Theater

The scene is taken from the Chandalika dance drama where a monk asks for water from a Chondal (low class) girl, but due to class taboo, the girl denied serving the monk water. The monk said to the girl that there is no difference in water regardless of the source because the water never changes its religion or nature to satisfy the thirsty. It is the same whether from the cloud or from the river. The playwright was written by a great Bangali poet (noble prize winner) Rabindranath Tagore. It was staged by Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts, New York in 2017.
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An American psychologist Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI) proposes that people are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever have. All of the poets’ strength is Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence which is the first among the list of nine intelligence. If the poet is skilled in singing or playing an instrument s/he got Musical Intelligence which is 3rd in order among the 9 Intelligence. The poet may have other Intelligence according to Gardner – Mathematical-Logical Intelligence, Visual-Spatial Intelligence, Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Intrapersonal Intelligence, Naturalist Intelligence, and Existential Intelligence. I like to focus on the description of the 4th Intelligence which is Visual-Spacial Intelligence. The visual person has the capacity to think in images and pictures, to visualize accurately and abstractly. A person may have all intelligence but without Choitonyo (Humanity) awareness of following the rule of humanism), no person can be human.  

God lives in people’s dreams in the city’s sky and in the air; what god does, takes care of us, saves the atmosphere. When God walks on the Earth, he comes among men as Avatar said the Bangali folk poet Ashim Sarkar in one of his concerts of Kobi Gaan (lyrical ballad) in 2020. God created men in the image of His shape as cited in the Bible. He is the real man, we are the images of His multiple intelligences. God is the combination of all intelligence (and more)that exists in all human beings collectively same time. He is both shapeless and can get a shape. He can be anywhere anytime. S/he is omnipotent. When he can take the shape he can die (perish) and reborn through incarnation. His love is limitless, and he is shapeless and sleepless as like the Black God (Lord Krishna) cited by Ashim Sarkar.

MohiKonTok publishes a podcast about Mothua Dorshon (philosophy) that Hori Chan Thakur brought to the downtrodden people known as Chondal in Bangladesh in the 18th century by organizing an Educational movement. The father of Mothua philosophy, Hori Chan Thakur, could not go to general school. His tribe did not have the right to go to school. He was not allowed to have an education because of prejudice regarding race and class identity made by upper-class Brahmin society. Ashim Sarkar says, “The class renamed as Chondal by Shyamachoron Nyayrotno who wrote ‘Monu Songhita’. In that book, it is written that children born in the Nomo Shudro (Chondal) tribe carried a curse from the past life. The curse spelled that Shudro tribe will be not be included in education.” [Scene from their past life]. As a consequence of being born to Chondal family, Hori Chan Thakur was denied to get admission when his father wanted him to send school. The curse makes the Chondal low-income class and keeps them powerless without education to change the future until reborn through incarnation. The people of Chondal could not read scripture and educate themselves. They were being discriminated against by other tribes/races as long as the avatar was disappeared. [Scene of discrimination based on color appearance] 

The podcast is available on the Apple platform. The avatar, Hori Chan Thakur, came in the 18th century to a Bangla-speaking tribe Nomo Shudra (Chondal). Hori Chan Thakur thought if his followers remain uneducated they would not be able to break this curse, and understand the truth and record the right history in the face of the future. Hori Chan Thakur was born to break the curse. The father of Mothua philosophy Hori Chan Thakur and his son Guru Chan Thakur broke the curse with the help of philosophy and with the help of the followers of the philosopher. Hori Chan Thakur explained that class (cast) does not depend on birth or prejudice. It depends on their work and activities. Isn’t that unfair to be biased by a story takes away the birthrights of others? It is the humanity and work that determine class identity. Presidents are not born, they are made by their own work and quality. So Mothua people have the opportunity to be educated and be in politics. Many great fellows were born in families who lived in disadvantaged under-served areas. Despite poverty and location, if people get equal access to education, they can break the curse. There will be more individual liberty and greater humanity, and safety plus the quality of work. When Hori Chan Thakur was denied to have admission in the community school, he got it from the schools outside of his own community, and he committed to making education available for all.