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By Dr. Rajan Mathew

Gjybntepw bqtdmntepw {InkvXphns ktiw {]Ncnnv aqv anj\dn bm{XI hnip ]utemkv \SnbXmbn ]pXnb\nban tcJsSpnbncnpp. BZyw AhcpsS kphntijoIcW coXn ]W kn\tKmKpIfn {]kwKnpI FXmbncpp. Fm blqZmcn ]ecpw {InkvXphns\ Xnftm hnPmXnbv kmyw hlnm\p ssZhhnfn Ah Xncndnp.

AtymIy k`:
tdma ImeLn BZyIme {InkvXpaXns Hcp {][m\ tI{ambncpp AtymIy. A. D. 63 hsc skeqknUv km{mPyns Xem\ambncp AtymIy, tdma `cWn kndnb {]hiybqsS CcnnSamn. cmw t{X ImeLns [ Second Temple period ] Ahkm\n sl\nkvnIv blqZm aXns {][m\ tI{w IqSn Bbncpp AtymIy. BZyIme {InkvXpaXns Bhn`mhn AXv hln {][m\ ]v ]cnKWnv AtymIysb "{InkvXpaXns sXmn' [ The cradle of Christianity ] FdnbsSpp. {InkvXphns A\pbmbnIsf BZyambn {InkvXym\nI Fp hnfnXv AtymIybn Bbncpp.

kndnbbnse Hcp {][m\ \Kcamb Atymybn k` \p]nSnnv \\p hfnbXns\pdnp Hcp kwn]vX hnhcWw AtmkvtXme{]hnI ]Xns\mmw Aymbn \Ippv. kvtXmt\mkv sims acWn\ptijw tbdpiteanse ]oV\w ImcWw BZyIme kphntij {]hI Ab {]tZifntev NnXdntmbn. ]oV\n \nv HmSntmbh XfpsS thebn\nv HmSntmbn. sblqZymbnepw iacybnepw sKeoenbmbnepw \S hnPbIcamb kphntij {]h\, AhcpsS ssIIfn A`nhrn {]m]npshv Ah Isn. sblqZmtcmSmsX amtcmSpw hN\w kwkmcnmsX Ah I\m tZins AXncpI ISv s^mbv\nIybn [ Phoenicia ] IqSn kcnv, Ips{]mkv Zzo]v [ Cyprus Island ], kndnbbnse Asymy Fo {]tZitfmfw Fn. Ahcn Nne Ips{]mkvImcpw Iptd\mcpw Bbncpp; Ah Asymybn Fnbtijw bh\mtcmSpw Imhmb tbiphns\pdnp kphntijw Adnbnp. Imhnsd ssI AhtcmSpIqsS Dmbncpp; hentbmcp Iqw hnizknp Imhntep Xncnp. Atymybn Xgp hfcp k`sbpdnp hm sbdpiteanse k`bpsS ImXpIfn Fn. Ah __mkns\ Asymybntev ]dbp. __mkv Hcp \ a\pjy\pw ]cnipmmhn\mepw hnizmkmepw \ndh\pw tbcpiteanse k`bnse Hcp {]apJ {]hI\pw Bbncpp. AtmkvtXmenI k`bnse hnizmknI AhcpsS lrZbw hnip kvt\ln ]ckv]cw _nnpIbpw Zcn{Zpthn AhcpsS Zm\[ hnnpIbpw, k` {InkvXphns alXzn\mbn Fsmfpw A`nhrn {]m]npIbpw sNbvXp. Xs hkvXphIIsfmw hnv Zm\[ġmbn AtmktXmenI k`bvp \Iphm BZyw amXrI ImnbXv Ipt{]mkvImc\mb __mkv Bbncpp.

__mkv kndnbbnse Asymybn Fn AhnSs ssZhIr] Ip ktmjnp. Fmhcpw lrZbhnNmcfpsS \nbtmsS Imhnt\mSp tNp \nev]mhw {]t_m[nnp. hfsc ]pcpjmcw Imhnt\mSp tNp. __mkv siuens\ A\zjnv Xskmkntep t]mbn, AhnsS Atls Isn Asymybntep Iqnsmp hp. Ah Hcp hjw apgph\pw k`mtbmKfn IqSpIbpw hnizmk kaqls D]tZinbpw sNbvXp; B Imep sbcqitean \np Asymybntep h AKm_kv F {]hmNI temIn Hsbpw almmaw DmIpw Fp Bmhn\m {]hNnp; AXp susZymknsd Imep kw`hnp. sblqZybn ]mp ktlmZcmcpsS DXhnmbn Asymy k` Hcp [\tiJcWw \Sn __mknsdbpw siuensdbpw In sImSpbp. Cu Imebfhn tbdpitean tbmlms ktlmZc\mb hnip bmtm_v AtmkvtXme hmfm sImsp. hnip ]t{Xmkv _\\mbn. Imhns CSs]Sen ]t{Xmkv ApXIcamhw tamNnsp. __mkpw siuepw Kat\mtiw \nhntijw atmkv Fp adpt]cp tbmlms\bpw Iqnsmp sbcpitew hnp aSntmp. ]nmev tdmamkm{mPynse Ghpw {][m\s aqmas \Kcambn Asymysb IWmnbncpp. tdman\pw AeIvkm{nbmbnpw am{Xsa Atymy ]m{Snbmtn\v [ Antioch Patriarcate ] D]cnbmbn apKW\ \Inbncppp.

Asymybnse k`bn Av [mcmfw A\pbmbnIfpw {]ikvXcmb D]tZmmcpw Dmbncpp. Ahcn {][m\nI __mkv, \oK Fp t]cp iotam, Iptd\mc\mb eqtmkv (aqmw kphntijnsbpw AtmkvXe{]hnIfptSbpw cNbnXmhv), Iptd\mc\mb eqknbkv (]utemkntbpw eqtmkntbpw klFgppImc), CS{]`phmb sltcmZmhns _meyIme kJnbmbncp a\mtb, siu Fnhcmbncpp. Atymybnse k`bpsS m]\n\pw ncoIcWn\pw tijw BZyIme AtmkvtXmenI k` Imhns\ Bcm[npw D]hknpw sImncnptm: "Rm __mkns\bpw siuens\bpw hnfnncnp thembnp Ahsc F\np thXncnn' Fp ]cnipmmhn Zi\apmbn. As\ k` D]hknp {]mnp. Znhy\ntZi{]Imcw ip{iqjbntepw cmPymcfn kphntijw {]kwKnphm\p almb {]h\fntepw, AtmkvtXmenI ]nXmm __mknt\bpw iuent\bpw ssIshp \In hnipoIcnv thXncnp, anj\dnthebvmbn Ahsc bm{Xbbp.

bm{X Bcw`npp: kndnbbnse Atymbn\nv ssk{]knkntev:
GItZiw {In.h. 44- t\mSSpp Hcp hkImens XpSn Ah ]cnipmmhns \ntbmK{]Imcw kndnbbnse AtymIybn \nv 16 ssa Zqcnep AtymybpsS XpdapJ ]Wamb skeqIybntep bm{Xbmbn. __mkns _phmb atmkv Fp adpt]cp tbmlm (cmw kphntijns cNbnXmhv) AhcpsS klmbn\mbn AhtcmsSmw bm{Xbmbn. skeyqIybn\nv Ah aqhcpw I Ibdn {]knamb Ipt{]mkv (ssk{]kv) Zzo]ntev bm{X Xncnp. Xpnv sXv, kndnbbvpw se_mt\m\pw ]Snmdv, C{kmtbentbpw ]ekvXo\ntbpw hSp ]Snmdv, CuPn]vXns hSv, {Kokns sXpIngv Bbn nXnsNp, Ing saUntd\nb\nse Ghpw henb Zzo]pIfn HmWv ssk{]kv. ssk{]kv [ Republic of Cyprus ] Cv Hcp kzX{ cmPyamWv. Ipt{]mkv __mkns PeambncpXn\m AhnSs At\Iw sblqZmsc Atln\v ]cnNbapmbncpp. hnip kvtXmt\mkns ckmnXzn\p tijw At\Iw {InkvXym\nI ssk{]kntev amdnmaknncpp. AtmktXme\mb ]utemkpw ssk{]nbv hwiP\mb __mkpw Ipt{]mkv Zo]nse kemankns\ AhcpsS kphntij thebpsS BZy eym\amn. Zzo]ns ap`mKfntev t]mIpXn\papv, BZyambn Ah kemanknse sblqZmcpsS ]nbn ssZhhN\w Adnbnp, {InkvXphns\ {]Jym]np. ssk{]kns Ing Xocp Hcp ]pcmX\ {Kov \Kckwm\amWv kemankv. bh\ ImeLn kemankv ssk{]kns Xem\ambncpp. Fm tdma `cWImev Xem\w ]mwt^mkntev ampIbpw kemankv tdma {]hniybmb skeqIybpsS `mKambn amdpIbpw sNbvXp. __mkv AeIvkm{nbmbnepw tdmanepw kphntijw Adnbntijw kemankn Isdnv sImspshv ]mccyw hnizknpp. BZyIme {In{kvXym\nIfpsS At\Iw ihIpSocfpw __mkns samWmkvdnbpw [ Monastery of St. Barnabas ] keankn nXn sNpp. ssk{]knse k`bpsS [ Church of Cyprus ] m]I\mbn hnip __mkv _lpam\nsSpIbpw, kemankv k`bpsS FnkvtIm Bm\ambn [ Episcopal See ] amdpIbpw sNbvXp. B ]cnips AnI Atlns \manep ASpp aTn [ Monastery ] BsWv hnizknsSpp.

]ms^mkv KhdpsS ]cnh\w:
AhnsS\npw Ah Zzo]v apgqh Im\Sbmbn bm{XsNbvXvv ssk{]knse ]na \Kcamb ]ms^mkv F ev Fntp. ta{]kvXmhn{]Imcw, hnip ]utemkns t{]jIthe kabtpw ssk{]kns Xem\w kemankn \nv ]mt^mkntev amnbncpp. AXn{]Imcw KhdpsS sImmchpw ap km m]\fpw ]mt^mkn ]p\xm]nsncpp. Av ssk{]knse tdma Kh hnimelrZb\pw _pnam\pambncp sksykv s]utemkv vBbncpp. tbcpitean \nv ssk{]kntev IpSntbdnm sblpZmcn \npw {InkvXphnt\bpw {InkvXob k`tbbpw Ipdnv Atlw tIdnncpp. IqSpXembn AXns\n tIġphm\pw ]Tnphm\pw B{Klnp. ]utemkpw __mkpw ]Wn hnpv Fv Adnv Ahsc sImmcntev Bfphnv Wnnp; ssZhhN\w tIĸm B{Klnp. AhnsS _tbip Fp t]cpw Feoamkv F A]c\mahpap sblqZ\mbn I{]hmNI\pw am{nI\pw Bsbmcp hnZzm KhcpsS sImmcn Imcymc F cqt]W Npnncnv \Sncpp. ]utemkpw __mkpw KhdpsS Ww kzoIcnv sImmcn Fn {InkvXphns kphntijw {]kwKnp. Khdpw ]cnhmchpw Imhn hnizknpp Fp Itm Feoamkv AhtcmSp FXnp \np tZim[n]XnbpsS hnizmkw XSppIfhm {ianp. Atm s]utemkv ]cnipm]q\mbn Ahs\ Dpt\mn: "tl kIe I]Shpw kIe [qpw \ndht\, ]nimNnsd aIt\, k \oXnbpsSbpw i{Xpth, Imhnsd t\gnIsf adnpIfbpXp \o aXnbmpIbntbm? Ctm Imhnsd ssI \nsdta hogpw; \o Hcp kabtp kqcys\ ImWmsX IpcpS\mbncnpw' Fp ]dp. DSs\ Hcp Xnanchpw Ccppw Ahsd ta hoWp; ssI]nSnp \Sphsc XncpsImp Ah Xn \Sp. Cu DmbXp tZim[n]Xn Inp Imhnsd D]tZin hnkvabnp hnizknp.

s]utemkpw __mkpw atmkpw ]ms^mkn \np I Ibdn, ]w^peym tZinse s]p sNp. ap Gjyssa\dns sXp `mKp Hcp {]tZiambncpp ]w^peym. Hcp Imev ]w^pey tZins Xem\ambncp Asmenbmbnse [ Antalya ] Hcp {Kop \Kcambncp s] Ctm XpnbpsS sXp]Snmd saUntd\nb Xocp Asmenb [ Antalya Province ] {]hniybnemWv. AhnsSshp tbmlm atmkv ]utemkns\bpw __mkns\bpw hnp ]ncnp sbcpiteantep aSntmbn. s]bn [mcmfw {Kov tImf\nI Dmbncpp. s]bnse GsXnepw {Kov tImf\nIfn {]kwKnm \nmsX ]utemkpw __mkpw BZyw tdmam {]hniybmb KemXybnse ]X\ncIfp ]nknZymtZinse AsymIybntev bm{Xbmbn.

]nknZy AsymIybn hnip ]utemkns {]t_m[\w:
]nknZy AtymIymbn Fnt ]utemkpw __mkpw iv \mfn AhnSs blpZm ]nbn sNp Ccpp. \ymb{]amWhpw {]hmNIfpw hmbnp Xotm ]n {]amWnI AhcpsS ASp Bfbp: ktlmZcmtc, \nġp P\tmSp {]t_m[\w hXpw Dsn ]dhn Fp ]dbnp. {][m\hmb\Iġptijw AYnXnIsf {]t_m[\n\p WnpXp Ubkvt]mc kn\tKmKpIfn ]Xnhmbncpp. s]utemkv Fgptp BwKyw Imn ]dXp: bn{kmtb ]pcpjmcpw ssZh`mcpw Bbptmtc, tIĸn. ]utemkns t{]IcpsS Iqn blqZmcpw, aXn tNnnsnepw blqZ aXhnizmktmSv A\pIqenp ]cntZ\ Gm ]pdPmXnmcpw Dmbncpp

s]mXpsh AsmkvXem km[cWbmbn blqZmtcmSv FmbnSpw {]kwKn hkvXpXbmWv ]utemkns {]kwKns DSw. ]pXnb\nba hnizmkkXy Ah XovWXtbmsS IcpXnbncp ]gb\nbatmSv ]qambpw tbmPnphbmsWv hnip ]utemkv Ahp ImWnpsImSpp. tbip ssZh]p{X\msWpw bn{ktbens\ Bizknnm\mbn Ah Imefmbn Imncnph\msWpw ]utemkv Ahp sXfnbnpsImSpp.

HmaXmbn, C{kmtbeycpsS an{kbnan\np ]pdmSn\nv hmKvZtZintep {]thi\hpw, \ymbm[n]mcpsS ImeLhpw, BZys cmPmmcpw, ]nmse ZmhoZpw, Ahs Ipen\nv a\pjyIpens cmbn ainlmsb Abbvpsav ssZhw hmKvZm\w sNbvXXpw Bb Ncn{XhkvXpXI AhcpsS apn \ncnshp. tbmlm kv\m]I apIqn {]hNn tbiphneqsS ssZhw Xs hmKvZm\s \nhnp Fv ]utemkv kanp. ]utemkns {]`mjWns cmw ]IpXnbn, tbip {IqinsSpIbpw, aqmw \m ]p\cpm\w sNpIbpw sNbvXp. Ah XtmSpIqsS Keoebn \np sbcpiteantep hhp Gdnb Znhkw {]Xy\mbn; Ah Ctm P\nsd apmsI Ahsd kmnI BIpp. ssZhw ZmhoZv Xsd Xeapdbn ssZhnsd BtemNs\p ip{iqj sNbvX tijw \n{Z {]m]np Xsd ]nXmmtcmSp tNp {ZhXzw Ip. ssZhw Dbnsgptev]nht\m {ZhXzw In. BIbm ktlmZcmtc, tbip aqew \ntfmSp ]m]tamN\w Adnbnpp. A{_mlmw hwinse afpw AhtcmSp tN ssZh`mcpambptmtc, \apmIpp Cu cmhN\w AbncnpXp Fpw {]kvXmhnp. XpSv AtymIybnepw asmbnSpap Fm hnizmknIfpw c {]m]nm CSbmIbpw sNbvXp Fv DZvtLmjnp.

]utemkns ktiw {timXmfn iamb Hcp kzm[o\w sNepn. ]n ]ncntijw sblqZmcnepw `nbp sblqZaXm\pkmcnIfnepw ]e s]utemkns\bpw __mkns\bpw A\pKanp: Ah AhtcmSp kwkmcnp ssZhIr]bn \ne\ntXnp Ahsc Dmlnnp. ]ns BgvNbnse inepw Cu hN\w XtfmSp ]dtbWw Fp Ah At]np, ]utemkv AhcpsS Ww kzoIcnp. ]ns in GItZiw ]Ww apgph\pw ssZhhN\w tIĸm hp IqSn. Fncpmepw, ]pcpjmcs Ip Akqb \ndhcmbn ZpjnpsImp, ]utemkns AhImihmZsf FXnm {ian Nne bmYmnXnI PqXmcpw AhnsS Dmbncpp. NqSp]nSn kwhmZn\ptijw s]utemkpw __mkpw ss[cy]qw Cs\ ]dp "ssZhhN\w BZyw \ntfmmSp ]dbpXp Bhiyambncpp; Fm \n AXns\ Xn \nsft \nXyPohp AtbmKy Fp hn[np IfbpXn\m CXm, R PmXnIfntep Xncnbpp.'; "\o `qanbpsS Atmfhpw c BtIXnp Rm \ns PmXnIfpsS shfnamn shncnpp.' Fp Imhp RtfmSp Iev]nnpp Fp ]dp. {timXmfn hnPmXob Ah {ihnnv Ah Imhns hN\n kpcmbn ssZhhN\s alXzsSppIbpw sNbvXp. \nXyPohmbn \nbansh Fmhcpw hnizknp. Imhns hN\w B \mn Fpw hym]np.

blqZmtcm, `nbp {]apJ kv{XoItfbpw ]Wnse {][m\nItfbpw Cfn ]utemkntbpw __mkntbpw FXntc hnhapmn AhcpsS {]tZip\nv Ahsc ]pdmn. Fm Ah XfpsS Imense s]mSn AhcpsS t\sc Xnfp Ctm\y ]Wntep t]mbn. injym ktmjhpw ]cnipmmhpw \ndhcmbnop. Fncpmepw, aSbm{Xbnepw ]noSp t{]I bm{XIfnepw ]utemkv B {]tZiw hopw kinpIbpw AhnSs k`bn Iioimsc hmgnpIbpw \nbanpIbpw sNbvXp. ]nknZy Atymybnse hnip ]utemkns ]oV\fpw ImSpIfpw XnsamsYsbmkns\gpXnb Xs cmw teJ\w 3:11 ]cmainppv.

Ctm\ybnse ZuXyw:
mkn ]pcmX\ Imev Ctm\y [ Iconium ] Fdnbsncp sIm\nb [ Konya ] Atmenb [ Antolia ] ]oT`panbpsS sXp ]Snmd Ap Hcp {][m\ \KcamWv. Xqnbnse Ghpw P\kwJybp \Kcfn HmWv CXv. s]utemkpw __mkpw hfscmew Ctm\ybn Xmaknp. Ctm\ybnse anj\dn thebvmbn Ah Hcpanp sblqZmcpsS ]nbn sNp, sblqZmcnepw bh\mcnepw hentbmcp ]pcpjmcw hnizknm Xhw kwkmcnp. hnizknm sblqZmtcm PmXnIfpsS a\p ktlmZcmcpsS t\sc Cfn hjfmn. Fm Ah hfscmew, Imhn B{ibnp {]mKytmsS {]kwKnpsImncpp; Ah Xsd Ir]bpsS hN\np kmn \np, AhcpsS Im ASbmffpw ApXfpw DmIphm hcw \In. Fm ]utemkpw __mkpw \Inb ktiw hnizknhcpw hnizknmhcpw Xn blqZblqtZXc kapZmbsf `nnnp; Nne sblqZmcpsS ]nepw Nne AsmkvXemcpsS ]nepw Bbn. CXv kaqln AkzXbpmpIbpw AtmkvsXmemsc D]{Zhnm {ianpIbpw sNbvXp. Ahsc Aham\nm\pw Isdnhm\pw PmXnIfpw sblqZmcpw AhnSs {]amWnItfmSpIqSn Hcp B{Iaw `mhntm Ah AXp {Klnp epkv{X, sZ F epthm\y ]Wfntepw Nppap tZintepw HmSntmbn, AhnsS kphntijw Adnbnp t]mp. ]noSv epthm\y \Kcw Hcp _njns CcnnSambn amdn. A.D 370 epthm\y [ Lycaonia ] Hcp sat{Smt]mfn Bm\ambn [ Metropolital See ] Dbn.

epthm\y, epkv{X, Z_ FnhnSfnse anj\dn the:
{]mtZinI`mjbmb etmWnb `mj kwkmcnncp hnZymlo\cmb BfpIfpsS IqSpX P\kwJybp Hcp {KmaoW tdma tImf\nbmbncpp epkv{X. Cs XpnbpsS `mKamb ay Btmfnbmbnse [ Central Antaolia ] Hcp {Kmaambncpp epkv{Xm. Ctm\ymbn \nv 19 ssa sXmbnmWv epkv{X nXn sNpXv. tdmamm epkv{Xsb hSv Ctm\ybpambn _nnp Hcp tdmUv \nnncpp. AhnSs P\ blqZ XncpshgppIsfpdnv XnIpw Acmbncpp, GI ssZhs Bcm[npXns\pdnp Bibw {Klnm Ahmhnmbncpp. AhnsS Ah kphntijw Adnbnp t]mp. epkv{Xbn kntKmKv Cmbncpp. blqZaXns s]mXphmb ASnm\neqsS AtmkvtXmem {InkvXphns kphntijhpambn hnPmXnbsc kao]n BZys eambncpp epkv{X. epkv{Xbn ]utemkv {]kwKthebn Gsncptm AbpsS K`w apX apS\mbn Hcnepw \SnnmsXbpw Imenp inbnmsXbpw D Hcp a\pjy Ccpncpp. Ah s]utemkv kwkmcnpXp tIp; Ahs\ Dpt\mn, skuJyw {]m]nm Ahp hnizmkapp Fp Inp: \o Fgptp Imeqn \nhnp \n Fp Dds ]dp; Ah IpXnsgptp \Sp.

Fm Cu ApX{]hnbpsS A\c^ew \mSIobambncpp. s]utemkv sNbvXXp ]pcpjmcw Inp: "tZhm a\pjycq]n \psS ASp Cdn hncnpp' Fp epthm\y `mjbn \nehnfnp ]dp. __mknp C{ Fpw s]utemkv apJy{]kwKnbmIbm Ahp _p[ Fpw t]hnfnp. ]Wnsd apnep C{t{Xnse ]ptcmlnX ImfIsfbpw ]qameIsfbpw tKm]pcn sImphp ]pcpjmctmSpIqsS bmKw Ignm `mhnp. CXp AsmkvXemcmb __mkpw s]utemkpw tInp hkv{Xw Iodnsmp ]pcpjmcnsd CSbntep HmSnsp \nehnfnp ]dp: ]pcpjmtc, \n Cu sNpXp Fp? R \ntfmSp kakz`mhap a\pjy At{X: \n Cu hyImcysf hnp, BImihpw `qanbpw kap{Zhpw Ahbnep kIehpw Dmnb Poh\p ssZhntep XncntbWw Fp kphntijw R \ntfmSp Adnbnpp. Ah Cs\ ]dp Xġp bmKw IgnmXhw ]pcpjmcs {]bmktmsS XSp. ssZhns {]h\n\pw HuZmcyn\pw sXfnhmbn "kzn \np agbpw ^e{]Zamb Imefpw' F bnscay{]hmNIs hmpIsf Dcnv {kmhmb ssZhns kmyw epkv{Xbnse P\tfmSv ]dhm Ah Cu Ahkcw D]tbmKnp.

Fm ]nknZy Asymybn \npw Ctm\ybn \npw sblqZm AhnsSsbn, HpIqSn ]pcpjmcs himn s]utemkns\ Isdnp; Ah acnp Fp hnNmcnnp Ahs\ ]Wnp ]pdtp Csgp Ifp. Fm injym Ahs\ Npn\nbn Ah Fgptp ]Wn sNp; ]nsm __mknt\mSp IqsS sZp t]mbn. ]pcmX\Imev KemXy, ]noSv epthm\y, HSphn ItZmIy Fn \KcfpsS `mKambncpp sZ. CXv Ctm\ybn \npw 60 ssa Zpcn nXn sNpp. sZ ]Wnepw kphntijw Adnbnp ]escbpw injycmnb tijw Ah epkv{X, Ctm\y, ]nknZy Asymy F ]Wfntep aSnsp, hnizmkn \ne\ntWw Fpw \mw At\Iw IfnIqSn ssZhcmPyn IStXmIpp Fpw {]t_m[nnp injymcpsS a\p Ddnp t]mp. Ah k`tXmdpw Ahp aqmsc \nbanbpw D]hknpw {]mnpwsImp X hnizkn Imhn Ahsc `ctaev]nbpw sNbvXp. Ah ]nknZybn IqSn ISp ]w^peybn Fn, t\cs {]kwKnmsX t]mb s]bn hN\w {]kwKnp. ]Wn\p]pdp Hcp Ipn apIfnembn \np t{Xhpw Anankv tZhnbpsS Bcm[\bpw s]sb {]knamnbncpp. tZhnbpsS \man BZcthmsS Ah hmjnI Dh BtLmjnp. s]bnse \mWb tZhntbbpw AhfpsS t{Xtbpw {]Xn\n[oIcnncpp. hnPbIcambn kphntijns ZuXyw Cu \Kcn ]qnbmnb tijw AtmktXmem Aseyp t]mbn.

BZy anj\dn bm{XbpsS Ahkm\w:
Ah AhnsS \np I Ibdn Asymybntep t]mbn; X \nhn thembn ssZhIr]bn Ahsc `ctaev]nbXp AhnsS \np Bbncpphtm. AhnsS Fnbtijw k`sb Hcpanp Iqn, ssZhw XtfmSpIqsS Ccpp sNbvXsXmsbpw PmXnIġp hnizmknsd hmXn Xpdp sImSpXpw Adnbnp. ]ns Ah injymtcmSpIqsS Ipsdmew AhnsS ]mp. hnip ]utemkns BZy anjy\dnbm{X 46-48 F Bbncpp Fv IWmsSpp.

Hmw sbdpitew kpltZmkv:
tbiphns injym Ahsc \ntbmKn ZuXyw Bcw`ntm, Ah Imhn\nv ]Tn Imcytfbpw ]cnipmmhn \np am\ntitbpw B{ibnncpp. hyn]camb A`n{]mbn\ntm hymJym\n\ntm Adnh\ntm hnizmk]camb Imcyfn Ah Xocpam\ Hpw FSpncpn. Ah Ftmgpw Imhnt\mSv {]mnpIbpw AhcpsS sFIyw ImpkqnpIbpw sNbvXncpp. Fm efnepap k`Ifpw AhbpsS t\Xmfpw hnizmkn sFIyns Bmhv kwcnm Ftmgpw {imepfmbncpp. Fm hnizmkhpambn _sv Xw Dbtm k`bpsS ]nXmm HptNv Hcp Iuknen hyXymk ]cntim[np.

BZys anjy\dn bm{Xbvptijw ]utemkpw __mkpw AtymIybnse injymcpambn hfscmew Xmaknp. blqZaXn aX]cnh\w \Snb ]ecpw {InkvXym\nIfmbn. Fm AhnSbn Hcp ]pXnb knmw Bhn`hnp. AXv Hcp Bibhn`P\n\v ImcWambn. hnPmXnbtcmSv {]kwKnhcpsS Bm\w AtymIym Bbncpp. blqZymbn\nv Nne AtymIybntev hv \n tamsi Iev]n BNmcw A\pkcnp ]cntZ\ Gmm c {]m]nm IgnIbn Fp ktlmZcmsc D]tZinp. Fm {InkvXp hnPmXnbv cbpsS hmXn XpdpsImSpXn\m ]utemkn\pw __mkn\pw Cu `nm`n{]mbtmSv henb hmZhpw Xhpw Dmbncpp. {InkvXphns hnizkvX Zmkmsc \nebn kXysf HnsmSpm Ah A\phZnn. Cu kwispdnv BtemNnm ]utemkpw __mkpw ap Nnecpw AtmkvtXmemcptSbpw aqmcptSbpw ASptv tbcpiteantev t]mIWsav AtymIybnse k` Xocpam\np.

A{]Imcw Ah s^mbv\oybnepw iacybnepw IqSn ISp bm{Xbmbn. Ah tbcpitean Fnbtm k`bpw AtmkvtXmemcpw apmcpw Ahsc kzoIcnp. PmXnIfpsS am\kmchnhchpw ssZhw XtfmSpIqsS Ccpp sNbvXsXmw Ah k`sb Adnbnp. ktlmZcmp almktmjw hcpn. Fm ]coimcpsS Nne hn`mK Fgpt\p\nv, hnPmXob aX]cnhIsc ]cntZ\ sNWsapw tamibpsS \ymb{]amWw ]menm AhtcmSv Iev]nWsapw hmZnp. [rXKXnbn Hcp Xocpam\saSpmsX AtmkvtXmemcpw aqmcpw Hcp Iukn hnfnphcpn. k`bn _pnappI DmIptm ]ckv]c D]tZin\pw kzmX{yn\mbp t{]mml\n\pambn FIoIrX tbmKfn HptNcm\pw, Ah ]ckv]cw a\v Adnbphm\pw k`bnse FmhcptSbpw _lpam\mw At\ym\yw ssII insSpm\pap Hcp \ntiambncpp AXv.

hfscb[nIw NI \SpIbpw Ccp]hpw ]ckv]cw tIġpIbpw sNbvXtijw ]t{Xmkv Fgptp\nv kpltZmkns\ A`nkwt_m[\ sNbvXv {]kwKnp. hnPmXnbcpsS BZy^efmb sImteymknt\bpw IpSpw_tbpw BZyw Xm apJncw ssZhw kinsXs\sbv ]cmainv, lrZbsf Adnbph\pw a\pjysc sXp IqSmsX hn[nm Ignhph\pamb ssZhw \app XXpt]mse Ahpw ]cnipmhns\ sImSppsImp kmn \np Fv kanp. hnizmkm AhcpsS lrZbsf ipoIcnXn\m \appw Ahpw Xn Hcp hyXymkhpw shnn. BIbm \psS ]nXmmpw \appw Npam Ignnnm \pIw injymcpsS Igpn shm \n Ctm ssZhs ]conpXp Fp? Imhmb tbiphnsd Ir]bm c {]m]npw Fp \mw hnizknpXp t]mse Ahcpw hnizknpp. blqZmtcmSpw hnPmXnbtcmSpw bmsXmcp hyXymkhpanmsX, hnizmkm AhcpsS lrZbsf ipoIcnv kzmKXw sNbvXp; ]cntZ\ sNsSm\pw \nbaw ]menm\pw BhiysSmsX Ah\pambp IqmbvabpsS ]Zhn \In.

AXn\ptijw ]utemkpw __mkpw XfpsS BZy anjy\dn bm{XbneqsS hnPmXncpsS CSbn ssZhw sNbvX ASbmffpw ApXfpw kmysSpn hnhcnp. hnPmXnbtcmSv {]kwKnptm ssZhIr]bneqsSbp ApXfneqsS Ah XfpsS ZuXyn\p e`n Fm hnPbfpw \ncnmn. blqZ imkv{Xnamcpw Aym]Icpw A]e]npIbpw Zpjnbpw sNbvX Cu AtmkvtXmemsc ssZhw _lpam\npIbpw, As\ hnizkn hnPmXobv AwKoImchpw am\yXbpw e`np. ssZhwXs Ahpthn hmZntm asmcp A`n`mjItbpw Bhiyw Ahpmbncpn. hnPmXnbcpsS ]cnh\w Fmw ]cnKWns Hcp ApXambncpp. P\samw anmXncpp, ]utemknt\bpw __mknt\bpw {inp.

aphscmw kwkmcnpXv Xotijw sbdpiseanse k`bpsS Ay\mbncp hnip bmtm_v AtmkvtXme BZcthmsS kpltZmkns\ A`nkwt_m[\ sNbvXv D]kwlmc {]kwKw \Sn. "ktlmZcmtc, Fs hmp tIġq' Fp ]dp. ]t{Xmkns {]kwKs ]gb\nbanse {]hmNIm FgpXnbXpambn Atlw _sSpn. hnPmXnbcpsS CSbn\nv Ahs \man\pthn Hcp P\Xsb HcppXn\v ssZhw BZyta {inncpp. Btamkv {]hmNIs {]hN\n\nv hnip bmtm_v Dcnp. "Chbvptijw Rm aSnhcpw. A\cw Rm ZmhoZnsd hoWpt]mb IqSmcw hopw ]Wnbpw; AXnsd iq\yinsf ]p\\nnv AXns\ ]p\m]npw; a\pjycn tijnhcpw Fsd \maw hnfnncnp kIe PmXnIfpw Imhns\ At\zjnpw. ]papXte Ch Adnbnp Imhv Acpfnspp.' (Asm: {]hrnI 15:1718) AXpsImv hnPmXnbcpsS CSbn\nv ssZhntev Xncnbphsc _pnapncpXv, Fm hn{Klfm aen\amb Imcyfn\npw hy`nNmcn \npw IgppsRcnv izmkw apnp sIm cn\npw hnp\ntWw Fv Ahv FgpXWsav \njvjnp.

ImemImefmbn ssZhk`bpsS A\ptbmPyamb `cW\nlWn\pw hnizmkncXbvpw sbdpitew kpltZmkv amXrI Impp. GXp kabpw GXp hip\npw Dhnp hnizmkhn]coXs sNdppXn\v Fmbvtmgpw ]cnipmmhv \bnpIbpw kwcnpIbpw sNpp. kpltZmkpIfpsS sFIyZmVyhpw HcpabpamWv CXv ssIhcnpXv.

{]Xn\n[nIfpsS XncsSpv:
sbdpitew k`bpsS A[nImcnbmbncp bmtm_ns \ymbhn[n AtmkvtXmemcpw aqmcpw apgph k`bpw AwKoIcnp. Iuknens hn[n Iv ssIamdm\pw FmbnSpap k`sb Adnbnm\pw ]utemknt\mSpw __mknt\mSpw Hw AtymIy, kndnb, knenjy FnhnSfntev Ahsc A\pKanm ktlmZcmcn {]apJcmb __mkv FdnbsSp bqZmknt\bpw ioemknt\bpw Iukn \ma\ntiw sNbvXp.

Iuknens Ins DSw:
AsmkvXemcpw aqmcmb ktlmZcmcpw Asymybnepw kpdnbbnepw InenIybnepw PmXnIfn \np tN ktlmZcmp h\w. R Iev]\ sImSpmsX Nne RfpsS CSbn \np ]pdsp \nsf hmpIfm {`annp \nfpsS lrZbsf Ienfp Fp tIġ sImp R Nne ]pcpjmsc XncsSpp \psS Imhmb tbip{InkvXphnsd \manp thn {]mWXymKw sNbvXhcmb \psS {]nb __mtkmSpw s]utemtkmSpw IqsS \nfpsS ASp AbtWw Fp R Hcpa\sp \nbnp. BIbm R bqZsbbpw ioemkns\bpw Abncnpp; Ah hmsamgnbmbpw CXp Xt Adnbnpw. hn{KlmnXw, cw, izmkw apnXp, ]ckwKw Fnh hnpXp Bhiyw FmsX A[nIamb `mcw Hpw \nfpsSta NpacpXp Fp ]cnipmmhnpw Rġpw tXmnbncnpp. Ch hnp kqnpsImm \p; ip`ambncnn.

As\ Ah bm{X]dv Asymybn sNp k`sb Hcanp Iqn hcpn teJ\w sImSpp. Ah Cu BizmkhN\w hmbnp AXnse t{]mml\w ImcWw ktmjnp. bqZbpw ioemkpw {]hmNIm BIsImp ]e hN\fmepw ktlmZcmsc {]t_m[nnp Ddnp. Ipsd\m Xmakntijw ktlmZcm Ahsc AbhcpsS ASptep kam[m\tmsS ]dbp. Fm s]utemkpw __mkpw Asymybn ]mp ap ]etcmSpw IqSn Imhnsd hN\w D]tZinpw kphntijnpw sImncpp.

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