beelationship #lesmiserablesbbc #lesmiserables #javert #jeanvaljean #intertwined #godfather #hygge
Reshad’s experience gradually led audience to the theme of economy.
Hachi cannot remember what he said exactly, but her somatic feelings remembered that it was important to invest money or energy in “thread and needles”, which were accessible to almost everyone, and were able to make pieces of something (or dots) come together.
(In Reshad’s example, making water facilities or putting hands on the sick. Those are something essential as human.)
Hachi is still on the way of comprehending his story and the series of events.
The process has continued for at least two months.
It still flutters her brain and heart, but she is somehow happy to experience that for the first time in her life.
If you would like to know more about Khaled Reshad’s story, another episode is now available on NHK World until July 13, 2021.
You can watch the video via the link below.
The article from the Japan Times can be also interesting.
(After watching the video again and proofreading, the phrase of “….I would leave my quiet monastery” from the book of ‘The leader as martial artist’ by Arnold Mindell came up in Hachi’s mind. Maybe Reshad’s atmosphere reminds her of that.)