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DECEMBER 2006 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:5 ISSUE:12

SEEK UNTO GOD BETIMES
ssZhs {itbmsS At\zjn

By REV. FR. TITUS JOHN

"\o ssZhs {itbmsS At\zjnbpw kit\mSt]nbpw sNbvXm, \o \ne\pw t\cpffh\psan Ah Ctm \n\p thn DWphcpw; \nsd \oXnbpff hmkes bYmm\mpw. \nsd ]qnXn Aev]ambnmpw; \nsd AynXn AXnalmbncnpw.' (Ctm_p 8:57)

Cu aqp hmIysf t{ImUoIcnmthn {]`mjIs ]pkvXInse Hcp ]cmaiw ChnsS {]kamsWp IcpXpp. "Hcp a\pjys acWw IqSn Itijw am{Xta B a\pjys\ `mKyhms\p ncsSpn hnfnm km[npIbpp.' ({]`mjIs ]pkvXIw 11:26) Cu temIn GIm{Kambn ssZhs A\zjnphm\p DġmgvN e`yamIpXv Hcp henb `mKyamWv. {hXipntbmSpw shSntmSpw \njvTtbmSpw ssZhntep ASpphcptm GIm{Kambn ssZhs A\zjnphm \app km[npw. a\pjy \s ImWpp, Fm ssZhw \s tim[\ sNpp. \psS \neXbptSbpw t\cntbpw Afhv ssZhapn adncnpn. ko\mc ]dbpp: "btlmth, \o Fs tim[\sNbvXp Adnncnpp; Rm CcnpXpw FgptpXpw \o Adnbpp. Fsd \ncq]Ww \o Zqcp\np {Klnpp. Fsd \Spw InSpw \o tim[\sNpp; Fsd hgnIsfmsbpw \n\p a\nembncnpp....hyk\npff amw Fn Dtm Fp t\mn, imizXamn Fs \StWta.' (ko\w 139:35,24) \mw temIn {]ikvXcmbnsnepw ssZhkn[nbn hnizkvXcmbncnWw. ko\mcs asmcp {]m\ CXmbncpp; "ssZhta, clkyImcyfn Fs Ipanmh\mnotWta.' ]ckyImcyfn Ipah\mbncnm ]t \app km[ntpw.

Cu temInse t]cpw s]cpabpw {]ikvXnbpw \s imizXambn ]npScpIbn. Chsbmw shůn Ipanft]mse ann hnfoSp PUnIkpJ am{XamWv. \oXnam\pw t\cph\pw XncphN\w \Ip hmKvZm\ A\h[nbmWv. "t\cpffhp Ccpn shfnw DZnpp;' (ko\w 112:4) "\oXnam hoWmepw \new]cnNmIbn; btlmh Ahs\ ssI]nSnp Xmpp.' (ko\w 37:24) "\oXnamsd A\ AkwJyamIpp; Ah Fmn \npw btlmh Ahs\ hnSphnpp.' (ko\w 34:19) "t\cpffhcpsS Xeapd A\p{KlnsSpw.' (ko\w 112:2)

t\cmb hgnbn t\SmsXmpw imizXamIbn. "A\ymbambn kmZn [\w Ipdp Ipdpt]mIpw; Azm\np kmZnpht\m hnp hnp hcpw.' (kZriyhmIy 13:11) ]etmgpw ]ecpw NnnpIbpw ]dbpIbpw sNmdpv, \oXnbphcpw t\cphcpw FpsImv thZ\bpw IXbpw A\p`hntn hcpp? {InkvXob PohnXnse ]oVI {InkvXnbm\nbpsS AhImiamWv. AXv {InkvXob BoIXbpsS `mKamsWp XncphN\w \s ]Tnnpp. "aIt\, Imhnsd in \nckncpXp; Ah imknptm apjnIbpacpXp, Imhp Xm kvt\lnphs\ innpp; Xm ssIsmp GXp aIs\bpw Xpp' Fns\ atfmSp F t]mse \ntfmSp kwhmZnp {]t_m[\w \n adp Ifpthm? \n _mein klnm ssZhw atfmSp Ft]mse \ntfmSp s]cpamdpp; A innm aI FhnsSbpp? Fmhcpw {]m]np _mein IqSmXncnpp Fn \n af sIuetSbmct{X. (F{_mb 12:58) ]cnip\mb ]utemkv olm \s DZvt_m[nnpp: "Fm {InkvXptbiphn `ntbmsS Pohnm a\php Fmw D]{Zhw DmIpw.' (2 XosamsYsbmkv 3:12) Fm \mw A\p`hnp ]oV\fpsS kl\w XeapdIfpsS \ ^eġp hgn sXfnpsaXn\p cp ]an.

I\yIadnbmant\mSv aemJ hp ]dbpp; "Ir] \ndhtf, \n\p kam[m\w'. Fm euIoIambn \mw ]cntim[nptm Fp kam[m\amWv I\yIadnbman\p Xs PohnXn e`yambXv? {InkvXpaXw kam[m\nsbpw ktmjnsbpw aXamsWv ]ecpw IcpXpp. Fm {InkvXphns\ A\pKanph A\p`hnpXv `uXoIamb kam[m\tam ktmjtam A, ]ntbm AXv kl\nsbpw XymKnsbpw ]caamb kam[m\hpw ktmjhpamWv. AXp temIw Xcp kam[m\tam, kam[m\w t]msetbm A. ImcpWyhm\mb ssZhns Icfn \s Xs kanptm, Ah\n \npw e`yamIp DZmamb IcpXens A\p`hamWv Cu temInse ]caamb kam[m\w. temIns ]oV\sf A`napJntnhcptm AXnt\mSp {]XnIcnphm ssZhw \Ip cp kzob \hcfmWv kaNnXbpw ssZhm{ibhpw.

ASpXmbn \psS Nnp hnjbo`hnp XncphN\ `mKw lmbnbpsS ]pkvXIn \npamWv; "Cu Bebw iq\yambncns \nġp Xn hoSpIfn ]mm Imeamtbm?' (lmbn 1:4) tbm\bpsS ]pkvXIn \mw ImWpp: CXm Poh\p, DdpIbpw Ddw XqpIbpw sNm, ssZhns {]hmNI Iens ASnn kpJambn Ddpp. \neXbpw t\cpaphcmbn ssZhs {itbmsS A\zjnpIbpw ki\mb ssZhtmSv At]npIbpw sNt \mw ]etmgpw \nkwKXcmbn PnhnXns ]e XpIfn InSpdpIbmWv. aqp {][m\ hnjbfmWv Cs \psS {]m\Ifn {]Xn^enpXv: thhem[n, Bhem[n, ]cmXn. \psS lrZbw ssZhntep Dbn Aht\mSp kwkw sNpXmWv {]m\ Fp ]nXmm \s ]Tnnncnpp. \mw \ss Adnbphm\p A\zjWamWv {]m\ FmWv kzman hnthIm\ hnhnncnpX. cm{XnbpsS GImXbn \mw kzbw Bscv [Who am I?] ssZhkmnyn BcmbWsav Atlw ]Tnnncnpp. Fm \psS {]m\ ]etmepw Pev]\fmbn amdptm {]m\ ssZhw tIġmsX t]mIpp.

P\w Xn hoSpIfn ]mm Imeambn Fp lmbn {]hmNI Nnnm {][m\ambn aqv ImcWfmWv ImWpXv. HmaXmbn, s\_pJZt\ cmPmhv ssZhmebw NppIcntm Ins NpSv am{Xw Ahtijnp. Cu Ahtijn Ins NqSpIfn \npsImv Bcm[nm\pw tZhmeb\nmWw amn shm\pambn ]ecpw Nnnp. cmaXmbn, ]mkncmPmhmb Zmcymthin \npw ]oV A\p`hnXn\m XfpsS kz ]oVbn \npw ImSpIfn \npw ]nWnbn \npw Ic Ibdnbtijw ssZhns Bebw ]Wnbmsap P\w IcpXn. aqmaXmbn, aeIfn \npw shnsmph ac kzw hoSpI ]Wnbm\mbn P\w D]tbmKnphm XpSn. As\ ssZhw thXncn ssZhns P\w, Ddn Bizknm\mbn Iens ASnntep t]mb tbm\sbtmse, PohnXns ]e XpIfntep, ssZhImcyfn Aekcmbn hgpXntmIp ZpxJIcamb ImgvN IpsImmWv {]hmNI Cu hmpI ]dbpXv. ssZhn \npw ssZhP\w hgpXntmIptmgpmIp A\p`hfmWv {]hmNI ]Xns\mmw hmIyn ]dbpXv. "Rm tZintepw aeIfntepw [m\yntepw hontepw Fbntepw \nes hnfhntepw a\pjycpsStaepw arKfpsStaepw ssIIfpsS kIe {]bXv\ntepw hdpXnsb hnfnp hcpnbncnpp.' \aqpthn kzbw IcptXXpw {]bXv\ntXpw BobXen iq\yX \ne\nnsm Fv lmbn {]hmNI \tmSv Blzm\w sNpp.

\ne\pw t\cpffh\pambn Pohnm \app PohnXn ]eXpw Dt]ntXmbnpv. ssZhoIamb hnipnbn Pohnm Fgp Imcy hnWsav m\nbmb itemtam Xs kZriyhmIyfn \s DZvt_m[nnpp. Kapff Iv, hymPapff \mhv, Ipanm cw sNmcnbp Iv, Zpcp]mbw \ncq]np lrZbw, tZmjnp _sp HmSp Imev, t`mjvIp ]dbp Iffkmn, ktlmZcmcpsS CSbn Dmp hgv. (kZriyhmIy 6:1618) {]`mjImcpsS ]pkvXIn ]dbpp; Hcp a\pjys Ipw \Spw Ahs PohnXns XXz shfnhmpp. hnips IpIfn K kzm\amWv {]Xn^entXv. ssZhns {]Xnmbbn krns a\pjys IpIfn ssZhntXmb A\pIbmWv klPhpw kzIobhpambXv. Kv kz`mhneqsS ISpIqSp apJ{]IS\amWv. \mw D]hknptm Blmc h\w am{Xa \psS AhbhsfbmWv D]hmkns {]{Inbbn \nb{ntsXp ]nXmm \s ]Tnnncnpp. Hv, Iv. cv, ImXv. aqv, \mhv. \mev, lrZbw. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Xs CltemIPohnX Imev Xs hnip ssII D]tbmKsSpnbXmbn tcJsSpnbnp Bdv Imcy ChnsS kwKXamWv. Bcpw sXmSm Adp IpjvTtcmKnsb tbip Xs ssIIsImv sXmSpp. ISens Bgntep XmWpt]mb ]t{Xmkns\ tbip ssIpbn ]nSnpp. tbip \nep Xpn, ap Ipgv IpcpSs In ]pcn Ah\p ImgvN \In. tbip Xs ssIIfn Ahpw hopw FSpp hmgvn hnip Ipm\ m]np. Imhdnbn bmKambn tbiphns Icfn BWnI Xdp. Ahkm\ambn, tbip Xs BWngpXpIfp Ic Dbn \nġp kam[m\w Fp ]dp. Fm Fp Xnbpw sImcpXbvabpw sNbvhm Cv {InkvXym\nbpsS Ic kamIpp.

\ sNpXn\mWv ssZhw \psS Icġp in \IpXv. \mw BbncnpXp ssZhns IcpWbpw \mw BbnocpXv ssZhns ImWnbpamWv. Cs kaqls ImpXnp ApZamWv Akqb. \{]hnIsf \app A\pIcnmw. Fm a\pjysc \mw A\pIcncpXv. ssZhns Zrnbn Hmtcm a\pjytbpw \ntbmKw hn`nhpw hyXykvXhpamWv. ssZhw \ntbmKnp hgnbmbncnbn a\pjy NnnpXv. Nnetm Hcp hgn a\pjyp sNmmbntXmpw; AXnsd Ahkm\tam acWhgnI At{X. \psS hnizmkntbpw hnipnbptSbpw B[mcw ssZhhpambn \ap _ambncnWw. ssZhw \s kvt\lnpp, ssZhw \s tim[\ sNpp, ssZhw \s \nb{npp, ssZhw \s ]cn]menpp. Cu temIn \necmbpw t\cphcmbpw ssZhs {itbmsS A\zjnm XncphN\w \s {]m]ycmIs.

[Mid-Travancore Orthodox Convention, Pathanamthitta]
Reported by: E. S. George Prakkanam, Kerala


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