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.......]ôX{´w 15......................... Ip«nbpw Ccp¼pI«nbpw... 75 18..... 94 4............................... A\yambns«mcp ImcWw (kv{Xo FÅpsImSp¯v FÅptaSn¨Xv) ....................... 85 1. 100 5. Ba apXembhcpsS _ÔpXzw .................................................. ........................................................................... ]nwKfkRvPohI·mcpsS bp²w ... Im¡.. 85 2..... ]nwKeIsâ ]Ým¯m]w ................................. [À½_p²nbpw Zpã_p²nbpw ......................................................... sN­sIm«n¨p \s½¡ãw A§mSn¡mc³ ..... 118 5. 82 ZznXobX{´w an{Xem`w ........................... 122 6. 124 3 ............ 70 16.......................................................................... 114 3............................................. kqNnapJnbpsS A]mbw ..... 116 4........................... ]£nbpw iiI\pw A´ntI sN¶t\cw ................................. _Ôp F¶ c­£cw . tLmc]mi¯n ]Xn¸m³ F´p ImcWw? ..................................... `n£paT¯n Fen¡p kw`hn¨Xv ................ 74 17............... 80 19................................................................................ Z´ncmP\s¡m­pIq«s¯ ]ncn¸n¨Xv ...................... 107 2... 103 XrXobX{´w kÔnhn{Klw ............... 107 1............................................................. \mhS¡phm³ Ignbm¯Xp sIm­pÅ tZmjw ....... XZzn[·mscs¨äpw hnizkn¡cpXv............... D¯cw \ap¡nt¸mfm{inX{XmWw Xs¶ ......................... 93 3......

......... at\mcmPyw Gsd XpS§cpXv . cn]p¡sf kvIÔ¯n hln¨oSmw . 130 NXpÀ°X{´w e_v[\mi\w ........... 134 1........................... {ZhyanÃmªp ZpxJn¡th­m `hm³ ..........................]ôX{´w 7..................... 134 2....................................... aqjnIkv{Xobpw alÀjnbpw.... 126 8......... 146 4 .............................. inhinh! InanXn hZXn N]elrZb³ `hm³?................ 142 1................ 138 ]©aX{´w Akwt{]£yImcnXzw . 142 2............. h\hnS]nbpsSapIfn aalrZbw .... 143 3...................................................................................... A´Wt{ijvT\p Iocnaqew bYm .................................................................................

KÀ`apïmIm¯ ]iphns\ hfÀ¯pt¼mse \njv^e amWtñm. Xsâ ]p{XòmÀ¡v. hnthIhpw. hnZymhnapJcpw ZpÀamÀKkômcnIfpambn PohnXw Ign¨phóp. \oXn imkv{X¯nsâ adpIcIïh\pamb hninã{_mÒW³. A§bpsS ]p{XòmÀ DóXòmcpw D¯aòmcpambn¯ocpw. Rm³ Bdp amk¯nóIw A§bpsS ]p{Xòmsc. ZpxJnX\p am¡n¯oÀ¯p. A§v hnjant¡ï. hnZybpw. \oXnbpw. ZpÀKpWapÅ ]p{Xòmsc hfÀ¯nsbSp¡p óXv.]ôX{´w BapJw ]mSeo]p{Xw Fó alm\Kc¯nð hnZymk¼ó\pw. Hcp \mÄ tkmaiÀ½mshóv t]cpÅh\pw. \oXnimkv{Xap]tZin¨v ]p\ÀPòw sImSp¡phm³ Icp¯\mb HcmNmcys\ FhnsS¡n«pw. 5 . aµ`mKy\pw. kð¡À½ \ncX\mb At±l¯n\v Xsâ kpIrX^e§sf tómWw Ft«m ]t¯m ]p{Xòmcpïmbncpóp. hocyhm\pw C{µkZri\pamb kpZÀi\³ Fóp {]kn²\mb Hcp cmPmhpïmbncpóp. Fómð B almcmPmhnsâ ]p{Xòmscñmw kpJtemep]cpw. \oXnimkv{Xw apgph³ ]Tn¸nt¨¡mw. kÔnhn{KlmZnIfpw a\Ênem¡m¯ cmPIpamcòmscs¡mïv F´p ^eamWpÅXv. `mKyimenbmsW¦nepw B almcmPmhns\ ]p{XòmcpsS hnZymhnapJX. Fsóñmw hne]n¨v IgnªpIqSpt¼mÄ. "almcmPmth. ]p{XòmÀ¡v A{]ImcapÅ ]cnhÀ¯\w Bdpamk¯n\Iw hcm¯ ]£w A§v Fsó \mSpIS¯nbmepw". cmPmhns\ kao]n¨v hn\oX\mbn ]dªp. hn\oXnbpw.

cmPyw `cnt¡ïhÀ A\pkcnt¡ï X{´§Ä 6 . A[nIhpw ]£narKmZnIfpsS IYbmb "]ôX{´"¯nð \nóv PohntXm]tbmKnbmb ]eXpw ]Tn¡phm\pïv. a\pjycpsS hn`nó kz`mh§Ä. cmPyX{´¯nð AXn{][m\LSI§fmb an{Xt`Zw. AXy[nIw kt´mjn¨p. At±lw AópXsó ]p{Xòmsc AbmfpsS ]¡ð hnZym`ymk¯n\mbn Gev]n¨p sImSp¯p.]ôX{´w tkmaiÀ½mhnsâ hm¡ptI« cmPmhv. kck§fpw. tkmaiÀ½mhv hmKvZ¯w sNbvXt]mse cmPIpamcòmÀ Bdpamk¯n\Iw DóXòmcpw D¯aòmcpambn¯oÀóp.. kwkvIrX¯nð hncNn¨ Cu Aaqey{KÙs¯ XpÅð ]m«pIfmbn AhXcn¸n¨v ssIcfnbpsS CuSpshbv]nte¡v kw`mh\ sNbvXn«pÅXv almIhn Ipô³ \¼ymct{X. AXmWv Cu IYIsf temI{]kn²§fm¡o«pÅXpw. cmPyX{´{][m\§fpw. temI{]kn²§fpamb B IYIfmWv "]ôX{´IYIÄ" Fóv {]JymX ambn«pÅXv. eÏ\mi\w.. Akwt{]£yImcnXzw Fóo Aôp X{´§fpw Ipamcòmsc At±lw AXnthKw a\Ênem¡n.CXnse IYm]m{X§Ä ]£narKmZnIfmsWópÅXm\v CXnsâ asämcp {]tXyIX. kÔnhn{Klw. kckamb IYIÄ hgn cmPIpamcòmcpsS a\Ênð Bªp]Xn¡¯¡h®w {]Xn]mZn¡pó t_m[\ coXnbmWv tkmaiÀ½hv kzoIcn¨Xv. kplrñm`w. PohnXhnPb¯n\mhiyamb \b§Ä. Xòqew cmPIpamcòmÀ¡v \oXnimkv{X¯nð A`ncpNnbpw AhKmlhpw kn²n¨p.

tZth{µ\nð \nópIqSn. 7 .]ôX{´w Fón§s\ Ahiyw Adnªncnt¡ï Imcy§Ä A\mbmkambpw kckambpw Cu IYIfnð {]Xn]mZn¨ncn¡póp. hninjy kòmÀtKm]tZi]camb KpW]mT§fpsS hnf\neamWv Cu sIm¨p{KÙw. ]cmPbw Gð¡pIbnñ) Fóv {KÙ¯nsâ aqeIÀ¯mhp Xsó CXnsâ {]tbmP\s¯¸än ]dªncn¡póp. cmPyw `cn¡póhÀ {]tXyIw CXnð ]dªncn¡pó Imcy§Ä Adnªncnt¡ïXv A\pt]£WobamWv. AXpsImïpXsó asäñm IYmkamlmc§sf¡mÄ kamcm²yambncn¡pó Cu `mcXobIrXn temI sam«p¡pw am\n¡s¸SpópshópÅXv \ap¡`n am\IcamWv. AhnShnsS NneXv Duón¸dbpI am{Xw t]mcm. "A[otX b CZw \nXyw \oXnimkv{Xw irtWmXn N \ ]cm`ham]vt\mXn i{ImZ]n IZmN\" (Cu \oXnimkv{Xw ]mcmbWw sN¿pIbpw tIÄ¡pIbpw sN¿póh\v Hcn¡epw. \½psS hnZymÀ°nIÄ temIamIam\w CXns\ lrZnØam¡póXv Gähpw {]tbmP\Icambncn¡psaóXv kwibclnXamWv. F¦nepw X¡hn[w CXnsâ amlßyw a\Ênem¡n \½psS bphXeapd CXp ]mcmbWw sN¿póptïm Fóv kwibamWv.

{KÙhnkvXmtc `bapÅ _meIòmÀ¡pw A´cwK¯nð t_m[anñm¯ P\§Ä¡pw N´tamSdnhm\mbv ]ôX{´mJyw \oXn {KÙXmev]cyw Inônð `mjbmbv sNmñoSptó³. ]mSem[cnamÀ¡p tIfnkmt¦XØm\w ]mSeo]p{Xsaóp \maamw alm]pcw hmSIÄ InS§pIÄ hmSnIf§mSnIÄ \mSImKmc§fpw \KcØm\§fpw-lmSImeb§fpw lkvXnaµnc§fpw amShpw almaWntaSIÄ aT§fpw 8 . tX\pw. {ioa\p.]ôX{´w ]©X{´w IYmcw-`w ]ôacmKw sImïp ]m«pIÄ ]mSpsómcp ]ôhÀ®n\n¡nfns¸¬aWnamWn¡ta! ]ôkmcbpw. ip{I\pw thZhymk³ [oaXmw hc³ hnjvWpKp]vX\mw NmWIy\pw amap\n ]cmic³ aäpÅ _p[òmcpw kmaZm\mZn\oXnimkv{XIÀ¯m¡ftñm. AÖ\§sfsbñmw ARvPen Iq¸ns¡mïp kÖ\{]kmZ¯mð imkv{XsamópcsN¿mw. Kpf§fpw ]ôsaóntb Xcpópïp Rms\tSm _mte ]ôX{´amw alm\oXnimkv{Xs¯ÊpJw ]ô[m hn`mKn¨p ]m«p ]mSpIthWw FóXptI«p Infns¸¬ InSmhpc sNbvXmÄ FópsS Kpcp¡òmÀ A´W{]hcòmÀ aónSw XónehcoizcòcmbXpw kóXòmÀ¡p hcw \ðIphm\mfmbXpw A§s\bpÅ alm{_mÒW{]kmZ¯mð F§pta `wKw IqSmXnóp Rm\pcsN¿mw. _rlkv]Xn. ]mbkw.

FóXn³ aqew alm`mKyhm³ alo]me³ \µ\òmsc e`n¨oSn\ms\t«m ]t¯m \µ\òmÀ¡p sNäpw hnZybnñmbvI aqew aµ`mKy³ Rms\óp ZpxJn¨p kpZÀi\³ Nn´n¨p a\¡m¼nð hnZybpw hnthIhpw kÔnhn{KlmZnbpw \oXnbpw hn\oXnbpw k´Xw {Kln¡msX ]p{Xscs¡mïp Imcy-þ sa´pÅp icocnIÄs¡{Xbpw ]mcw Iãw! KÀ`apïmImXpÅ tKmhns\ hfÀ¯pó ZpÀ`KòmÀ¡p ^esa´tlm hnNmcn¨mð? tLmcamw tcmKw t]mse {Iqcamw hnjw t]mse ZmcpW³ alm]m]n X³ Ipew apSn¨oSpw buh\w Imaw {Zhy{]m`hw aqVXzhpw ZpÀhn[w NXpÀhn[w \miImcWw \rWmw FóXne\À°¯ns\mópam{Xta t]mcq.]ôX{´w amSpIqSpIÄ aWntXmcWt{iWnIfpw tXmSpIÄ \ZnIfpw Iq]§Ä Ipf§fpw tISpIÄ IqSmXpÅ tIfnku[mZnIfpw tIm«IÄ \ndªpÅ tIchpw {IapIhpw hoSpIÄ tXmdpapÅ [m\ykw`mc§fpw ssihaµncw hnjvWpt£{Xhpw ZpÀ¤mebw tZhXmtKlw _lp{_mÒWmKmc§fpw GhapsÅmcp almcmPaµncwXónð tZh\mbtIm]a³ `q]XnkpZÀi\³ (hocyhm³ hnZymimen hn¯hm³ hnthIhm³) ImcykmcÚ³ {]mÚ³ Imakón`mImc³ Xmakn¡msXtbmtcm kð¡À½w Znt\Znt\ `qantZhòmscs¡mïmZcmð sN¿n¸n¨p. ]nsósb´n\p \meptaI\nð kzcq]n¨mð. \½psS a¡Ä¡nt¸mÄ [À½_p²nbpanñ 9 .

tkmaiÀ½mhpw apZm cmP\µ\òmscÊmaZm\mZn{ioaóoXnimkv{X§sfñmw kmZcw {Kln¸n¸m\mip Xm\mcw`n¨p kev¡YmIY\saópsÅmcp amÀ¤¯qtS. `qan]³ kpZÀi\³ C§s\ hnNmcn¨p `man\namtcmsSmón¨mZcmð tahpw Imew tkmaiÀ½mshsómcp `qantZhmt{Kkc³ (kuayhm³ thZ{]nb³ \oXnimkv{Xmwt`m\n[n hn{ipX³ _rlkv]Xnkón`³) X{X hóp. FóXp hónsñ¦nsesó \o \nsâ cmPywXónð \nóm«n¸pd¯m¡ptI thïq \r]! FóXptI«p \r]³ \nÀ`cw {]kmZn¨p XópsS X\qPhrµ§sf hnfn¨pS³ tkmaiÀ½mJyZznPt{ijvTsâ kao]¯p Xmakw hn\m]dªm¡n\m³ hnZym`ymtk. hn{ian¨cNt\mSn§s\ sNmñoSn\m³:þ aóh! tIÄ¡ `h\mdpamk¯n³ apt¼ \nópsS kpXòmÀ¡p \oXnimkv{X§sfñmw HsómgnbmsXIïp kmZcw {Kln¸n¡mapóXòmcmbhcp¯aòmcmbpw hcpw. 10 .]ôX{´w \nÀ½ehnthIhpw \oXnimkv{Xhpanñ ZpÀamÀ¤§fnð a\Êp®nIÄs¡ñmhÀ¡pw sh¬abnepïp Xm\psa´p Rm³ sNt¿ïpóp? Bcphms\mcp imkv{Xn {_mÒW\{X hóp Nmcphmw \oXnimkv{Xanhsctºm[n¸n¨p kmcamw ]p\ÀÖòanhÀ¡p k¼mZn¸m³ [oc\mbv hcm\nón¸cnSw Xónent¸mÄ. ]ôX{´§sfñmw ]mcv°nhòmÀ¡p [À½w Aônepw {][m\ambpsÅmóp an{Xt`Zw.

]ôX{´w \sñmcp kplrñm`saóXp cïmw X{´w sNmñph³ ]nsó kÔnhn{Klw aqómw X{´w. 11 . kn²amakt{¼£yImcnIXzaômw X{´w. eÏ\misaótñm sNmñpóp \memw X{´w.

IÀ¸qcw apfIpan«n§s\ kq£n¡mªm-þ 12 . hn¯k¼¯psImïp hn¯\mYs\t¸mepw Nn¯¯nsemcp _lpam\hpah\nñ X²\§Ä¡p sNäp kwJybnsñómInepw hÀ²\w hym]mc§Äs¡m«pta Ipdhnñ. A§s\ thWw Xm\pw AÀ°apïmbmeXpw X§tf bXv\w sNbvXp hÀ²nXam¡otSWw. XXv£Ww kev]m{X§Ä¡À¸Ww sNbvXotSWw c£Ww sNbvXnsñómð Xð£Ww \in¨oSpw e£WaXnóp IÀ¸qcsaódnªmepw. C¡Ymhntijs¯ hnkvXcn¨pcsNbvXp tIÄt¡Wsaóp \r]\µ\òmcpw sNmómÀ. kRvPohIsâ bm{X F¦ntem ]ïp almknwlhpw hrj`hpw X§fnðt¨Àóp almkvt\lambv hmgpw Imew GjWn¡mct\I³ Pw_pI³ sNópIqSn ZqjWw ]dªhÀ X§fnð t`Zn¸n¨p [rã\mw t{Imãmhns\ Pw_pIs\ópw sNmñpw kv]ãamt¡Wsa¦nembh³ Idp\cn. apóta e`n¡mXpÅÀ°§Ä e`nt¡Ww ]nsóbpw e`n¨Xp kmZcw c£nt¡Ww c£nX[\w ]nsóÊ´Xw hÀ²n¸n¨p. Dïpt]mð aloXte alnfmtcm]ysaóp ]ïp]ïpÅ]pcw Z£nWcmPyw Xónð hÀ²am\s\sómcp hym]mcn sN«nt{ijvT³ hÀ²nX{Zhy³ `hy³ X{X ]ïpïmbnt]mð.]ôX{´w {]YaX{´w an{Xt`Zw 1.

_p²nam\mbpsÅmcp [\hm³ [\§fnð ]¯nsemóÀ°nIÄ¡p Zm\hpw sNbvXotSWw. kð¡mchybw Xsó c£Ww {Zh¯ns\ópÄ¡m¼nseñmhÀ¡pw t_m[apïmbntSWw. \µnIsfópsNmómð ImfIsfóp \r]-þ \µ\òmsc! \n§Ä¡À°apïmbotSWw. h«aptÅmcp Ipfsa¦nepw Pew hóp sI«n \nð¡pt¼mÄ Xocw s]m«n hmÀsóms¡ t]mIpw.]ôX{´w set¸msgódnbmsX \mkvXnbmsató thïq s]«nbnð [\w ]q«ns¡«nbn§ncn¡bpw ]«nWnbn«psImïpXm\§p InS¡bpw bãnIÄ¡ñmXXp tXmóptam Iãw Iãw! sN«nIÄ¡XpNnXasñtSm _meòmtc! AÀ°apïmbmeXpsImï\p`hn¡mªmð AÀ°aptÅm\panc¸mfnbpsamcpt]mse. Hmhph¨Xnð¡qSn hmÀ¯phmÀ¯ncpómInð t]mIbnñXnepÅ shÅsaódntbWw. FóXpt]mse alm_p²nam³ hÀ²am\³ ]nsóbpw [\amÀÖnt¡Wsaópd¨h³ NmSpapïm¡n {ZhyambXnteäns¡mïp \mSpIÄ tXmdpw sNóp hym]mcw sNbvXoSphm³ \µn]qïpX³ ]pds¸«nXp sN«nt{iã³ \µ\òmsc tZlc£W¯n\pam¡n \µnI³ kRvPohI\n§s\ \mat¯msS \µnIÄ X\n¡p cïpïnl apt¼ Xsó. aµsaóntb cïp\µnhocòmscbpsamón¨p iIS¯nð _Ôn¨p Xm\ptadn tLmcamw Im´mc¯nð¸p¡pS³ Kan¡pt¼mÄ `mcs¯hen¨psImtïmSpó Iqäòmcnð kmcamw kRvPohI³ XópsS ]mZw Xónð 13 .

A¡mesamcp knwlw ]nwKeImJy³ alm-þ hn{Ia\nltLmc³ hnizhn{ipX³ hoc³ 14 .]ôX{´w {Iqcamw ]mjmWw hóSn¨pImeps]m«n s]s«óp aloXte hoWt¸mÄ hÀ²am\³ sI«gn¨§phn«pIm«nes§mcpZn¡nð shÅhpw ]pñpw \evIn c£n¸m³ `rXyòmsc-þ bpÅXnð \mept]sc¸mÀ¸n¨p ]Xp¡th Häbmbv NasªmcpIqäs\s¡mïpw Xsâ aäpÅ `rXyòmscs¡mïpaÈISs¯ sXsäóp hen¸n¨p X³]pc´ónðs¨óp-þ ]änsbótXthïq ]mcam[nbpw ]qïp Imfsb c£n¸m\mbv]mÀ¡pó `Sòmcpw Im\\w Iïpt]Sns¨m¡th amdnt¸móp Imfbpw N¯pt]msbópsÅmcp t`mjvIpïm¡n \ofth \SópsImïmbhÀ ho«nð¸p¡p. ]nwKesâ i¦ Pohtij¯nð {]`mhw sImïp kRvPohI³ Pohn¨p ]Xp¡th ]mZhpw t\cmbv hóp shÅhpw \ñ]pñpw XWp¸papÅ Im«nð shsÅcpXmbpÅh³ shÅnamaet]mse apjvIc³ \Só§p ap¡pdbnSptócw Zn¡pIÄ apg§póp P´p¡Ä t]Sn¡póp. Ac£nXw XnjvTXn ssZhc£nXw kpc£nXw ssZhlXw hn\iyXn PohXy\mtYm]n ht\ hnkÀÖnXx IrX{]bXvt\m]n Krtl \ PohXn 2.

]ôX{´w A¡m«nó[n]Xn h¡mW¡mc³ X{X s]m¡tadpó KncnKlztc tahoSpóp. A§s\ KncnKplmKÀ`¯nð hkn¡pó ]nwKemJy\mw almtIkcnhoc´m\pw GIZm Pew IpSn¨oSphm³ ]pds¸«p temIhn{ipXamb bap\mXotc sNóp shÅhpw IpSn¨psImïpÅhpw XWp¸n¨p ]Åbpw hoÀ¯psasñt¸mhm\mbv ]pds¸«p ]ïptI«dnhnñmXpsÅmcp iÐw tI«p cïp tNmSn§phm§n¡nô\ `bs¸«p apjvIc\mIptómcp Iqäsâ IWvT²zm\w ap¡pdiÐsaóp aÀ¯yòmÀ sNmñoSpóp. tIkcnt{ijvT\Xp tI«n«panñ apów tIheanSnt]mse tI«t¸mÄ `bs¸«p X{X hónXp alma{´nbmw t{Imãmhnsâ ]p{Xòmcncphcpsï{Xbpw kaÀ°òmÀ A{KP³ IcSI³ tkmZc³ aZ\I³ hy{KsaóntbbhÀ X§fnepcsNbvXp 15 . ]mÀ¯ew Xónð knwlw knwlsaóXp tI«mð ]mÀ°nhòmcpw IqsS t]Sn¨phndbv¡póp ]mÀ°nhmßPòmtc! \n§Ä¡p t_m[nt¡Ww IoÀ¯nbpïmhm³ `pPhn{Iaw Xsó aqew. kv\m\hpanñ X¯zÚm\hpanñ hnjvWp-þ [ym\hpanñ hnZym`ymkhpansñómepw hn{Iaw sImïp hnizw Pbn¨p hn]n\¯nð N{IhÀ¯nbmbv hóp tIkcn{]hc´m³ lkvX§Ä sImïp almlkvXnhocòmcpsS akvXIw Ip¯n¸nfÀókvXi¦amw h®w càhpw ]m\w sNbvXp ap¯pcXv\§Ä \tJ tImÀ¯psImtïmSn¨mSn [qÀ¯psImïqä¡mc³.

hm\cm]mbw tI«psImÄsIóp IcSI³ 3. BbXp]WnsNbvhm\mimcn¸cnjIÄ BbX½lmacw Imacw h¨pIm«nð CuÀ¨bpw XpSÀópsImïmWnIÄ t]mSnt¸mSn-þ ¯mgvN IqSmsX ]mXn]nfÀóp\nÀ¯ns¡mïp `£W¯n\pImeamIbmð ]WnsN¿pwX£I¸cnjIÄ {Kma¯nð t]mbt\cw aÀ¡S¡q«w ]eZn¡oópw NmSn¨mSn-þ ¯¡¯nð X{X hóp\ndªp tZhmetb.]ôX{´w tkmZc³ Za\I³ tNmZn¨p ]Xp¡th kmZcw kq£n¨epa{KP! almßmth! \½psS kzman¡nt¸msfs´mcp `bapÅnð ZpÀ½Zw hn«p]mcw Zo\\mbv tahoSpóp. sNmñn\m\Xpt\ca{KP³ IcSI³ hñXpamIs«¦nð ImcyanñXpsImïp "ImcyanñmXhkvXp Nn´n¨p {]hÀ¯n¨mð ImcWw IqSmXpsÅmc\À°w `hn¨oSpw" ]sïmcp Ipc§¨³ ]mgnepÅmcw`s¯s¡mïpS³ Xcw sI«p N¯XptI«n«ntñ? Rm\Xp tPyjvTm! tI«n«nsñóp ktlmZc³. Atócw ac¯nsâ hnÅenð Ipc§nsâ 16 . BbXnsemcp acômSn Xm³ NmSns¨óp AÀ²XoÀóncn¡póZmcphn³ apItfdn cïp`mK¯pw ImepIp¯n hmð s]m¡n¡cwsImïpS³ IpänIpep¡oSphm\mcw`n¨p. hm\cm]mbw h³]\msamcp \r]³ XópsS \m«nð \tñmc¼ew tISphóp IqShpw IqsS hoWp.

bmsXmcp ]pam\nl Pohn¨p hkn¡pt¼mÄ BXpcòmcmw _lpP´p¡Ä Pohn¡póp A¸pam\t{X `qau tIhew Pohn¡póp kev]pam\h³ Xsó km[pXm\h³ Xsó. "X§Ä¡p ^eanñmXpÅXp {]hÀ¯n¨mð `wKta hcpsaóp kÀÆcpw t_m[nt¡Ww" F´n\p hrYm X\n¡mhiyanñm¯Xp Nn´n¨p a\xt¢iw sN¿póp ktlmZc! Ht«Sw `pPn¨p \mant«¨p t]móoetbm ]pãamsbmcp amwkambXp Xnòm³ t]mIpsóóXp tI«p ]dªoSn\m³ ZI\I³ \ónXp almatX! Xm\n§s\ h\m´tc cmPa{´nsbsómcp t]tcmsS \S¡póp? XópsS _Ôp¡sf k´Xw c£n¸m\pw XópsS i{Xp¡sfsbm¡th in£n¸m\pw DóXn htcWsaóm{Kln¨tñm temIþ aóhòmscs¨óp am\pjÀ tkhn¡póp. X¡¯nð Xsâ `pàn am{Xta thïpsh¦nð ]¡¯nð tNmdpw Xnóp tImbn¡ð ]mÀt¡Wtam? s]m¡¯nð ]d¡pó ]cp´pw InfnIfpw H¡thXsó¯só t]mänc£n¡póntñ? A¡W¡pÅP\w N¯mepw Pohn¨mepw an¡Xpat\zjWamÀ¡\paptïm tPyjvT! 17 .]ôX{´w AÞhpaIs¸«p s]m®\pw t_m[n¨oe X«nbt§ev]ns¨mcp Ipäntað _esams¡ Im«nb Ipc§¨³ Ipänsb hnSp¯t¸mÄ Zmcp`mK§Ä X½nð tNÀón«p I]nbpsS kmcamaÞw s]m«n¨Xªp Xm\pw N¯p. XópsS PTcs¯¸qcnt¡ thïpsh¦nð A\yhkvXp¡Ä ]eXpïtñmsbfp¸¯nð.

18 . FóXpsImïp sNmtó³ XópsS _ew Im«m-þ X\yamIptómców `£n¸m³ NnXw t]mcm. ]«n¡§pcpfbpw sImïpsNñpt¼mfh³ Im«pó tKmjvTnIïmse{Xbpw NncnbmIpw h«¯ntemSpw ]nsó hme§phnd¸n¡pw ap«pIÄ Ip¯n¡p\nªqgnbnð ]sä¯mgpw s]s«óp ZmXmhnsâ h{àhpapZchp-þ sams«m«p t\m¡n¨neiÐ§Ä ]pds¸So-þ ¨n§ns\ hnIrXnIÄ Im«msX `£n¸m³ X³N§mXns¡mcp\mfpw kwKXn hc¯nñ. tKm¡tS ihw Xnóm\m{Kln¨Sp¡pó izm¡fpw X½nðX½nð Ipc¨pw Ieln¨pw Xcn¼pw amwkanñ Rc¼panñ \tñm--þ cncp¼pIïw t]mepÅØntað ]nSns]«p Icn¼n³ Nïnt]mse ISn¨pw sImópw X½nð Dc¼ntLmjns¡t\y Ip£n]qcWw \mkvXn X\n¨p knwl§Ä¡p XópsS ap¼nð hcpw XSn¨ t{Imãm¡sf h[n¸m³ tamlanñ aZn¨ sImebm\s¡m¼t\mSaÀ sNbvXp h[n¨p ISpcàw IpSnt¨ Xr]vXnbpÅq.]ôX{´w H¡th \ncqss]¨mð `q]XntkhsImïp Xð¡pe{XmW´sókm²ysaódnªmepw XópsS _e¯n\pw ]ucpj¯n\pw XmgvN hóp t]mImsX Xsó hñXpw km[n¡Ww `pànam{Xtabñ am\nIÄ¡`n{]mbw iànImt«WsatótbhÀ¡pw Xr]vXnbpÅq. Ipw`ncmPóp Xnòm³ hñXpw sImSps¯ómð kw{`aw IqSmsXh³ taSn¨p `£n¨oSpw Kw`ochntemI\`mhhpw `b¦cw h¼\mw ]pcpjsâ `mhan§s\ thïq.

19 . izmhns\t¸mse Ingnªm{ibn¨p®póh³ tIhew Iran{]mbs\ótX sNmðhm\pÅq." Ft¸mgpamlmchpas¸mtg \nÀlmchpw Xev]capd¡hpw ssaYp\hym]mchpw C¸dªXp \mepsam¡sh ]ip¡Ä¡pw kzev]_p²nbmw ]pcpjm[aòmÀ¡pw Xpeyw. kzev]_p²nbmbpÅ am\pj³ almZo\³ kzev]`mhs¯s¡mïp Xð£Ww {]kmZn¡pw Aev]amw Pem[mcw ]qcn¸m³ ag¯pÅn kzev]apïmbmð t]mcpambXp \ndªoSpw. aqjnI³ Xsâ sIm¨pssI cïpw Pew sImïp cqjnXam¡oSphms\{X ]m\obw thWw "IrXyhpaIrXyhpw [À½hpa[À½hpw \nXyhpa\nXyhpw kXyhpakXyhpw C°apÅXnsemópw sNäpta {Kln¡mX-þ aÀ¯y\pw ]ip¡fptaXpta t`Zw \mkvXn. FóXpt]mse almaµ\pw Pohn¡póp.]ôX{´w "XópsS hnZy sImïpw XópsS iucyw sImïpw XópZcs¯¸qcn¸n¡póhòlm[\y³." hn{Iaw sImïpw hnÚmZnIÄ sImïpw ]¯p-þ Zn¡pIÄ shfp¸n¡pw IoÀ¯n[mhfyt¯msS bmsXmcp ]pam³ almam\nbmbv Pohn¡póp \oXnam\h³ PohPohs\ópcsN¿mw aäpÅ almaqV³ sImän\p am{Xw sImÅmw aäpao KpWsamópw ]ämsX Pohn¡ptóm³ s]ä amXmhn\pÅ buh\amIpw hr£w ]sä JÞn¸ms\mcp tImSmenXtóbh³ Bcm\pw _enbn«p ssIsIm«ptIÄ¡ptócw ]mcmsX ]dópS³ sNó§p ]nÞw sIm¯n-þ ¯nópsImïncn¡pó ImI\pw Pohn¡póp.

FóXp tI«p XZm tNmZn¨p IcSI³ \nópsS hm¡nó`n{]mbsas´tSm ktJ! FópsS hm¡nó`n{]mban¯¼pcmsâ 20 . Pw_pIòmcpsS Ba{´Ww sNmñn\m³ IcSI³ Imcnbw t¢in¡ptóm-þ cñtñm \obpw Rm\psaóXpsImïpsNóp A{][m\òmcmIpw \ap¡o hnNmcw sIm-þ ïev]hpsamcp ImcyansñtSm ktlmZc! C¯capc sNbvXp tkmZc³ Za\I³ kp{][m\Xzw ]nsó \ap¡p hcmatñm A{][m\\mbpÅ ]pcpj³ {Ia¯mse kp{][m\\mbn«pw adn¨pw ImWpóntñ? asämcp¯sâ iàn sImïñ a\pjyòmÀ Duä¡mcmIpóXpw aqVòmcmIpóXpw F´n\p aäptÅmÀ¡p Ipäapïm¡oSpóp Nn´n¨mð Xsâ KpWtZmjhpw Xm\pïm¡pw. F{Xbpw I\s¯mcp IñpIfpcp«ns¡m-þ ï{ZnX³ apIĸm«nteäphm³ ]mcw ZÞw BbXp Iogvt]mt«bv¡p NmSn¸ms\fp¸am-þ ambmkw sNäpw thïm Xmg¯p htó \nev]q XópsS KpW¯n\pw XópsS tZmj¯n\pw XópsS PohmßmshópÅXp Xtó aqew. A§s\bpÅ knwl¯¼pcm´m\pant¸mÄ C§s\ hnj®\mboSphms\´p aqew? 4.]ôX{´w FóXneñ IqSpw \½psS kzman knwlw F{Xbpw almhoc³ _p²nam³ hnthIhm³. DóXnhcp¯phms\{Xbpw ]cm[o\w ]nsób§t[mKXns¡{Xbpsafp¸amw.

a{´nbmbv hknt¡ïp½mÀ¤hpw kwkmchpw a{´n¨p aäptÅmsc¨Xn¸m\p]mbhpw ssI¡mWw taSn¸m\pw IïhtcmSpw tNÀóp h¡mWw Iq«n {Zhyw ssI¡em¡oSphm\pw Imcy§Ä Xocptócw kzman¡p sNtñïpó ImW§Ä ]mXoteäw ]äphm\p]mbhpw asämcphn[w \m«nð Xocpó hÀ¯am\w asämcphn[w sNóp kzmansb t_m[n¸n¡ ]äneptÅmÀ¡pw Imcysam¡th km[n¸n¡ aäpÅ P\¯nsâ sImä§p apS¡pI 21 .]ôX{´w JnóXmaqVXzhpw `oXnbpw ImWvI Xsó. sNmñp IqSmsX Xsó aÀ¯ysâ at\mKXw sXñpta tXdoSmsX t_m[n¡pw almP\w A\yNn¯m`n{]mbw e`n¸m\tñm aÀ¯y³ XópsSbpÅnð _p²nkmcs¯ hln¡póp. C§s\ Za\I³ sNmñn\m\nZant¸mÄ F§s\bdnªp \osbó{KP\pc sNbvXm³ C§p tXmónbsXñmaSnb\pWÀ¯n¡mw sNmñpó hm¡p tI«p tKm¡fpw {]hÀ¯n¡pw Xñp t]Sn¨p acw hen¡pw KP§fpw hñXpw sI«n¸pdt¯änbmð IgpXbpw Iñnepw t]dns¡mïp aïpsaótX thïq. Pw_pI³ Xsó \msaómInepw \ap¡pÅnð _nw_nXw {]`phnsâ Nn¯kwt£m`w ZrVw \½psS _p²n sImïp \½psS X¼pcms\ \½psS ]m«nem¡n¯oÀt¡Waóp Xsó Fs´tSm! \ap¡ptïm cmPtkhm`nÚXzw FópS³ IcSI\tócw Za\I³ Ftómfw cmPtkhm[À½s¯ {Kln¨h³ ]nsó aämcpansñó{KP³ {Klnt¡Ww.

]ôX{´w sImän\p hIbpÅ km[p¡Äs¡mcphn[w Ipäapïm¡n {Zhysam¡th lcn¡bpw C¯cw ZpÀ½{´nIÄ¡psÅmcp sXmgnepIÄ-þ s¡ms¯mcphn[sa¦nembXpw \ap¡pïp ]mcnSw Xónð \ñ kmaÀ°yaptÅmÀt¡Xpw `mcamIpó Imcysam¡th km[n¸m\pw ksszcamw h®w aïn\S¡pw \còmÀ¡p ZqcamsbmcpZn¡pansñóp t_m[nt¡Ww. B\bv¡p aZ¸mS§ptÅmcp t\cw sNómð B\¡mcs\t¸mepambh³ Ip¯ns¡mñpw. sNmñn\m³ Za\I\mbXp kXyw Xsó hñmt¯mchktc sNñpIne_²amw. Ghs\ómepw ]nsó kón[u kZmImew tkhn¨p\nð¡ptómcnð kzman¡p Ir]bpïmw hwiip²nbpanñ _p²nbpanñ Iïmð hÀ¡¯p sXñpanñ hnZybpsamópanñ C¡W¡pÅ ]pams\¦nepw Xncpap³]nð X¡hpw t\m¡n aq¡nð hncepw XÅn \nómð aóhòmÀ¡p ]mcw ]£ambv hcpw {Iamð A\ytkhIòmcne{KKWy\mah³ ]mÀ°nhòmcpw ]ckv{XoIfpw eXIfpw ]mÀiztkhnsb¸mcw ]m«nem¡oSpw ZrVw. [\ycmw hnZzmòmÀ¡p XópsS tZisaópw A\ysâ tZisaópw t`ZansñmtcS¯pw F{Xbpw ]dªÀ¨n¨oSpó ]pamòmÀ¡pw i{Xphnsñóp tI«n«nñtbm almßmth! DuNnhm³ IcSI\nónXp Za\I-þ tcmNnXanZw \nsd kómlsaómInepw tkhbv¡pÅhkcw ImWmsX Xncpap¼n-þ emhemXn¡p sNóme_²ambn¯ocpw. 22 .

C§s\ ]eZn\w sN¿pt¼mÄ {]`p¡fpw XópsS hi¯mbn¯ocpsaótX thïq. Fóntb \nckn¨psh¦nepw Iq«m¡msX ]nsóbpw Npän¡qSn¸nómse \St¡Ww. Iï¯nð hnXbv¡pó s\ñpIÄ apf¨p s\-þ ñpïmIpaXp Xsó hn¯mbn¯ocpatñm cïp hm¡hntSbv¡p sNóp Rm\pWÀ¯n¨mð IïpsImtÅWw tatòep¯cw _lphn[w.]ôX{´w C{µt\msSm¡pw kzman N{µt\msSm¡pw `hm-þ s\sóñmw kvXpXn¨psImsït¸mgpw ]ncnbmsX kón[u ]mÀ¡póh³ ]mÀ°nhó`naX³ ]nsósb´tlm _lp ZpÀ`Ks\ómInepw XópsS lnXw t\m¡n¸mÀ¡pó ]pcpjs\ X\zwKnamcpw apZm ssIs¡mÅpw {Ia¯mse. GsXmcp hkvXp sNbvXmet¸mtg sISpw Imcyw GsXmcp hkvXp sNbvXmð Imcy§Äkm[n¨oSpw BbXp cïpw apt¼ \oXnbpÅhÀ ImWpw BbXns\m¯t]mse Imcy¯nð {]thin¡pw. apÅpÅ hr£s¯bpa´nIØnXambmð hÅnbpw Npän¸änt¡dpsaódnªmepw. 23 . CóXp {]tbmKn¨mð tIm]n¡pw alo]Xn CóXp {]tbmKn¨mð aóh³ {]kmZn¡pw FópÅ hntij§Ä IïpsImïp]m´ntI \nóp tkhn¨otSWsat¸mgpanfImsX. tNmZn¨p IcSIs\´p \obpWÀ¯n¸m³ `mhn¨p knwlm´nIw {]m]n¸ms\mcps¼«p? Dàhm³ Za\I³ hñXpapWÀ¯n¨mð D¯cw tIÄ¡maXn\p¯cat¸mÄ tXmópw D¯cw Xónð \nó§p¯capïmIpóp hn¯nð \nótñm ]nsó hn¯pIfpïmIpóp.

A{KP³ sNmóm\t¸mÄ `qan]meòmtcmSpw kp{KlòmcñhÀs¡§s\ ]£saópw 24 . FóXne[a´m³ hnLv\¯nð `bw sImïp Hópta XpS§msX kzØ\mbncpóoSpw a²ya³ ]nsó¡mcyw XpS§pw apS§pt¼mÄ _p²nbpw sI«p]mcw aS§nbS§oSpw D¯a³ at²yat²y apS¡w hsó¦nepw kn²amthmfw Imcyw ssIhnSpIbnñ. \njvIr]òmsc¡mcyw tIĸn¨mð kaolnXw \njv^eambn¯ocpsaóXpw Xsóbñ Nn´nbmXptÅmc\À°§fpaIs¸Spw F´n\p aqVòmscs¨ótlm tkhn¡póp? bmsXmcp KpWw sImïp hr¯nkuJy§Ä hcq? bmsXmóp sImïp kÖ\hpw {]iwkn¸q? A§s\bpÅ KpWapïmhm³ t¢in¡Ww. Cóp Rm\hkcsas´óp {Kln¡msX sNópNmSpIbpansñóp t_m[n¡ `hm³. tZihpw Imehpw kwNn´nbmsXmcp Imcyw teihpw XpS§cpXmßt_m[apÅh³.]ôX{´w D¯a\[a\pw a²yas\óoh®w aÀ¯yòmÀ aqóphn[apsïóp t_m[nt¡Ww. tZhIÄ¡mNmcy\mw Kojv]Xn Xms\¦nepw tIheahkcw t_m[n¡mXpcsNbvXmð ewL\w `hn¨oSpw Imcyhpw hcm Xsâ ÇmLnX¯n\pw lm\n hópt]makwibw \sñmcp Imte sNóp sNmñpInekmc\pw hñ Imcysaómepw km[n¨pt]mcmw Xm\pw. Bitb ]cn]mIanñmX ]pamt\mSp kzmibm`n{]mbs¯s¨mñmsXmcp\mfpw. F§pta tem`w IqSmX¤pWw c£nt¡Ww.

Za\Isâ \oXnkqàw tPyjvTs\s¯mgpXpsImït¸mtg Za\I³ t{ijvT\mw knwl{]`p kzmansb {]m]n¨pS³ Zqcth Xsó \nóp ]mWnIÄ Iq¸n¡q¸n-þ ¨mcth ]Xp¡th sNsómcp Zim´tc ]nwKeI\papc sNbvXnXp Za\I! C§phómepw ]e\mÄ IqSn¡mWpónt¸mÄ.]ôX{´w B{Klsas´óXpamcw`sas´óXpw hy{Ksaóntb ]mÀ¯p t_m[n¸ms\fpXñ. tkmZc³ sNmónXt¸mf§póp ]dªXp-þ amZcnt¡ïpw ]camÀ°saóncn¡nepw h¦Sð¡scs¨óp \nev¡pt¼mÄ inhinh! k¦SanXnend§oSphms\óp tXmópw H«p\mfnd§nbpw ap§nbpw Xnchóp X«nbn«eªpans§mt«Sw sNópw t]mópw s]s«óp ]cnNbn¨oSn\msemcphgn In«pa§Xnð \o´n{IoUn¨ptahoSphm³ FóXpt]mse sNóp hµ\w sNbvXp \nóp sNmóXptI«pw Iïpw kq£n¨pw ]co£n¨pw aóh³ Xsâ ioe`mhhpw ]Xp¡th XópÅnem¡ns¡mïmð ]nsó sshjayanñ. A§s\ hi¯m¡msasómcp ]£ant¸mÄ C§s\ a\¡m¼nð \n³ Ir]bpsïómInð FóXp tI«p apZm sNmñn\m³ IcSI³ \ónXp ktlmZc! \ñXp hóoSWw \nópsS amÀ¤w ip`ambv hcpw \ncq]n¨-þ sXmópta `wKw IqSmXkvXp tX ip`atX! 5. Fs´tSm \obpw \nsâ tPyjvT\psasó hóp 25 .

Imð Icw I®pw aq¡papsÅmcp P´p¡fmð GIs\¦nepw ImcyanñmsX `hn¡ptam? kmc\mw ]pcpjs\¸mcan«nSn¨mepw kmciànsb XyPn¨oSpamdnñ \q\w. ]pñpIÄ sImïpap]ImcapïmIpw Xsâ ]ñpIÄ tX¸m³ sImÅmw ]bv¡sf¯oäm³ sImÅmw sañth IÀ®§fnen«pS³ sNdp¡nbmð sXñp kuJyapïmInem hn[¯n\pw sImÅmw.]ôX{´w k´Xw tkhn¡m¯ kwKXn IYn¡ \o. Xosbcnbpó sImÅn Iogm¡n¸nSn¨mepw XobpsS Pzme taevt]m«ñmsX Pzen¡ptam? PohP´p¡sfñmsamópt]mseópsÅmcp `mhhpw `hmòmÀ¡p tNÀ¨bnñdnªmepw. F¦nepaamXysâ a¡fmbSnb§Ä \n¦genW ]WnªoSmsX s]mdp¡ptam? HmÀ¡pt¼msfmcp¯scs¡mïp]Imcansñ-þ ómÀ¡pta hcnIbnsñóXpapWÀ¯n¡mw. h¼\mw Za\I³ hµ\w sNbvXp sNmóm³:-þ X¼pcm\Snbs\s¡msï´p {]tbmP\w? sIm¼\m\sbs¡móp Xet¨mÀ]gbcnk¼mZn¸Xn\n§p kmaÀ°yw t]mcmbtñm. X§Ä¡p aäptÅmcnð t`ZapsïópÅXpw kwKXn hcpw Zn¡nð ImWn¡pw kaÀ°òmÀ hn¯pIsfñmw IqSn¡eÀóp hnX¨mep-þ ap¯a³ Infn¡pt¼mÄ XòlXzs¯¡m«pw D¯aØe§fnð {ioImcyw hnNmcn¸m³ D¯aòmcmw Imcy¡mdsc¡ev]nt¡Ww ip²`qkpct£{XØm\§Ä¡[nImcw _u²\psImSp¡pó aóh³ almaqV³ I¦Ww Ic§fnð IpÞew IÀ®§fnð 26 .

_p²nbpw hnthIhpw hocyhpw {]`p¡fnð `ànbpapÅ `rXy³ kzmansb \nI¯oSpw. iànbpsïmcp¯\p `ànbnñmªmð \tóm? iànbpw \ñ kzman`ànbpw XnIsªmcp `rXy\psïómInte hÀ²n¸q alo]Xn iànbpanñ kzman`ànbpanñmtXmÀ¡p `pàn \evIoSpw \r]s\{XbpahnthIn.]ôX{´w ImônIÄ ISoXtS lmc§Ä h£Øte C§s\ X§Ä¡pÅ `qjWØe§fnð `wKnbnð tNÀs¯¦nte `qjWw tim`n¨oSq. \mbn\p tNmdp \evIpw \mbIòmsc¡pdnþ27 . iànbnñmXptÅmsâ `àn \njv^ew ZrVw. XïpX¸nsbsómcp \mahpw e`n¨oSpw. F{Xbpw \oNòmcmw _u²PmXnPòmÀ¡p O{Xhpw ]ñ¡Xpw Zo]bãnbpw \ðIn £{Xnb{_ÒmØmt\ a{´nbm¡oSpsómcp [m{Xo]mesc¸mcw \nµn¡pw almP\w Xsó¯m\dnbmsX Zpjv{]`p¡sfs¨óp hµn¨ptkhn¡pó am\pj¸ip¡Ä¡p Cónt¸mfnltemIkuJyanñhÀ N¯mð sNsómcp \cI¯nð NmSpsaónñmXnñ sa¨ta kphÀ®¯nðt¨Àt¡ïpw almcXv\w ]n¨f¸X¡¯nðt¨À¡pó ]pcpjs\ kÖ\w Xsóbñ ZpÀÖ\§fpw IqsS XÀÖn¡pw XÕ¼À¡w hÀÖn¡psañmhcpw. Bbh³ `pPn¡ptómtcmZ\sañmsamcp \mbn\p sImSps¯¦nembXp ]mgmbvt]mIm. IWvT¯necªmWw I¦Ww IÀ®§fnð sImïpt]mbvs¡«nXq¡ns¡mï§p ]pds¸«mð IïhÀ Icw sIm«ns¡mïpS³ Nncn¨oSpw.

]ôX{´w ¨mbXkvt\l¯n\p ambansñmcp\mfpw. Bbh´\n¡pÅ Imbs¯s¡mïp X\n-þ ¡mIth aa kzmans¡t¸mgpw klmbn¡pw. ikv{Xhpw IpXncbpw imkv{Xhpw hoW]mWn £m{Xhpw \còmcpw hmWnbpanhsb«pw kÖ\t¯mSp tNÀómse{Xbpw {]Imin¡pw; ZpÀÖ\t¯mSp tNÀómse{Xbpanfs¸Spw. A`ymkapÅ hoc³ hmsfSp¯nf¡pt¼mÄ k`yòmcXpIïp sImïmSn kvXpXn¨oSpw A`ymK³ almt`mj³ hmsfSp¡póXp Iïmð As¸mtgsbñmhcpw hmsfSp¡tbbpÅq. Aizt¸mÀ {Kln¨hciz¯ntedn¡ïmð hnizhmknIsfñmw hnkvabn¨oSpw ZrVw. Añm¯ aqV³ sNó§iz¯ntedptócw hñmsX ]ng¨pt]msañmcpw lkn¨oSpw. C§s\Xsó ]nsós¨móXpw \mepw cïpw `wKn¡pa`wKn¡pw ]m{Xt`Zta aqew. Rms\mcpIdp\cn¡p«s\óXpsImïp am\tk \nµm`mhw kzman¡p thïmXm\pw ]ß\m`\pw ]ïp ]ónbmbv]ndóntñ! ]mh\s\ó ap\n am\mbn tahpóote? j¬apJ`Khm\pamSnsâ thjw apZm sh×bnð [cn¨Xp X¼pcm³ tI«n«ntñ? `rXysâ KpWKWsams¡bpaSnb\p-þ ïXy´w `àn iàn bpànbpsa\n¡pïp. `ànbnñmXptÅmsâ iàn sImsï´p ^ew? iànbnñmXptÅmsâ `àn sImsï´p ^ew? tkhIòmcnð \nµmioe\mw \tc{µs\-þ tÊhn¸m\mcpansñómbv hcpw {Ia¯mse _Ôp`rXycpanñmXmbv hcptócw \r]-þ
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]ôX{´w só´p ]ucpjw ]nsó £oWamw {]`pXzhpw. {]m`hw Ipdbpt¼mÄ {]mbtim hnZzmòmÀ¡pw tem`anñmXmahcmKan¡bpanñ. \nXyhpw kao]¯p hnZzmòmcnñmXmbmð IrXyhpaIrXyhpw t_m[anñmXmbv hcpw. ]mÀ°nhòmÀ¡p \oXnÚm\ansñóp hómð ]mÀ¯te hkn¡ptómscm¡th \in¨oSpw. FóXpsImïp ]dªoSptó³ aa kzman¡póXn hcm³ \ñ `rXyòmÀ Xsó thWw. FóXp tI«p almknwlhpapc sNbvXp:-þ \sótSm! Za\I! \nópsS \oXnhmIyw \½psS kNnhsâ \µ\\tñm `hm³ \ò taðhcm\pÅ bXv\w \o sNbvXnSWw tNmZn¨p Za\I³ \n´ncphSnbnt¸mÄ tamZn¨ Pe]m\w sNbzXnsógpóÅn Aw`Ênóp]m´ntI hmWcpfpt¼mÄ _p²n kvXw`n¨IW¡p ImWpónXp Inw ImcWw? D¯capcsNbvXp tIkcnt{ijvT´m\pw kzØasñsâ a\Ên§s\ XoÀóp Iãw! \½psS h\w Xónensómcp P´p hóp ZpÀ½Zw ]qïp iÐn¡póXp tIÄ¡póote? F{XbpaXn{Iqcw Zpãsâ IWvT[zm\w t{im{Xc{Ô¯nð¸p¡p k¦Ss¸Sp¯póp. aäpao almcWyhmkhpw shSnªp Xm³ asämcp h\m´cw {]m]n¸m³ `mhn¡póp. IWvTiÐs¯t¡«meqln¡maht\Xpw IWvT\ñtlm! almhn{Ian almhoc³ cïp]£ansñ\n¡mbh´sót¡«pw Iïpw sImïnhnS¯nð ]mÀ¡ sshjay´só FóXptI«p apZm sNmñn\m³ Za\I³:-þ
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]ôX{´w FópsS kzman hrYm Nmôeyw XpS§ï iÐam{Xs¯t¡«p i¦n¡ms\´p aqew? iànam\tñm `mhs\´n\p t]Sn¡póp? BdpIÄ Pew s]m§n tkXp`RvP\w sN¿pw BdpIÀ®§Ä ]p¡mð a{´hpw t`Zn¨oSpw GjWn {]tbmKn¨mð kvt\lhpw \in¨oSpw `ojWnhm¡p sImïp `ocp¡Ä `bs¸Spw Iït¸mfXnð _lpamwkapsïóp tXmón sNïbnepĸp¡t¸mÄ NÀ½hpsamcpac-þ ¡ïhpw am{XwXsó IïXpÅp Rms\óp ]sïmcp P´p ]dªn§s\ tI«n«pïv. sNmsñtSm! ]pcmhr¯saóp tIkcnt{ijvT³; sNmñph³ {ihn¨mepsaópS³ Za\I³. ]sïmcp Ipdp\cn `£Ww In«mbvIbmð IpWvTnXw ]qïp hnió§s\ \S¡pt¼mÄ Ip{XNnð {]tZi¯p bp²`qXew Iïp X{X ssk\y§Ä N¯pInS¡póXpw Iïp. A{Xbsñmcp s]m®s¨ïbpw Iïm\h³ X{X \nsómcp iÐw {ihn¨p `bs¸«m³ hbp hóSn¡pt¼mfmbXp Xmt\ Xsó tXmbZ[z\nt]mse iÐn¡póXpw tI«p. F´phm\nXs§mcp P´phmbv hcpsaómð _Ôphmsc\n¡t¿m! \s½bpw sImñpanh³ A´nsI sNóp t\m¡ns¡mïpt]mcnsIópÅnð Nn´n¨p ss[cyt¯msS sasñ sañth sNóm³. `£W¯nóp thïpw tNmcbpw amwk§fpw Xð£WaXn\I¯psïóp tXmóoSpóp e£Ww ip`w \apt¡j Rm\pÅnð¸p¡p `£Ww hgnt]mse sNbvIsbópd¨h³
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knwlhpw hrj`hpw kvt\l_²cmbXv BbXp a\Ênðh¨n§s\ ]dªp Rm³ BbX[zm\wtI«p `oXnsb´n{X hrYm? tIhew almiÐw tIÄ¡póp h\w Xónð kmh[m\\malw sNónl hóoSptó³ Fs´mcp iÐsaópsas´mcp P´pshópþsas´mcp `mhsaópsam¡sh t_m[n¡ptó³. sNmñn\m³ Za\I³ \½psS kzmanhoc³ sNmtñdqw almknwlw ]nwKeImJy³[oc³ sNmñnhn«nXp \s½ÊXzcw Iq«ns¡mïp-þ sNñphm³ `hms\bs§{Xbpw IuXqlemð k½XanZsa¦nð kzmantbmSpWÀ¯n¨p kXzcw hcmsaóp tI«t¸mÄ kRvPohI³ 31 .]ôX{´w NÀ½s¯¡Sns¨mcp Zzmcapïm¡ns¡mï±pÀt½mln krKme\§I¯p {]thin¨m³. C¯capcsNbvXp [rã\mw t{Imãy{]uV³ kXzcw kRvPohI¡mfX³ apónðsNóp BsctSm! Xms\óh³tNmZn¨t\cw hrjw t\cphm¡pcsNbvXp Rmt\mcp Imf¡qä³ hÀ²am\s\sómcp hmWn`¡mc³ \s½ hÀ²n¸n¨Xpant¸mfn§ns\ shSnªXpw AÀ²amÀ¤¯nðhoWp ImsemSnªShnbnð AÀ²amk¯nð¸pdw ZpxJn¨pInSóp Rm³ ssZhImcpWywsImïp ZÞhpw ian¨p Rm³ Ghan{]tZi¯p kuJyambv \S¡ptó³. Bbh\t¸mfpc sNbvsXmcp tÇmImÀ°w Rm³ ambsaóntb sNmtó³ Iïnt¸mfXnsemópw. 6.

A\ycmw `rXyòmcnemØbnñmXmbv hóp [\y\mw artK{µ\p \µnk¼À¡waqew. hocyapÅh³ aäphocyapÅht\mSp hn{Iaw {]tbmKn¸q ZpÀ_eòmcneñ. FóXptI«p {]mkmZn¨pcsNbvXp knwlw:þ\nópsS kJntb Rm³ sImñptam Za\I! Fs´tSm! kRvPohIs\óp t]scóptI«p l´! ta almkpJambh³ _Ôphmbmð. hnizkn¨hÀIsf hô\ sNbvXoSptam hnizhn{ipX³hoc³ hn{Ian arKm[n]³? F¦nð Rm³hcmsaóp Imf sNmóXp tI«p In¦c³Za\I³ hónXp knwlm´ntI hµ\w sNbvXpsNmóm³: NÞ\mw kaocW³ aµsaóntb hnizanf¡psaómInepw F{XbpakmcambpsÅmcp XrW§sf [m{Xnbnð\nóp ]dn¨oSptam? almatX! DóX§fmbpÅ hr£§sfñmw ]mtS `nóam¡phm³ Ipdshm«ptabnñ Xm\pw. Xmakw IqSmXn§psImïpt]mómepw `hm³ Imakw{]m]vXn{]nb³ Rms\ópt_m[nt¡Ww. A{]Imc§Ä sNóp]dªp Za\I³ Xð{]I¼s¯t¸m¡n¡mfsbsImïpt]móp \µncmPs\ kzman kón[n Xónem¡n \µn]qïcnI¯p tkhn¨p\nóoSn\m³. FóXp aqew `hm³ Imfsb h[n¡bn-þ sñsómcp hnizmkwsImï{X Rm³hcp¯ptó³.]ôX{´w knwl\mbI³ almhocyhm\h³ \s½-þ Êwlcn¡nsñómInð kwibw hn\m hcmw. AópsXm«t\ym\ykvt\lmIpeòmcmbv¯oÀóp \µnbmw kRvPohI³ ]nwKeartK{µ\pw. 32 .

sNmñn\m³ Za\I³ \½psS kzbwIrXw Añtbm almtZmjan§s\ kw`hn¸m³? X§ÄXm\pïm¡pó tZmj§Ä aqópIq«w kwKXnhcpsaóp kÖ\w sNmñnt¡Ä¸q. Xm´sótZmj{Xban§s\ P\n¸n¨p FsómcpbXnt{ijvT³ ]ïcpÄsNbvXpt]mepw FóXp `hm³ tI«n«nñtbm almßmth! BbXptIÄt¡Wsaó{KP\pcsNbvXm³. {]mbtim \nthZ\wsNbvXnXp ktlmZc³. X§Ä¡p Xm\pïm¡pó XrtZmj§Ä tZhiÀ½mshsómcp k\ymkn]ïpïmbn tIhew {_Ò[ym\w sNbvXp tahpóImew F{Xbpw _lp{Zhyapïmbn \ap¡nXp 33 .]ôX{´w Imfbpw IWvTocht{ijvT\pw Kplm´tc ]mfbw ]p¡p X½nð {]mWhnizmkt¯msS tIfnkñm]w sImïp tIhew Znt\Znt\ tafn¨p atlmÕh{IoUbm tahpw Imew `rXyòmcamXyòmÀ tNÀ¨¡mÀ _Ôp¡fpw \nXytkhIòmcpw ]nÅcpw Imhð¡mcpw \nXyhr¯n¡p e`n¡mbvIsImïtlm Iãw {]Xylw ]cm[o\s¸«pgepó Imew GIZm Za\I³ ]qÀhP³IcS\pw hyIpew]qïp X½nð kwkmcw XpS§n\mÀ. tajbp²wsImsïmcp Pw_pI³ acn¨pt]mb BjmV`qXnaqew \ap¡pw\miwhóp X´phmsbsâaqew ZqXn¡p\miwhóp. 7.

]ôX{´w I{X kw{Klnt¡WsaópS³ hnNmcn¨p XópsS Ip¸mb¯nðsh¨pS³ Xpóns¡«n Xpóepïm¡n¯sâ tZl¯nen«psImïp ksszcambv \S¡pt¼mfmjmV`qXnsbóp t]cpamsbmcphn{]³ tkhn¨pIqSoSn\m³: kmcamw _lp{Zhyant±lw Ip¸mb¯nð tNcpamdn«p Xpóns¡mïtñm \S¡póp C²\w IcØam¡oSpóXpïp Rm\pw epÏt\mSÀ°w ssI¡em¡nbmð tZmjanñm. Fóh³hnNmcn¨p taj§Ä hm§ptócw sNópS³ tNmc \¡n¡pSn¨p XpS§n\m³. C¯cw hnNmcn¨p ]mZip{iqj sNbvXp hr²\mw k\ymknsb hnizkn¸n¨p [qÀ¯³. Atócsamcp t`mj³ Pw_pI³ sNópIïp \ónXp tNmc¯pÅn \ap¡p ]m\wsNbv]m³. D²Xòmcmw cïp taj§Ä ]ckv]cw bp²a§mcw`n¨p hmln\oXoc´ónð. BSpIÄcïpw _lpZqcth hm§ns¡mïnt§mSnhópS³ ap«n¸nsóbpw amdnt¸mIpw ]nsóbpw hópap«pw X½neoh®apÅ kómlw {Ia¯mes§{Xbpw apgp¯t¸mÄ `nóamw apJ§fnð \nópS³ tNmc¡« Nnónbpw NnXdnbpw `qXte ]Xn¡póp. ip²\mjmV`qXn \ónh\nh³ I¿nð a²\w kq£n¸m\mbv sImSp¯mð tZmjanñ C°a§pds¨mcp hmktc `n£pt{ijvT³ kv\nKv²\mah³ I¿nð Ip¸mbw kaÀ¸n¨p Im\\\ZnXónð kv\m\¯nsógpóÅn kv\m\hpwsNbvXp P]n¨§s\ \nð¡tócw. s]t«óp taj§fpw hópap«pt¼mÄ at²y 34 .

tijas§mcp]mZw ]qcn¨p XZm hbw "BjmV`qXnt\Xn" {]Øm\wsNbvXp]nsó Ip¸mbw\nd¨pÅ s]mópdp¸nIsbñmw Ft¸cpw sImïpt]mbm\mjmV`qXnZznP³ A´nbpaSp¯t¸mÄ k\ymkn sNós§mcp X´phmbs\ ho«nð ]p¡phmWcpfn\m³. \qep\qev¡póIq«w NmenbòmcnsemcpNmenb³ IÅpwIpSn¨§s\ NmômSpóp Bbh³sI«ns¡mïphsómcp Nmenb¯n Bbncw[qfo N¯p ]ndtómsfóptXmópw amcamðsImïp ZmkoZ¯amw amÀ¤¯qsS Pmcs\ʵÀin¸m³ KqVambv t]mIptócw aZy]\hfpsS hñ`³ X´phmb³ a²yamÀ¤¯nð h¨p Isï¯n¸nSnIqSn F§pt]msóSo [qfnsbóh³ tNmZn¨t¸mÄ \n§sf¯ncªp Rm³ htós\óhÄ sNmómÄ. A½p\nbt¸msfmcp tÇmI]mZs¯s¨mñn:þ "Pw_ptIm tajbpt²t\Xn" Xm\\´cw Imjmbw[cn¨h\ns§gpóÅptócw BjmU`qXntbbpw IïnsñótXthïp. DÅnse¡]Sw Rm³ t_m[n¨p sImÅmw sXmgnð Iůo! \nsó¯qWnð_Ônt¨ aXnbmhq. a¯\mah\§p N¯t]mepd§pt¼mÄ A¯ðIqSmsX Zmkn X{X hónXp apZm X´phmbkv{XobpsS _Ô\agn¨hÄ _ÔphmbXn\psS amlmßyw Im«oSphm³ Xsó¯m³ ]miwsImïp _Ôn¨p\nóp atä 35 . C§s\ IbÀs¯mcp Nmenb³ IbÀsImïp s]®ns\¯qWnð hcnsª§pt]mbpd§n\m³.]ôX{´w s]s«mcp Ipdp\cn NXªp N¯phoWm³.

AtócahnsSbv¡p Nmenb¯nbpwhóp Fs´sSm ZqXo! \nsâ hÀ¯am\saóhÄ Fs´mtSm ]dbpóp \½psS hr¯m´§Ä Fsó \o ]mit¢iw thÀs]Sp¯b¨mepw FóXptI«p ]miagn¨phn«mfhÄ. {]tXyIanXptemI]meòmÀ tI«ntSWw. IWvT\mw X´phmb\tócapWÀópS³ iWvTIÄXpS§n\m³ XópsS If{Xs¯. ]nsóbpw aptót¸mseXsó¯m³_Ôn¨psIm-þ ïpóXkvX\n XqWptNÀóp\nð¡pót\cw Nmenb\pWÀóXp t_m[n¨psNmómfhÄ:-þ Imensbt¸msesbsós¡«nbns«mcp Zpã! \½psS \mkmtOZwsNbvXXp ]mcw Iãw ZpÀ½tX! \osb³]mXnhrXytamÀ¡póoetbm? FópsSIuamcamw hbÊnð¯pS§n Rm³ A\y]qcpjkv]ÀiwsNbvXn«nsñópsÅmcp kXyapsï\n¡XpImcWw sshcq]ywXoÀóZy Rm³ aptót¸mse aq¡ns\e`n¨oSpw. ipWvTnbpw ISn¨h³ tLmjn¡ptócsamópw anïmsXXsó\nóp ZqXnbmahÄXm\pw.]ôX{´w Ióð¯mÀangnbmsf Pmc¦ð \ntbmKn¨mÄ. t\ms¡tSm! hóp aa N{µt\msSm¡pwapJw aq¡pIïmepw \sñmscÄ¡pkpas¯t¸mse aqÀJ\mah\XptI«t¸mÄ thKw hóp aq¡pa½pJs¯bpw Iït¸mÄ hnkvabn¨p Imð¡ð hoWh³ Iq¸ns¨mñn\ms\sâ Zpjn-þ 36 . IïIs\gptóäp ZmknXópsS aq¡p Iïn¨p I¯nsImïp Iivae³ almPf³ ]ntóbpw sNóp InSópd¡w XpS§n\m³. {]tXyIw ]nXr¡fpsams¡th {ihn¡Ww.

\obns¸Wv]ndóhfpsS aq¡pJÞn¸ms\´pImcWw Zpcmßmth! BÀ¡pta tXmómXpÅ ZpjvIÀ½w sNbvX \nsâ \m¡pIïn¨p Xobnsecnt¨ aXnbmhq. 37 . aqV\mw alm]m]n. C§s\]escbpw hnfn¨pIm«oSn\mÄ AwK\mP\t¯mfw ZpÀ_p²n aämÀ¡pÅq? A¡YtI«p \r]³Iev]n¨p `Sòmcpw Nns¡óphóp ]nSns]«nXp £pcIs\. aqÀ¨bpsÅmcpI¯nsImsïdnªhs\sâ aq¡pIïn¨m\nXpIïmepw tijJÞw. t\mt¡Sm aqVm. \m]nXòmlmaqÀJ³ kônIn«mªp ]mcw tIm]n¨p I¯nsbSps¯dnªm\It¯bv¡p A¿t¿m! amtemItc! \½psS `À¯mhnsâ I¿mse³aq¡pt]mbn. AtócahfpsShñ`³ £uc¡mc³ hópS³ £uc¡¯nÊônsImïphm s]t®! FóXp tI«s§mcpI¯nam{Xs¯sbSp-þ ¯t§m«psImSp¯nXp \m]nXkv{XobmahÄ. ZmknIXm\pat¸mÄ JÞnXambpsÅmcp \mknImJÞs¯bpw I¿nðh¨ncn¡póp. s]®ns\t{Zmln¨h³ iqemt{K \£{X§sf®nt¡mït\Iw \mfn§s\ InS¡Ww. X{X kw`hns¨mcp hmÀ¯am\§sfñmw ]mÀ¯psImï\§msX `n£phpw hkn¡póp.]ôX{´w hm¡paohym]mchpsams¡ \o s]mdp¡Ww Xo¡\ðt]mse\nsâ Nmcn{Xyw Nmens¸t®! \o¡ansñtSm _mte! \ntó Rm³ hW§ptó³ C°a§pcsNbvXp sI«gn¨p]m´ntI \nÀ¯n¡®p\oÀ hmÀ¯p ]pWÀóptahoSn\m³.

]ôX{´w FóXptI«p k\ymkoizc\cpÄsNbvXp:þ sImópt]mtIï hrYm `oX\mw £pcIs\. temIm]hmZ´ocpóm]nXónXptI«mð. Zpãbmw £pcInsb Zqcsh hnkÀÖn¨p. tÇmIÀ°samópsNmñnt_m[hpw hcp¯oSmw. ZqXnIm ]cImtcyW. inã\mw £pcIs\ c£n¨p k½m\n¨p. ZmknbmahfpsS \mknItÑZant¸mÄ \m]nX\ñ sNbvXp \msañmw t_m[n¡póp X´phmbnbmw \mcn ImcWw almaqV³ X´phmb´m\nXp sNbvXXp `hmòmtc. hbw NmjmV`qXn\m. Pw_ptIm tajbpt²\. XXzambv `SòmÀ¡pw t_m[n¨p hgnt]mte. X´phmbs\s¡mïp ]ngbpw sN¿n¸n¨p. X´phmbn¡samcpsshcq]yw \ðInhn«p. {Xtbm tZmjmÊzbwIrXmx 38 . tajbp²wsImsïmcp Pw_pIw \in¨pt]m-þ bmjmV`qXnaqew \ap¡pw \miwhóp X´phmbsâaqew ZqXn¡pw \miw hóp Xm´sóÖ\n¸nt¨mc\À°{XbanZw C¯cacpÄsNbvXp k\ymkn Kan¨nXp.

ImIs¸s®mcp ISokq{Xs¯s¡mïp apów ImfkÀ¸s¯ h[n¸n¨Xp tI«n«ntñ? sNmsñtSm Za\I. IoZrianZsaóp. 39 . sNmñn\m³ Za\I³Xm\pa{KPt\mSp:-þ s]m¡apsÅmcp ac´ópsS inJc¯nð Im¡bpw Im¡s¸®pw IqSnb§ncn¡pt¼mÄ. ]nwKeI\pw almXpwK\mw hr£`\pw X§fnð Ieln¸nt¡Wsasósâ ]£w. A§ns\km[n¡ptamsbónXp IcSI³. BbXp hnNmcn¸m\mscbpw ImWpóoe. ImIn s]äpïmIpó ap«IÄ Im×m\nñ. ImfkÀ¸s¯ h[n¸n¨ hmbk§Ä GóXptI«p apZm sNmñn\m³ IcSI³:-þ \ónXp ktlmZc! \oXnt`Z§sfñmw. KqVambv¯ncªt¸mÄ X§sS ac¯nsâ tImSc´ónsemcp IrjvWkÀ¸¯m\pïv . \½psS Imcyw sImïp Nn´n¡p Za\I! \òtað {]PIÄ¡p hÀ²n¸ms\´pthïq? \ñXphcm³ hgnsNmñn\m³ Za\I³ hñXpap]mbsamópïmIpw hnNmcn¨mð \ãamwImcyw ]p\x kXzcw km[n¸m\pw ]pãamw Imcyw ]cn]qÀ®ambv hcp¯m\pw {]m]vXa\À°s¯ £n{]as§mgn¸m\pw ]m{Xamw a{´w ]cw b{´saódnbpóp. Xð¡mcyw ]cm{Iaw sImïp km[n¡bnñ.]ôX{´w 8. Bbh³ hópXnóp kÀÆhpw apSn¡póp. kwKXn hcp¯pópsïónl Za\I³ Xð¡mcyap]mbw sImïRvPkm km[n¡póp. timIambXpsImïp ImI\pw ImIkv{Xo¡pw.

s]m¡¯nð¸d¸m\pw iànbnñhs\m«pw Nns¡ós§mcpZn\w Im\\kcÊnsâ h¡¯psNóp ]mcw ZpxJn¨phkn¡pt¼mÄ.]ôX{´w hmbkn¡XpImew KÀ`hpw XnIªnXp. sIms¡ópt]cmbpÅ hr²\msamcp]£n. \o IYns¡óp XZm. tKmambp{]hc\pw ImIt\mXpcsNbvXm³ sIms¡ópsÅmcp]£n \oänseaÕy§sf-þ sbmt¡th X¡wt\m¡n¸mÀ¯h³ sIm¯n¯nópw. h¼\mwsIm¼³{imhpw I®\pw Icnao\pw 40 . ap¡phÀhónhnsS aÕys¯¸nSns¨¦nð t]mIpanÖ\¯nsâ `£WsatSm Rtï! C¯cw _I¯nsâ hm¡pIÄ tI«t\cw X{X tahpó almaÕy§Ä `bs¸«p. ZpÀLSanh sN¿pw sIm½ns\sbmcpZn\w IÀ¡SwIpSn¨mip sImóXp tI«n«ntñ? ImIm\pw ]dªnXp Rm\Xp tI«n«nñm. IÀ¡SmJy\mbpÅ kaÀ°³ PeP´p sIm¡nt\mSpcsbbvXms\s´tSm! Xm\n§s\ ZpxJnXs\ót]mse `£WwshSnsªmcp-þ Zn¡nðhó\§msX ]mÀ¡póp ]dªmepw. sIm¡pPmXnIÄs¡ñmw \oänseaÕysat\y asämcphIbnñ sImäns\ódnªmepw. Poh\w \aps¡tSm! aÕyamwktabpÅq. sNmñn\m³ tKmambphpw. hmbkw ]pds¸«p XópsS kJnbmIpwtKmambp{]hct\mSn¡Y t_m[n¸n¨p. Cónt¸msfmcp IY tI«pRm³ ssIhÀ¯òmÀ hónl hehoim³ `mhn¨p]pds¸«p. tIheaXpsImïp Pohn¨phkn¡póp.

asämcpPemitb \n§sfs¡mïpsNóp Ipäsaóntb X{X ]mÀ¸n¡mahnS¯nð sNäpan±miòmsct¸Sn¡thïXm\pw. bmsXmtcS¯p\nóp k¦Sw km[p¡Ä¡p PmXambhtcmSp ssIXhw {]tbmKn¡mw. FóXptI«p _Iw Nn´n¨m³ Ipfocs¯-þ 41 . C§s\ _I¯nsâ sNmÄtI«p aÕy§fpw A§s\ sImÅmsaóp ]dªp ]ncnªnXp. ]mXmfw. Důnð I\nhnñmXpÅhÀ hebn«p.]ôX{´w sN¼\pw]cðao\psaónhÀ almtbmKw kw{`at¯msStNÀóp sIm¡ns\s¯mgpXpsImþïpw`Ênð\ncóp\nón°samópcsNbvXp:-þ CÖ\§sf_v`hm³ ]me\w sNbvXoSWw ZpÀP\òmcbpÅ Zmiòmc{Xhóp. kzÀ¤w am[h³ hoïnñtbm? aÕyi{Xp¡fmIpw ZmiòmtcmSp sNóp aÕcn¸Xn\tlm sIm¡pIÄ aXnbmtam? apäpanóp]Imca{Xam{Xw Rm³ sN¿mw. Aóp sXmt«mtcm Zn\tamtcmtcm aÕy§sf-þ s¨ópS³sIm¯ns¡mïp asämcpKqVØte sImïpsNó½Õys¯_v`£n¨p almaqV³ cïp aqópamk§fn§s\ IgnªnXp. DïnXnsómcphymPaópi¦n¨p XZm RmïpsNópcsNbvXp sIm¡nt\msSmcpZn\w. shůnð¡nS¡pó R§sf¸nSn¡msX IůnsemcpsXmgne§póp hnNmcn¨p IÅòmcpsS ZpÀ½cymZs¯ \nÀ¯ntSWw. hma\³ hymPw]qïp am_entbmSp ]ïp `qan. Cóp \o \s½s¡mïpt]mtItSm! _Im[oim! \ópt]me{]tZiw \ap¡p hmWoSphm³.

IWvTXzw shSnªpS³ Rïp Xð_I¯nsâ IWvT¯nð¡Sn¨h\RvPkm sImesNbvXp. km[pc£mÀ°ambn acn¨mð tam£w ^ew. C°a§pd¨h\§s\ sIm¯ns¡mïp X{X \nómip h[yØm\s¯ {]thin¨p. [n¡mcw Iïp sIm¡pw tIm]n¨p bp²wsNbvXp. Xð£Ww almZpã³ aÕys¯s¡mïónl `£WwIgn¡tbm sN¿póp hne£Ww? F¦nð Rm\nh\psS kwlmcw sNbvXoSptó³.Z´nKman\nbpïp hm]nbnð Ipfn¡póp. A´ntI \r]metb `q]sâ alnjnbmw. F´p Rm³ sNbvh\nt¸msfóp tNmZn¨p ImI³. km[yasñ¦nð¯sâ {]mWs\bpt]£n¡mw. DóXkvX\nXsâ s]mómcªmWagn-þ ¨\y`mK¯ph¨p ap§phm³ `mhn¡pt¼mÄ 42 . _Ôphmw t{ImãmhpcsNbvXp \ñp]tZiw. IÀ¡SIm[oizc\n§s\ hnNmcn¨p sIm¡nsâ sIm¡nð\nóp IpXn¨pNmSoSn\m³. bp²¯nð cïpwhcpw kwibØm\w bp²w. h¡mWw XpS§n\m\pð¡S tIm]t¯msS. sNmñnsbóXpsImïp i{Xp\n{Klw sNbvhm³ hñXpap]mbapïmbvhcpw km[p¡Ä¡pw. i¦bnsñ\n¡Xp km[n¡pw ssZhm{ibmð. bp²w sNbvXnsñ¦nepw arXyp \nÝbant¸mÄ.]ôX{´w s¡mópXnóXnepÅ kzmZpanódnªoSmw. A§s\ hcpwZn¡nð¯§sS iàns¡m¡pwkwKcw sN¿msaóp km[p¡Ä sNmñnt¡Ä¸q. Xð{]tZi¯p _lpaÕymØn¡q«wIïp £n{]amitb Nn´n¨oSn\m³ Ipfotc{µ³.

A§s\Xsó IrjvWt`mKnX³ hn\mihpw kwKXnhón. ImI\pah³ {]t_m[n¸ns¨mcp]mbs¯ hymIpew IqSmX\pjvTn¨Xp IpXqlemð. A§s\ hómð \nsâ k¦Ssañmw Xocpw. 9. IpWvTX]qïp arK¡p«§Ä kzcq]n¨p43 . B hgn hcpsómcp ]mÙòmcXp Iïmð BbXp IcØam¡oSphm³ bXv\w sN¿pw DóX{Zpaw Xóntedphm³ XpS§pt¼mÄ ]óKaXnð\nóp ]¯nbpapbÀ¯oSpw. X§Ä¡p ]m¼n³ ]I kw`hn¡bpanñ. bð¡mcyap]mbw sImïRvPkm km[n¡póp. _p²nbpsï¦neh\mbXp _e´só. apbð knwls¯ kn²n]qIn¨Xv. Xð¡mcyw ]cm{Iaw sImïp km[yasñóp. Zwin¸m³ hcpsómcp kÀ¸s¯¸YnIòmÀ kwibw IqSmXhÀ Xñn \n{Kln¨oSpw.XXpsImïp Rm\pcsNbvtX³. `qbkm hZman Rms\ópS³ Za\I³. _p²nbnsñ¦nehs\m«pta _eanñ. ]ï§p atZmð¡Ss\sómcp almknwlw Isï¯pw arK§sfsbm¡th `£n¡póp.]ôX{´w kXzcw ]dóp sNóp¯cwISnkq{Xw sIm¯n \n³ sIm¡nem¡ns¡mïp t]mómepw ktJ! BbXp ac¯nsâ Xpô¯p Xq¡ns¡mïp hmbk! `hm\\§sXb§ncpómepw. _p²nams\mcp apbð ]sïmcp knwl¯ns\-þ Ên²n]qIn¨m\Xp a{KP³ tI«n«ntñ? BbXpam{Xw tI«n«nsñóp IcSI³.

]£ncmP\p ]ïp ]m¼pIÄ Zn\wtXmdpw `£n¸m³ {Ia¯mte hyhØh¨t]mse A§s\ sN¿msaóp knwlhpapcsNbvXp. Dugan«Snb§Ä X¼pcm³ Xncpap¼n-þ eq\saóntb hcmambXp `pPn¨mepw. _p²nam³ hnNmcn¨mð hñ Imcysaómepw kn²n¸m³ XShnsñóqä¡mÀ ]dbpóp sXsäóp hnNmcn¨p X{X sNñphm³ Imew sXän¨p aµwaµw \SópsNóp apbð. \½psS arXypZn\w hónXp almIãw! Pòapsï¦nð arXyp{]m]vXnbpw ZrVatñm. iànbnsñóp hómen§s\ ZpcmNmcw iànam³ XpS§nbmð Zn¡pIÄ \in¨pt]mw. awKew IeÀón§p t]mónXp arK§fpw. 44 . C°as§mcp amkw sNót¸mÄ hnZvK²\mbv hr²\msamcp ii¯nópa§qgw hóp. X¼pcms\mcp Ignhpsï¦neSnb§Ä X§Ä X§sS cmPy¯ncpóp s]mdp¯oSmw. AópsXmt«mtcm arKtamtcm hmkc§fnðsNó§p knwl¯n\p `£WtaIoSpóp. ZpÀ½cWsaóXp k¦SaXpsasâ hñXpap]mbsaópïm¡nÊnwtl{µs\-þ s¡mñpI Xsó \ñq InñXn\nñsXñpw.]ôX{´w sImïhÀ artK{µs\ {]m]n¨p sNmñoSn\mÀ. c£Ww sNt¿ïpó cmPm¡Ä {]PIsfþ _v`£Ww sNbvXmð¸cw IãsaótX thïq C£Ww \nÀ½mcymZw Im«pó {]PIsf-þ Èn£Ww sNbv]m³ Imes\óntb aämcpÅp? Hmtcmtcm Zn\t´mdptamtcmtcm arK§sfbmtcmað `pPn¨cptfWta kzman³ `hm³.

aäp knwl§Ä hóp h¼pIÄ Im«póXpamäphm³ kzmanbñmXcpÅp aloXte? Fs§tSm almaqV³ \½psSht\ hcm³ kwKXnsb´p thKmð kwlcn¡pópïp Rm³.]ôX{´w \nXyhpw ioens¨mcp Ime¯p ImWbvIbmð £p¯psImïhi\mw knwlhpw tIm]n¨nXp. 45 . FóXptI«p knwlw tIm]n¨p Iq]¯nsâ kón[u \nóp Iobvt]m«p t\m¡oSn\m³ XópsS {]Xncq]wt]mse Iq]¯nð¡ïp XópsS {]XntbmKn knwlsatómÀ¯p aqV³ Duä¯nð knwl\mZw sNbvXt¸mÄ InWäoópw asämens¡mïp almknwl\mZs¯t¡«p. Fs´tSm! t\cw sshIm³ kwKXn iim[am! a¯! Rm³ hni¸psImsï{Xbpw ZpxJn¡póp. Xð£WaÊnwls¯s¡mñmsX \ap¡n\n_v`£Ww `mhanñ Ip{X tahpóp t`mj³? C§t\ knwl¯nsâ lpwIrXn tI«p iiant§mt«s¡gpóÅmsaóh³ hgnIm«n. F{Xbpw IpïpsÅmcp Iq]¯n³ Xosc sNóp X{X \nópcsNbvXp Xr¡¬ ]mÀ¯cptfWw. IqäpImcsâ ]ng kzmanIÄ kln¨oSpw. Iq]¯nòotX sNóp t\m¡nbmð knwl¯nsâ cq]s¯¡otg ImWmw kzmansbt¸mse Xsó. Imew sshIphm³ aqew kzmant\j Rm\pWÀ¯n¡mw. ssIIfpw Iq¸ns¡mïp ]dªp iiw. IpäanñSnbs\tómÀ¯p c£o¨oSWw. asämcp knwlw amÀt¤ hópS³ \s½¯nòmt\ähpw apXnÀóSp¯oSn\m³ almtLmc³. apäpa¯Snbs\t¸Sn¨p Im«nð¡qsS asämcphgn hf¨n§nl hnSsImtï³.

cïphm¡Snb\p KqVambpWÀ¯n¸m-þ \pïXn\hkcapïmtam? almatX! FóXptI«p knwlw asämcp KplXónð s¨óp\nópc sNbvXp hómepw Za\mIm! \nópsS lnXsañmsatómSp IYn¡ \o-þ sbóXp tI«p sNmóm³ KqVambv Za\I³. Za\Isâ lnXw. sImñpópïp Rm³ \nsósbóh³ ]dªt¸mÄ sImñpópïp Rm³ \nsósbón§pw tIĸmdmbn. hr²\mInbiiw _p²n IuiewsImïp i{Xpkwlmcw sNbvX _p²namlmßyanZw.]ôX{´w FópsS iÐw t]mse \o IqsS¯pS§nbmð \nópsS icocs¯_v`Kv\am¡pópïp Rm³ Fóh³ ]dªt¸mf§s\ Xsó Iq]´ónð \nópS³ {]XniÐhpapïmbvhóp. `{ZakvXp tX ktJ! Imcykn²tb `hm-þ \{ZnIµtc sNðsaópàhm³ IcSI³. 10. shÅhpw IpSn¨mip ]Åbpw hoÀ¯p s]m«n-þ s¯mÅbpw ]nfÀóh³ N¯pt]mbtó thïq. Důnð aZtadpw aqV\mah³ Iqt] shůnð ap§ns¸m§nss¡Imepw Ipgªtlm!. \µn]nwKeIòmÀ tafn¨phkn¡pó Iµcw Xónðs¨óp hµn¨p Za\I³. {Ip²\mInb knwlw IpïpIq]¯nópÅnðÊzXzcw IpXn¨p NmSnSn\m³ almPf³. X¼pcm\Snb\nepsÅmcp kvt\lw sImïp I¼apïmbneñosbsómcp i¦aqew km{¼Xa]cm[w t]Sn¨§pWÀ¯n¸m³ 46 .

Dàhm³ Za\I³ \½psS kRvPohI³ iàs\¦nepw almepÏs\ódntbWw. temIk½Xw almNm]eyapïmIbm-þ 47 . DóXambpsÅmcp a{´n X³ Igp¯nepw aóh³ Igp¯nepw ]mZ§Ä cïpwh¨p \nð¡pó cmPy{ioXm\mbhsfmcp¯s\-þ ¯¡¯nept]£n¡pw kv{Xokz`mh¯n³ aqew.]ôX{´w kwibn¡póp XYm hnZzmòmÀ IYn¡póp. BbXp tI«p Inônð `oXnbpamÝcyhp-þ amitb P\n¡bmð anïmsX \nóp knwlw. ]nsóbpw Za\I³ sNmñn\mòa kzmanXóptS {][m\a{´oizc³ kRvPohI³ FóXnð hcpsómcp tLmjhpapWÀ¯n¡mþsaópsS krãnbñ hnZzm³òmÀ ]dbpóp. cïp t]À ]pcpjòmcpïmbmð thiymkv{Xobpw cïpt]cnepw Xpeykvt\lambv hcnInñ. Imcy§Ä hnNmcn¸m³ Imcnb¡mc\m¡n-þ ¡ev]n¡m¯h³ hóp Imcy§fdnbn¨mð aóhòmÀ¡p X¦ð apótabpÅ kvt\lw `nóambv hcpw Xsâ ZpÊmaÀ°ys¯s¡mïp kmZcapc sNbvXp ]nwKeI\pw XZm:-þ tkmZckvt\lw \n¦epsï\ns¡tSm ktJ! F´p \obpc sNbvhm³ `mhn¨p Za\Iþ \´cwIqSXXp sNmðI \o aSnbmtX. iànIÄ aqóphn[apÕmlw {]`pXzhpw bpànbpàamIpó a{´hpanh aqópw kw]qÀ®w aa kzman¡mbXp kRvPohI³ k{¼Xn \nµn¡póp R§fpw tIÄs¡¯só F´n\p ]ehkvXp sNñpóp kRvPohI³ \n´ncphSnbpsS cmPys¯¡mw£n¡póp.

]nsó¯m\Xnsem«pam{Kln¡bpw thï. XópsS Xmt´món¯w apgp¯p ]Xp¡th. Aó¯nð hnjw IïmemIth XyPnt¡Ww. A¡W¡pÅ Zpã³ aq¯pt]mhXn³ apt¼ Nn¡s\¸cnXyPn¨oSpó \r]³ \r]³. ]ñpIfnfInbmet¸mtg ]dn¡Ww. sXñpt]£n¨mð tijapÅXpanfInt¸mw Zpã\maamXysâ Iq«pImsc¡qsS-þ s¸s«óp aqetÑZw sN¿msX kpJw hcm sXm«XnóhcpsS a¡Ä¡pw s]®p§Ä¡pw X«pant±mjahÀ¡ns§§panñmXmIpw \½psS kRvPohI³ kzmX{´yw XpS§póp. FóXpsImïp sNmtót\Ia{´nsb¯só aóh³ {][m\nbmbv Iev]n¨mð NnXw hcmw. X¡hmdn\pw X\n¡pð¡Àjw hÀ²n¡pt¼mÄ s]m¡ama[oi\pw a¡fpw _Ôp¡fpw \nXyhpw X\n¡p]Imcs¯sN¿ptómcnð {]Xyp]Imcw sN¿pw aÀ¯ys\s¡×m\nñ. temI§Ä hnNmcn¸ms\m¡th {]amWam-þ tbIs\¯só \r]³ a{´nbmbpd¸n¨mð Bbh\pÅnelw`mhhpw hÀ²n¸oSpw Imcy§Ä¡pt]£bpapïmIpw {Ia¯mte. 48 . XópsS Øm\w hómembXp km[n¸n¨ aós\ adópt]mas¸mtg alm]m]n. Xsó hÀ²n¸ns¨mcp kzmantb tZzjn¨oSpw.]ôX{´w teIs\¸cnXyPn¨\ys\ kzoIcn¡pw cmPye£vanbpw XYm a{´nsb XyPn¨p Xþ{ZmPs\¸cn{Kln¨oSn\msfóp hcpw `q]s\ XyPn¨p Xò{´nsb_v`Pns¨ópw `qbkm hcptahw ImWpóp ]teShpw.

iànbpanñ Krtl `pàn¡panñm¯h³ `ànbpw `hn¨psImsïs¸mgpw {]`p¡sS `rXycmbn«pw NneÀ ImcyØòmcmbn«pw \nXycmbn«pw NneÀ Imcy¡mccmbn«pw ]ïmcapXseñmw `£n¨p hIbm¡m-þ \pïmIpw a\pjysct¡msï´p ^ew hnt`m IñpIfnñmXpÅ Im\t\ InfnÀ¡pó ]pñpIfnh³ Xnóp Im\\w shfnhm¡m-þ \ñmXs§mcp Imcyw Nn´n¸m\nh³ t]mcm. hñm¯ hrj`s¯ kvt\ln¸ms\´p aqew? ]nwKeI\pw sNmóm\n§s\sbómInepw ]pwKh³ Xónð kvt\lw ]mcapsï\ns¡tSm! bmsXmcp P\¯nóp bmsXmcp P\w {]nbw 49 .]ôX{´w k½Xañn{]PIÄ¡nh³ Imcy¡mc³. kvt\lhpw ImcymImcyÚm\hpw XnIsªmcp tZlsaómInenh³ a{´nbmsbómðs¡mÅmw e£WanñmXpÅ a{´nIÄ cïpt\cw `£Ww Ign¨pd§oSphm³ am{XwsImÅmw A§s\bpÅ ]pams\§m\pw Im×m\ptïm? Xn§n\[\w Iïmem{Klw IqSmsXbpw AwK\amsc¡ïmemibnñmsX Iïpw. X§sS {Zhy¯n¦ð Xmð]cyanñmsXbpw. X§sS Krl§fnð ʼ¯pÅhÀ cmP-þ ]pwKh´só tÊhn¨oSphm³ ]pds¸Sm. \mtf¡p KpWw hcp¯oSphm³ hnNmcan-þ ¡mfbv¡p `hn¡ptam! Imcysamódnbmtam? IWvT¯nð \pIwh¨p Iï¯nepghnóp sImïpt]mtIïpsamcp ]ïañtbmbnh³? F´n\p Imcy¡mc\n§s\sbmcp¯s\-þ ÊÔn¸n¡póp \r]³ Xm´só t]mcmªnt«m.

Bbhóh³ {]nb³ Zpãs\ómepw Xsâ Imbs¯bpt]£n¸m\mÀ¡m\pw tXmóoSptam? sNmñn\m³ Za\I\mcpsS tZmjansX-þ ópÅXp hnNmcn¨mð kzmanXm\pt]£n¡pw.]ôX{´w PmXnlo\\mInepw Zpãioes\¦nepw. tIÄ¡pt¼mÄ t{im{X{]nbasñóphcnInepw HmÀ¡pt¼mÄtaenð KqWambpÅ hm¡pIsf sNmñpó P\apÅ bmsXmcp \r]metb \tñmcpk¼¯pIsfs¸mtg hÀ²n¨oSpw. aäpÅ `rXyòmscsbm¡thbpt]£n¨p apäpao hrj`s¯t¸mäpó kzman Xsâ IpäaäpÅ cmPyw lcn¸m³ tamln¡pan-þ ¡qä\nð¡pdpïmhms\´pt]mehImiw? ]p{Xs\ómepapäan{Xsaómepw kzman-þ s¡{Xbpw {]nb\hs\ónl hcptócw [m{XnbnepÅ k¼s¯m¡th X\n¡mIpw Km{Xw am{Xta ]nsó kzman¡p tijn¨oSq. ]m«nepÅamXysc XyPn¨p hrYm adp-þ \m«nepÅhÀ¡[nImcs¯s¡mSp¡pó Zpjv{]`phnsâ cmPyw On{Zn¸ms\mcp hym[n Xð]cw asämónsñtómÀ¯psImtÅWw `hm³ Dàhm³ arKm[n]³ \obnhó`bs¯ Z¯h\mbn¡q«nsImïphónhS¯nð hÀ¯\w sN¿n¸n¨p R§fnð hnizmkhpw hÀ²\w sN¿n¸n¨p \nbXp adóntXm? A§s\bpÅ `hm\n§s\ hntcm[n¨mð 50 . kÖ\mNmc§tf XyPn¨p kZmImew ZpÀÖ\mNmc§sf kzoIcn¡pó ]pam³ kzØm\{`wiw hcptóc¯p i{Xp¡sS kzØm\wXónðt¨Àóp kzmansb t{Zmln¨oSpw.

k¦Sw IqSmX\pjvTn¡póXtñm IÀ½w. Xn§n\ hnjb{`m´nsñtó ]pam³\ñq. XymPy\mahs\¦nembh³ tNmZn¨mepw tbmPyambXp ]dªoScpsXóp imkv{Xw. F§pta XShnsñómInse a{´w \ñq. `À¯rip{ipj sNbvXp tahptómftñm \mcn. k¯p¡Ä _lpam\n¡póh\tñm hnZzm³: ZpÀ½Zw P\n¸n¨nsñ¦nte {iobmbpÅp. F®mtX¸n¨p ]nSn¨pgnªp ZÞn¨mepw s]m®\mw izmhnsâ hmð hftª \nð¸q ZrVw Zpãcmw _meòmsc kvXpXn¨p \óm¡phm-þ s\m«ptasbfpXñ \sñmcp hnZzmòmÀ¡pw Ft¸mgpaarXp sImïmIth \\¨mepw kð^ew ]pds¸So¨oSptam hnj{Zpaw? ]ôkmcbpw tX\pw tNÀ¯§p Ipg¨n«p Inô\Imew ]cn]men¨p IpfnÀ¸n¨p Fs¸mgpw £ocw sImïp \\¨p hfÀ¯mepw th¸nsâ Ibv]p ian¨oSptam? Nn´n¨mepw. X§fpsS bPam\óm]¯phcmsX I-þ ï§s\ c£nt¡WsaópÅ IqäpImc³ Ct§m«p tNmZn¨oseómInepw ip`mip`w At§m«p ]dªdnbn¡Ww IqsS¡qsS. k¦sS c£n¡póa\pjyctñm _Ôp. C§s\ lnXw ]dªmepsa³ kzman¡nt¸mÄ 51 .]ôX{´w F§s\ \ap¡Xp k½XambntSïq? sNmñn\m³ Za\I\n{XZpÊls\óp sXñpta apów {Kln¨oe Rm³ almatX! ZpÀÖ\§Ä¡p _lpkð¡mcw sNbvXmInepw kÖ\kz`mhapïmIbnñdnªmepw. ZpÀt½mlanñm¯hs\¦nte kpJnbmhq.

AXybanXpsImïp taðhcptócw ]nsó `rXytZmjsaótX. ioes¯ t_m[n¡msX sImïóp ]mÀ¸n¡bn-þ ¡me¯p NnXwhcm hmÈhs\ómInepw. aäpan¡qä³ almZpÀ½Z³ IbÀ¯pt]mbv asämcp {]_es\s¨óp tkhn¨p ]S-þ sImïphón±ns¡ñmw \ãam¡oSpw iT³ IïXpIW¡ñ Iivae³ IbÀ¡pt¼mÄ CïepïmIpw \aps¡ót{X tXmóoSpóp.]ôX{´w ]pwKhkvt\l¯n\p `wKapïmIpónñ. UnÞnI³aqew ]ïp aµhn kcn¸nWn-þ s¸®n\p \miw hópshóp Rm³ tI«n«pïv. hn«nt]msbómð XcwsI«pt]manl hen-þ ¨n«XpXsó \aps¡m«pta \ómbnñ. kw`hn¡bpapÅp kv{XoIfnð ImawsImïpw aZy]m\mZnsImïpw temI\nµnX\mbn kzѵw {]hÀ¯n¨pw a¯Z´nsbt¸mse aZn¡pw alo]Xn-þ ¡¯ðhóIs¸Spw _p²nap«pót\cw `rXytZmjsaótX t_m[n¸q \r]´sâ IrXytZmjsaóXp Nn´n¡pt]mepanñ. ]nwKe\pcsNbvXms\s´mcp IpäwsNmñn-þ ¸pwKh{]hcs\ thÀs]Sp¯bbvt¡ïq? sNmñn\m³ Za\I³ thÀs]Sp¯b¨mepw hñ´nhcpw \ap¡mbXp Nn´nt¡Ww. iWvT IqSpt¼mÄ ]nsó kvt\lhpw shSnªoSpw knwlhpapcsNbvXms\´nh³ sN¿pw \s½-þ Êwlcn¸Xn\nh³t]mcptam Za\I! Dàhm³ Za\I³ ZpÊz`mhnIfpsS Nn¯amÀ¡dnbmhq ioesamódnbmsX. 52 .

]ôX{´w A¡Y kzman¡nt¸mÄ tIÄ¡Wsa¦nðsNmñmw a¡pWw t]\pw X½nepïmb t\cwt]m¡v. \ bky tNãnXw hnZymð \ Ipew \ ]cm{Iaw \ bky hnizx kð{]mtÚm bXn tNð {iobamß\x

11. {]Wb_²cmb aq«bpw t]\pw
]sïmcp ]mÀ°nhsâ ]Ånsa¯tað¡pSn sImsïmcp t]\pïmbn aµhn kÀ¸WymJy. ]«psa¯taehÄhmgpt¼mÄ hóms\mcp aq«sbópÅ P´p ssZhtbmK¯met¸mÄ a¡pWsaóp ]dbpónXp aq«bv¡pÅ kwkv!IrXw bqIsaóp t]\n\pw t]cmIpóp a¡pWw hót\cw bqIs¸¬hgnt]mse kðIrXn sNbvXp sasñ kzmKXw tNmZn¨pS³ kð¡Y ]dªpsImïncpóp `hm\n\n-þ s¸mbvs¡mÄsIóhfpcsNbvXnXp ]Xp¡th. UnÞnI³ aq«bv¡t¸mfm{Klw ]mcw bqIs¸®nt\msSmcpan¨p \mep\mÄ ]mÀ¯oSphm³. a¡pWw hnkÀ¸nWn bqIntbmSpcsNbvXp:-þ XzðIr]bpsïómInenós¯ cm{Xn Xónð \ntómSpIqSn hkn¨oSphm\n§ptamlw. ]nsóbpsamcptamlapsïtSm hnkÀ¸nWo! X¼pcm³Xncpta\n Xónset¨mcIpSn-þ ¨n¼tamSnhnsS \osbóbpw ]mÀ¸n¡Ww {IqcZ´§ÄsImïp kzmansb¡Sn¨pS³ t]cpam{Xhpw In«m t]mI \o sshInSmsX.
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]ôX{´w C¯cw]dsªmcp bqIIman\nbpsS Imð¯fnÀIq¸ns¡mïp a¡pWw \nÀ_Ôn¨m³; JÞn¨p]dªp IqSmbvIbmð bqIkv{Xobpw UnÞnI³Xsâ aXw k½Xn¨pcsNbvXp. kzmanXms\gpóÅn Iman\oktaX\mbv Imaeoem\´cw kp]vX\mIpó t\cw sIevt]mSp ISn¨p \o tNmcbpw IpSn¨Y As¸mtg aïn¤an¨oSpI almßmth; FóXptI«p apZm a¡pWw alo]Xn hó§pibn¨t¸mÄ sNó§p ISnIqSn aóh³ Imhð¡msc hnfn¨§cpÄsNbvXp; FsóhsómcpP´p ISn¨p t\m¡n¡mWn³. FóXp tI«p Imhð¡mÀ sNóp hnf¡pambv Atócw sNï¡mc³ aq«pbt§mSnt¸mbm³. ]Ånsa¯taehÀ kq£n¨p t\m¡pt\cw IÅt¸\nXmIqhm ]nSn¨psImóoSphn³ C§s\¸dªhÀ \J¯nem¡nsR¡n-þ t¸\ns\Êwlcn¨p hµ\wsNbvXpt]mbmÀ.

12. Za\I³ kRvPohIsâ ap¼nð
FóXpsImïp sNmtót\hs\ómepwioe-þ sas´óp t_m[n¡msX kð¡mcw almtZmjw. t{Zmln¡pw hrj`sasó§t\ t_m²ysaóp tNmZn¨p artK{µ\pw sNmñn\m³ Za\I³:þ am{Xsamóp]{Zhn¨oSpInð`bw`mhn-þ ¨{X ]mZmt´ acphptócw t_m[whcpw. C°a§pcsNbvXp hµn¨p Za\I³ X{X t]mbv kRvPohI³XópsS ap¼nðs¨óp; tNmZn¨p kRvPohI³ kuJytam Za\Im!
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]ôX{´w sNmñn\m³ Za\I³ `rXyòmÀs¡´p kuJyw? B{ibn¨ncn¡ptómÀ¡mßPoh\nðt]mepw hnizmkanñm X\ns¡m¯Xp sNbvXpIqSm; {ZhyapïmIptócw KÀhn¡mXmcm\ptïm? `hys\ómepw Iman¡m]¯p IqSmXptïm? X\zwKnamÀ¡p hiañmX ]pam\ptïm? aóhòmÀ¡p lnX\mbpÅ ]pam\ptïm? A´Imebw Xónð {]m]n¡mXmcm\ptïm? k´Xanc¸mfn¡pð¡Àjsa§m\ptïm? aqÀJòmcpsS Iq«w Xónðs¨óIs¸«mð kuJyans§ópÅXpamcn§p _Ôpshóp-þ tasXmcp tZisaópsas¸mgpw Nn´n¡Ww. XópsS hcsh{X? XópsS sNesh{X? XópsS iànsb{X? Xm´sóbmscóXpw; C{]Imc§sfñmt\chpw hnNmcn¡pw. kð]pamòmÀ¡ptZmjsamópta hcm\nñ. C¡mew \aps¡´ptbmKysaóXp I\n-þ ª¡mf tNmZn¨Xn\p¯cah³ sNmóm³. cmPhnizmkwsImïp hónl hkn¡póp; ]qP\ob\mw `hms\óXp kXyw Xtó. F¦nepw \r]òmsc hnizkn¡cpsXtSm! i¦n¨p hknt¡Ww tkhIs\ómInepw. ZpÀÖ\§fnðt¨cpw kv{XoIfpw \r]òmcpw; kÖ\§fnð \nóp {ZhyapïmIoetñm \oNPmXnt¡ [\w hÀ²n¸q agsNbvXmð \oNZn¡nte \nð¸q shÅsaóXpw ZrVw. ZpãòmcmbpÅhÀ aóòmÀ¡p ]mc-þ anjvSòmcmbn¡mWpónñtbm Imft{ijvT! inãòmÀ KpWw ]dsª¦nepw X{X\nóp {`ãòmcmIpóXpw kv]ãta ImWpóntñ?
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]ôX{´w FóXptI«p sNmóm³ i¦bm kRvPohI-þ s\tómSp almknwlw tIm]n¨oSptam ktJ! sNmñn\m³Za\I³ ImcWwsImïp tIm]w hñPmXnbpapïmambXp Xocp´m\pw. an°yamanhcpsS Imcyhpw {]bXv\hpw tNmZn¨p kRvPohI³ XópsS kzman¡p Rmþ\m[n¡psaópanóp a{]nbsa´psNbvXp? A{]nbw sN¿msXmcp \t½mSp arKm[n]³ hn{]nbw sNbvXoSptam kwKXnbnñ ZrVw. C¯capcsNbvXp kmZcw Za\I³:-þ ip²cmw \n§Ä¡dnbmhtXm cmPaXw? GXpta tlXpthïm aóhòmÀ¡p [qatIXpshóXpt]mte temIsc¸oUn¸n¸m³. Jnó\maów hóp s]mbvIX³Ict¡dn. sshZyòmÀ hnZzmòmcpw a{´nIfnhscñmw km[yamw {Zhyw tamln¨ois\ kvXpXn¨pXm³ ]°ys¯ {Kln¸n¨membhó]°yamw. ImcWw IqSmsXXm³ tIm]n¡pw \r]òmsc hmcWw sNbv]m\mcm\pïmtam almatX! cm{Xnbnsemcp knwlw Xsó hsómcp i_vZtamÀ¡msX XShn\m\Xn\mð \miwhóp. 56 . cm{Xnbnsemcp iiw s]¬IpXncX³ap³]nðt¸À¯psNóXnðaqeambh\dpXnbmbv. cm{Xnbnsemcp lwkw sh¬IpapZsatómÀ¯p X{X tahpóshÅns¸£nsbs¨óp sXm«p AtócahÄ sIm¯nss¡hncð {hWs¸«p. AópsXm«h³ ]nsó shÅm¼ð¸q¡ÄIïmð shÅ{]mshóp Nn´n¨±n¡nðsNñpóoemaÀ¯yòmckXy¯nð\nópS³ `bs¸«mð kXy¯nð\nópw `oXòmscóphcpatñm.

]qP\obcmw tbmKo{µòmÀ¡psafpXñ. ARvP\mNte iincivanIÄ X«ptócw ARvPkm Idp¯pt]msaóXp t_m[nt¡Ww. izmhnsâ ]pÑw sNt½ t\cm¡póXpt]mse. kmckw ]dn¨§p ]d¼nð \Spt¼msetbmcpÅ \ne§fnð amcns]¿pót]mse. \ãamap]Imcw ZpãcnðsNbvsXómInð. \ãamw kp`mjnXw Zpjv]m{X§fnðt¨Àómð. ZpÀÖ\w sNbvtXmc]Imchpap]Imcw. NoÀs¯mcp ih¯ns\t¡m¸nSphn¡pt¼mse. \nÀ½ew \ZoPew kmKcw XónðtNÀómð \nÝbw ]pfn¨pt]msaóXp ImWpóntñ? kzev]sa¦nepw KpWw kð]pcpj¦ðtNÀómð inev]amwh®w {]Imin¡psaódnªmepw. aqÀ¨bpsÅmcpI¯n tel\wsNbvXoSptam aqÀJ¸m¼nsâ apJw Npw_\w sNbvXoSptam? kn²amansX¦nepw kn²nbm \r]mÀ¨\w.]ôX{´w kÖ\w sNbvsXmcp]Imchpa]Imcw. \ñhkvXp¡sfñmw \ñhtcmSptNÀtó \ñh®ambvhcq hñmXmasñómInð. I®pImWmXpÅh³ I®mSn t\m¡pwt]mse. cmPtkhsbópÅsX{Xbpw ]cm[o\w. N{µsâcivan shÅn¡pónðtað t¨cptócw km{µambv]XnòSt§ähpw {]Imin¡pw kÖ\§Ä¡p KpWtaäapsïómInepw ZpÀÖ\§fnðtNÀómsem¡th \in¨pt]mw. 57 . Hm«p]m{X¯nð Z[n ]IÀóph¨meXp Iq«phm³\tóm? almIqäòmÀ¡[oizcm! F{Xbpw almht\ sNóp tcmZn¡pt¼mse. tIhew _[ncs\¸m«p tIĸn¡pt¼mse.

X§Ä¡p ]camÀ°sas§tSm kÖohIm! [qÀ¯\mbpÅ ]pam³ ]mÙòmÀ hcptócw ]mÀ¯ncnbmXs§mcp ]Sn¡ðs¨óp\nð¡pw. sNópS³ ssIbv¡p]nSn¨mtÇjwsNbvXp I®nð\nó§p alm{iq¡Ä s]mgn¡pw almIų. Nmcphmóocmgnbnð \{I§Ä hópIqSpw.]ôX{´w ssIIpdpXmbpÅh³ I¦WanSpt¼mse. Nµ\{Zpa§fnð kÀ¸§Ä sNópIqSpw. kmZcw Ipie{]iv\§fpw tNmZn¡p´mtamZ\samcphsäómInepw sImSp¡msX. ImänñmXpÅt\cw hoiphm\meh«w t]mänbpw hnidnbpan¯c§fpw XoÀ¯p. IïpIq]¯nepÅ shÅs¯¡ct¡än-þ 58 . _p²nbpauZmcyhpw hnZybpanñmsXmcp ep_v[s\tÊhn¡pó t`mjsâ hntNãnXw. hñXpsamcpIÅw ]dªp I_fn¨p sañthbqÀ²zam¡nbbbv¡pw ZpÀ½m\pj³ shůoòotXt]mhm³ I¸epw]äwtXmWn hÅhpw hôo ]Sshsóñmw Xm\pïm¡n. \ñ cmPm¡òmcnð ZpÀ½{´n tNÀópIqSpw. s]«ó§ncp«¯p cm{Xnbnð kôcn¸m³ Nqs«ópw hnfs¡ópambXp k¼mZn¨p. Im«nepÅm\¯ehòmsc hi¯m¡m³ tXm«nbpw tImepw Ip´saónhbpfhm¡n. \ñthiykv{XoIfnð aqÀJòmÀ sNópIqSpw C§s\ KpWapÅ hkvXpsImï\p`h-þ sa§pta hc¯nñ Zpãk¼À¡waqew. \½psS kzmanknwlw ImWpó P\t¯mSp k³apJw kuP\yhpw kvt\lhpw `mhn¡póp A§s\sbñmw a\sÊ{Xbpw alm{Iqcw.

A´nhóSp¡pt¼mf_pPw Iq¼psaóp Nn´n¸m³ _p²nbnñmXpsÅmcp hïn³Iq«w AÔXsImïp cm{Xu ]¦tPmZcwXónð _Ô\w{]m]n¡pósXs´mcpIãw ktJ! F´n\n hcpsaóp taevt]m«phnNmcn¸m³ P´p¡Ä¡dnhnñm sXñpsaótXthïq. bpànIÄ NnehkvXp Rm³IqsS¸dbpt¼mÄ bpànIsfm«p ian¨oSpant{Imãmhn\pw. C§s\bp]Imcsas´ñmw sNbvXp \ap¡p§t\bpÅ alm[À½njvThnZzmòmÀ¡pw sNtóSw \in¸n¡pw ZpÀÖ\§tS Nn¯w \óm¡nhbv]ms\mcp Iuiew tXmóoetñm. ZpÀ½m¤wXpS§nbmð Zqcthbpt]£n¨p kòmÀ¤ØnXòmtctÊhn¡pam]¯n¦ð. C§s\ hnNmcn¨p ]pwKh³ kRvPohI³ `wKnhm¡pIÄXm\ptamtcmó§pcsNbvXp.]ôX{´w s¡mïpt]mhm\pw Xpemb{´hpa§pïm¡n. A´n¡p hnScpó ]n¨I¸qhpw ]nsó-þ ¨´¯nð Ipdpsamgn apñbpw ssIX¸qhpw ]¦P§fpan°w kò[p]pj]§sfȦ IqSmsX shSnªoSn\ `rwK§fpw a¯hmcW¯nsâ KÞ¯nð aZPe59 . t{Imãm¡fnhÀXsó knwls¯ t`Zn¸n¨p tamãm¡mtfmSpIqSn hkn¨mentXhcq. C§s\ Za\I³ ZpÀÖ\§sfs¡mïp Xn§n\ sshct¯msS Zpjn¡póXptI«p ip²\mw kRvPohI³ Nn´n¨p a\¡m¼nð epÏcmw P´p¡sS Iq«¯nembtñm Rm³. ijv]hpw `£n¨psImïncn¡pw \ap¡nt¸mÄ \njv^eanlhóp knwltkh\w ZpxJw.

13. tIÄ¡ \osbóp hrjt`m¯a³ kRvPohI³. X¶psS `rXy·mÀ¡pw X\n¡pw Nnehn\p sN¶pS³ arK§sfs¡m¶psIm­¶oSphm³ 60 . a{´n¨p hi¯m¡n kzansb¡mWn¸n¨p.]ôX{´w taäapsïóp tamlns¨m¡th IqsSs¨óp. H«Iw B]¯n Im\t\ atZm¡Ss\¶ t]tcmSp IqsS am\imenbmsamcp knwlw Xm\p­mbnt]m ImI\pw tKmambphpw hym{LhpanhÀaq¶p-þ Imcy¡mdcpah\p­mbn kaÀ°·mÀ [rãcmahÀ ht\ k©cn¡pt¼mÄ \sÃmscm«Iw hcp¶Xp I­hÀ tNmZn¨nXp:þ G§p¶p hcp¶p Xmt\Xp PmXnbnepÅq? C§s\ \S¸m\pw ImcWsa´p ktJ! H«Iw ]dªnXp hmWn`¡mc·mÀ¡p sI«pIÄ Npa¡pt¶mscm«Iw Rm\mIp¶p. sI«pIÄ t]dnt¸dnbeª Iq«¡msc hn«p Rms\mfn¨p h¦m«n k©cn¡p¶p. kzmanbpw IY\Is\s¶mcp t]cp\ÂIn. X{X tahpt¼mÄ IÀ®ZzµXmU\wsImïp N¯pt]mIñmsXmcp em`anñhbvs¡tSm! FóXpt]mse JeòmcpsS ap¼nðsNómseópsS {]mW§Ä¡pw lm\nbpïmIpw ZrVw ZpãtKmambphym{L[zm£òmscms¡¡qSnþsbm«I¯ns\s¡mesNbvXXp tI«n«ntñ? A¡Yam{Xw tI«n«nsñóp Za\I³. a{´nhoc·mcXp tI«t¸mÄ lnXmlnXw. kzm[o\am¡ns¡m­p tafn¨ptahpwImew.

]­p \mw P\n¨t¶ ImÂs¡mcpapShp sX-þ Ãp­Xpaqew ht\ k©mcsafpXÃ. hym{Lhpw tKmambphpw ImI\panhÀaq¶pw io{LKmanIftÃm a{´n]pwKh·msc! \n§Ä¡p hgnt]mse `pànbpw sNbvXpsImÅmw. IÅ\p amkwth­ Im\t\ s]cps¯mcp apÅphÅn `pPns¨¦nte cpNnbpÅp.]ôX{´w AwKsshIeywsIm­p \ap¡p ]cm[o\w. ]«nWn InS¡p¶ kzmansbs¡m­pXs¶-þ sbm«I¯nsâ h[w k½Xn¸n¡thWw. F¦n \mw NmtIbpÅqsh¶p ImI\pw sNm¶ms\¶XptI«p ]dªoSn\mcncphcpw. \mant¸mÄ h[n¡sb¶pÅXpw NnXw hcm. \n§fn¶amXy·mÀ sIm­¶p ]qcnt¡Ww. `rXyhÀ¤§sfÃmw `£WanÃmbvIbm N¯t]m hiwsI«p Im\t\ InS¡p¶p. C§s\ atZm¡S³ Iev]nt¨mc\´cw X£Ww kNnh·mÀ Im\\§fn \osf-þ `£WmÀ°§Ä Xncsª§pta e`nbmªp C§p s]m¶ncp¶p sIms­m«Iw {KlnbmsX X§fn hnNmcn¨p hmbkapcsNbvXp:þ Fs´tSm! IY\Is\¶pÅ cq]s¯s¡mFs´mcp Imcyw \aps¡¶§p hnNmcn¸n³. F{Xbpw hni¡pt¼mÄ s]ä amXmhp Xt¶ ]p{Xs\s¡m¶p Xsâ {]mWs\ c£n¡p¶p. C¶s¯s¨ehn\osbm«Iw sImÅmw \apþF¶Xp tI«p sNm¶m³ hym{Lhpw tKmambphpw kzman Xm\`bhpw sImSp¯p ]mÀ¸n¡p¶p. ap«pt¼mÄ kÀ¸kv{Xobpw Xm³ {]khn¨psÅmcp ap«Isfm«pw aSn IqSmsX `£n¡p¶p. 61 .

F´p]mbsa¶Xp tNmZn¨p atZm¡S³. F¶XptI«p ImI³ sNmÃn\m\nXp kXywXs¶sb¦nepsamcp imkv{Xap­Snb\pw. knwlhpw sNhns]m¯ns¡m­pXm\pc sNbvXp:-þ kmlkw inh! inh! sN¿cpsXmcp \mfpw.anÖ´p¡Äs¡´p]ns¶?" C¯cw hnNmcn¨p aqhcpsamcpan¨p kXzcws¨¶p almknwls¯¡q¸oSn\mÀ ImI\§pWÀ¯n¨p `£W{Zhy§fnteIsa¶mepw e`n¨nÃtlm Im´mc¯nÂ. X¼pcm\dntb­ hmÈXpaSnb§Ä km{¼Xai\mÀ°ap­m¡ns¡m­phcmw.]ôX{´w X¶psS PTcs¯ c£n¸m³ icocnIÄ-þ ¡n¶tX sN¿mhpsh¶nsÃtSm Imcy¡mtc! "£p¯p hÀ²n¡pt¶cw ImcpWyanÃmXmIpw k¯p¡Ä¡pt]mep. `£n¸m³ IY\I[zwk\sa¶p ImI³. `pansb XyPn¨oSmamßc£Ww sNbv-hm³. BIpesat\y Ipew XyPn¡mw {KmakymÀt°. GIs\ XyPn¨n«pw Ipes¯ c£n¡Ww. H«I¯ns\¯s¶ `£n¸m\\phmZw s]s«¶p \evIpaXn\pÅ Iuieap­mw. A¶Zm\hpw ]ns¶t¤mZm\w `qanZm\w X¶psS tZlZm\an¯cw Zm\§fn D¯aa`bZm\{hXw al¯cw. 62 . `£n¸ms\´phI I­p \osb¶p knwlw. F¶Xp tI«ns«m¶pw an­msX \n¶p knwlw. P´plnwkbÃmsX ]ns¶sbs´¶p ImI³. X¯Ym abm IrXsa§s\ tamNnt¡­p? Aizta[mZnbmKw sNbvXpÅ ^es¯¡mÄ B{inX{XmW¯n\p ]pWytadp¶p \q\w.

" F¶XpsIm­p sNmt¶³ ip²cmw km[pP\w ZpÀ¶b·mcnÂt¨À¶m ZqjWaIs¸Spw. Kr²rsa¦nepacb¶§Ä `rXycmbm-þ ep¯a\hs\¶p h¶oSpw {Ia¯mte amwks¯_v-`pPn¡p¶ Kr²r§Ä `rXycmbm 63 . aqhcpw IqSns¨¶p hµn¨p \n¶mchÀ apev]mSp ImI³ sNm¶ms\s¶ lnwkn¡ kzman³! \n¶psS icoc¯nse´pÅp amwkw t`mj! \ns¶ lnwk¡bnsöpàhm³ atZmev¡S³. Fs¶ lnwkn¡msa¶p tKmambp ]dªt¸mÄ ap¶apàambXp knwlhpapc sNbvXp. hym{Lhpw tKmambphpambXp tI«t\cw io{Lsam«I¯ns\¸nfÀ¶p sIm¶oSn\mÀ knwlhpw a{´nIfpap{ãs¯_v-`pàn¡mbn-þ Êwlcn¨{X ap¶an§s\ tI«n«p­p. a¶h·mcpw ]ns¶ £p{Z·mtcmSp tNÀ¶m X¶psS KpWw hrYm`qXamakwibw. "_lhx ]ÞnXmx £p{Zmx kÀth amtbm]Pohn\x Ipcypx IrXyaIrXyw hm Dt{ã ImImZtbm bYm. c­p t]sc¡mÄ amwktasdbps­\ns¡s¶s¡m­p `£Wan¶p sNbvXmepw X¼pcmt\! C¯cw hym{Lw sN¶p tIĸn¨ hmIy¯n\p-þ ap¯cw aps¶t¸mse sNmÃn\m³ atZmev¡S³.]ôX{´w X¶nXp au\m\phmZsa¶hÀ h¨p. \mSphmgnbmw \r]³ lo\PmXnsb¶mepw IqSp¶ ]cnP\w \s¶¦n¯m\pw \¶mw. ]ns¶bpw ]dªnXp km[phmw kRvPohI³:þa¶h·msctÊhn¨oSphm·lmbXv\w. Xs¶ \n{Kln¡bnsÃs¶mcp hnizmk¯m sN¶pc sNbvXms\s¶s¡mÂsI¶p IY\I³.

IãanÊnwtl{µ\p \½nepsÅmcp kvt\lw Zpã\msamcp a{´n a{´n¨p thÀs]Sp¯p. au\§Ä sIm­p NneÀ tam£s¯ {]m]n¡p¶p. BbXp \ap¡nt¸mÄ `mhanÃht\mSp-þ ambh®amw bp²w sNbv-hXns¶mcps¼t«³. A§s\ hcp´m\pw ZpÀÖ\w IqsS¡qsS-þ ÊwKXn t\m¡ns¡m­ptajWn {]tbmKn¨mÂ.]ôX{´w lwkhpanfs¸«p \oN\mbv hcpw ZrVw. ]ns¶ Rm³ sNm¶sXmcpZn¡n am{XtabpÅq. C§s\bdnªp t]mImbn¶p almP\-þ sa§pta Je·mÀt¡m XmgvNbnÃtÃm Xm\pw hm¡n\mºp[·msc ZqjWws¨mÃns¨mÃn \m¡n\p Xg¼pd¨oSn\ Iq«atÃm. A§s\ sN¿msa¶p sNmÃp¶p imkv{X§fn-þ ent§m«p t{Zmln¡pt¶mÀ XÂKpcpsh¶mInepw ZpÀ½Zw XpS§nbm Zqcthbpt]£n¨p k·mÀ¤ØnX·msctÊhn¡mam]¯n¦Â. Zpã·mÀ ]ehn[w t`Zys¯s¨bvsX¦nepsam«pta t_m[n¡bnÃp¯a£nXoizc³ tXPkvtXPÊpanSn¯obpsa¶nh c­pw tXPÊn³ kaql¯nse{XbpapÂIrã§Ä ap¶w Rm³ ]dªnXp kÀh{X {]Imin¡pw. tbmK§Ä sIm­p NneÀ tZymhns\¤an¡p¶p. b{X \n¶]mbs¯È¦n¨p knwl¯nsâ X{X knwls¯s¨¶p tkhn¸m³ `mhanÃ. Bbp[w \ap¡nt¸msfs¸mgpw ]ncnbmsXþbmbX§fmw c­p sIm¼pIfp­pXm\pw bmK§Ä sNbvXp NneÀ kzÀ¤s¯ {]m]n¡p¶p. Zm\§ÄsIm­p NneÀ kzÀtemIw Kan¡p¶p. C°apÅXnseÃmap¯aw P\§Ä¡p 64 .

Sn«n`kv{Xo¡p KÀ`w ]qÀ®ambXpImew. So«n`t¯mSp sNm¶mfn¶p Rm³ {]khn¨p Ip«nIfp­mbv hcpaoäpt\mhp­p In©nÂ.]ôX{´w bp²¯n acn¨pS³ kXzcw kzÀ¤{]m]vXn. bmsXmcp Zn¡n bp²w sNbvXose¶mInepw arXyp sNbvXpsh¶mIn¸ns¶Êwibsamt¶bpÅp. Ipft¡mgnbpw kap{Zhpw X½nepÅ Ielw Dàhm³ Za\I³ i{Xphmw P\¯nsâ iàn Xm\dnbmsX ]nW§pw P\§Ä¡p Sn«n`w X¶n \n¶p hmcn[ns¡¶t]mse In«oSpw ]cm`hsa¶Xp t_m[nt¡Ww. AÃmsX i{Xp¡fm Z¯amw tNmdpw Xn¶p hÃmsX hkn¡bpw NmIbpsamcp t]mse. sshcn\n{Klw sIm­p `hycmIp¶p NneÀ. Sn«n`sa¶m Ipft¡mgnsb¶dntbWw. 65 . `qcnIÀ½§Ä sIm­p ZnhycmIp¶p NneÀ. A¡Y {ihnt¡Wsa¶pS³ kRvPohI³ k¡YmhnimcZ³ sNmÃn\m³ Za\I³ Sn«n`s\¶psÅmcp ]£nbpah\psS sI«nbs¸®pw IqSnÊmKcXS´¶n In«nb inipIran IoSmZnamwks¯s¡m-þ ­ãnbpw Ign¨psIm­mØbm tahp¦mew. 14. c­p kuJyhp½lmhoc·mÀ kw{Kmas¯s¡m­pXm³ e`n¡p¶p tZltamN\w sNbvXmÂ. A±n¡n hcpt¶cw kwKcw tbmKysa¶p hnZzm·mÀ ]dbp¶X±n¡p h¶p aa.

hÀjanÃmbvIsIm­p Jn¶cmanhÀ X½n IÀjk´m]w sIm­p Xm´·mcpc sNbvXp asämcp kcÊn¦Ât¸mI \msatSm! shÅw häpIbnÃmXpÅ hm]nIÄ ]eXp­p \½psS Iw_p{KohIqÀ½t¯mSdnbn¨p:-þ k½Xn hcp¯ns¡m­mip t]mIW´m\pw. F§s\bsX¶hÄ. k¦tS klmbn¸m³ a{´nIÄ c­p­pt]m k¦S³ hnIS\pw cmPlwk·mchÀ. _Ôp¡Ä ]dbp¶ kÂKpWw {Kln¡m¯ P´p¡Ä aqVXzw sIm­Ôcmbv]Xn¨oSpw. Dàhm³ Ipft¡mgn kmKcw \s½ shÂhm³ ià\sÃtSm _mte! i¦sb´n\p ]mgnÂ? Sn«n`n sN¶mfw_pcminbpw \obpw X½n-þ sem«pta XSp¡bnsÃs´mcp tamlw \mYm! Xs¶¯m\dnIsb¶pÅXp sshjayambv h¶pt]mbXpaqeam]¯p `hn¨oSpw. tI«mepsa¶p Im´-þ \s§mcp Zn¡nsemcp hm]nbn tahnSp¶ IÑ]w Iw_p{Kohsa¶p t]À kcÊnsâ IѯnÂÊpJn¨p tahoSn\m³ alm`mKy³. X¶pÅn hnNmcaps­¶mIne\À°§Ä h¶p t]mIbpanà sshjaysa§panÃ. sNmÃn\m\Xp t\cw Sn«n`³ alm[oc³:-þ hÃt`! hcnI \o hm¡pIÄ tIÄt¡th­q. 66 .]ôX{´w GsXmcp Zn¡n th­p \ap¡p {]khsa-þ ¶mXpc`mht¯msS tNmZn¨t\cw. _ÔphmIys¯ {ihn¡mbvIsIms­mcpIqÀ½w _Ôsa¶ntb hoWp N¯pt]mbtÃm ap¶w. ]£n hmcn[nXotc s]äpsImÄIsb¶pcsNbvXp.

A§mSns¯cphnsâ taÂ`mtK sNÃpt¶c-þ a§mSn¡mscÃmcpw Xmg¯ph¶pIqSn. t\ms¡tSm taÂ`mK¯s§s´mcpIq«w ]dþ¶qt¡msS Kan¡p¶p ]s­§pw I­n«nÃ. H¶ptabpcnbmSmX§ns\ ]mÀ¯otSW-þ sa¶Xp sN¿msa¶p IqÀ½hpapcsNbvXp. \ofapsÅmcptImepw sIm¯ns¡m­¶p sNm¶mÀ. \n§Ä t]mIp¶ Zn¡n Rm³ IqSnt¸m¶oSphm³ \n§Ä¡p NndIp­p ]d¶pt]mImatÃm: F§s\ \s½¡qsS sIm­pt]mIp¶p \n§Ä? R§Ä sNm¶Xpt]mse tIÄ¡p¶mIn \ns¶ R§Ä sIm­§pt]mIp¶ps­¶p lwk§fpw. taftamSnt¡ment·Â ISn¨pXq§ns¡mÄI lwk§Ä R§Ä c­pt]cpambv ¸Xp¡th Awk¯nteäns¡m­p ]d¶pKan¨oSmw: an­cpsXm¶pw `hms\m¶pcnbmSnt¸mbm sN­sIm«pta ktJ! IÑ] Iw_p{Koh! A§s\sb¶p IqÀ½w tIment·Â ISn¨pS³ Xq§n\m\¶§fpw sIm­§p ]d¶nXp. BtLmjw tI«p `bs¸s«mcp IaTam-þ amt`mj³ hmbpw ]nfÀ¶¿t¿msb¶p sNm¶m³. C§s\ ]eÀ IqSnss¡sIm«n¨ncn¨t¸mÄ Xn§n\ tImemleap­mbn aloXte. At¡mepw ISnhn«p IÑ]w Iogvt]mt«bv¡p Nns¡¶p ]Xn¨nXp sNm¡ognÃmbvIaqew an­cpsX¶p lwkw sNm¶Xp Iq«m¡msX Np­pIÄ c­pw ]nfÀs¶m¶h³ ]dªt¸mÄ X­pX¸n¡p ISnhn«pt]mbt[m`mtK I­p\n¡p¶ `S·mÀ sN¶s§Sp¯pS³ 67 .]ôX{´w C§s\ IqÀ½t¯mSp sN¶nhÀ [cn¸n¨p.

bÛhnjys\s¶mcp aq¶ma³ almaÕy-þ aÛpXanhcpsS hr¯m´w tI«oSWw. c­ma³ {]Xypev]¶aXnsbs¶mcp aÕyw. Zmi·mÀh¶p hehoiphm³ ]pds¸«p Zmi·mchÀ X½n¸dªp ]Xp¡th CÊcÊn¦Â shÅtaäansÃtSm. ]ns¶bpapcsNbvXp Sn«n`w aa {]ntb! \ns¶ Rm\n\n\nsbm¶p ]dªp t_m[n¸n¡mw. bÛhnjys\¶pÅ aÕy¯n¶pÅn `b-þ apÛhn¨nà sXÃpw tahn\m\\§msX. 68 . t]mI \mw sshIoSmsX asämcp XSmI¯nÂ. ]­p \o KXhn[mXmsh¶s§mcp aÕyw. \Ã-þ aÂky§ft\Iap­{X \mand§pI BbhÀ ]dªXp tI«psIm­\mKX³ ambsa¶ntb aäp c­pt]tcmSpw sNm¶m³. timIsam¶Is¸Spa{X \mw ]mÀ¯oSpIn Dev]¶aXn ]dªoSn\m³ hcpsa¶p Iev]n¨p`bs¸Sps¶´n\p ]mgn¯s¶ B]¯ph¶mepS³ Nn´n¡msat¶ th­q. F¶XpsIm­p sNmt¶³ _Ôp¡Ä I\nthmsS sNm¶Xp Iq«m¡msXbn§s\ hn\mihpw. apäpan§\mKX³ t]Sn¨p ]pds¸«p asämcp Pemibw {]m]n¨p acphn\m³. \sÃmcp hm]n X¶n aqhcpsamcpan¨p AàIqSmsX X{X kpJn¨p tahpw Imew. B]¯n¶hImianÃnt¸mÄ \aps¡tSm! ZpÀLSw hcpt¶capÄ¡m¼nep]tZiw X¡¯n tXm¶p¶hÀs¡§pta XShnÃ.]ôX{´w ssIsIm­p sR¡ns¡m¶p I­n¨p Ie¯nen-þ «mIth ]mIw sNbvXp`£n¨msct¶ th­q.

Zmi·mÀ hebn«p ]nSn¨p XÃns¡m¶p ]mi§Ä sIm­psI«p¨pa¶p sIm­pt]mbmÀ F¶XpsIm­p sNmt¶\m]¯p ian¸n¸m-þ \t¶csam¶ptXm¶pw ssZhaÃtbm km£n.]ôX{´w ]ntä¶mÄ ]peÀImte Zmi·mÀ hm]nX¶n sXsä¶p hebn«p ao³]nSn XpSÀ¶t¸mÄ Dev]¶aXn aÕyw N¯t]me\§msX-þ b¸pX·otX hbpw ]nfÀ¶p InS¶nXp N¯psht¶mÀ¯p apt¡m³ ]nSn¨p Ictbän-þ ¯{Xsh¨pd¸n¨p t]m¶nXp hehoim³ apt¡mc§I¶t¸mÄs¨s¶mcp sNfnX¶n ]p¡psIm­ncp¶nXp Zmi·mÀKant¸mfw Dev]¶aXn aÕya§s\ Pohn¨nXp. Sn«n`n kap{Z¯n³ Xoc¯p {]khn¨p. 69 . ap«IÄ \me©§p `qanbn hoWtijw s]s«¶p kap{Zhpw thce¨Xn¡qsSþ X«nbn«pcp«ns¡m­mIth sIm­pt]mbm³ Sn«n`n IcªpsIm­§p sN¶dnbn¨p Sn«n`³ ]dªnXp hÃt` tJZnt¡­. sN¶p hµn¨p\n¶p ImcyhpapWÀ¯nNp X¶psS PmXnkvt\lm XmÀ£y\pw sN¶p apZm ]m¡S Xm¶n¸ÅnsImÅp¶ `Khmt\m-þ Sn¡Y t_m[n¸n¨p hµn¨p \n¶oSn\m³. bev`hnjy\mw aÕyw kw{`an¨pgept¼mÄ. hÃXpw bXv\w sNbvXp hmcn[nX¶n \n¶p \½psS ]p{X·msc Rm\n§p hcp¯ph³ F¶pc sNbvXp ]£nkwLs¯sbÃmah-þ s\ms¶mgnbmsXI­p hcp¯n kzcq]n¨p ]£nkwLt¯msSm¶n¨t¸mtg ]pds¸«p ]£ncmP\mw KcpU³ hkn¡p¶ Zn¡nÂ.

Za\I-þ \§s\ t`tZm]mbw kn²sa¶pc sNbvXp 70 . C¡Ym{]kwK¯n¶À°s¯ hnNmcn¨m hn{Iatadps¶mcp sshcntbmSaÀ sNbv-hm³ ZpÀºe·mÀ¡p a\Êp­mIbnsÃs¶mcp kÂ^eanXpsIm­p kw`hn¨oSpw ktJ! cmPm_Ôpc_Ôq\mw cmPm N£pcN£pjmw cmPm ]nXm N amXm N kÀthjmw \ymbhÀ¯n\mw 15.]ôX{´w sshIpWvT³ hcpWs\ hnfn¨§cpÄ sNbvXp sshImsX Sn«n`sâ ap«IÄ sImSp¯mepw Iev]\ tI«t¸mtg hµn¨p hcpW\pw sIÂt¸msS sImSp¯nXp ap«IsfÃmw XZm. ]nwKfkRvPohI·mcpsS bp²w C§s\ ZI\I³ sNm¶XptI«p alm\nwKnXadnªpcsNbvXnXp kRvPohI³ kwKcw `hn¡pt¼mÄ ]nwKe³ Xsâ `mh-þ sa§s\sb¶pat¸mÄ kwKXnsb¶pw sNmevI. sNmÃn\m³ Za\I³ tNmSpIfpd¸n¨p ]ÃpIÄ ]pd¯m¡n h{àhpw ]nfÀ¶nh³ I®pIÄ Nph¸n¨p IÀ®§Ä IqÀ¸ns¨mcpZÞXpt]mse hmepapbÀ¯ns¡m­p knwlw \n¡p¶p ImWmaXpt\c¯p `hm³ sN¶p h¡mW¯n\p XpS§oSpI almßmth! C°a§pcsNbvXp t]m¶nXp Za\I³ _p²nam³ IcSs\ {]m]n¨p Iq¸oSn\m³. Fs´tSm Za\I! \n¶psS a\v¡m¼n Nn´n¨Imcyw kn²ambntXm hgnt]mse? C§s\ IcSI³ tNmZn¨p.

]ôX{´w ap¶taXs¶ In©nÂ_v`n¶ambhÀ X½n ]ns¶ Rm³ hgn t]mse thÀs]SpIbpw sN¿pw AÀ²`n¶ambpÅ km[\w t`Zyw sNbvhm³ _p²nam·mÀ¡p sXÃpw sshjayanÃbtÃm. Ima¯n¶\pIqeImcyhpw km[n¨oSpw. kmc\mw Za\I³ knwlk¶n[u sN¶p kmcamap]tZiw sNbvXnXp ]cntNmsS ]pwKh³ hcpt¶cw bp²k¶mlw IqSn XpwKamw AwKpehpapbÀ¯n¡bÀs¯mcp `mhhpw `mhn¨ncp¶oSpI aa kzman³! kmh[m\X thWw kwKcap­mbv hcpw F¶XptI«p knwla§s\ ØnXnsNbvXm-þ \t¶cahnS¯nÂs¨¶nXp kRvPohI³ ap¶ta Za\I³ sNm¶Xpt]mse Xs¶ DÕmlt¯mSp\nev¡pw knwls¯¡­p hrjw sIm¼pIfpbÀ¯ns¡m­Sp¯p bp²w sNbvhm³: h¼\mw ]©m\\t{ijvT\psamcps¼«m³ F{Xbpw `b¦cw bp²ap­mbn X½n hr{X\pw atl{µ\pw X§fn bp²w t]mse Dut¡dpw hrj`sâ ap¡pdtLmj§fpw apjvtIdpw knwl¯nsâ knwl\mZtLmjhpw Ip¯pIfSnISnam´pIÄ X«pw ap«pw {Ip²cmahcpsS bp²sa{Xbpw tLmcw ZpÀhn[anXp I­p ]dªp IcSI³:-þ ZpÀatX Za\I! \n¶psS ZpcmNmcw ZpÀ¶b{]tbmK¯nen§s\ aa kzman Zpjv{]tab¯n¸Xn¨oSn\m³ Iãw! Iãw! kmahpw Zm\w t`Zw ZÞsa¶nh \menÂ-þ Êmasa¶tX kamcw`n¨oSmhq ktJ! kmas¯ {]tbmKn¨msem¡th km[n¨oSpw. 71 .

k¤pW³ aa kzman Imfh¶Xn¸ns¶ \ncv¤pW³ \ncoizc\mbv h¶p almIãw! a¶h³ KpWhms\¶mInepw ZpÀa{´nIÄ h¶ptNcpt¼mfmÀ¡pw th­mXmbv hcpw \r]³. kmcamw kmaw sImt­ ian¸q Za\Im! a{´ncmPsâ aI³ Rms\¶p aZn¨p \o a{´n¨p aa kzman¡m]¯p hen¨n«m F´n\n¡gnªXp Nn´n¨m ^ew hcm. \oNamÀ¤§fn sN¶p NmSp¶ {]`p¡fpw \ocmgapÅ Iqt] ]Xn¡pw ]ip¡fpw taevt]m«p Itcdphms\{Xbpw ]cm[o\w. Iogvt¸m«p¸Xn¸Xns\{Xbpsafp¸amw. Z´nsshcnbpw hrjt{ijvT\panhÀ X½n kÔn¸\p]mbs¯¨n´n¡ ktlmZcm! kÔnsb¶pÅ \oXn kÀhZm at\mlcw X§fn¸dªp tNÀ¡p¶hÀ ]mcw XpÑw `n¶n¡pw P\§sft¨À¡p¶ ]pcpj\pw k¶n¡p NnInÕn¨p ian¸n¸h³ Xm\pw X¶psS kmaÀ°ys¯¡mt«Wsa¦n¯½nÂ_v`n¶cpw k¶n¡mcpaps­t¶ ^ew hcq aäpÅ aqV·mcptaXpta t`Zw \mkvXn.]ôX{´w Zm\t`ZmZn aq¶psa§pta NnXw hcm. \ev¡pf§fnÂÖew \nÀ½esa¶mInepw \{Iaps­¶p tI«memcm\pand§ptam? 72 . kqcycivanIÄ sIm­pw ]mhI{]`sIm­pw kqcyIm´mZnaWnt{iWn tXPÊpsIm­pw sshcamaÔImcw ian¡bnà ZrVw. sNmsÃtSm! Za\I! \o Xs¶ ap¶w {ian-þ ¨nÃtbm kRvPohI¡mfsbs¡m­ph¶q. am\kwJym\w sNbvhm³ ]m{Xta sImÅn¡mhq.

kÖ\§sS at²y kÀhcpw hknt¡Ww. \ÃXp ]dªn«p X\n¡p \miw h¶p. XmXsâ kz`mhhpw ]p{Xsâ kz`mhhpw t`Zansöp ]dbp¶Xp ]camÀ°w. F´n\p lntXm]tZis¯ Rm³ sNbvXoSp¶p? Nn´n¡n \n\s¡mcp t\Àhgn ImWp¶nÃ. _meI! Za\I \n¶psS ]nXmhnsâ ioean¶p]an¡mw \ns¶sS ioew I­mÂ. _p²nbn ]ct{Zmlw Nn´n¨ptahpw `hm³ _p²nams\öXp h¶oSpw Za\Im. kÀhk½XKpWapsÅmcp kNnh·mÀ kÀhZm kpJØnX·mcmbm almkpJw am[pcyw `mhn¡bpw am\tk I]Shpw PmXamaamXy·mÀ tIhew hnjw Xs¶. XpÑ_p²nIfhsc¶p t_m[n¡ `hm³. ZpÀÖ\§tfmSpÅ k¼À¡w XyPn¡Ww. \sÃmcp ISp¸apÅmbp[w IÃn sh¨p XÃnbm hfbptam? s]m«ptIbpÅp ZrVw.]ôX{´w tKm]nXamIpw Zn¡nset¸mgpa[nhmkw `q]Xn{]hc·mÀs¡m«pta KpWaÃ. F§s\bsX¶pS³ tNmZn¨p Za\Iþ 73 . ssIXtaep­mIp¶ Imbv¡Ä¡pw apÅp­tÃm! ssIXh{]tbmK§Ä XmX¦Â \n¶p­mbn. imTys¯ hnSmsXsIm­psÅmcp kulmÀ±hpw auVyw thÀs]SmsX I­psÅmcp [À½§fpw temIsc tZzjn¨psIm­p­m¡pw [\§fpw euInIw IqSmXpÅ km[pk¡mc§fpw \nXyhpw kpJn¨ncp¶pÅ hnZym`ymkhpw Nn¯]mcpjyt¯mtS Iman\okwkÀ¤hpw CÑn¡pw ]pcpj·msc{Xbpa[a·mÀ.

kqNnapJnbpsS A]mbw aÀ¡S¡q«w almioXs¯Êlnbmªp H¡th hnds¨mcp Zn¡n h¶ncn¡pt¼mÄ Xo¡\ Xncsªmcp hm\c³ ]pds¸«m³. F¶psS Za\I! Zpjv{]bXv\§Ä hrYm. \o¡ansÃtSm \à XobnXm ]d¡p¶p. 16. F¶p \nÝbn¨h³ sN¶pS³ an¶man\pþs§¶pÅ {]mWnIfnsem¶ns\¸nSns]«m³. 74 .]ôX{´w s\¦n \o tIÄs¡¶pc sNbvXnXp IcSI³. Iq«¡cncn¡p¶ tbmK¯n sIm­ph¶p sN­¡mc\paqXn¡¯n¸m³ XpS§p¶p. ]rjvT¯n {]Imiap­Ö´p ]d¡pt¼mÄ s]m«´m\XpI­p ]mhIs\¶pd¨p. At¶cw kqNnapJs\s¶mcp ]£n sasÃ-þ s¨¶§p Ipc§nsâ IÀ®¯n a{´n¨nXp hÓnbÃnXp ktJ hm\c! an¶man\ps§s¶mcp {]mWnbnX§qXnbmsecnbptam? F¶Xp tI«§pWÀ¯oSn\m³ Ipc§¨m-þ scs´tSm! \nt¶mSpt­m tNmZn¨psh¶§h³ ]£nsb¸nSn¨mip ]mdtaeSn¨pS³ X£Ww sImesNbvXp `£Ww Ign¨nXp F¶XpsIm­p Rm\pw \m\maytÇmIw sNmt¶³ \m\mtaym\maytX Zmcpx \miva\n kym £pc{Inbm kqNnapJow hnPm\oln \ninjymtbm]ZniytX.

hy{Ksa¶ntb kpJn¨§s\ tahp¦mew. [À½_p²nbpw Zpã_p²nbpw sN«nIÄ hkn¡p¶ ]«Ww X¶nsemcp sN«n¡p c­pa¡fp­mbn hfÀ¶nXp. A{KP³ Zpã_p²n. ]rjvT`mK¯p \S¶oSn\m³ [À½_p²n. AÀ°amÀÖn¡m\hc\ytZi§Ä tXmdpw kzØcmbv \S¡pt¼mtfIZm h\m´tc tPyjvT\mw Zpã_p²n ap³`mtK \S¡p¶p.]ôX{´w X¶psS _p²nsIm­pw X¶psS iànsIm­pw X¶psS {Zhyw sIm­pw X¶psS [À½w sIm­pw tKm{Xs¯ c£n¡p¶tXsXmcp ]pam\h³ ]p{X\mbv hcpw amXmhÃtbm amXmshtSm! C§s\ IcSI³ sNmÃnb hm¡ptI«p a§ns\ apJt¯msS `qXew t\m¡ns¡m­p IpWvTnXw hgnt]mse tXm¶n¨p Za\I³ an­msX \n¶§pcsNbvXnXp IcSI³:-þ Zpã_p²nbpw [À½_p²nbpancphcn Zpã_p²nbmah³ X¶psS ]nXmhns\ hÃmsX Øe¯n¦ÂsIm­pt]mbv¸mÀ¸n¡bm hÃmsX acn¸n¨ms\¶Xp tI«n«ntÃ? A{KP! \ap¡Xp tIÄ¡Wsa¶p X¼n¡m{Klw km[n¸n¸m\pàhm³ IcSI³. Im«nes§mcpacw ]pg§nhogpt¶cw ap«n \ns¶mcp\n[nIpw`hpw {]Imin¨p. tkmZc³ [À½_p²n. [À½_p²n¡pIn«n X¡pw`w alm[\w \nÀ½ekzÀ®wsIm­p ]qÀ®sa{Xbpw kmcw Ip«Iw X«ns¡m­n«n§s\ sN¶p apZm 75 . 17.

]«tW sN¶p Zpã_p²ntbmSpcsNbvXp:-þ Ip«Iw `hm´s¶ tamãn¨psIm­pt]m¶p. ]­p \mw Øm]ns¨mcp Ip«Ian§p Xs¶ sIm­pt]mcWan\ns¡m­¶m tZmjanÃ. [À½c£W¯n\p iàcmw Imcy¡msc-þ 76 . ZpÀ{KlanXp `hm³IqSth ]nSnt¡Ww hÅnIÄ sIm­psI«n¯­pans«Sp¯hÀ saÃth \S¶p XÂ]«WaSp¯t¸mÄ Zpã_p²nbpw sNm¶m³ tkmZc! \ap¡nXp ]«Ww {]thin¸n¨oSn\m tZmjw hcpw A{X \sÃmcp Zn¡n Ipgn¨pØm]n¨p sIms­{Xam{Xhpw ssI¡seSp¯p t]mI \Ãq.]ôX{´w Zpã_p²ntbmSpcsNbvXnXp ktlmZc³. I«Xp \o Xms\¶p Zpã_p²nbpanXp I«Xp `hms\¶p [À½_p²nbpw X½n iWvTbn«ncphcpw cmP[m\nbnse¯n-þ ¡pWvTXIqSmXdnbn¨nXp \r]t\mSp. s]s«¶s§mcpZn\w [À½_p²nsb hnfn¨nã`mhw ]q­pcsNbvXnXp Zpã_p²n. F¶XptI«p [À½_p²nXm³ almip²³ sN¶pt\m¡p¶t\cw Ip«Iw I­nÃtÃm. A¶pcm{Xnbn¯s¶ sIm­¶p ]Wns¸«p X¶psS ]pcapdnX¶nte Ipgn¨n«m³. A§s\sb¶p [À½_p²nbpa\phZn-þ ¨s§mcp s]cpacw X¶psS aqe¯n¦Â Ip«Iw Ipgn¨n«p a®psIm­mÑmZn¨p ]«Ww ]p¡p Krtl tahn\mcncphcpw. A{KP! \aps¡mcp \nt£]w e`n¨nXp. H«p\mÄ Ignªt¸msfmfn¨s§mcp Zn\w Zpã_p²nXm³ sN¶p Ip«Iw I¿nem¡n.

kqcy\§pZnt¼mÄ Imcy¡mchntSbv¡p Imcy§Ä tIĸm³ hcpw R§fpw IqsS hcpw. A§s\ ]dªmip ]ncnªmcamXy·mÀ X§fpancphcpw t]m¶n§p Krlw ]p¡mÀ. ksszcambv _I¯nsâ ap«IÄ Xn¶pw kÀ¸w 77 . F´p Rm³ ]dtb­p¶mtcmSp ]dtb­q? Fs´mcpImcysa¶p tNmZn¨p P\I\pw. km£n¡mc§p sNÂhns\¶p a{´nIÄ sNm¶mÀ km£nbmbXp hr£sa¶hcpcsNbvXp. A´n¡p Zpã_p²n AÑ\mw t{ijvTo{µsâ-þ b´nIw X¶nÂs¨¶p\n¶psIm­pc sNbvXp:-þ XmX\s§mcphm¡p ]dsª¦neo {Zhyw Xmakw IqSmXn§p e`n¡psams¡¯s¶. {Zhys¯ tamãn¨Xp [À½_p²nXms\¶p kÀhcpw tIÄs¡¸dªoSWsa¶m aXn. `hycmaamXy·mÀ tNmZn¡pt¶cw `hm³ ZnhyhmIys¯¸dªoSWw \nKqVambv. BZyw s]mbvs¡mÄhn³ \msf R§fpw hcp¶p­v. A±n¡nÂs¨¶p hnc apt¡Wancphcpw.]ôX{´w ²mÀ½nI³ \c]Xn Iev]n¨p \ntbmKn¨p [À½_p²nbmanh³ Ip«Iw I«ms\¶p ZpÀ½Zt¯msSbpcsNbvXnXp Zpã_p²n. hmÈXpaSp¯ \mÄ hr£¯n³ aqte sN¶n-þ «oizc]co£bpw sNt¿Wancphcpw. AÑ\ns¶mcp XcptImScwX¶n ]p¡p {]Ѷw hkn¡Ww bman\n Ignthmfw. Zpã_p²ntbmSpc sNbvXnXp P\I\pw:þ \ãamw \obpw Rm\pan§s\sNbvXoSn\m Gh\pap]mbs¯¨n´n¡pt¶cw Xs¶ tIhea]mbs¯¨n´nt¨ KpWw hcq.

I­p `mkvIc\pZn¡p¶XpaXpt\cw Zpã_p²nbpw [À½_p²nbpw _Ôp¡fpw 78 . F¶XpsIm­p sNmt¶\n§s\ {]tbmKn¨m F¶p®o! \obpw Rm\pw Pohn¡bnÃm ZrVw. R­pa§p]tZiw sNmÃn\m³ aÕy§sf-þ s¡m­pt]mbv¡ocn \nXyw hkn¡pw s]m¯nÂ\n¶p ]¶Kw ]mÀ¡ps¶mcp kpjnct¯mfsams¡¨n¶nbnt«¨p `hm³ kzØ\mbncp¶mepw. sIm¡nsâ KrlnWn s]äp­mIpw inip¡sf-þ sbm¡thsbmcp kÀ¸w h¶pS³ `£n¡p¶p ZpxJnX\mb _Iw sNs¶mcp hm]oXotc \nev¡p¶ t\cw Xsâ _Ôphmw IpfocI³ tNmZn¨p Xms\s´tSm! tJZn¨p hkn¡p¶p? tJZ¯n³ aqew _Iw R­ns\ {Kln¸n¨p. F§s\bsX¶pS³ tNmZn¨p Zpã_p²n kwKXn{]Imcs¯s¨mÃn\m³ I\I\pw:s]m¡apsÅmcp hrt£ sIm¡nsâ If{Xhpw sIm¡pambv hnt\mZn¨p X{X tahoSpw Imew. F¶Xp tI«p _Iw _Ôphmw Ipfntc{µ³ sNm¶Xpt]msesNbvXp ]¶Kw \in¨nXp. At¶cw \Ipehpw aÕyhrµs¯sbÃmw Xn¶pXn¶lnc{Ô¯n¦epw sN¶ptIdpw ]¶Ks¯bpw ]p{X·mscbpsaÃmw Iocn sIm¶pSp¡oSpsa¶m X¶psS Xm]w Xocpw.]ôX{´w Iocnbm Xm\pw Xsâ a¡fqw \in¨tÃm. C¯cw ]dbp¶ XmXs\¸nSn¨h³ kXzcw ac¯nsâ tImScZzmcw X¶n sIm­pt]msbmfn¸n¨p Xncn¨p t]m¶oSn\m³. ]ns¶ h·c¯nt·Â IqSns\¡­p Iocn sN¶psIm¡pIfpsS hwis¯sbmSp¡n\m³.

\mcohnizmkt¯mfw _Ôpkvt\lhpapÅp. ambsa¶tX hcqsb¶pS³ [À½_p²n. \n¶psS ZpÊmaÀ°ywsIm­tlm Ipe£bw. kvarNI{ipXntbmfw a{´tKm]\apÅp. hmcncminbntemfamäntesbmgp¡pÅp. BbXptI«t\csaÃmcpw hnkvabn¨q. 79 .]ôX{´w inãcmw P\§fpw cmPtkhI·mcpw ]£hmZnIfamXy·mcpsams¡s¨¶p hr£aqe¯n almtbmKan§s\ IqSn ssIhnc ap¡m\pÅ ssh¼pap­m¡ns¡m­p ssIXhw t\cpw Xncn¨oSphm³ s\¿pw Xobpw h«§ÄIq«ns¡m­p tNmZn¨p kNnh·mÀ:-þ Ip«Iw tamãn¨hcmsc¶p ]dªmepw Znhy`mcXn hr£tImStc \n¶p­mbn {Zhys¯ tamãn¨Xp [À½_p²n Xms\¶v. ]pãtim`ambv h¶p ]«Ww at\mlcw. Xobn«p]pI¨t¸mfÑ\pw Xes]m¡n-þ s¨s¿mÃm aa h[w hoÀ¸pap«p¶p ]mcw. F¶XpsIm­p sNmt¶³ Zpã_p²nsbt¸mse h¶pt]msImem `hms\¶psS ktlmZcm! ]ns¶bpw IcSI³ sNmÃn\m³ Za\Im. \nÝbadnhm\mbv hr£¯n³ apItfdn¡¨nbpw XrW§fpw tImScZzmtc h¨p. s]m¿Ã aa kpX³ Zpã_p²n Xm\nXp sN¿n¸n¨Xpw {Zhyw I«Xpah³ Xt¶ C¯capcsNbvXp Ime¶qÀ]p¡p almþhr²\mw hWnKoi³ ]p{Xsâ sNmÂtIÄ¡bm [mÀ½nI³ alo]Xnb²\atijta [À½_p²n¡p \ÂInʽm\n¨b¨nXp Zpã_p²nsbÈqemtcmlWw sN¿n¸n¨p.

imTyapÅhtcmSp imTyhpw thW´m\pw. Ip«nbpw Ccp¼pI«nbpw ]s­mcp \Kc¯n hmWn`w sNbvXpIq«ns¡ms­mcp hWn¡pXm´¶psS kplr¯mIpw hmWn`¡mc³ I¿ne¼Xp `mcw temlw {]mWhnizmkw aqew kq£n¸m³ sImSp¯h³ hn¯hn{Ibw sNbvhm³ Kan¨p sXt¡Zn¡nÂ-þ ¸¯pamk§Ä X{X Xmakn¨n§ph¶p. sN¶pS³ ]nSns]«p hen¨psIm­pt]m¶p 80 . At±ti tiy\\mIpw ]£nbpw hWn¡nsâ ]p{Xs\s¡m­pt]msb¶pÅXp hcm¯tXm? F§s\bsX¶pS³ tNmZn¨p Za\Is\¦ntem tIÄs¡¶pcsNbvXnXp IcSI³ 18. ]mTyamsamcp ]Zyw tI«n«nÃtbm `hm³? Bbncw Xpemancps¼m¡th Iq«n¯sâ hmbnem¡n\ms\mcp aqjnI³ bkvan³ tZti. t]mbXpsIm­p ]dªmen\n ^esas´¶mbh³ ]dª§p bm{Xbpw sNmÃnt¸m¶p. X¶psS]¡Â¯¶ temls¯¯cnsItSm! F¶psS ho«nºlpaqjnI·mcp­hÀ Xn¶pXn¶nXps¼ÃmanÃmXmbvh¶p Iãw! F´p Rm³ sNbvhs\¶p sN«nbpapcsNbvXp.]ôX{´w \oN\µ\t\mfw \nÀ½eIpeapÅp. ]ns¶bs§mcpZn\w X¶psS kplr¯nsâ \µ\³ Ifn¸m\mbvt]mIp¶Zim´tc. BbXptI«p atäs¨«nbpw hnNmcn¨p:þ amban¸dªXp ad¨psh¨m\h³. _Ôpsh¦nepahs\{Xbpw alm[qÀ¯³.

hmXnepaS¨mip apS¡\n«p]q«n hmWn`¡mc\\§mX§p hmWoSn\m³. ]dªm\hs\mcp ]cp´psIm¯ns¡m­p ]d¶pt]msb¶Xpa§s\ hcp¶tXm? F¶XptI«p alma{´nIÄ hWn¡ns\-þ s¨¶n§p Iq«ns¡m­phcphm³ \ntbmKn¨p. t{ijvTcmaamXy·mÀ tNmZn¨mchØIÄ. almatX! Cs¶mcp ]cp´phs¶Sp¯p sIm­pt]mbm³ ]p{X\p ]Xns\«p hbÊpah\mbn-þ ¸{Xnbmw ]cp´pt­m sIm­pt]mIp¶p ktJ! Xms\sâ X\bs\s¡m¶ntXm IfªntXm? Rm\n\ns¨¶p \mSphmgntbmSdnbn¸³.]ôX{´w X¶psS ho«nsemcp KqVØm\¯§m¡n. kXyw \o ]dsI¶p Iev]n¨p Imcy¡mc³. _²\mbv¡nS¡p¶ _me\m hWn¡nsâ hr²\mbpÅ XmX³ ]p{Xs\¡mWmbvIbm _²s¸t«mSnh¶p tNmZn¨p kplrt¯mSp:þ ]p{Xs\¡­nsÃtSm! Xm\pt­m I­p ktJ? At¶capcsNbvXm³ aäh³. ]p{Xs\¸cp´phs¶Sp¯psIm­pt]msb-þ \{X \n¶pcsNbvXm\s¨«n Xm\pat¸mÄ. euInIaÃmXpÅ hm¡pIÄ ]dªmeo-þ temIÀ k½Xn¡ptam sNmsÃtSm! ]camÀ°w? C¯cw IbÀs¯mcp a{´nIÄ sNm¶hm¡n-þ 81 . sN«nbpapc sNbvXms\¶psS X\bs\ asämcp sN«nsbmfn¸n¡tbm h[n¡tbm aäpan¸camÀ°at\zjn¡Ww \n§Ä. `rXy·mÀ hWn¡ns\¡q«n¨pws¡m­ph¶p. C°a§pcsNbvXp tImbn¡Âs¨¶p hWn-þ s¡{Xbpw hnjmZn¨p Icªp\n¶oSn\m³.

19. BbXptI«phWn¡mbncw Xpemancp-þ ¼mbh³ I¿n sImSpt¯ev]nt¨mc\´cþambh³ kpXt\bpw sIm­¶p Zm\w sNbvXm³. A\ymbw ]dªXn\psÅmcp ^eant¸mÄ A¼pcm³ Iev]n¡p¶ {Zhy§sfms¡¯ncpþap¼n hbvt¡­nhcpsa¶hcpcsNbvXp. ]nwKeIsâ ]Ým¯m]w BbXpsIm­p iT·mtcmSp imTyw thW-þm taIZm ]dªXp a\Ên IS¡mtX temIcn¤pWw ]dbp¶Xp ]mgn¯s¶ IÃp t]m \nsâ Nn¯sa¶psS Za\Im! \ÃXpamIm¯Xpsam¶pw \obdnbptam? ip²_p²nIÄ ]ns¶t±mj§Ä KpW§fpw _p²nbnem¡ns¡m­p k©cn¨oSpw kZm amcpX³ aloXte ZpÀ¤Ôw kpKÔhpw Nmcp X³hi¯m¡ns¡m­tÃm Ncn¡p¶p? \man\n sshIoSmsX t]msItSm Za\Im! kzmanbpw hrj`hpw X§fn kac¯nÂ.]ôX{´w \p¯capcsNbvXp t]SnIqSmsX sN«n:-þ Bbncw Xpemw Ccps¼m¡th IqsS¯sâ hmbnem¡n\ms\mcp aqjnI³ bkvan³ tZti At±ti ]cp´mip hs¶mcp hWn¡nsâ ]p{Xs\s¡m­pt]msb¶pÅXp hcmªtXm? sNm¶Xp tI«p Nncn¨oSn\mcamXy·mÀ ap¶ao hWnt¡hw hymPs¯¸dªntXm? \s¶tSm! \nsâ Xe t]mhXn\Sp¯n\n-þ sN¶pS\ncps¼Ãmw sIm­¶psImSp¯mepw At¶cw ImWmw \nsâ \µ\-³ hcp¶Xpw. 82 .

BNmc`rwiw h¶ Kpcpsh XyPn¨oSmw \oN·mtcmSptNcpw \mcnsbbpt]£n¡mw [À½s¯[zwkn¡p¶ ]p{Xs\¡fªoSmw ZpÀ½mÀ¤w XpS§p¶ a{´nsb shSnªoSmw. Xm´s¶ hnjhr£sa¦nepw \«p­m¡n-þ ¯m´s¶ ]ns¶tÑZn¡p¶sX{Xbpw Iãw! Fs¶Ãmw hnNmcn¨phkn¡pw knwl¯ns\þs¨¶phµn¨p a{´n]p{X·mcncphcpw Dàhm³ Za\I³ IpWvTnXw th­ kzman³! bpàaohn[sa¶p R§Ä¡p tXm¶oSp¶p. NmcpXzw hn\m ]I ImWp¶ iim¦\pw XmcpWyw t]mbn hfÀ¶oSp¶ IrimwKnbpw Xmac¸qhnÃm¯ s]mbvIbpw I­m \à Imas\t¸mepsÅmcp aqV\mw ]pcpj\pw ]mcnse {ZhysaÃmw tamln¡pw \tc{µ\pw Zmcn{Zyw apgp¯pÅ kÖ\§fpw XYm. 83 . C§s\ ]dªhc§p sNÃp¶t\cw Xn§n\hnjmZhpw ]q­pS³ almknwlw an{XkRvPohI¡mfsb h[n¡sIm-þ s­{Xbpw ]Ým¯m]w am\tk `hn¡bm h{àhpw Xmgv¯n¯sâ ImÂhnc \JwsIm­p [m{Xnbn hc¨psIm­v Pohn¡p¶p. X§fm hÀ²n¡s¸s«mcp P\§sf-þ ¯§tf £bn¸n¸ms\m«pta tbmKw t]mcm. XmXs\¶mepw Xsâ {`mXm¡sf¶mInepw amXpes\¶mInepw _Ôp¡sf¶mInepw hn{Klw sNbvhm³ h¶p ]nW§p¶hÀIsf \n{Klw sNbvIXs¶ a¶h·mÀ¡p [À½w.]ôX{´w kzmant¡m ]cm`hw Imfbvt¡m ]cm`hw? \mant¸mfXpsN¶p t_m[nt¨ aXnbmhq.

]ôX{´w a¶h·mcnÂt¨À¶p \n¡p¶ ZpÀ½{´nbp-þ sa¶nh \apt¡gp iey§Ä a\¡m¼nÂ. ]nwKeI\mw knwlsa{Xbpw {]kmZn¨p awKew hÀ²n¸n¨p tahn\m³ ip`w ip`w! an{Xt`Zw F¶ {]YaX{´w kam]vXw. kXyaps­¶ptXm¶pw hymPaps­¶ptXm¶pw IrXyaps­¶ptXm¶paIrXysa¶pw tXm¶pw tem`aps­¶pw tXm¶pw auVyaps­¶pw tXm¶pw em`aps­¶pw tXm¶pw tNXaps­¶pw tXm¶pw. a¶h·mÀ¡pw thiymkv{XoIÄ¡psamcpt]mse X¶psS`mhw X\ns¡m¯Xpt]mse ImWmw. F¶XpsIm­p almZpã\mw hrj`s¯-þ s¡m¶XpsIm­p sXÃpw IpWvTnXw \ap¡nà {Iucyhpw a\¡m¼n¡mcpWyanÃmbvIbpw sshchpw h[§fpw ssIXh{]tbmKhpw ZqjWw aäpÅXp a\pjyÀ¡XpXs¶ `qjWw `q]me·mÀs¡¶nh tI«oSp¶p. I¼hpw th­m a\kvXm]hpw th­m hnt`m! kw`rXm\µw kZm kÀh`rXy·mcpsS k¼¯phcp¯ns¡m­n{X hmWcptfWw. C§s\ Za\I³ sNmÃn\m\XpXs¶ `wKnbn IcSI³ Xm\pa§pcsNbvXp. X¼pcm\nXpsIm­p kw{`asam«pw th­m. 84 .

]ôX{´w ZznXobX{´w an{Xem`w 1. Ba apXembhcpsS _ÔpXzw ]©hÀ®¡nfns¸¬ InSmth! ipt`! ]©X{´w almimkv{Xw at\mlcw c­maXmIpw kplrÃm`X{´hpw sIm­mSn hÀ®n¨psNmÂsItSm! imcntI! tkmaiÀ½mJy\mw `qantZthm¯a³ `qan]memßP·mtcmSp sNmÃn\m³:-þ F¦n kplrÃm`sa¶pÅ X{´hp-þ sa¦Â\n¶mIÀ®\w sNbvI _metc! hn¯ansænepw hnZybnsænepw. sNmÂs¡m­ anlnfmcq]ytKlm¦tW s]m¡¯n \nÀ¡pw almac¯nsemcp hmbkt{ijvT³ hkn¡p¶p X¶psS Pmbbpw a¡fpsams¡bpw IqSth. ]dªp alokpc³. ichpsamcphnÃpw [cns¨mcpthSsâ hchpIYI­pt]Sn¨p Nn´n¨pXm³. Im¡. Nn¯¯net\ym\y_ÔpXzaptÅmcp k¯p¡Äs¡¯pw kakvXImcy§fpw. eLp]X\s\¶p t]cmb ImI³ apZm eLpXcapZn¨p kqcy³ hnf§pwhn[u. timIk{´mkmZnk¦Sw thÀhn«p kmIsaÃmhcpw km[p tahoSn\mÀ. Chs\mcp alm]m]n Zpãioe³ iT³ inhinh! arK§sfs¡m¶pXn¶p¶h³ ]dhIÄ ]d¡p¶ Zn¡nepw sN¶nh³ 85 . A¡Y tIÄ¡Wsa¶p `q]mesâ a¡Ä tNmZn¨p. hkvXpt`Zw PmXnt`ZhpansÃtSm! ImIIqÀ½mZn P´p¡Ä¡p X§fn-þ teIm´_ÔpXzap­mI ImcWw.

thS\pw AXphgn \S¶pS³ hoSp ]p¡oSn\m³. 86 . aaXbpah¶p­p I­psImÅman\n. h\Nc\p IpWvTnXw ]£nhrµ§Äta hebpaY sIm­pt]msb´p tNt¿­p Rm³? Hcp Zninbnsem¡th Xmg¯phogpan-þ XXpIcpXn thS\pw Xmtg \S¶nXp. Ch\psS kamcw`sas´¶dnthmfw ChnsSbXnKqVambv!¸mÀ¡bpÅq hbw. AXpkaba´nbpambnXp. I\nshmSp It]mXcmP³ ]dªoSn\m-þ \n\nsbmcp]tZian§ps­sSm Iq«tc! aa kJn lncWys\¶ps­mcp aqjnI³. hncshmSp IncmX\pw amS¸ndm¡sf XcsamSp ]nSn¸Xnt¶mSnsb¯pwhn[u. CXn a\kn ImI\pw Nn´sNbvXoSn\m³. hebpaY sIm­ph¶mIth Im\t\ \esamSp]Xp¡th sI«n¸c¡th ASnbnecnbpw s\ÃpamsI hnX¨pXm³ hSnshmSp acadª§p \n¶oSn\m³.]ôX{´w ]ehIh[n¨p `£n¡pan¡ivae³. hebn hebp¶ \mw X{X sNm¶meh³ hebnXp ISn¨p JÞn¡pta aqjnI³. FensbmSp \ap¡p _ÔpXzap­mIbm ^eanXp `hm·mÀ¡p I­psImÅmapS³ CXn _X ]dªp Nn{X{Koh]£nbpw lnXP\hpsam¡th X{X sN¶nSo\mÀ hnhn[]XK§sf¡­pt]Sn¨pS³ hnhcaY lncWy\t¼mSp ]p¡oSn\m³. hebneSns¸«p Nn{X{Kohs\¶pÅ hensbmcpIt]mXhpw X¶psS Iq«cpw. eLp]X\ImJy\mw ImIm\pw ]n¶mse eLpXcapS³ ]ds¶¯n\m\§s\. hebneIs¸s«mcp amS¸ndm¡p«§Ä hebpaY sIm­ptaÂt¸m«pbÀ¶oSn\mÀ.

CXn hn[n hn[n¨Xn{]mWnIÄs¡ms¡bpw lnXalnXsa¦nepw ewLyatÃXpta" XZ\p N lncWy\pw XXzsa¶qNnhm³.]ôX{´w \esamSp It]mXhpw sN¶p hneaptJ Fenhcs\bpw hnfn¨oSn\m³ saÃth. henbsImebm\bpw tLmckÀ¸§fpw _enIfhsc¦nepw am\pj·mcpsS hN\aXp tIÄ¡bpw XÃpIÄ sImÄIbpw AhcpsS \ntbmtK\ \n¶p Iq¯mSnbpw inh! inh! XcwsISp¶nÃtbm ]n¶sb-þ ´Xnsemcp iXmwiap¡ÀjanÃm¯ \mw? kIe`ph\§fn s{]mVtXtPmhc{]ISXcaqÀ¯nbmw kqcy\pw N{µ\pw Hcp Zibne§tlm cmlphIv-{Xm´tc hncshmSp ]Xn¨pg¶oSp¶XnÃtbm? kene \n[nhmcnX¶pÅnepÅnÂsN¶p knefnX kpJw]p­pk´Xw tahp¶ henbPeP´phrµ§fpw h¶n§p heIfneIs¸«p NmIp¶XnÃtbm? kIeZnin tahp¶ kÀhP´p¡fpw k]Zn hnjbm\te sN¶p NmSn{ZpXw 87 . shfnbneY h¶pS³ aqjnImt{Kkc³ sXfnshmSp ]dªp Nn{X{Koht\mSh³:-þ {]nbkJ! `hm·mÀ¡nsXs´mcm]¯tlm! \bKpW\nt[ ktJ! sNmÂsItSm kXzcw. hncshmSp It]mXhpw sNmÃn\m³ aqjnIm! "hn[nhnlnXtah\pw ewLn¨p IqSptam?" "Ch\nXp `hnt¡Wan¶Imew thWahiX `hnt¡WaÀ°\miw thWw. Xh hN\sa{Xbpw kXyasÃm ktJ! A\hcXaw_tc \n¶p ZqcØamw Ah\nbnse hr¯m´sams¡ {Kln¸h³ ]SpXchnZKv²\mw KrZv{[\pw ]mi¯n ASns]Spsamcn¡set¶mÀ¯psImÄI `hm³.

bm{Xbpw sNmÃn¤ant¨mc\´cw X{X hr¯m´§Ä Im¬Ibm ImI\pw F{Xbpw]mcw {]kmZn¨p aqjnIw an{Xam¡oSphm\nÑn¨p sNmÃn\m³:þ t`m! t`m! lncWyI! hnkvabw hnkvabw tim`\w XZv`hm³ aqjnImt{Kkc³. kpJakpJsa¶ptXm¶p¶Xpw \njv^ew. \nt¶mSpIqsSÊJnXzw e`n¡W-þ sa¶p­p tamlw \ap¡nXp sNbvI \o. (hr¯t`Zw) C°w ]dªp lncWyI aqjnI³ _²\mbpÅ Nn{X{Koh]£nX³-þ ]miw ISn¨p apdn¨p kJnbpsS t¢iwIfªp aäpÅamS¸ndm-þ ÊwL¯n\ptÅmcp _Ô\w JÞn¨p k¦Sw XoÀ¯p kpJn¨p tahoSn\m³.]ôX{´w kXXa]n sh´p `kvao`hn¡pw ZrVw. HmÀ¯m kJnXzap­mIptam hmbkm! aqjnI·msc _v`pPo¡p¶v Im¡bv¡p aqjnI·mcn¡\nhp P\n¡ptam? ImI³ ]dªnXp \ns¶_v`pPn¸Xn-þ 88 . amS¸ndm¡Ä¡p \mY³ It]mXhpw IqsS¯pSÀs¶mcp ]£nhrµ§fpw A¶s¯ cm{Xnbn¯{X hkn¨psIm-þ ­¶]m\mZnIgn¨p bYmkpJw. F¶m NnXw hc¯nsöp aqjnI³ X§fnÂt¨cphm³ kwKXnbnÃm¯-þ \n§fpw R§fpw X½nsem¶n¡ptam? t`màm¡Ä \n§fpw t`mP\w R§fpw. F¶Xp tI«p ]dªp lncWyI³:þ \ns¶ Rm\msc¶dnªosetSm ktJ! sNm¶m³ ]X\I³ ImI\mIp¶p Rm³.

aqjnI³ sNmÃn\m³ Nm]eysa¶pÅ-þ tZmjan¡mIPmXns¡ms¡bps­tSm. Nm]eyapÅh³ _Ôphmbm P·-þ km^eyanà hn\mihpw \nÀ®bw. iIyaÃmXpÅImcyw {]bXvt\\ iIyam¡oSphm³ tamlw hrYm^ew. Nqs«cn¨§p kao]¯p Im«nbm NqSp]nSn¡ptam kmKchmcnbn £oW\mbpÅ Nn{X{Koh]£nsb {XmW\w sNbvX `hms\¨Xn¸Xn-þ ¶mWp§fmbpÅ R§Ä Nn´n¡ptam? \mWanÃm¯h\mWà \nÀ®bw. kÖ\w ]mcw Npcp§n¨aªnXp.]ôX{´w t¶I\p­´Is\¶p t]cmbh³. [ocs\¶mInepw \Ã]pcpjs\-þ ¡­m a\pjyÀ¡p Rm\n¸pcpjs\89 . Fs´¶ptasX¶pamsc¶panÃm¯ P´p¡Ä _Ôp¡fmbm icocnIÄþs¡´pÅp kuJyw almaqVXmcq]knÔptXmb¯n¡nS¡sbt\y ktJ! ]­pÅ iÐao _Ôpsh¶psÅmcp c­£cw sIm­p sI«n¨a¨nXp. C¡meambXn¶À°sa´mbsX-þ ¶pÄ¡m¼ntemÀ¡p¶ am\pj³ ZpÀÃ`w kmcs\¶mInepw ap¶w X\n¡p]þImc§Ä sNbvsXmcptZlsa¶mInepw hocs\¶mInepw hnZymhntitjW. shÅanÃm±n¡n hÅw \S¡ptam? shůntemSptam NmSpw cY§fpw? ZpÀÖ\w h¶p\ndªp `qaÞte. ]£n¸cnjsb c£n¨ \ns¶bn-þ ¸£nbmIp¶ Rm³ `£n¡ptam ktJ! X§fnteI³ IbÀ¯psh¶mInepw X§fnteXpw ^en¡bnà ZrVw.

hy{Ls¯bmcm\p]{Zhnt¨m sN¶p io{LwISn¨psImÃp¶p ]ip¡sf? F¶XpsIm­p ]dªp Rm³ hmbk! \¶Ã \mw X½nepÅ kt½f\w hmbkw sNmÃn\m³ hm¡n\p l´ tX ambkw_ÔantÃXpw almatX kmt[m! lncWyI! kJyw `hmt\mSp km[n¡bnsænse´n\pPohnXw? {]mtbm]thti\ tIhew \½psS Imtbm]kwlrXn sN¿p¶Xp­p Rm³ temlhpw temlhpw X§fnÂt¨cphm³ tamlaps­¦n {Zhn¸n¨p tNÀ¡Ww ]£narKmZnsb kzm[o\am¡phm³ `£Ww am[pcytamSp sImSp¡Ww hn¯wsImSp¯pw `bs¸Sp¯pw aqV-þ 90 . A¶hpw ]mepw sImSp¯§p X·SnþX¶n¡nS¯n emfn¡pw a\pjys\-þ ¯s¶ ISn¨psIm¶oSpsI¶ÃmsX ]¶K¯ns¶mcp kwkmcansÃtSm F¶Xpt]mens¶mcp¯s\mcp¯t\m-þ St\ym\ykulmÀ±anà `qaÞte.]ôX{´w ¸­p I­n«pansö`mhw ktJ! th­mX\¯ns¶mcp¯³ XpS§nbm c­ma\mbn¸päs¸Spw aäh³. sXÃpt]mepw hi¯mIbnsöà sImÃphm³IqsS {ian¨psh¶pw hcpw. PmXym hncp²cmbpÅhÀ X§fnÂ-þ tNÀ¯mepambhÀ tNcpInÃm ZrVw. ]q¨sbmSnÖ\w aqjnI·mÀ sN¶p tNÀ¨bv¡p `mhn¡ \¶mbvhcp¶tXm At§m«]IrXn sNbvXXnsænep-þ ant§m«p]{Zhn¨oSp¶p ZpÀÖ\w. kvt\lanÃmXpÅ s]®n¶p X¶psS tZl¯neÀ²w ]Ip¯psImSp¡nepw.

tXmjn¨p ImI³ ISphm `pPn¨XnÂ-þ tijn¨ amwkw `pPn¨ph¶oSn\m³. aµcs\¶pt]cmbpÅ aZv_Ôp kpµc³ [mÀ½nI³ IqÀ½m[n\mbI³. km]Imcw i{Xpe£Ww tIhew. A¶]m\mZnsNbvXoSphm³ aqjnI³X¶psS s]m¯n¶I¯p ]p¡oSn\m³. sNm¶m³ lncWyI³ \s¶sSm hmbkm! \nt¶mSp kwKaw `wKantÃXpta. ImI³ ]dªp lncWyt\mtSIZm:t]mIp¶p Rms\tSm! asämcpIm\t\.]ôX{´w aÀXysc kzm[o\am¡pw ]Xp¡th km[p¡Ä X§fnÂt¨cphmt\IZm kµÀi\½m{Xta th­p aqjnIm a¬IpSw sh¡w ]nfÀ¡manZw ]p\xkwLSn¸n¸m³alm{]bXv\w ktJ! s]m³IpSw s]m«n¡m³ sshjayambXp kwLSn¸n¡m³ ]cm[o\ansÃtSm ZpÀÖ\mtÇjhpw kÖ\mtÇjhpans¨m¶t]mse `hn¡pw lncWyIm! F¶XpsIm­p `h±Ài\mtZh h¶nXp\½psS kw_Ôap¯aw. -C±n¡neãn¡p Iãn¨p In«p¶-þ sXm«pw \ap¡p kpJwhcp¶nsÃtSm! As§mcp Zn¡n kcÊp­p \nÀ½e-þ as§mcp N§mXnbpap­p _p²nam³. BPoh\m´w `hnt¡Wta ]nÞt`mPnbmw\nt¶mSp kJyw \aps¡tSm! C°w \Jt¯mSp amwkw IW¡ns\º²w XZm ImIaqjnIkvt\lhpw. aÕJnbmIp¶ aµc³ th­p¶ aÕymZnamwkw \ap¡p \evIoSpthm³ F¶XptI«p ]dªp lncWy\p-þ 91 . tkm]Imcw an{Xe£Ww {]mtbW.

ImI³ lncWys\s¡m¡nem¡ns¡m­p thKw ]d¶§p sN¶p]äoSn\m³. aµc³ tNmZn¨p Xms\s´tSm! aÀXyþ aµncwX¶n¡c­pInS¡p¶ atµXtcmÕmlnbmamJphr²s\þ Êtµlsat\y ]nSn¨psIm­¶Xpw? ImI³ ]dªnXp aqjnI·mcnÂh-þ t¨I³ almcmPcmP³ lncWyI³ temI{]kn²\nt±lhpw Rm\pam-þ tbIm´_ÔpXzap­mbn km{¼Xw. ]­p]t­ aa _ÔphmIpw `hm³ I­pt_m[n¡pan aqjnIsâ KpWw. kzÑambpÅ almXSmI¯nsâ IÑ{]tZti kpJn¨p hkn¡p¶ IÑ]t{ijvTt\¡­p Ipiehpw ]rÑn¨p aqjnIw Xmg¯nd¡n\m³. F¶XptI«p {]kmZn¨p IÑ]w 92 .]ôX{´w sas¶bpw X{X \o sIm­pt]mboSWw. c­picocsat¶bpÅp R§Ä¡p c­pt]À¡pw {]mWs\ms¶¶dnI \o. A{X ZpxJw X\ns¡s´¶p hmbkw. XZvKpWw hÀ®n¨psNmÃphm³ hm¡n\p hÂKpXzmtaXpw aXnbà aµcm! ssZhm\pIqtey\ kJyw XpS§nbm Pohmhkm\m´atÃm almß\mw? Ghw almKpWw aäpÅ`qhmkn-þ PohP´p¡Ä¡p ImWp¶XnsÃtSm! ]mti ]Xns¨mcp amS¸ndm¡sf-þ ¸mi§Ä JÞn¨p c£n¨p aqjnI³ tZim´tcjp {]kn±\mant±l-þ aoim\]p{X\mw hnLv\sâ hml\w. asämcpIq«pImcnÃmªp ]mÀ¡p¶p. sImän\p ZpxJw \ap¡pap­n±n¡nÂ. X{X sN¶m IYn¡msa¶p aqjnI³.

aqjnI·msc_v`bt¸Xp¯m\pÅ `ojWnhmZywapg¡n NqUmIÀ®³. 93 . X{X NqUmIÀ®1k¶ymknX¶psS an{XambpÅ _rlkv]n¡pamZcm X{X hkn¨p ]pcmW§Ä hmbn¨p an{Xk¶ymknsbt¡Ä¸n¡pa´tc. CcphÀ¡pw XÀ¡ap­mbt¸mÄ aTm{ib¯n\m \cI{]m]vXnbps­¶pw Hcph³ ]dªp. BbXptI«p tNmZn¨p _rlkv]n¡p-þ ambsX´nt¸mÄ XpS§n tbmKoizc! 1 kwkvIrX¯n Ahsâ t]À Xm{aNqV³ F¶mWv. \cImb aXnkvtX tNXv ]utcmlnXyw kamNc. A¡meaKvKrtl h¶p _rlÂkv]nsK-þ ¶mJy\mbptÅmcp k¶ymkn`qkpc³.]ôX{´w aµc³ aµw ]dªpXpS§n\m³:þ A§p¶nhntSbv¡p t]mcphm\psÅmcp kwKXnsbs´¶pcsNbvI aqjnIm! sNm¶m³ lncWyI³ IqÀ½cmP³ `hm-þ s\¶meXpw tI«psImÄI almatX!? 2. ]m{X¯ne§p tijnt¨mcp t`mP\wam{Xw e`n¡pw \ap¡Xp t`mP\w. hÀjw bmhXv Inat\y\ aTNnXy Zn\{Xbw hÀjw bmhXv Inat\y\ aTNnXy Zn\{Xbw. X{X NqUmIÀ®\mat[b³ {_Ò-þ tKm{X{][m\]cn{hmPtIm¯a³ hmWcpfp¶p Znt\Znt\ `n£bm {]mWam{Xw hr¯nsNbvXpsIm­§s\þ X{X kzbw]mI`n£Ign¨pS³ ]m{Xw kzÀKwKbn hbv¡pw cP\nbnÂ. `n£paT¯n Fen¡p kw`hn¨Xv [\yamIpw anlnfmcq]yk¶n[u k¶ymkntKlaps­{Xbpw]mh\w.

sNm¶m³ Krlkv!Y³ KrlnWntbmSnt§m«p h¶mepsam¶p­p th­q \aps¡tSm! \msf¡dp¯hmhq«phms\m¶pc-þ ­msf £Wnt¨¨pt]m¶p Rm\ns¶tSm! FÅp]pÃmPyt`mPymZnkw`mc§-þ sfÃmw hgnt]mse kw`cn¨oSpI. `n£bv¡psh¨ncn¡p¶ tNmsdm¡th `£n¡pambXpsIm­nXp sNbvXp Rm³ `mjnXw tI«p _rlkv]n¡pcsNbvXp:-þ apjnI·mscmcp Iq«tam GItam? GIt\bpÅq kaqlanÃm ktJ! GIt\sb¦n Xsâ `n£m¶`£Ww H¶pXs¶ Imcysa¶phcnIbn-þ Ã\y{]tbmP\ap­mbvhcpw ZrVw. FÅp ]IcwsImSp¯p Xm\nt§m«p saÅp taSn¡p¶ imÞenamXmhn-þ ¶\yambns«mcpImcWaps­¶p [\y\mw hn{]s\mcp¯³ ]dªnXp F§s\ kwKXnsb¶p NqUmIÀ®þs\¦ntem tI«psImÄsI¶p _rlkv]n¡pw. tIm]wIeÀ¶psNm¶m³ ZznP³ \n¶psS 94 .]ôX{´w sXÃpw ]pcmW{ihW¯nem{Klanà `hms\¶p tXm¶p¶p ta ktJ! CÑbnÃmbvIsIm­sÃtSm! hnÃpsIm-þ s­m¨s¸Sp¯Xncp¶mseen h¶p. A\yambns«mcp ImcWw (kv{Xo FÅpsImSp¯v FÅptaSn¨Xv) Rms\mcp hn{]sâ aµntc sN¶pS³ kv\m\hpw sNbvXp hkn¡pw Zim´tc. sNmÃn\mft¸mÄ KrlnWnbpw \½qsS-þ bnÃs¯mcphkvXphnà kw`mc§Ä. 3.

C¶n\n {]mX¡p hnÃnsâ RmWnXp \s¶¶p Iev]n¨p sN¶p ISn¨pS³ Ip¯n¡pgnsb¡pe¨p hnÂPymhnt·-þ se¯n¡Sn¨h³ JÞn¨t\c¯p hnÃnÂap\sIm­p amd¯p\sÃmcp XÃpsIm­s¸mtg N¯phoWoSn\m³ F¶XpsIm­p]dªp Rm³ {_mÒnWn-þ b¶¶p IrXywIgnt¨ NnXwhcq. FtÅmSpIqsS¸Nn¨oSptamZ\-þ atÃm Irkcsa¶psÅmcp km[\w BbXn¶p Xnew Ip¯ns¯menIf-þ ªmbh®w \obpW¡oSWw {]ntb! ]ntä±n\ahsfÅpIp¯nt¨dn apä¯pW¡phm³ Nn¡n \n¡pwhn[u. Ip¡pSwh¶p sXm«§an§pw Nn´n-þ 95 . Xn¶oSpamsdm¶pd¨p a\¡m¼nÂ.]ôX{´w tem`w NnXaà t]mSo hne£tW! A¶p¶p IrXyw Ignt¡WaÃmsXþbnt¶bv¡p \mtfbv¡p aä¶mtfbvs¡¶pw A§s\ kw`cn¡p¶ aÀ¯y¶p amþse§s\ IÀ½sa¶mcm\dnªntXm! ]s­mcpIm«mf\kv{Xhpw Nm]hpwsIm­p]pds¸«p ImSp]p¡oSn\m³ am\ns\Èkv{Xw {]tbmKn¨psIm¶pS³ Xmt\ Npa¶p \S¶pt]mIpw hn[u. h¼\mbpsÅmcp ]¶nsb¡­p \-þ üp {]tbmKn¨t\ca¸¶nbpw thSs\¨mSn¡Sn¨psIm¶mipXm³ IqsS¸Xn¨p acn¨p hoWoSn\m³ ZwãnIs\¶p \mas¯²cns¨mcp t{ImjvSmhpat¸mfhntS¡p h¶nXp Ct¶bv¡p `£Ww thSsâ hn{Klw. ]nt¶ \mtfbv¡p arK¯nsâ `£Ww ]¶nsbs¡m­p atä¶mfpan§s\.

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sNt½ Zcn{Z\mbpÛhns¡¡m«ne½bv¡p KÀ`w{khn¡Xs¶ KpWw. s]m¿Ãnc¸mfnbmbm almIãat¿m acns¨¦nem]s¯mgnªnXp. I­s]®p§sft±mjs¸Sp¡bnÂjvjÞ\mbn«p ]nd¡Xt¶ip`w _u²s\tÊhn¨p Poh¡sb¡m«n-þ eqÀ²when¨p acn¡Xt¶ ip`w.]ôX{´w cÀ°aÖohsâ Pohk´mcWw. Znhys\¶mInepw `hys\¶mInepw {ZhyanÃmªm¯cwsISpw \nÀ®bw. tcmKw]nSn¨p h]pÊnsâ h¡¯p thKw£bn¨pt]msI¶IW¡ns\. tZlnsb¶£cw sNmÃpw P\¯nsâ tZl¯nÂ\n¶p amdpw alme£vanbpw e_v[ambpÅXn Xr]vXnbnÃmXpÅ ep_v[s¶mcn¡epw kuJyanÃm ktJ! Aev]sa¶mepw e`n¨XnÂÊt´mj-þ 97 . {Zhyanïmh\mcpanà KXn. I¿p¼c¯n¸nSn¨§p bmN\wsN¿p¶Zo\XztamÀ¯m Pzen¡p¶ Xobn¸Xn¨p icocw Zln¸n¡p-þ aob¡pe¯n P\n¡Xt¶ kpJw I­ t`mjvsIm¡th Pev]n¡sb¡m«n an­msXmcS¯ncn¡ Xt¶ KpWw. Ghw]dbp¶ k\ymknsbs¨¶p tkhn¨p Poh\pw c£n¡ ZpÀLSw asämcpZn¡n\p t]mIbvIn \½psS amän¯ant¸msfmgnIbnsöp Rm³ sXä¶p Nn´n¨pd¨p ]pds¸«p. {Zhyaps­¦nte _Ôp¡fp­mhq. \½psS `n£m¶t`mPnbmw aqjnI³ kz½p \in¨Xpaqew ]chi³. apäpw `hms\Êam{ibnt¨\lw.

N´¯neÀ°w {Klnt¨ aXnhcq. C§s\bpsÅmcp kt´mjnbmah-þ s\§pta sN¶m ZpxJw hcm\nsÃtSm! tXmÂsIm­p ]mtZ sNcn¸pÅh\p `q-þ temI§Ä NÀ½kw`qX§fÃtbm? In«p¶Xn Xr]vXnbps­¦n am\pj-þ s¶m«pw a\xt¢iansÃtSm aµcm! F¶XpsIm­p Rms\s¸mgpw sshcmKyþ sa¶pÅ kZvKpWw ssIs¡m­p km{¼Xw [À½tasX¶p tNmZnt¨. s]s«¶p Km{X¯n \n¶phn«meXv sXm«m Ipfnt¡Wsa¶ph¶oetbm? 98 . _p²ym ]cmev]chnÚm\ap¯aw. imkv{Xw {Kln¨XpsIm­p aXnbÃ. X§sS Øm\§Ä hn«pt]mIp¶hþs¡§pta sN¶m kpJw hc¯nsÃtSm! Z´w \Jw tIianXymZn \sÃmcp N´ap­wtKjp tNÀ¶ncn¡w hn[u. t_m²ytasX¶p tNmZn¨Xn¶p¯cw. AÔ\mbpÅh³ Zo]w Ic¯n¦-þ te´n\S¶m hgnbdnªnSptam? F´n¶t\Iw ]dbp¶p Xms\sâ _Ôphmsbs¶s¸mdp¸n¡nep¯aw.]ôX{´w apev]¶amIp¶ am\pj³ am\pj³. F{Xbpw \à Ijmbsa¶mInepw am{Xw IpSn¡mtX tcmKw ian¡ptam? {KÙw Ic¯nep­mbm aXnbÃ. km²ytasX¶p tNmZn¨Xn\p¯cw km[pkwkÀt¤W sshcmKy kw`hw.s\mcp\c³ \nÀ½ew ImcpWysa¶Xn\p¯cw apJyw almhym[nIqSmsX hÀ¯\w. imkvt{XmàamNcn¡tX ^ew hcm.

C§s\bpÅ KpW§Ä XnIªhÀs¡§pta sN¶mepaÃentÃXpta. F¶XpsIm­p ]dªp Rm³ aqjnIm! \¶nl \t½mSpIqtS \nhmkhpw. A¶§fmImiKwKmXtS \à s]m¶pw ktcmPmIcs¯ XyPn¨n§p a¶nS´¶nse¸¦Ps¸mbvIbn Xs¶ kpJn¨p hkn¡p¶XnÃtbm? aµXzhpw almhym[nbpw kÀhZm kpµcnamcpambpÅ kwkÀ¤hpw P·`qan kvt\lsa¶pÅXpw almZpÀt½mlnIÄt¡ `hn¸q lncWyIm! DÕmlhpw \ÃhnZybpw t_m[hpw kÕwKa§fpw k¡À½[À½hpw. taL¯Wenencp¶p kpJn¡bpw imImZn kky§ÄsIm­p tamZn¡bpw buh\apsÅmcp \mcntbmsSm¶n¨p \nÀthZlo\w hnt\mZn¨ncn¡bpw Aev]ImewsIm­p \mkvXnbmsam«pw hn-þ Iev]ansöp [cn¨psImÄI `hm³.]ôX{´w F¶XptI«p ]dªnXp aµc³:-þ X¶psS Zn¡p shSnªp t]mboSnepw sXÃpw at\mtZmjanÃm¯ ]qcqj³ sNÃp¶Zn¡n ÊpJn¨ncn¡mbvhcpw. B\¡pgnbn \n¶m\sbt¡äphm-þ \m\bÃmsX It­I\p­mIptam? Ip­pÅ Imbepw tXmSpat\zjn¨p-þ sIm­p \S¡p¶ aÕymZnP´p¡Ä 99 . ImI³ ]dªnXp kXyw IYn¸Xn-þ t¶I³ `hmt\h IqÀ½NqUmatW! k¯p¡Ä¡m]¯p h¶m \nI¯phm³ k¯p¡ÄXs¶ kaÀ°cmIpw ZrVw. X¶psS Zns¡¶pa\yZns¡¶pan-þ ²\ycmw \n§Ä¡p t`ZanÃm ZrVw.

BJp{]hc³ lncWy\nt±lhpw ImI{]hoc\pw c­pt]À ap¶ta A{XmKan¨nXp an{Xm`mhmen¶p Nn{XmwK\mIpw `hm\pw XYmhn[³. H¶n\pw ZpxJansÃt¶mSpIqSnbm-þ en¶pXpS§n aÂ{]mWXpey³ `hm³. {]uVcmw \n§sf¡­t\cw \ap-þ ¡mSseÃman¶p XoÀ¶p Iq!Àt½izc! aµc³ sNmÃn\m\n±n¡p X¶psS aµncsa¶p [cn¨psImÄI `hm³.]ôX{´w th­pw a[phpÅ ]pjv]§fnÂs¨¶p h­pw a[pckap­p tahoSp¶p. am\ykplrÃm`k¼¯ns\sbmgn-þ ¨\yk¼¯p k¼¯mbv hcp¶tXm? A{Xm´tc ht\ `£WmÀ°w apZm 100 . tLmc]mi¯n ]Xn¸m³ F´p ImcWw? C°w ]dª§ncn¡pw Zim´tc epÏImkv{Xs¯ _v`bs¸s«mcp arKw Nn{XmwKs\¶p t]cmbh³ thtK\ X{XmKant¨mcpt\c¯p aµc³ kzmKXw tNmZn¨p k¡mchpw sNbvXp thKtXm t`mP\w \ÂIn¸dªnXp:þ F§p¶p Xm\{X h¶p almatX! R§sS Zn¡ns\ip²am¡oSphm³? ]mShtamsS ]dªp Nn{XmwK\pw:-þ thSs\t¸Sn¨p a­nhcp¶p Rm³. cmPlwk§fpw cmPohhrµ¯n-þ emPoh\m´w hkn¡p¶p aµcm! F¶Xpt]mte lncWy³ Xhm´ntI h¶p hkn¡p¶p Rm\paÆ®ta. 4.

thKw h\m´tc sN¶p t\m¡pwhn[u thS³ sIWnh¨p NÀ½]mti sN¶p NmSnÈcochpw sI«ps]«§s\ X{X InS¡p¶ Nn{XmwKs\ I­p k{XmktimtI\ tNmZn¨p hmbkw:þtLmc]mi¯n¸Xn¸Xns\s´mcp ImcWw kmcwK hocNqUmatW! ImcWw ]ns¶¡Yn¡mw lncWys\¸mcmsX Iq«n¨psIm­p t]m¶oSpI C¯cw Nn{XmwK`mjnXw tI«§p kXzcw sIm­¶p aqjnIm[ois\ aqjnIm[oi\pw tNmZn¨p. 101 . a²ymÓImew Igntªmc\´cw aµc´m\pw lncWy\pw ImI\pw Ft´ hcmªp Nn{XmwKs\¶n§s\ kzmt´ hnNmcn¨p tJZn¨p tahn\mÀ. F¦n {ihn¨mepsa¶p Nn{XmwK\pw i¦mhnlo\w ]dªp XpS§n\m³:-þ Bdpamkw ]p¡p _me\mbpÅ\mÄ IqdpÅ amXmhp thÀhn«ncn¡th. X¶psS thjsa´n§s\ _²amboSphm³? Nn{XmwK\pw ]dªoSn\m\]¶an{X `hms\sâ ]miw apdn¨mepw AXy´sshcnbmw thS³ hcpwap³t] \nXyaÃmXpÅ tZlhpw sIm­p\mw As§mcp Zn¡n\p amdn¸Xp¡th kwKXnsbms¡¸dªpsImÅmw ktJ! {]uV\mbpÅ Rm\´ntI \n¡th thSs\t¸Sn¡cpsX¶p aqjnI³. thS³ hcp¶Xp I­p`bs¸«p IqsSbpÅ arK¡q«§Ä a­n\mÀ. ImI³ arKs¯¯ncªp ]pds¸«p.]ôX{´w Nn{XmwKkmcwKa§p t]mboSn\m³.

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taLhÀ®\pw Xsâ X{´ohoc·mcmIpw ImI·c©p t]cptaXm\pw {]PIfpw sXsä¶p `bs¸«p asämcpacwsN¶p ]än\ns¶mcph®w NmImsX tijn¨nXp. hmbk§Ä¡p cm{Xu I¬sIm­p ^eanÃ. aq¶ma³ {]Zo]I³. ]ntä¶mÄ ]peÀ¡te h¶n§p hStadn¨äpa§ncp¶hÀ Imcys¯ hnNmcn¨p. GI\§p±o]I³. c­ma³ kµo]I³. \mema\mZo]I³.]ôX{´w BIpewhn\m _lpImIssk\y§tfmSpw kmIa²zmMv£t{ijvT³ ksszcambvhmWoSp¶p. IuinI§Ä¡p ]I I¬sIm­p ^eanÃ. I®pImWmXpsÅmcp ImIhrµs¯s¡m¯n JÞn¨p sImesNbvXp NÞamw tIm]t¯mtS. A©pt]À kzcq]nIÄ a{´nIÄ a\¡m¼nÂ-þ ¨©ew IqSmXhÀ kzmansb {]Wan¨p. cm{Xnbn¡®pIm×m³ ZÞanÃhIÄ¡p. Nmcphmw t]cmÂacw X¶nÂ\n¶c¡mXw Zqcthsbmcp almiz°]mZ]´¶n IuinImJy§fmIpw ]£nhrµ§Äs¡Ãm-þ aoi\maaÀ±\s\¶p t]cmbpÅh³ X{X tahp¶p _lpaq§mIq«§tfmsS. X§fn¡s­¯phm³ kwKXnhcmbvIbme§s\ Pohn¨ncn¡p¶ncpIq«¡mcpw GIZm cP\nbn hocyhm\aÀ±\³ ImIhrµs¯s¡mesNbvhXns¶mcps¼«p. X£Ww e£w aq§mIq«§tfmSp t]cmÂþhr£s¯ {]thin¨p hfªp Npgehpw. c­pIq«¡mchÀ X§fn almsshcw I­psh¶mIn¯½nes¸mtg sIm¯ns¡mÃpw. A©ma³ NncwPohnbn§s\ kNnh·m-þ c©pt]À kaÀ°·mscÃmcpancn¡pt¼mÄ Bscbpw t`ZwIqSmXmØbm taLhÀ®³ [ocXsIm­p ]dªoXn\m·t\mKXw:-þ 108 .

h¶p]{Zhn¡p¶ sshcnsb¯s¶ io{Lw sN¶§p kam{ibw sNbvIsb¶mepw sImÅmw. X¶psS {]PIfpw cmPyhpw \Kchp-þ sa¶pÅ ]camÀ°sam¶pta Nn´n¡msX. X¶psS cmPyw shSnª\yZn¡n\p t]mIpwa¶h·mcpw ]ns¶ izm¡fpsamcpt]mse. I«nepw hn«p Ieln¡p¶ ]pcpjs\-þ s¡«nb s]®pwIqSns¸s«¶p shSnªoSpw.]ôX{´w a{´nhoc·mcmIpw \n§sS \nKqVamw a{´iànsIm­tÃm \½psS cmPy§fn Øm\hpw am\§fpa¦hpw Np¦§fp-þ aq\sa¶ntb hÀ¯n¨n§s\ tNÀ¶nSp¶p. asämcp _ehms\ tÊhsNbvInepw sImÅmw. C¡mew i{Xp¡Ä h¶n§s\ _lpXcw [n¡mcw {]hÀ¯n¨p \n{Kltaäw sNbvXp. h¶Xp h¶p hn[n. taevt]m«p ]cn`hw h¶pt]mImsX sshcn\n{Klw sNbvXpsImÄhm³ F´n\n \Ãq? \aps¡¶Xp a\¡m¼nÂ-þ ¨n´n¨p ]dªmepw a{´n]pwKh·mtc! F¶XptI«p ]dªoSn\m\p±o]I³ F¶psS aXapÅnÂt¯m¶nbXpWÀ¯n¡mw:þ D{Khn{Ia·mcmw i{Xp¡Ä h¶p t\À¯m \n{Klw sNbvXp Pbn¨oSphm³ ]cm[o\w. C§s\ aq¶p \bw ZpÀºe·mÀ¡p tbmKyw Xn§n\_eapÅ sshcnIÄ hcpt¶cw sNmÃn\m³ kµo]I\nt±lw ]dªXp \sÃmcp \oXnamÀ¤sa¦nepw NnXw hcm. 109 . \m«ne§ncn¡pt¼mÄ \Ãh´m\pw adp-þ \m«nembvhcpt¶csaÃmÀ¡pw ]cnlmkw ssI¡epÅXpw hnäpXns¶ms¡ hIbm¡nZpÀLSØe§fn ZpxJn¨p X\ns¡mcp sNm¡\pw IqsSs¨m¡ognÃmXbvhcpw {Iam-þ e¡W¡mIpw \mSphn«pt]mIp¶ \r]³. asämcp Zn¡n amdn¸mÀ¡sb¶Xpw sImÅmw.

KwKbpw Xmt\sN¶p kmZcw kap{Zs¯þ ÊwKn¨p tkhn¨oSp¶nÃtbm ImtIizcm! kzmansb Iq¸ns¯mgpXoSn\m\mZo]I³: kmaZm\mZn \aps¡m«pta aXaà NÞcmapeqI·mcnÖ\§Ä¡p cm{Xu I®pIm¬Ibnsöp Iev]n¨p \n½cymZw \s½ h¶p]{Zhw sNbvXXp Nn´n¨mepw. C§s\ _lphn[w cmPyhmknIsfÃm-þ sa§s\ s]mdp¡p¶p a¶h·­nt¸mbmÂ? BbXp hnNmcn¡mtXmSp¶ \r]³ Zqscþt¸msb¶mse§pw ]ns¶¸äpIbnà ZrVw. F¶XpsIm­p cmPyw hn«pt]mIcpsX¶-þ s§¶psS ]£sa¶p ]dªp kµo]I³. hn{ipX·mcmbpÅ `q]me·mscsN¶-þ §m{ibn¨XpsIm­p lm\nbpw hcm\nÃ.]ôX{´w amäms\¡­t¸msg a­nbs§mfn¨tlm asämcp Zn¡nÂt¸mIpw a¶h·mÀ¡pw ]ns¶ X§sS \m«n h¶p hkn¸m´m\pŶpw kwKXn hcnIbnsöXp t_m[n¡Ww. Dàhm³ {]Zo]I³ \½psS ]£w ]ns¶þÈànam\mbpsÅmcp i{Xp hs¶XnÀ¡pt¼mÄ hmÈXpw sNmÃpwt]mse tI«psIm­t±ls¯kw{ib¨n«p Xsâ cmPys¯ c£n¡Ww. ZpÀaZ·mscs¨¶p tkhn¸m³ NnXapt­m? AÞPm[a·mcma¡q«¡mÀ¡pw ]I I®pImWvIbnsöp X¼pcmt\mÀ¡p¶ntÃ? ImIkwLs¯ tbmKw XnI¨p ]I sN¶m-þ emIth sIm¯ns¡m¶p t]m¶psImÅcpXmtbm? C§s\ \mepa{´n{]uV·mcpsS aXw kw{Kln¨\´cw hmbkmZoi³ apZm 110 . _mecpw hr²·mcpw kv{XoIfpw Zo\·mcpw Imen\p apS´ptÅmÀ I®pImWmXpÅhÀ. \m«nse {]PIÄ¡p X§sf±Þn¸n¨p Iq«n¨psIm­p hcm\pÕmlap­mInÃ.

hn¯hpw ]pcpjmImc§fpw kzcq]n¸m-þ \p¯aw hnNmcsa¶pÅXp c­mawKw. kmahpw Zm\w t`Zw ZÞhpap]mb§Ä. F¦nepsamcphn[w imkv{Xa§dnbn¡m-þ sa¶psS Kpcp¡·mc`ykn¸n¨ hgn. kmtam]mbnI·mÀ¡p km²y§fnhsbÃmw 111 . Imcykm²ys¯¡pdn¨ptZymKa©mawKw. Imcyamcw`n¸m\pÅp]mbw {]YamwKw. tIhew NmÀ¨¡msc KqVambpÅ a{´w tIĸn¨p XpS§nbm a{´`wKhpw hcpw tNÀ¨¡mÀ ]ecp­mambhÀ tIÄ¡pw Nne-þ NmÀ¨¡mchcpsS hmgvN¡mscmcpIq«w. kmcamw a{´¯n\pawK§f©mIp¶p. tI«ptIs«mcpt]mse KqVkwkmcw \m«nsem¡th shfnhmbm IqSeÀIpew _es¸«p t]maXpapew kÔnhn{Klw bm\amk\w Zssz[o`mhw kw{ibw \b§fns¨m¶Xp \mepw c­pw. F¶Xn hntijns¨m¶t§m«p {Kln¸n¸m³ aµ\maSnb\p am\tk tXm¶p¶nÃ. tZiIme§Ä hnNmcn¸Xp aq¶mawKw. tNÀ¨¡mchÀ¡pÅ NmÀ¨¡mchcpsS thgvN¡msc¶pth­. \mi¯n³ {]Xn{InbmNn´\w \memawKw.]ôX{´w AÀ°imkv{X§sfÃma`ykn¨hänep-þ ÅÀ°s¯ shfnhm¡ns¨mÃphm³ kaÀ°\mw a{´n]pwKh³ NncRvPohnX³ at\mKX-þ a{´sas´¶p tNmZyw sNbvXt¸mfh³ sNm¶m³:þ \mept]camXy·mscm¶n¨p ]dªnXp \mepamÀ¤sa¶mepw \¶nXphgn \mepw. Ipw`§Ä ]nfÀ¡pt¼mfmbXn¶I¯ptÅm-þ cw`Êp tNmÀ¶p tNmÀ¶p \mkvXnbmbv hcpatÃm. a{´tKm]\t¯mfamhiyw aänsöp a{´n]pwKh·mcpw kzmanbpw t_m[nt¡Ww. ImcykmcÚ·mÀ ]­n§s\ ]dbp¶p.

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inwipamcmJy³ PeP´p]pwKh³ AarXns\mSp kZrianXp aa kXXt`mP\w A{XXt¶ hmkkuJysa¶n§s\. tkmaiÀ½mJy³ ]dªp XpS§n\m³. AXp kabaXn_lpf KpfpKpfpchs¯mSpw Aw`Ênemip s]mgnªp ^e§fpw. e_v[\mimJyamw X{´w IYn¡ \o. "AXna[pcaXnkcka[nIXctaml\w A¯n¸gw `£W¯n¶pap¯aw" CXn a\kn IpXpIsamSp aZapSb aÀ¡S³ CÑbm NmSn¯IÀ¯p XpS§n\m³. 134 . h\\Znbnenbepsamcp henb PeP´pth h©\w sNbvXpt]m¸s­mcp hm\c³. Ah\n]Xnhc\pSbX\bcXn IuXpIm-þ embXp tIÄ¡Wsa¶p sNmÃoSn\mÀ. \nJnePe]XnX^eaXp _X `pPn¨pS³. h\hnS]nbpsSapIfn aalrZbw ipIXcpWn hcnI Xh kpIhnXIÄ tIÄ¡bm ip²sa·m\kw am\\obmIrtX.]ôX{´w NXpÀ°X{´w e_v[\mi\w 1. efnXXca`nejnXhcacpfpaoizc³. kpaXnIpeaIpSaWn [cWnkpc]pwKh³. [\a]n N P\a]n N \nPIcXemKXw [À½_p²ym shSnªoSp¶ ]qcpj³ A[nIXca[a\h\h\n]Xn_metc! Bbh³ h©nX\mbvhcpw \nÀ®bw. I\nhns\mSp [cWnkpchc\panZaqNhm³:-þ Im\t\ ]s­mcp hr²\mw hm\c³ N]e_lpI]nIfpsS \nIcaXn \n¶pS³ Nm«w ]ngbv¡bm Iq«w ]ncnªpt]mbv ISepSb\nIS`phn hfcpsamcpZpw_tc Imbpw ]dn¨pXn¶§s\ tahn\m³.

hSnhns\mSp kJnbpaY hN\anZtamXn\mÄ. kJnbpSb hN\anXp k]Zn _X tIÄ¡bm k´m]tImt]\ inwipamco XZm A[nIXc]chiX Iecpsamcp `mth\ A`ywKhpw tX¨ptcmKw \Sn¨pS³ kJnIfpsS \SphnehfhiXcsa{Xbpw k´m]tamsS ibn¡pw Zim´tc inckn _lp^e\nIcagsImSp hln¨pS³ inwipamc³ sN¶p tNmZn¨p saÃth. aalrZbcaWnbpsS hnhniXbnsX´tlm! am\n\namtc hncthmSp sNmÃphn³. keneNc! kck! irWp aa Jep _enapJ³ F¶p t]sc¶p ]dªnXp hm\c³. ]cnNns\mSp ]dI aa I]nhc! X\ns¡´p t]sc¶p tNmZn¨p inwipamc³ apZm. hÃm¯ tcmKw ]nSns]«p km{¼Xw hba]nN kJnbpSb ]chiX ImWvIbm sshZys\s¡m­¶p Im«o almatX! 135 .]ôX{´w AXnIpXpIaIXfncnenbepaY inwipam-þ cmJy\mw P´pcmPmh{X tahn\m³. A[nIXc I\nhns\mSp ]p\cncphcpw apZm At\ym\y_ÔpXztamSp hmWoSn\mÀ `h\aXn acphpaY PeNcatl{µsâ `mcybmw inwipamcn¡tlm k¦Sw Ah\pSb NcnXanZadnhXn\p ZqXnsb Bip \ntbmKn¨p inwipamco XZm AhfpaY \nIS`phn I\nhns\mSp sN¶pS³ BtemI\w sNbvXp inwipamtc{µs\ kJnbpSb caW\nhs\mcp I]nhckv{Xnbm kmIw can¨p hmgp¶tlm Iivae³ CXn a\kn IcpXn _X Ip]nXaXn ZqXnbpw Ct§m«p h¶p kJntbmSp sNmÃn\mÄ:-þ kJnsb Xh caWs\mcp hnP\`phn hm\co-þ kwKaw sNbvXp hkn¡p¶p k´Xw.

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inh\psSb NcWanl icWa[p\m iT³ inwipamc³ NXn¸m³ XpS§p¶p amw. Ch\psSb lrZbaXnITn\anXn l´ Rm-þ \n{X\mfpw {Kln¡msX t]msb´tlm! hn]n\`phn X]anbeparjnIsfbpamÀ¡pta hnizkn¸m³ tae ]ns¶sb´\ys\? IcfnSbne[nIiaKpWapSbaÀ¯y\p Im\\w thWsa¶pt­m X]Ên\p? \nP`h\aXnepanl \nbaKpWapÅhÀ \nXyw `Pn¨p tam£w hcp¯oSpthm³. I]nbpSb lrZb]eesamcp ]eain¡msX ImbtcmKw ian¡nÃt]m hm\cm! kJnbpsSbhN\anXn k]Zn _X tIÄ¡bm kmcw {Kln¨p hnNmcn¨p hm\c³. hm\cm! \ns¶ hln¡p¶Xp­p Rm³ aa `h\a]n N aa Ia\nbpsS cq]hpw am\n¨p I­pt]mtcWw ktJ! `hm³.]ôX{´w hcnI aa h]pjn Jep kpJsamSp hkn¡ \o. I]nhc\pahs\mSY Ina]n KncaqNnhm³:-þ Im´bv¡p kuJytam? inwipamcm ktJ! I]SaXn PeNc\pahs\mSp IYn¨p ta Im´bv¡p tZlkuJyw \mkvXn hm\cm! DZcaXneXnITn\a\nisamcp thZ\. DuWpanÃnt¸mfpd¡hpanÃtlm! AXn\p Nnes]mSnIfY KpfnIIÄ Ijmbtam Bip sshZy·mÀ hn[n¨nÃtbm ktJ! AXnhnjaaXn\pSbia\Xcauj[w A§mSnX¶nepw In«m¯ km[\w. ]cnNns\mSp I]nhc\pap]cn PeP´pX³-þ ]rjvtT Itcdn hknt¨mc\´cw. A]cs\mcp I]nbpanl \ln aa h[w \q\-þ amKXw ssZhta Im¯psImtÅWta. \nPh]pjn I]nhcs\ hncshmSp hln¨pS³ \o´n¯ncn¨nXp inwipamc³ XZm. 137 .

Rms\´p sN¿man\n? {]YaanXp Ina]n aa \ln IYnXsa¦nepw {]Øm\Ime¯psa´p sNmÃmªp \o? I]nbpsSb I]Ssamgn I\nhns\mSp tI«h³ Imcysat¶mÀ¯p almPf³ sNmÃn\m³. Kl\`phn ]p\c]n N Ka\aXpImcWw KÀ±`s¯t¸mse NmIbntÃj Rm³. aÕzman \s½¨Xn¡bnÃoizc³. aa a\kn I]SaXp \ln \ln In\mhnepw. AXnkp`K I]nhrj`! Xh lrZba¯ntae§p ht¨¨p t]ms¶¦net§m«pXm³ hchns\mSp Ka\anl kapNnXatb ktJ! hn{Iamwt`mt[! Xncn¨p \mw t]msItSm! AY k]Zn ]p\c]nN ISepsS XtS \nev¡p-þ a¯ntaÂs¨¶p Itcdn I]o{µ\pw. inhinh! InanXn hZXn N]elrZb³ `hm³? Kl\`phn acphpsamcp KPcn]p arKm[n]³ 138 . Hcp I]Sanhs\mSnl Ina]n IYbman Rmt\mÀ¯psImt­hw ]dªp _eoapJ³:-þ Ia\nbpsS KZaXn\p I]nlrZbauj[w Iev]nXw ap¶ta sNmÃmªsXs´tSm? h\hnS]nbpsS apIfn aa lrZba§p Rm³ ht¨¨pt]m¶p. AXp IYb I\nshmSnXn PeNc\paqNnhm³.]ôX{´w lrZbaXneanXKpWaXp Ina]n \mkvXnbm-þ ant±lsa{Xbpw aqV³ almPf³. _enhZ\! QSnXn Xh lrZbaXpsIm­p \o h¶mepsa¶pcsNbvXp PeNc³ \n]pWaXn I]nhc\pahs\mSnZaqNnhm³:-þ \ns¶¡Wt¡ almt`mj\à Rm³. A¡Y tI«epsa¶p I]oizc³ 2.

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D]Imcnjp bx km[px km[ptXz Xky tIm KpWx? A]Imcnjp bx km[px kx km[px kZv`ncpNytX 141 . \n`rXaY lcnWcn]p Ipdp\cnsbmSpNnhm³:-þ \nXyIÀ½w Ign¨miphcp¶p Rm³. lrZbKfbpKfa]n \ln \ln almcmP³ C¡gpXbvs¡¶p tKmambp sNmÃn\m³. KÀ±`aà Rms\¶p sNmt¶\lw irWp IpSne NSpe Xh lnXanXp hrYm^ew inwipamcm[am s]mbvs¡mÄsItSm `hm³. ]p\c]nN hn]n\`phn lcnWcn]pk¶n[u ]pWylo\³ sNhnIq¸n \n¶oSn\m³ arK]XnbpaXnc`kahs\ \nl\n¨§p arXyptemIt¯¡b¨m\kwibw. AXn Hcp tÇmIw ChnsS tNÀ¡p¶p. \nbahn[n hn[nhZY hncshmSp Ign¨h³ \nt£]`£W¯n¶p h¶q lcn. KPcn]phpaXn\n`rXahkZXpImcWw. NXpÀ°X{´w kam]vXw 2 2 kwkvIrXw ]©X{´¯n inwipamc\pw Ipc§pw ]¯ne[nIw IYIÄ ]dªpsIm­ncn¡p¶p­v. eLpXhcpafhp I]nhN\aXp tI«pS³ eÏ\mimXpc³ inwipamc³ bbu efnXXcNcnXanXp \chcIpamctc! eÏ\mimJyamw X{´w ip`w ip`w. XZ\p lXIgpXbpsS lrZbaY IWvThpw Xm\§p `£n¨p tKmambp XkvIc³. CXn\pSblrZba]n Kfa]n IpXÊtJ! C§s\ tNmZn¨p tIkco{µ³ XZm.]ôX{´w en¶nbpw t]msI¶pd¨nXp KÀ±`w. AXn\nSbne]carKanXp_X `pPn¡msX-þ bmanjw kq£n¨p \nÃp \o Pw_pI! \nPkNnhs\mSp kckanXn Ine ]dªpS³ \nXyIÀ½¯n\p t]mbn knwtl{µ\pw.

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