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FEBRUARY 2006 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:5 ISSUE:02


OPENING EYES REVEALS OPPERTUNITIES

Ip Xpdptm kmyXI sXfnbpp

By REV. DR. VALSAN THAMPU

tbip Aht\mSp: Rm \n\p Fp sNbvXpXtcWsap \o Cnpp Fp tNmZnXnp: d_q\n, F\np ImgvN {]m]ntWsap IpcpS Aht\mSp ]dp. tbip Aht\mSp: t]mI; \nsd hnizmkw \ns cnncnpp Fp ]dp. DSs\ Ah ImgvN {]m]np bm{Xbn Ahs\ A\pKanp.
(asmkv 10:51-52)

ssZh kphntijtLmjWew Hcp hnip\mSpw {InkvXphns hne Xocm kmyw Hcp XomS\hpw BIpp. AXp hnip\mntep XomS\ kam\amWv. hN\tLmjWw ktmjtmSpw FfnatbmSpw A`nam\tmSpwIqsS Imhn {]iwknm Ignbp A\p`hamWv. ssZhhN\tLmjWw Ignhns ]cymba. NX HmS HSnpIfh Cpw {]hnpp. GXp a\pjyIcfn AXv AIsmepw Cu NX HmSbn\np kwKoXw ]pdsSpIbn. Fm B NX HmS FSppw Znhyamb kwKoXw ]pdsSphnphm Ignhph Cpw Pohnpp.

GXmv \mXp hjw apv tImbv Hcp kmbnv ki\ns\n. Atlw \Spt]mb hgnbn `n bmNnpsImncp Hcp a\pjys\ Inp a\enp Hcp \pdp cq] t\msSpp sImSpp. As Imev \qdp cq]m t\mp Ih Npcpw. Hcp Aw_mkU Imdn\v 10000 cp]bp B Imew shp XmcXysSpptm B \qdp cq] v Cs hne GItZiw \membncw cq]. amyaġpt]mepw hmbmbno Cu kw`hspdnv B `nmc Fs\ hnebncpnbnpmImw? Ah cmhnse Fp {]mnpsImmbncnmw CdnncnXv? Imth km[mcW Ipapphscmw \mWbppI Xcp sXnIfmWv. AXpsImv Ccncp Rm hep. Fm Csnepw Hcp hyXymkw hcptWsa! CXmbncpncnmw Ahs Dnse {]m\.

CXm, sbcoslm ]Wn t]cpt]mepanm Hcp IpcpS `n bmNnpsImncnpp. Ip Xpdq Fp ]dbphm A[nImcaph B hgn ISpt]mIpp. temIns shfnambn ISphp, hN\w PVambnop Ir]bpw kXyhpw \ndh\mbn \psS CSbn]mh\mWv B ISpt]mbh. hN\ns Bobamb Dtiw FmsWp \mw hyambn AdnncntXpv. efnXambn ]dm hN\w \app \IsncnpXv \psS IpIsf Xpdphm\mWv. ko\mc ]dbpp ssZhns iw ImtZiv acp`qansb \Sppp. AXp h\sf tXmepcnpp. amt]SIsf {]khnnpamdmpp. FmWnXns Aw? ImtZiv acp`qan Hp \Spnsbn am{Xsa AXn\p GZtXmambn cq]mcsSm IgnbpIbpp. h\ tXmepcnm AXp ]qtmambn amdpp. \psS Dn DdnnSp amt]SI Fgptp {]hnpXpSpw. hnizmkw FXp ]pXnb kmyXIfntep hncNq BWv. Hcp ]pXnb N{Ihmfns A\mhcWamWv.

eqsmkv 4:18 tbip ]dbpp Rm IpcpScpsS Ip Xpdm hh\mWv. FpsImmWv \psS IpI XpdtXv? ko\mc ]dbpp, Icnhp cm]mpw, Djnsem B\tLmjw hcpp. As\ \psS hmXn app Djns\ t\mnmWphm \psS IpIsf XpdWw. Ip Xpdptm \mw cq]mcsSpp. AXn\pthn \mw {]mntnbncnpp. Cu IpcpS\mb `nmct\mSp Imhmb tbipIrkvXp C{]Imcw {]XnIcnpp; "ss[cyambncn \ns hnizmkw \ns cnncnpp.'

\psS HmtcmcpcpsSbpw hnizmkn\v Nne [mcWIfpw AdnhpIfpw ASnsbmgppIfpw Dv. _nambnbpsS hnizmkn \mw cp kmyXI ImWpp. hnizmkw sImp {]tbmP\w FmWv? hnizmkw sImv Fp km[nWw? _nambnsb kw_nnStmfw Ahs Bbncnp Ahbnepw {]hrnbnepw Ahs hnizmkw {]tbmKnsSpp. Ahs PohnXhrnbmb `nmS\nse Hcp henb sImbvv Ahs hnizmkns B[mcamImambncpp. hyambn ]dm, `nbn \npw e`np Hcp Znhks hcpam\w 100 cq]bn \nv 500 cq]bntepbcp Hcp ]ptcmKa\w. Acw Hcp A`nhrnbmbncpn _nambnbpsS hnizmkns B[mcw.

_nambnbpsS hnizmkns ASnm\hpw cq]hpw kmyXbpw Hcp ]pXpPohnXn\p thnbp A`nhmbpw Cbpambncpp. PohnXn Hcp ]pXnb Bcw`w ssIhncnpp, CXmWv bYmhnizmkns B[mcw. Hcp ]pXnb Bcw`hntep ISp hcphm\p AhImihpw BthihpamWv hnizmkw. Cs\bp hnizmks InmWv, hnizmkns aqoIcWamb Imhmb tbip{InkvXp ]dbpXv; ss[cyambncn, \ns hnizmkw \ns cnncnpp.

cnp hnizmks Cv \n ]epw A`nImaya. \nmchpw A{][m\hpamb Nne B\pIqeyfpw PohnXmhiyfpw {]m]nphm\p Ipdpphgn am{XambnmWv ]ecpw hnizmks ImWpXv. Fm icnbmb hnizmkw hnhIcamb kmyXI ASnbncnp Hcp ]pXnb N{Ihmfntep Blzm\hpw Xobm{XbpamWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvvXphnt\mSv hnizmkn {]XnIcnpIbpw hyn_w ]pepIbpw sNbvX Fm hynIfptSbpw PohnXw cq]mcsnphbmWv. Hcph {InkvXphnembm Ah Hcp ]pXnb krnbs{X. CXmWv kphntij kXyw.

tbmlms kphntijw 8 mw Aymbn AhnlnX {]hnbn ]nSns Hcp kv{Xosb tbiphns apn sImphcpp. temIns ]m]w Npap tbiphns\ hyambn Xs apn \n a\pjy\n Ah Ipappp. B GXm\pw \nanjfn B kv{XobpsS a\n tbiphnt\mSp Hcp {]tXyI hnizmkw DfhmIpp. Ahfn Dfhmb, tbiphnt\mSp hnizmkm, {InkvXphns cm ipoIcWw {]m]ns Ahsf Ipw hn[nphm AhnsS IqSnh Bpw km[nn. tbiphpw AhtfmSp ]dbpp; Bcpw \ns Ipw hn[nnsbm? Rm\pw \ns Ipw hn[npn, t]mI, C\nta ]m]w sNcpXv.' AsXmcp iImcambncpn, {]XypZm, hnizmkm Hcp ]pXnb PohnXn\p Bcw`w Ipdn B kv{XobpsS ]pXnb PohnXssienbntep kvt\lakrWamb Hcp kzm\ambncpp.

euIoIhoWn Hcp ]s _nambnbpsS {]hn em`Icambncnncnmw. ZoL\mfpIfmbn Ah Atlmhrn IgnncpXv `nmS\neqsSbmbncpp. Azm\nm Icpn. hnZym`ymkan. klmbn\mcpan. ap bmsXmcp amhpan. ImgvN Innbm Ah C\n Fp sNpw? IpcpS\mbncnpXv Xs sXmgnen\p sImgptdpp. tbiphns Imsem sbcnslmhns sXcphoYnIfn ]Xntm Hcp ss\njnI Bthin ]dpt]mbXmtWm: "ZmhoZp]p{Xm FtmSp IcpWbpmtIWsa!', Fv.

tbiphns kmnyw kwthZndntm FpsImmWv _nambn Cs\ apdnhnfn IpnbXv? ]ecpw Ahs\ iImcnp. iImcnptmdpw Ah IqSpX Dn hnfnp. k a\pjyPmXnpw thn temIntep ISphh Bchmcn\nSbn IpcpS\pw `nmc\pamb _nambn F hnizmknbpsS Zpeamb Zo\kzcw {ihnpp. XtmSpIqSn ISph Hcp henb ]pcpjmcs amn\nnbnv Azm\nphpw `mcw Npaphpw thn temIntep ISphh kmhImiw _nambnbpsS kao]tpsNp Ah\p sNhn sImSppp.

FpsImmWv _nambn C{Xam{Xw \nw ImnbXv? Xs kw_nnStmfw Ah\v Hcp Imcyw hyambncpp. Ctmgmbncnp Ah Ahs hynXzn\p tbmPnX. ssZhns kzzw cq]nepw kmZriynepw krns hyn. Xm C{]Imcw `n sXth\. t]cnmhs\nepw, `nmcs\nepw, tahnemkanmhs\nepw Ah Xcw Xmgv hynXzns DSabmbncpn. `n bmNnpnsnepw ]ecpw `nmtcm XcwXmgv hynXzns DSaIfmbn Npp]mSpIfn \ap ImWphm km[npw. GenimbpsS {]hmNIinjy\mb sKlmkn B Iqns] Hcmfmbncpp. Xs bPam\ XncnpsImSpb km\fn \npw Fsnepw Hcp sNdpsXnepw hmnsmphcphm Ah `rXymcpsS ]nmse HmSnbXv Hcp `nmcs\m tamiamb Ahs hynXzamWv shfnhmpXv.

Bob A`nam\aphs lrZbw krmhns Imsem tIm \rXzw hbvpw. CXv F\np \ntbmKa, Fs apn [mcmfw kmyXI sXfnpInSpp. Fs kmyXIfntep hgn \Sphm {]m]v]X\mbh CXm ISphncnpp. B Ahkcsf ImWphm\pw, Adnbphm\pw {]tbmP\sSpphm\pw bmNI\pw IpcpS\psanepw Ahs hnizmkamIp IpI Xpdncpp. \app \ss _nambnbpambn Hp XmcXaysSpmw.

\psS Bhiy FsmamWv? \psS apnse kmyXIsfn \mw t_m[hmmcmtWm? \psS ASnm\ Bhiysfpdnv \mw AcmsWpXmWv ]caamb kXyw. AXpsImmWv A\mhiyhpw A{][m\hpamb Imcyġpthn \mw {]mnbpw X{Xsv ]cXn\SpIbpw sNpXv. \psS PohnXn Hcp ]pXnb Bcw`w Ipdnphm \app Xmcyan. \psS BobXbpsS ]cnanXn ChnsSbmWv. \mw Bbncnp Ahbn Xs Ayw hscbpw XpScWsamsX \app hnSpX e`nWsapw, Bbncnp Ahbn\npw hnapn {]m]nhcmbn, \app \ntbmKnnp Ahsb {]m]nWsapw, Hcp ]pXnb krnbmbn Imhmb tbip{InkvXphpambp ]mfnn \psS hynXzw AXns ]qX {]m]nWsapw \mw B{Klnpn.

Ccw AhmPmUyw thZ]pkvXIn ]ebnSpw ImWphm \app km[npw ]ecptSbpw lrZbw ine t]mse ITn\ambncnpp. _ZvkbnZm Ipfn\cnsI 38 hjw Bbncp Ahbn Xs Bbncnphm \mw B{Klnpp. ]gb\nban temns `mcy ]ntmp t\mn DpXqWmbnoXv AhfpsS ]nIme PohnXn XpScWsap B{KlnXpsImmWv. kmbn Ahs Dnse Bthin Xs IpIsf XpdpInphm AXy[nIw B{Klnp. B B{Kls kzmbamphm Ah sbcpiteanse sXcphnIqSn hfsc thKn ]cXn HmSpIbmWv. HSphn tbiphns kmnyw Xs `h\nepmbtm kmbnbpsS DġpI XpdpInpp.

tbip _nambntbmSp tNmZnpp; Rm \n\p Fp sNbvXp XcWsap \o B{Klnpp? Cu tNmZyn\p Dcw \Iphm _nambnv Xs Bhiyspdnv hyamb [mcWapmbncpp. AX\pcambn Ah ]dbpp, dq\n, F\np ImgvN e`ntWw. hfscb[nIw kvt\lakrWambnmWv Ah tbiphns\ hnfnpXv. dq\n! ]noSv tbiphns\ dq\n Fp hnfnpXv aKvZe\mcn adnb BWv. lrZbns Bgnse B{Xbn, kvt\ln AenptN kwt_m[\bmbncpp AXv.

IpcpS\mbncp _nambn {][m\amb cp ZqXpIfmWv \app \IpXv. HmaXmbn \msamw IpcpScmsW kXyw \s t_m[yampp. ImtWXns\ hyambpw icnbmbpw ImWm IgnbmsX hcpXmWv IpcpSns hntijWw. temIn cp Xcnep IpcpSmcpv. imcocnIambn ImgvN \sh Hcp hn`mKw. BobIpcpSmcpsS Ah AXnepw tamiamWv. BobIpcpSmcpsS imcocnI IpI {]hnppsnepw shfnw Dn {]Iminpn. tbipsh ApX{]Imis Dsmphm IgnbmXmWv Bobamb AX. tbmlms kphntijn tbip ]dbpp; Rm Xs hgnbpw kXyhpw Poh\pamIpp. Hcp ]pXnb temIntep hgnbmWnXvv. Hcp ]pXnb kmyXbntep hgnbmWnXvv. Hcp ]pXnb Poh\ntep hgn IqSnbmWnXv. AXpsImmWv Imhmb tbip{InkvXp hopw P\nWsav \ntmZntamknt\mSp ]dbpXv. m]nXXmcyfpsS ayn hknpIbpw {]hnbpw sNbvXncp \ntmZntamkn\p ssZhimkv{Xn ]T\hpw ]cnioe\hpw e`nncppshnepw, Hcp ]pXnb Bcw`ns Bibw Dsmphm Bob DġmgvN Cmbncpp. ssZhw \app \Inbncnp XmepIsfbpw, IgnhpIsfbpw, AdnhpIsfbpw a\nemm\pw {]tbmP\sSpm\pw IgnbmsX t]mIpXpw Bob AXbpsS ^eambnmWv.

Bob AX \ne \npnSv ktmjns A\p`hha, ]cmXnbpsSbpw ]pISnbpsSbpw A\p`hamWv AXv \IpXv. ssZhw sXfnbnpXcp kmyXIsf \ncmIcnph AcnXbpsS A\p`hnemWv PohnpXv. e`nXnt\mSp Ahbpw e`nmXnt\mSp ]cmXnbpw ]pep at\m`mhw Ahnizmknsbpw \ntj[mIXbpsSbpw apJ`mhamWv.

cmaXmbn, _nambn \Ip ktiw: \mw Ip Xpdptm kmyXI \psS ap]n sXfnbpp FXmWv. kmyXIfnmhcmbn Bcpw krnsnn. A\amb kmyXIsf krn ssZhw Fmhscbpw Hcp t]mse krnmdn. AXp \oXnam\mb ssZhns \oXnbmWv. Hmtcmcppw e`nncnp IgnhpI hn`namWv. Cu IgnhpIfpsS kmyXIsf XncndnbpIbmWv Bobt\{XfpsS {]h\w.

\psS kwm\amb tIcfw hfscb[nIw kmyXIfp Hcp taJebmWv. hnZym`ymktaJebn t\XrXzw \Ip kwm\amWv. kmcXbpsS ]cymbamWv tIcfw. Cs kmlNcyfn tIcfns Bhiyw cm{ob XXzkwlnXIf, hyn]chpw kmaqlnIhpamb Bobambn DWp Hcp ]pXpPohs Blzm\amWv. ssZhs Adnbp P\w hknp ew Ah apJncw cnsSpw. Hcp ]pXnb Bcw`n\pthnbp Blzm\w kzoIcnm\p B{Klw Bob ss[cyns {]IS\amWv. Cu ss[cyamWv {InkvXphnep hnizmkw. Cu hnizmkw \psS icocma\pIsf `cnptm Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns Imsem tIġpXn\pw Ahs Blzm\w kzoIcnpXnepw \psS IpI XpdsSpp. CXv ]pXnb Bcw`n\p hgn sXfnpp. Cu ]pXnb A\p`hamWv kuJyamIsSp A\p`qXn. \mem NpapsImph ]hmXmcs ]m]sf tamNnpInnbtm Ahs imcocnI ]oTbn\npw tamNnX\mIpIbpw Hcp ]pXnb PohnXnse Hcp ]pXnb Bcw`neqsS Ah kuJya\p`hnbpw sNpp. Ahs ASnnWcpIfm \app kuJyw hncnppshp {]hmNI \qmpIġp apv hnfnp ]dXv \{kmb\mb tbiphns kamKa\n IqSnbmWv.

Hcp ]pXnb BImihpw Hcp ]pXnb `qanbpw F hmKvZm\w ]ecpw \Inbnpv. Fm FhnsS ]pXnb BImiw? FhnsS ]pXnb `qan? Cu hmKvZm\w `qanbnempw \Im km[npX. Iment\mSpw Ncn{Xnt\mSpw B[n]Xyw \Sp Imhmb tbiphn IqSnbmsX Hcp ]pXnb BImihpw Hcp ]pXnb `qanbpw kmya Fp Ncn{Xw kmnpp.

]p I\yIamcpsS D]abn Ap I\yIam hnfpIfn F IcpXn; Apt] F IcpXnbn. FpsImmWv Cu Apt] F IcpXmXncpXv? hnfv Hcp B`cWa, AsXmcp D]IcWamWv. hnizmks B`cWambn ImWpXv _pnb. aWhmfs\ ImWphm B{KlaphcmWv hnfn F IcpXnbXv. _pnbnmhp hnfp Hcp B`cWambncpp. aWhms\m Ahs\ A\pkcntnhcpsaXpsImv Ah aWhmfs\ Imm DpIcmbncpn.

Hcp ]pXnb N{Ihmfw, Hcp ]pXnb temIw, Hcp ]pXnb kmyX, Hcp ]pXnb kqtcymZbw, Hcp ]pXnb {]`mXw ChsbmambncnWw \psS Bob eyw. Cu ]pXnb Bcw`ntep {]tinphm \apv AhImiw e`nncnpp. ImgvN {]m]nhcmbn, ssZhw \Inb AhImis ]cn]pambn A\pkcnv A\p{Klntep ISphcphm ssZhw Xs ]cnip Bmhn\m \s klmbnqw.

[Speech delivered at Sevika Sangam Meeting Maramon Convention-2005]


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