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DECEMBER 2007 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:6 ISSUE:12

NOAH AND HIS HOUSEHOLD
t\mlbpw IpSpw_hpw

By REV. FR. JACOB KOSHY PUTHOOR

\mw Bbncnp Ahbn \npw Bbncnt Ahbntep amn\p amyafmWv hN\ip{iqjI. BbXntep \mw Ctm Bbncnp Ahsbpdnpw Bbncnphm ISs Ahsbpdnpap icnbmb Aht_m[w \nepmbncnWw. AXn\p klmbIamb AhkcfmWv kphntij{]kwKthZnI. Cu Aht_m[n\p \nZm\ambnochw hnip thZ]pkvXIn ]cmainncnp Hcp IpSpw_s Bkv]Zamn Nne NnI, Bib, \nti Hsbpw \psS Nnp hnjbo`hnnphm Rm B{KlnpIbmWv.

Dn]pkvXIw Av apX H]Xp hscbp AymbfnemWv Cu IpSpw_sn {]Xn]mZnpXv. \oXnam\mb t\mlbpsS IpSpw_amWXv. A\p{Klns Cu IpSpw_hpambn _sSpn \mep hnhn[ iojIneqsS Bibsf kamlcnphm Imhn Rm icWsSpp.

1. ssZh A\p`hw e`n Hcp IpSpw_ambncpp t\mlbpsS `h\w.
t\mlbpsS `h\w apgph\mbn ssZhns Ir] A\p`hndnncpp. a\pjy krnv 1500 hjġptijw btlmhbmb ssZhw kzn \npw `qanbntep t\mn. `qanbn a\pjysd ZpX henbsXpw Ahsd lrZbhnNmcfpsS \ncq]Wsamsbpw Fmbvtmgpw tZmjapffXt{X Fpw btlmh Ip; Xm `qanbn a\pjys\ DmpIsImp btlmh A\pX]np; AXp Ahsd lrZbnp Zp:Jambn: Rm krnnpff a\pjys\ `qanbn\np \innpIfbpw; a\pjys\bpw arKsbpw CgPmXnsbbpw BIminse ]nIsfbpw Xs; Ahsb DmpIsImp Rm A\pX]npp Fp btlmh AcpfnsbvXp;

Fm t\mslp btlmhbpsS Ir] e`np. FpsImmWv t\mlv btlmhbpsS Ir]e`nXv ? AlXbnmsX ssZhw \Ip A\p{KlfmWv ssZhIr]. Fm t\ml ssZhIr]v XnIpw Al\mbncpp. t\mlbpsS aqp khntijXIfmWv Ahs\ ssZhIr]p Al\mnbsXp XncphN\w kmnpp. t\ml \oXnam\pw \njvf\pw ssZhtmSpIqsS \Sh\pambncpp.

  1. t\mlbpsS hwi]mccyn t\ml \oXnam\mbncpp. t\mlbpsS kaImeo\ ImeLn `qanbn krns PV AXn{IawsImp \ndncpp. hjfw \nd a\pjycpsS ayn t\ml am{Xw \oXnam\mbn Pohnp. BcmWv \oXnam? euIoIZrnbn \oXnam\mbncnpXn\p ]e hymJym\fpv. \oXnam ssZh`nbph\mbncnWw. amyw hlnpXn Ah \njv]\mbncnWw. BobImcyfn Nnbpw \njvTbpw ]peph\mbncnWw. temI{]Imcap Aipnbn\npw hnap\mbncnWw. temIns ImSnbnIqSn t\mptm Cs\ ]e am\ZާfmWv \oXnam F ImgvNmSn\v BhiyambnpXv. Fm XncphN\ns ImgvNmSn Fm euInI am\ZާfpsSbpw Ak Dsmp ssZhoI AfhptIm BWv \app a\knemm km[npXv. ssZhI\Isf ]menbpw ]cnt]mjnnbpw sNphscbmWv XncphN\w \oXnbph Fv FpXv. t\ml ssZhI\Isf ]menbpw aphsc AXntep t{]cnnbpw sNbvX hynbmWv. "ssZhw XtmSp Iev]nsXmsbpw t\ml sNbvXp; As\ Xt Ah sNbvXp;' (Dev]n 6:22)

    ssZhw t\mltbmSp Iev]np: kIe PUnsdbpw Ahkm\w Fsd apn hncnpp; `qan Ahcm Rm Ahsc `qantbmSpIqsS \innpw. BImin Iogn\np Pohizmkapff kPUsbpw \innm Rm `qanbn Hcp Pe{]fbw hcppw; `qanbnepffsXmsbpw \inp t]mIpw. ssZhkrnbnse kIe hwinsbpw cmbn Hcp s]Iw ]Wnbphm btlmhbmb ssZhw t\mltbmSp Inp. btlmhbpsS I\{]Imcw Xs t\ml s]Iw ]Wnbm XpSn. s]Iw ]WnXpXom t\ml \qncp]Xv hj FSpp. s]Ins ]Wn Bcw`nXpapX kIe XeapdItfmSpw kIe PohPmetfmSpw t\ml ssZhhN\w {]kwKnp. ssZhw hcpphm\ncnp ITn\inbn\npw c {]m]nm s]Ins Dn {]thinpXn\p Ahsc DZvt_mZnnp. \n`mKysap ]dbs; a\\w sNphm\pw Nnnphm\pw Ignhp a\pjy am{Xw t\mlbpsS hmpIsf AhKWnp. Nnminbnm arKfpw, ]nIfpw CgPpfpw t\mlbpsS ASptephp, s]In\pn {]thinp.

  2. cmaXmbn, t\mlsbn ]dbpXv, Ah Xs Xeapdbn \njvIf\mbncpp FmWv. t\mlbpsS Xeapdbn Pohnncp a\pjyscn Bdmw AymbnXs hnhcnpp: "`qanbn a\pjysd ZpX henbsXpw Ahsd lrZbhnNmcfpsS \ncq]Wsamsbpw Fmbvtmgpw tZmjapffXt{X Fpw btlmh Ip;' h\bpw h{IXbpw A[mnIXbpw sImSnIpn hmWncp Hcp kaqln AIfnX\mbpw, IpclnX\mbpw btlmh IXv t\mlsb am{Xambncpp. Hcp a\pjys BIrXnsImtm apJ{]IS\sImtm Ahs \njvIfXsb hneaXnphm kmya. Acn{nbsf tim[\ sNpIbpw AcwKsf kqvaambn AdnbpIbpw sNp ssZhw Hcp a\pjys\ \njvIfs\p kmysSpWsan Ah XnIpw ssZhoIaqeysf DbnnSnph\mcnWw.

  3. aqmaXmbn, t\ml ssZhtmSpIqsS \Sh\mbncpp. ssZhtmSpIqSn \SpI FXv ku`mKyIcamb Hcp A\p`hamWv. ssZhw \tmSp IqsSbpsn \psS PohnXn bmsXmcp `bn\pw Bipw AkzkvXXpw m\an. {InkvXphns P\\ns ktiw Xs ssZhw \tmSpIqsS hknpp FXmWv. {InkvXpAhXmcn\p At\Ikwhcġp appXs sbim{]hmNI {]hNnp]dp: "I\yI K`nWnbmbn Hcp aIs\ {]khnpw. Ahp ""ssZhw \tmSp IqsS'' Fap Cm\pth Fp t]hnfnpw.' ssZhw \tmSpIqsS Bbnocptm \mw Aht\mSpIqsS Bbnocpp. ssZhw \tmsSmp hknp NcnWsan \n hnipnbpsS ]meapmbncnWw. kzmXbpsS, AipnbpsS, AlbpsS, XnbpsS, h\bpsS, hjfXzns Fm thcpIfpw \n\npw In \inWw. ]Icambn hnipnbpsSbpw, `nbpsSbpw Bcm[\bpsSbpw XymKnsbpw, kIe \IfpsSbpw kuc`yhmk\ \n \npw DbcWw. ssZhw \n hknptm \mw AImcn\npw ApX{]Imintep amsSpp. AImcn \S P\w hentbmcp shfnw Ip; AXapff tZip ]mhcpsSta {]Imiw tim`np. ssZhns Ir] \app e`nWsan \mw Ah\nepw Ah \nepw hknWw.

CXnt\msSmw Xs ssZhns Ir]p \nZm\amb Nne Imcy IqSn ]pXnb\nban\npw Iqnhmbnphm Rm B{KlnbmWv. BZna AtmkvtXmenIk`bn hnizmknIġp hfscb[nIw ]oT A\p`hntnhp. B Imep sltcmZmcmPmhp k`bn hnizmknIsf ]oUnntXnp Bm]np. tbmlmsd ktlmZc\mb bmtm_ns\ Ah hmsImp sImp. AXn\ptijw ]t{Xmkns\ Ah ]nSnv Imcm{KlneSp. Fm tNhIcpsS AISnbn ]t{Xmkv Imcm{Kln Ignbptm ]t{Xmkn\p ssZhns Ir] e`nXmbn \mw hmbnpp. ]s{Xmkns\ XShn kqnp hcptm k` {itbmsS Ahp thn ssZhtmSp {]m\ Ignp t]mp Fpw \mw ImWpp. kaqlnsbpw k`bpsSbpw kqvaXtbmsSbp Iqmb {]m\ hynIġpw k`pw ssZhIr]bpsS A\p`hn\p \nZm\ambnocpp.

2. kzb_pnXoXambn tNmZyw sNmsX t\ml ssZhI\ A\pkcnp
ssZhns Ir] A\p`hnWsan tNmZyw sNmsX Ahs\ A\pkcnbpw ]nScpIbpw sNWw. am\pjnI_pnbpw bpnbpw ]cnNbfpw Hpw ssZhI\m\pkcWn\p _m[Ia. ]t{Xmkns A\p`hn Xs bpnbpw ]cnNbhpw ssZhI\tbmSp IqsS {]tbmKnptm ssZhw ]t{Xmkns\ A\p\bnnsXs\sbp AtmkvXe{]hrnIfn \mw hmbnpp. sImtseymkns ]Wamb tbmbntep bm{X sNptm ]s{Xmkv BdmwaWn t\cp {]mnm shamSn Ibdn.Ah hfsc hninp `nm B{Klnp. Xs `rXym `Ww Hcpptm Ahp Hcp hnhiX hp. BImiw XpdncnpXpw hentbmcp Xpnt]mse \mep tImWpw sIop `qanbntep Cdnhntmcp ]m{Xw hcpXpw Ah Ip. AXn `qanbnse kIehn[ \mevmenbpw CgPmXnbpw BIminse ]dhbpw Dmbncpp. ]s{Xmtk, Fgptp AdppXnpI Fp Hcp i_vZw Dmbn. Atm ]t{Xmkv Xs _pnbpw ]cnNbfpw {]tbmKnp. Hcnepw ]mSn, Imth, aen\tam Aiptam BbsXmpw Rm Hcp\mfpw Xnnntm Fp ]dp. B i_vZw cmw {]mhiyw Aht\mSp: ssZhw ipoIcnXp \o aen\sap hnNmcncpXp Fp ]dp. Cs\ aqp {]mhiyw Dmbn; DSs\ ]m{Xw XncnsI BImintep hensSpp.

koacp`qanbnse ImtZin shp tamsibpw Altcm\pw ssZhns I\ Acmn A\pkcnmXncpXpsImv I\m tZitp {]thi\w Ahv \ntj[nsp. IpSnm shffanmsX P\w tamsipw Altcm\pw hntcm[ambn Iqw IqSn.btm tamsibpw Altcm\pw k`bpsS apn\np kamKa\IqSmcnsd hmXn sNp IhnphoWp; btlmhbpsS tXPp Ahp {]Xyambn. \nsd hSn FSpp \obpw ktlmZc\mb Altcm\pw k`sb hnfnpIqn Ah Ims ]mdtbmSp Iev]n Fv btlmh tamsitbmSp Iev]np. tami Xs _pnbpw apIme ]cnNbhpw ssZhns I\tbmSv A\p_np. tamsibpw Altcm\pw ]mdbpsS ASp k`sb hnfnpIqn AhtcmSp: acnIsf, tIĸn; Cu ]mdbn\np R \nġpthn shffw ]pdsSphnptam Fp ]dp. XtmSp Iev]nXpt]mse tamsi btlmhbpsS kn[nbn\np hSn FSpp, Fnepw Ah ]mdtbmSp InpXn\p ]Icw tamsi ssI Dbn hSnsImp ]mdsb cp {]mhiyw ASnp. bn{kmtba Ims btlmhsb ipoIcnm Xhw btlmhsb hnizknmXncpXpsImp tamsibpw Altcm\pw hmKvZ tZitp {]thinbn Fp btlmh AcpfnsbvXp..

Fm ssZhw XtmSp Iev]nsXmsbpw t\ml sNbvXp; As\ Xt Ah sNbvXp. Xs _pnbn \npw bmsXmpw t\ml ssZhI\bn Ienbn. s]In\p XSn ssZhamWv \nbnXv s]Ins BIrXnbpw {]IrXnbpw AfhpIfpw Fmw Xs ssZhamWv hn`mh\w sNbvXXv. tIm Akw`mhyX tXmnnpXmbncpp ssZhI\. Astbmfw kw`hnnnm Hcp {]IrXn{]Xn`mkw. bpnp \ncm kwKXnIsf t\ml P\tfmSp {]kwKnp. bphm Ahs {]kwKsfbpw {]hrnIsfbpw ]cnlknp. t\ml tNmZyw sNmsX Fmw A\pkcnp.

t\mlp e`n ssZhIr] Fmbncpp? t\mlsbsmv ssZhw Hcp s]Iw Dmnp. B s]Iw k a\pjycminbpsSbpw imizX cbpsS apIpdnbmbncpp. HmaXmbn, temIcI\mb tbip{InkvXphns apIpdn Bbncpp t\mlbpsS s]Iw. cmaXmbn, k`bpsS apIpdnbmbncpp t\mlbpsS s]Iw. a\pjycminbpsS cmbn s]Iw ]Wnbphm btlmhbmb ssZhw t\mlsb \ntbmKnp. Fm a\pjycminbpsSbpw imizXcmbn Xs cmIc]XnbpsS `mKambn ]nXmhmb ssZhw Xs GIPmX\mb ]p{Xs\ temIntebp. "Xsd GIPmX\mb ]p{X\n hnizknp Gh\pw \inpt]mImsX \nXyPoh {]m]ntXnp ssZhw Ahs\ \Iphm Xhw temIs kvt\lnp.' (tbmlm 3:16) s]In t\mlbpmnb InfnhmXneneqsS AIpISp Fv Bm {]fbn\npw c {]m]np. tbip{InkvXp cbpsS hmXn BIpp. Ah\nIqSn ISph c{]m]nv \nXyPohs\ AhImiampw. sZhw t\mltbmSp Inp: "\o tKm^acwsImp Hcp s]Iw DmpI; s]Inp AdI Dmn, AIpw ]pdpw Io tXtWw' tbip{InkvXphns ]m]clnXamb hnipPohnXns ASbmfamWnXv. Xs ]ckyhpw clkyhpamb IftamXpw aen\sSmXpamb PohnXns {]XoIw.

Imhns kzmtcmlWn\ptijw s]Ins ZuXyw \nhlnpXv hnip k`bmWv. IuZminI A\p`hn s]In\Itp {]thin hnizmknIfmWv kzob XpdapJv ASppXv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns {IqimtcmlWneqsSbpw, Dm\neqsSbpw, kzmtcmlWtijw cbpsS ktXamIp k`sb s]Iw ]Wnbsncnpp.

Fm t\mlbpsS s]Insebpw B\pImenI k`bmIp s]Insbpw Dnse a\pjycpsS AScoXnbn ZpxJIcamb Acw ZriyamIpp. t\mlbpsS s]In hi{Xpfpw Xn Im ISnpIodn XnpXpamb At\Iw h\yarKfpw PohPmefpapmbncpp. Fm Hcp arKnsbpw K\w s]In {ihnn. kzob imXbpsS A\p`hambncpp B s]In\pn. a\pjy]X\n\papv ssZhw krn ]dpZokbmIp GZtXmnse kam[m\hpw ktmjhpw Iqmbvabpambncpp B s]In\pn. Fmhn[ arKfpw, ]nIfpw, CgPpfpw Xġp t]cnpInphm BZya\pjy\mb BZans apn Xe hWn\np ImgvN Dn ]pkvXIn \mw hmbnpp. ipnbpff kIe arKfn\npw, ipnbnm arKfn\npw, ]nIfn\npw, CgPmXnIfn\nsmsbpw \{ainckvIcmbn t\mlbpsS ASp hp s]In ISp, ka\zbtmsS AXn\pn IgnpIqSn.

Fm ssZhns s]IamIp Cs k`bn Htc C\ns], ssZhkrnbmb, hnthIhpw kzb_pnbpap, ssZhns kam\pcq]nbmb a\pjy ]ckv]cw hgnepw hmWnepw XeXnodpp. K\nsbpw, imTynsbpw, iImcnsbpw [z\nbmWv \mw AhnsS tIġpXv. kzob A\p`hntep hnfnp thXncnshcmWv \mw F Nn \s `cntnbncnpp.

s]In\Ip {]thinphp ssZhw \Ip kpcnXXzapv. Cv k` Ir]bpsS ImeLnemWv PohnpXv. Fm {InkvXp s]Ins InfnhmXnepIsf ASp Hcp Znhkw hcpw. s]Ins ]pdv sImSpmpw t]amcnbpw tLmcambncnptm s]In\Iv ssZhoI Icfnse kpcnXXzhpw kam[m\hpw \mw A\p`hnpp. s]In\pneph Imhn {]XymibphcmWv. Imdnepw tImfnepw `bsSphc. Ahs Aacmc ssZhamsWp Ah hnizknpp. ssZhn Ah Bizmkhpw _ehpw Ispp. btlmh \s IhNw sNp kpcnXhebamWv. PohnXamIp \uIbn Imnepw, agbnepw Iqcncpnepw \mw bm{X sNptm Hcp]s F\npw \nġpw hgnbdnbnmbncnmw; Fm tXmWnmc\p \mbn hgnbdnbmw. \psS tXmWnbn ssZhapsn \mw kpcnXcmWv. Ah \s icnbmb ]mXbn hgn \Spw. \psS sNdptXmWnbn ssZhapsn Cu temIn Fsmw {]bmkfpmbmepw; tcmK htms, ZpcnX htms, A]am[ htms, XSʧ t\cnSs, Chbnsemw \s Xmp Aacmc \tmSp IqsSbpv.

{]fbhpw s]Ihpw kv\m\ns apIpdn Bbncpp. Imhv AcpfnsbvX ]nXmhnsbpw ]p{Xsbpw ]cnip dqlmbpsSbpw \man D kv\m\amWv \mw ssIsmncnpXv. Cu kv\m\neqsS Am, ]nXmth, Fp hnfnm Xhw ]p{XXzns Bmhns\ \mw kzoIcnncnpp. Cu kv\m\neqsS \mw ]cnipmm`ntjIw {]m]nv \nXyXbntep {]thinm Xhw ap{Zbnv thXncnsncnpp. Cu \nebn hnizmkns ]qXbnepw km\njvTbnepw PohnXs {IaoIcnv {InkvXob ]cn]qX {]m]nm Xhw \nXyXbpsS A\p`hntep \SSpphcmWv Hmtcm {InkvXym\nbpw.

3. ]ckv]c kvt\lhpw, sFIyhpw, IcpXepap `h\ambncpp t\mlbptSXv.
ssZhns I\{]Imcw t\ml s]Iw \nnp. tamibpsS \nti{]Imcw ]narKmZnI Fmw s]In\pn Ibdn. t\mlbpw `mcybpw tiw, lmw, bmt^v F aqp Bafpw AhcpsS `mcyamcpw, Fp t]cSp B ]q IpSpw_w s]In\pn {]thinp. Aphsc `qanbn ag s]bvXnn. `qanbn\npw aps]mn Irjnmbn `qansb \\ncpp. IpSpw_mKġpt]mepw Ahnizk\obamb Hcp {]Xn`mkambncpp agbpw Pe{]fbhpw. Fm bmsXmcp ktmNhpanmsX t\mlbpsS IpSpw_w t\mltbmSp tNp\np; ssZhI\ A\pkcnpXn sFIyns kpZrV Iqmbva {]Zinnp.

4. A\p`hndn ssZhIr]p \nbnh\mbncpp t\ml.
s]Iw Acmcmv ]Xn Dsdp. t\ml ssZhns I\mbn ImtXmp. ssZhIr] A\p`hnhs ISabpw kmyXbpamWv ssZhn\p \nbnpI FXv. t\ml btlmhp Hcp bmK]oTw ]WnXp, ipnbpff kIe arKfnepw ipnbpff Fm ]dhIfnepw NneXp FSpp bmK]oTnt tlmabmKw Anp. ssZhw t\mltbbpw IpSpw_tbpw A\p{Klnp. hj Ignbptmdpw ssZhn\npw F{Xam{Xw Ir]IfmWv \mw A\p`hnpXv. CXns\msbpw \mw \nbphcmtWm? ssZhw Xcp ssZ\wZn\ Ir]mbn \mw \ss kuc`yhmk\bmbn Anphm \mw ISsncnpp.

[Thottupuram Convention 2007
Reported by: Shilpa Prakkanam]


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