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JUNE 2007 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:6 ISSUE:06

SPIRITUAL EMPTINESS
Bobiq\yX

By REV. FR. NINAN GEORGE

ssZhnsd s]Iw ]nSns]pt]mIsImpw Amhnbs\bpw `mhns\bpw Hmnpw: alXzw bn{kmtben\np s]mbvt]mbn Fp ]dp Ah Ipn\p CuJmt_mZv Fp t] Cp. (1 iapth 4:21)

{]XnknI hnXambncnp Hcp ImeLneqsSbmWv \mw ISpt]mIpXv. temIns GXp`mKp t\mnbmepw {]XnIqefpw {]XnknIfpw s]cpIn hcpp. Xnbpw hjfhpw GdnGdn hcpp. B[p\nItemIns Hcp ]cntZw \mw ]cntim[nptm cp hyXykvX Xe \app ZriyamIpp. Hcp hiv imkv{XkmtXnIhnZy AXns ]mcayn ISpsN at\mamb Hcp Nn{XamWv. hnm\hnkvt^mS\ns Hcp bpKamWnXv. A{X A\p{KloXamb HcpImgvNb adphiv \w ImWpXv. aqey \s [mnI A[]X\ntep hgpXn hoW kaqlns hnIeams Hcp apJamWv AXv. Cu cp sshcpyfpsS \SphnemWv kphntij tLmjWns Aw \mw kw{KlntXv.

iapth {]hmNIs Hmw ]pkvXIns cpw aqpw \mepw Aymbfn Hcp IpSpw_ns Ncn{Xw tcJsSpnbncnpp. GenbpsS IpSpw_amWv Cu Aymbn kwn]vXambn {]Xn]mZnsSpXv. Gen ]ptclnX\p cp ]p{Xmcpmbncpp. tlm^v\nbpw ^os\lmkpw. Gen, `mcy, cp ]p{Xm, AhcpsS cp `mcyam C{Xbpw AwK ASp Hcp IpSpw_amWXv. Krl\mY\mb Gen ]ptcmlnX sXmqsp hbpffh\pw Imm hlnbmXhw Ip anbh\pw Bbncpp. B cp ]p{Xmscnbpw hfsc tamiamb Hcp kmn]{XamWv iapth {]hmNIs ]pkvXIn tcJsSpnbncnpXv.

thZ]pkvXIn ]epw kmn]{Xw \InbXmbn \mw hmbnpp. lrZbsf Adnbph\mb ssZhw, at\mapIpcs Xncndnbph\mb ssZhw, a\pjys AcnbC{nbsf tim[\ sNph\mb ssZhw, CcnpXpw Fgpt\pXpw Adnbph\mb ssZhw: ZmhoZv Xs ko\n ]dbpp, Rm Djn NndIp hncnv kap{Zns ApsNp ]mm AhnsS \ns ssII Fs Xmpp. ]mXmfn Rm Fs InS hncnm AhnsSbpw \ns A[nImcamIpp. Cu khym]nbmb ki\mb ssZhamWv a\pjys\nbp kXyamb kmy]{Xw \IpXv.

]pXnb\nban Imhmb tbip{InkvXp \Ym\ntbens\n kmyw ]dbpp: CXm kmm bn{kmtbey, Ch\n Im]Syw C. tbmlm kv\m]Is\pdnv Imhv kmyw ]dbpp: kv{XoIfn \npw P\nhcn tbmlmt\m henbh\n. Geniv_mbpsS AcnIntep ISpsN I\yIadnbmant\mSv ]cnipmt{]cnXambn `qanbnse kIe kv{XoIfnepw `mKyhXn Fp kmysSppp. ]utemkns kn[nbntep XotamsYtbmkv hcptm ]utemkv kmysSppp: "B hnizmkw BZyw \nsd henb temhoknepw A bq\obnepw Dmbncpp; \nnepw Dsp Rm Dsdncnpp.' As\ At\Iw A\p{Kl{]Zhpw ktmjZmbIhpamb kmn]{X XncphN\n \mw hmbnpp. DZcn DcphmIpXn\papt \ns Incnp IpI A\p{KloXamb kmy]{Xw \Iptm \psS PohnXw F{Xam{Xw [\yamIpp.

Fm GenbpsS asfn A\p{KloXamb Hcp kmoIcWw A \mw hmbnpXv. GenbpsS ]p{Xm \oNmcpw btlmhsb Hmmhcpw Bbncpp. B[p\nI XeapdIfpsS Hcp ]cymbammWv tlm^v\ntbbpw ^os\lmknt\bpw \app ImWphm km[npXv. Ncn{Xntep ItmSnptm GenbpsS acpaIfpsS tcmZ\ns ]mehpw ASnm\hpw FmsWp \app hyamIpw. I\m\mntep ]pds bn{ktbP\w I\m \mn {]thinnpw Ahp kzkvXX e`npn. Hn\p ]pdsI Hmbn \nccamb bpfpsSbpw ]cmPbfpsSbpw \Sphn IqSnbmWv Ahp ISpt]mtInhXv. Hpw ip`amImsX {]XnknItfbpw {]XnIqetfbpw ]cmPbtfbpw am{XamWv Ahp t\cntSn hXv. Hcp ]s \n ]ecptSbpw hynPohnXfpsS {]Xn^e\ambn CXns\ \app ImWphm km[npw. hnfnp thXncnv ]I taLkvXw`mepw cm{Xn AKv\nqWmepw s\nten A\p{Klns hgnmcbneqsS hgn\Ss ssZhP\n\v FpsImmWv Cs\ Hcp nXnhntijw hp`hnXv? Cu B[p\nIbpKn Rm\pw \nfpw Dcw Ip]nSnt ]caamb Hcp kzImcy At\zjWw IqSnbmWv CXv.

hfsc {]kamb Hcp tNmZyamWnXv. ssZhkmnyns A`mhw am{Xambncpp AhcpsS Fm ]cmPbġpw {]Xn_ԧġpw ImcWsap XncphN\w \app a\nemncpp. Imemcn Cu kXyw bn{ktb P\X Xncndnp. ]gb\nbaImep btlmhbpsS kmnyns Hcp ASbmfambncpp \nbas]Iw. bn{kmtb acp`qanbn IqSn ISpt]mIptm tami CcpssII Dbn s]Ins apn\np \nehnfnp]dbpw btlmth FgptWsa, i{Xp NnXdntmIpamdmtIWta! btlmhbpsS kPoh kmnyamWv \nbas]Iw Fp bn{ktb P\X hnizknncpp. am \nt]nncp s]msNv, Altcms Xfn hSn, btlmhbmb ssZhw P\ns \\Sn\pthn \Inb I\I FgpXnb cp IeI Fn aqp ImcyfmWv s]In kqnncpXv. \nbas]Iw ssZhns {]XoItam ASbmftam Bbn, ssZhns bYm kmnyambnmWv bn{ktb P\X A\p`hndnXpw hnizknncpXpw.

XfpsS ]cmPbfptSbpw IXbptSbpw ImcWw ssZhkmnyns AYhm ssZhns s]IamsWp Xncndnbptm AXv XncnpsImphcphm bn{ktb P\X Xocpam\saSppp. Ap ssZhns s]Iw kqnncpXv iotemhnemWv. iotemhntep ]ptcmlnXmsc Abv s]Iw bn{ktb ]mfbntep sImphcnIbmWv. bn{ktbP\w ktmjwsImv XpnmSn. `qanIpeppamdv P\n\nSbn Bchapmbn Fp XncphN\w kmnpp. i{Xpssk\yw t]mepw `bsp ]dbpp bn{ktb ]mfbn i\mb ssZhw Xs Cdn hncnpp Fv. hnizmktmsS, BhnizmktmsS, bn{ktb P\X Acbpw Xebpw apdpn s^enkvXytcmSp bpn\p ]pdsSpp. BhocytmsS bn{ktb s^enkvXytcmSp \Snb Cu bpns _mn]{Xw ]noSp \mw hmbnpp. henb {]XotbmsS hnPbw Ddphcpn bpfntep Cdnb ssZhP\n\p {]Xop hn]coXamb A\p`hfmWv A`napJocntnhXv. bn{ktb P\X s^enkvXytcmSp tXmtmSpp. apXn\mbncw ]SbmfnI bpn hoWpacnp. ssZhns s]Iw i{Xpssk\ym ]nSnsp. GenbpsS afmb tlm^v\nbpw ^os\lmkpw bp`qanbn acnphoWp. ]Sfn\npw Hcp _\yman\y Xs hkv{XwIodn, ]qgnav Xebn hnXdnsmv bn{ktbens ]ptcmlnX\mb GenbpsS kao]tp HmSnhp hnhcw Adnbnp. sXmqsp hbph\pw ImgvN anbh\pw qenh\pambncp Gen Xs CcnnSn\npw ]ndtImp hoWp IgpsmSnp acnp.

B hon GIbmbpw aqIbmbpw {]XnknIfpsS \Sphn XfcmsX \nehnfntbmsS \np Hcp kv{XobpsS Nn{Xw \mw ChnsS ImWpp. Fmw \s B kv{Xop Gs\ Bizknm Ignbpw? ]qK`nWnbmbncp ^ns\lmkns `mcyp {]khthZ\ hp. Ah Hcp BIpns\ {]khnp. Ahsf ip{iqjnh Ah Hcp BIpn\p Pw \Inbncnpp Fp ]dv Ahsf Bizknnp. Fm Ah Bizmkw ssIsmm IqmmsX Xs aI\p CuJmt_mZv Fp t]cnp.

CuJmt_mZv F t]cns Aw 'alXzw \sp' FmWv. [Glory is lost] bn{kmtbens alXzw \sncnpp FmWv ^n\lmkns `mcy \nehnfnp ]dXv. ChnsS alXzw \amIp Hcp IpSp_nsbpw AXns A\c^eambn alXzw \s Hcp P\XXnbpsSbpw Nn{XamWv \psS apn ZriyamIpXv. Cu alXziq\yXbpsS ImcWntep AhtemI\w sNbvXndptm cp tNmZy {]kamWv. Cu tNmZyġpcw Isptm ssZhalXzns \ImcWsf hynPohnXnepw Ism \app km[npw. Hmas tNmZyw: s]Ins kmnym ssZhkmnyw A\p`hn ssZhns kz P\amb bn{ktben\v Fp sImv C{X henb Hcp ]cmPbhpw Ihpw \mihpw DmIphm CShp? cmas tNmZyw: hr\pw `\pw ssZhns A`njn\pambncp Gen FpsImv innsp? Hcp ]nXmsh \nebn GenbpsS `h\nepw bn{ktb P\XbpsS CSbnepw ssZhalXzw ssItamiw hXv ssZhalXzw Ipdpt]mbXpsImtm ssZhin Ipdpt]mbXpsImtm klmbnm Ahs ssII IpdnbXpsImtm A Fp i{Xp]mfbnse A\p`hn\npw \app a\nemIpw. ssZhns alXzhpw inbpw Hcnepw Ipdpt]mIptXm \amIptXm A.

s^enkvXy ssZhns s]Iw ZmtKms t{Xn m]np. ]nsZnhkw sNpt\mnbtm ZmtKms hn{Klw ssII Av ssZhns s]Ins apn Ihnp InSpp. Ah ZmtKms\ ]p\m]nsnepw ]noSp Znhkfnepw AtX ImgvN XsbmWv Ah IXv. s^enkvXy `bhicmbn s]Iw ]e efn amn m]np t\mn. Hcp cbpan. At\Imbncn kwlcnsp. At\I ]pt]mbn. bn{ktbens ssZhns kmnys `bs i{Xpssk\yw {]bntmsS _lpam\]pccw s]Iw bn{ktb P\w BhiysSmsX Xs AhcpsS ]mfbntep aSn Abp.

bn{ktbens ]ptcmlnX\mbncp GenbpsS ]p{XmcpsS hjfw \ndXpw IpgnXpamb PohnXssienbmbncpp bn{ktb P\XbpsS ]cmPbn\p ImcWsap XncphN\w kmnpp. hynPohnXnse XmfngI IpSpw_nsbpw kaqlnsbpw cmPyP\XXnbpsSbpw ]cmPbn\pw alXz\n\pw hgnsbmcpp Nn{XamWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. ssZhm \ntbmKns ]ptcmlnX]p{Xm XfpsS ZuXyn \npw hyXnNenv `Wtamln\pw ib\tamln\pw hiwhZcmbtm ssZhw GenbpsS IpSpw_n\npw bn{ktb P\Xbn\npw alXzw \onfbpp

hynI ]m]wsNbvXp hjfntep Xncnbptm, ssZhns inmhn[n DmIpp. AXp hynIfn am{Xambn HXppn F kXyw \mw Xncndntbnbncnpp. 50mw ko\w 22mw hmIyn ]dbpp: "ssZhs adphtc, CXp HmpsImhn; Asn Rm \nsf Iodnfbpw; hnSphnm BcpapmIbpan.' tlm^v\nbpw ^os\lmkpw ssZh\ntbmK{]Imcw Pnhnm A`ntjIw sNs ]ptcmlnX ]p{XmcmWv. XfpsS ZuXyn \npw ]nXncnv ssZhs ad PohnXamWv Ah \bnncpXv. iotemhn ssZhancn _enbnm h `cpsS ASp sNp `WtamlwsImv ssZhkn[nbn AnpXn\p aps \Sppdv _emmcambn Ah FSpp `nncpp. `Wtamlw a\pjys\ ssZhn\npw AIpp. hopw Ahscn XncphN\n ]dbpp; anchmXn iq{iqj sNbvXncp kv{XoIfpambn Ah AhnlnX_w ]penbncpp.

]ptcmlnX ]p{XmcpsS AymoI ]mcw shfnsSp AhXcWamWv CXv. B[p\nI ZmXyPohnXfnse AhnizkvXbneqsSbp aqeycmlnXyw Hcp ]mmXy{]Xn`mkambn am{Xw FgpXnphm kmya FmWv IWpI shfnhmpXv. hgnhn _ԧ B[p\nIIpSp_fpsS Anhmcanfp shphnfnbmWv. Cp \Sp hnhml tamN\fpsS ape]nsbpw ImcWw ]ckv]c hnizmkanmbvabmWv.

_ԧ ]hn{XamIWw. kvt\lns sFIyhpw Iqmbvabpw IpSpw_fnepmIWw. aZymknbn apgpInb F{Xsb{X hynI IpSpw_ns \min\pw kaqlns A]am\n\pw ImcWambnocpp. X Imnqp hjfsf kzbw a\nemmsX F{Xsb{X IpSpw_fpw kaqlfpamWv tlmansSpXv. \app e`nncnp alnaIsfmw ssZhns Ir]bmsWp a\nemm km[npsan ssZhkmnys Hcnepw \ntj[nm \app kmya. ]utemkv nlm Xs sImcnysgpXnb teJ\n ]dbpp: "\ns hntijnnpXp B? e`nXmsX \n\p Fpp? e`nsXntem e`nX F t]mse {]iwknpXp Fp? C{X Wn \n Xr]vXmcmbn.' \ns kucytam, \ns BtcmKytam, \ns m\am\tfm, \ns {]Xm]tam, \ns PohnXn Hpw \n\p ]pIgphm\n. Fmw ssZhns Zm\amWv.

ssZhns {]h\aew hnipambncnWw. tbmiph P\tmSp ]dbpp: "\nsfs ipoIcno, ssZhw \nfpsS CSbn \msf ApXw {]hnpw.' hnipnbpsSbpw \bptSbpw shSnnsbpw {]XoIfmbn hynPohnXsbpw IpSpw_PohnXtbpw ]cnWannphm \app km[npsan ssZhns kmnyhpw IcpWmIr]bpw karnbmbn e`nphm \app CSbmIpw.

cmas tNmZyhpw hfsc {]kamWv. Xs ZuXyw kw]qXtbmsS ]men hnip\mb Gen ]ptcmlnX FpsImv ]cmPbsp? ssZhw Zm\ambn sImSp asf hnizmkns ASndbn Dunhfphm ]cmPbsXnp hne sImSptnhXv Xs Poh\pw Xs P\ns Poh\pw BsWp Xncndnbphm Gen ]ptcmlnX sshIntmbn. Gen adp]Sn ]dtbnh hnjbhpw CXp XsbmWv. Xs a hjfntep Xncnbppshp bn{ktb P\fpw iapth {]hmNI\pw GenbpsS ImXn a{nncppshp XncphN\w kmnpp. \psS asf \mw kvt\lnWw. Fm a \psS _elo\XbmbnoccpXv. Ippsf hnizmkns Bob aqibn hfnsbSpphm \mw ]cmPbsSppshn AXn\p \mw sImSpt hne hfsc henbXmbncnpw.

[Mid Travancore Orthodox Convention 2007
Reported by: E. S. George Prakkanam, Kerala]


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