khfxI:
mylf mvysLIaF

guridafl isMG


itwbI Auqy eI, AunHF dy ipMz df BurU tFgrI afpxI dfqI-isMgI mwJ dy isMg qyl nfl ilsLkfeI, AuhdIaF iccVIaF qoVx mMizaf ipaf sI. ibMdy-Jwty Auh mUMh cuwk ky, sfhmxy psLUaF qy bMidaF dI BIV vwl ieMj Jfkdf ijvyN AuhnUM ajy vI iksy gfhk dI afs hovy.
sMqU ny Aus vl vyK ky pfly nUM ikhf, ‘‘vyKIN Auie bfeI iehdIaF lwqF vyKIN!’’
pflf Aus vl Jfk ky hws ipaf. BurU dIaF lwqF swcIN eI kWty vrgIaF sn.
itwbI qoN hyT lihMidaF eI Auh ijvyN iksy hor dunIaF ivwc af vVy hox. KulHy cOVy rfh dy dohIN pfsIN qMbUaF ivwc BFq-BFq dIaF dukfnF sjIaF hoeIaF sn. spirMgF vfly lftU, icwtIaF zMzIaF vfly cfkU, rbV dy bfvy, rMg brMgIaF zorIaF, Dilafry, JFjrF, GuMgrflf sB kuJ sI. sMqU ny KIsy ‘c pfeI cuafnI toh ky vyKI qy ruwKy buwlHF qy jIB Pyrn lwg ipaf. Pyr kuJ jyrf krky pfly dy moZy qy hwQ DridaF boilaf, ‘‘Auie bfeI! kus Kfx vflI cIjL leIey?’’
‘‘kI leyNgf?’’
‘kus lY lYny aYN?’’ sMqU ny sDrfeIaF njLrF nfl qMbUaF vl qwkidaF ikhf.
‘‘kus kI qUM AuWT GoVf leyNgf? zUZ afny dI qF qyry kol Bfn aYN!’’
‘‘kfhnUM, cuafnI aY.’’
‘‘cMgf. gfhF cwl ky jlybIaF KfvFgy. sFB ky rwKIN aYvyN BIV ‘c ikqy zyg bYTyNgf.’’
jlybIaF df nF sux ky sMqU ny Pyr buwlHF qy jIB PyrI qy moV Auqy lwgy vwzy qMbUaF vl Jfkx lwg ipaf. ikwkr byrI dy PwtF Auqy bYTy jwt, mUhry iewtF Auqy itkfeIaF purfxIaF bqIrIaF qy Dry vzy-vwzy ipwql dy QflF ivwc rotI KfeI jFdy sn. sMqU nUM hYrfnI hoeI ik rotI Kfx df ieh ikhVf vylf hoieaf? pr AudoN eI AuhdI ingfh vwzy-vwzy burk mfrdy iewk DwkV ijhy bMdy qy jf peI. Auh iewk rotI dI ijvyN iewko burkI krdf sI, qy ies burkI nfl bftI dI sfrI dfl vI smyt lYNdf sI. qvy ijVIaF-ijVIaF qMdUr dIaF rotIaF dI igwT AuWcI bhI Auhdy mUhry peI hoeI sI.
‘‘vyKIN beI, ahu bMdf rotI ikmyN KFdY!’’
‘‘KFdf kfhnUM aYN, crdY!’’ pfly ny EDr Jfk ky ikhf, qy Auh muskrf pey.
afly-duafly jlybIaF vflI koeI dukfn eI nhIN sI idsdI. iewk pfty mYly-ijhy qMbU ivwc mKfxy, iPwkIaF iKwlF qy irAuVIaF pqfisaF vflIaF lohy dIaF prfqF rwKI ieak kflf DUq , Gon-mon hlvfeI jLrUr bYTf sI. pqfisaF Auqy mwKIaF qy BirMzF df ijvyN KwKr ligaf hoieaf hovy. Auh hlvfeI jdoN Aucf sfrf hokf idMdf qF bwkrI dy mymxy vFgUM imaFkdf lgdf. Auhdy kfVHxI ijwzy isr, qy AUT vrgy buwlHF ivcoN eynI brIk ijhI afvfjL bVI EprI lgdI.
‘‘Auie bfeI!’’ sMqU ny AuBVvfihaF pfly nUM ikhf, ‘‘ahu ryVHI afly qoN imwTy Coly leIey, pMjF pYisaF dy?’’
‘‘jfh Auie! Bfilaf psLUaF aflf KfeIaf. Gry kdy Coly nHIN vyKy?’’ pfly ny Aus vwl GUr ky qwikaf.
sMqU ny nIvIN pf leI qy hwQ bfhr kwZ ky KIsf bfhroN Guwt ky PV ilaf.
AunHF dy sfhmxy eI iek bMdy dy duafly kwTy hoey ds pMdrF jxy ieAuN rOlf pf rhy sn ijvyN Auh AunHF df kuJ cuk curf ilafieaf hovy. Aus bMdy ny iewk hwQ nfl qF murdVy ijhy vihVky dI nwQ PVI hoeI sI, pr dUjI bfhoN PVky AuhnUM do bMdy ijvyN DUx lwgy hoey sn. AunHF ivcoN iek vwzIaF vwzIaF BUrIaF mwuCF qy lfl-awKF vflf bMdf vihVky vfly nUM kuwd-kuwd pY irhf sI.
‘‘Auie qMU bMdYN ik psLU? rupeIaf PV cuwp krky! kwlH nUM iehnUM kfrMgy nUM iksy ny psyrI CoilaF vwty nHIN isafnxf-BfldY sfZy pMj sO! qUM sLukr kr bmfrI qyry mgroN lhU!’’
pr vihVky vflf ‘‘AUNhUM, AUNhUM’’ krdf isr mfrI jFdf sI. afly-duafly KVoqy bMidaF ‘coN keI GUr-GUr Aus vwl vyK rhy sn, keI cuwp-kIqy musLkVIey hws rhy sn.
Kwby pfsy dUr qk ruwKF hyT psLU eI psLU KVoqy sn,mwJF, bld, gfeIaF, AUT. cfr-cuPyirEN hry-suwky pwiTaF qy gohy df rlvF musLk af irhf sI. qy ies nfl sMqU nUM ijvyN nsLf-ijhf cVHn lg ipaf.
sfhmxy, ipwpl hyT ‘bfvf jI’ df vwzf Cqr gwizaf hoieaf sI. sMqU ny pfly nUM bfhoN hlUxidaF ikhf, ‘‘Eie bfeI! af afAuby dirafeI GoVy vyKIey!’’
‘‘Cwz Auie prHy-lgdf dirafeI GoiVaF df Auh qF Twg kwTy hoey vy aY,EdyN vyK KF, ieMdf cfcf dsdf sI.’’
sMqU ny ihrKI njLr nfl pfly vl vyiKaf qy Pyr Cqr vl ingHf gwz leI. inwky-inwky keI muMzy vfhx ‘c bYTIaF ByzF vFg Cqr dy afly duafly kwTy hoey bYTy sn. tuwtI bfltI vrgy lfAUz spIkr ivcoN iewk gIq dI ‘cUM-cUM’ suxfeI dy rhI sI. ‘bfvf jI’, duafeIaF vflIaF rMg-brMgIaF sLIsLIaF mUhry rwKI, vwzy sfry trMk df Zfsxf lf ky psry pey sn. Bfrf iZwz, motI DOx qy Gon-mon isr bVf Eprf ijhf lgdf sI. (do vrHy pihlF jdoN Auh doey Brf ieAuN eI kpfh dI ruwqy, KyqoN corIEN Bwj ky mylf vyKx afey sn, AudoN ieh ‘bfvf jI’ eyny nroey nhIN sn idwsy, pr hux qF mfnf dy BUry sfnH vrgy hoey lgdy sn) miraf hoieaf dirafeI GoVf, mgr mwC qy srflH vI nhIN idWsy, sLfied Auh muMizaF dy Auhly sn.
‘‘bfeI! mYN vyK-lF, ahu,’’, JkidaF JkidaF sMqU ny jLorf krky pfly qoN puwiCaf.
pr pfly df iDafn sfhmixEN afAuNdy iewk GuMgrflF vycx vfly vl sI. sMqU nUM vI Auh bMdf bVf ajIb ligaf. qyV zwb KVwbf BoQf qy pYroN-isroN Auh nMgf sI. moiZaF Auqy Dilafry, GuMgrflF qy lfl hry rMg dIaF gfnIaF lmkfeIaF hoeIaF sn. pslIaF qy hslI dy hwz vwCrU dy isMgF vFg AuBry hoey. dohF hwQF ivwc do GuMgrflF PV ky Auh pihlF AuhnF nUM jLor-jLor dI CxkfAuNdf qy ipCoN, ‘‘lY jf bylIaf, lY jf bylIaf’’ kihMidaF, AuBVvfhf ‘‘hAU’’ krky ZwTy vFg bVHkidaF tpUsI mfr ky do kdm agFh af jFdf. sfhmxy af ky Auhny bVHk mfrn qoN pihlF GwgI-pftI vfj nfl iewk bymyl gIq ijhf vI gfieaf-
‘‘sfvf bVHkF mfrU
qor pMjfbx dI!’’
sMqU nUM mwlomwlI hfsI af geI. Aus pfly qoN puwiCaf, ‘‘ieh kI kihMdY, bfeI?’’
pflf muskrFidaF Aus bMdy vl vyNhdf irhf. pr acfnk AuhnUM zr ijhf ligaf qyAus sMqU dI bFh PV ky afiKaf, ‘‘CyqI CyqI vyK lY ijhVf kusL vyKxYN kMjrf, idn qF igaf!’’
sMqU ny afsy-pfsy ingfh mfrI kI vyKy, kI nf vyKy! kfhly-kfhly quridaF AunHF sfry myly ivwc do gyVy hor lfey. ikqy-ikqy pl Jwt KVoqy vI. sMqU ny do iqMn vfrI pfly qoN cuafnI Krcx dI slfh Pyr puwCI, pr Krcx nf idwqI. BuwK dohF nUM bVI lwgI hoeI sI jdoN ‘GuMgrUaF vflI’ sLrdfeI vfly kol af ky Kloqy qF iqh vI lg afeI.
‘‘hYN Auie bfeI, iehnUM ‘GuMgrUaF aflI sLrdfeI’ ikAuN kihMdy aY?’’ sMqU ny puwiCaf.
‘‘qYnUM afp nHIN dINhdf?, ieh GuMgrUaF afly Goty nfl rgV ky ipAuNdY.’’
sMqU nUM Pyr hfsI af geI. sLrdfeI rgVx vflf bMdf Goty nfl bMnHy GuMgrUaF dI Bfl nfl eI afpxIaF ivMgV qy sukVU lwqF ieAuN ihlfAuNdf sI ijvyN vihV dy mwK lVdI hovy.
‘‘vyKIN Auie bfeI, hyToN CVF-jIaF ikmyN mfrdY, afpxy vCrU aFgUM!’’ sMqU ny Thfkf mfr ky ikhf.
pr ijvyN ijvyN sUrj hyTF lihMdf jf irhf sI. pfly nUM iPLkr pYNdf jFdf sI. Aus sMqU dI bFh PV ky iKcidaF ikhf, ‘‘cwl hux ipMz nUM clIey nhIN qF bfpU sfrI rfq GmtwtU bxf ky ivhVy ‘c kIiVaF afly BOxF qy ist CzU, iksy ny goq nIN puwCxf!’’
sMqU vI bfpU df nF sux ky qRih igaf. bfpU jdoN vI AunHF nUM kuwtx lgdf iewk aDI prfxI qoVy ibnF nhIN sI htdf. sMqU nUM ieMj lgdf ijvyN Auhny AunHF dohF BrfvF Auqy, bldF nfloN vDyry prfxIaF qoVIaF sn.
idn iCp cilaf sI. Auh kfhly pYrIN muV pey. pr pfly ny dfixaF vflI ryVHI kol af ky afpo eI afiKaf, ‘‘BUkVy cwbxy aYN?’’
sMqU ny KIsy ‘c cuafnI rVkfeI qy isr ihlf idwqf. pr jdoN ryVHI vflf dfxy qolx lwigaf qF pfly ny inmkI ijhI nfl AuhnUM ikhf, ‘‘bfeI, hfa mfVy jy imwTy BUkVy vI pf-dIN pMj pYisaF dy!’’
‘‘afhf! mUMh qF vyK imwTy BUkVy Kfx afilaF df!’’ dfixaF vfly ny AunHF nUM itwcr kridaF ikhf, pr imwTy Coly Pyr vI nf pfey.
‘‘mfmy myry ny kusL vI nHIN Auie idwqy!’’ agFh af ky JolI ‘c pfey BUkiVaF vwl JfkidaF, ryVHI vfly vl GUr ky pfly ikhf qy zUZ-zUZ lwp dfxy AunF vMz ley. Pyr AuQy eI KVo ky lwp-lwp df Pwkf mfr ky mUMh Br ley qy hfbiVaF vFg awD ingly kr ky nGfridaF ipMz nUM Bj qury. rihMdI awDI lwp AunHF do vfrI krky BjidaF eI cwbI. pfly ny cfr ku dfxy Aus ‘coN vI bcf ky jyb ‘c pf ley. AunHF ‘coN awDy irhfV kr ky sMqU lY igaf. Pyr Auh cbolidaF KfsI vft AuvyN iCwqr GsfAU ryvIaf cfl Bwjy gey. qy ieMj dfxy cbolidaF pfly nUM KurlI dy KUMijaF ivcoN crHI dy kuqry dIaF bcIaF-KucIaF gMZF nUM mUMh mfrdf afpxf kwtf cyqy af igaf. Aus muskrf ky ipCFh vyiKaf, pr sMqU ikDry nf idisaf. AuWcI AuWcI do iqMn vfjF mfrIaF qF sMqU iewk mOly bld dy koloN dI, bqfrU vFg qVfPy mfrdf inkilaf.
‘‘E bfeI, E bfeI. ahu zMgrhF afly hspqfl dI kMD qy iewk akbfr lwigaf ivaY. Aus qy iliKaY ‘mylf mbysIaF, nfly bld qy mYs dI mUrq bxI vI aY, ieh ‘mylf mbysIaf’ kI hoieaf?’’ sMqU ny pfly dy brfbr af ky puwiCaf.
‘‘pihlF qUM sfh lY lY. lgdf kusL myly mbysIaF’ df zUZ awKr pVH ky vwzf pVfkU bixaF iPrdY.’’ pflf clfkI nfl afpxf axjfxpuxf lukf igaf.
itwbI qy af ky Auh hOlI ho gey qy ibMd df ibMd KVo ky ipCFh qwkx lwg pey. dUr qk, kfly-GsmYly rMg dy psLUaF qy bMidaF dIaF sLklF azo-awz pCfxIaF nhIN sn jFdIaF. sMqU ijvyN ghu nfl vyK ky jfcx df Xqn kr irhf sI ik bMdy psLUaF nUM DUhI iPrdy sn jF psLU bMidaF nUM. keI jwt BuMjy cfdry ivCf ky lMmy vI pY gey sn. AunHF dy kwty vwCy ieAuN kol KVoqy sn ijvyN AunHF qy pihrf dy rhy hox. asmfn dUr qk DUV nfl aitaf hoieaf sI. DUV Auqy psrI GsmYlI lflI bVI zrfAuxI lgdI sI.
‘‘Auie qUM gfhF qur, ajy vyK-vyK rwijaf nHIN? bfpU df pqY ik nhIN, pqMdr df? mfr-mfr sujf dU! Pyr qF aDf-aDf pihr QUkHxoN nHIN htdf huMdf!’’ pfly ny AuhnUM mOj nfl KVoqf vyK ky iJVikaf.
sMqU dIaF DUV BrIaF lwqF kMbx lwg peIaF. nMgy pYrF dIaF pfqlIaF ivcoN syk inkldf jfipaf. Auh Bwj ky pfly dy nfl jf rilaf.
Pyr ijAuN ijAuN Auh vfho dfhI ipMz dy nyVy huMdy gey AunHF nUM myly dIaF gwlF Buwlx lg peIaF. hOlI-hOlI Klfa ivwc, sMGxy-Bfry, pryqF vrgy ruwKF dIaF tIsIaF AuqoN dI, BUq vFg bfpU df prCfvF psrdf idwisaf.
‘‘ieh cuafnI qUM ikQoN leI sI Auie?-bfpU dI jyb ‘coN kwZI sI?’’ sUey dy pul qy afky pfly ny puwiCaf.
‘‘kfhnUM, kpfh vycI sI.’’
‘‘awj qyrIaF tMgF qF Pyr sfbq hY nIN smJ[[[!’’
sMqU df ipMzf ijvyN nfl dI nfl suMn ho igaf. pr dUjy pl eI Auhdy aMdr BbUky vFg kuJ mwc ipaf. Aus vihVky vFg mwCridaF bVHk ijhI mfr ky ikhf, ‘‘dyKI jfAU Pyr, mYN vI AuhnUM[[[[AuhnUM Pyr awj dyAUN DnysVI![[[asIN koeI mylf mbysI aYN!’’
qy sMqU KLflI KIsy qy jyb nUM hwQ pfeIN mymxy vFg kudfVIaF mfrdf pfly dy mUhry Bwj quiraf. pflf hYrfn hoieaf Aus vl vyNhdf, ipCFh rih igaf.

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sMqoK isMG DIr

(ies khfxI dI nfiekf pRiswD lyKk gurmuK isMG musfPLr dI DI sI, jQydfrF bfry qusIN jfxdy hI ho - ieh khfxI iblkul swcI hY.)

ieiqhfs ivc ieho ijhIaF vIrFgxF ‘c vI hoeIaF hn jo GoiVaF Auqy cVHIaF qy jMg dy mYdfn ivwc qlvfrF PVky lVIaF hn. pr Auh iek ieho ijhI sUrbIr vIrFgxf sI jo XuwD dy mYdfn ivwc qlvfrF PVky nhIN sI lVI, kyvl afpxI nYiqkqf dy sLsqr nfl hI lVI sI. lVI iksdy nfl sI? gLuMizaF-musLtMizaF dI briCaF-gMzfisaF vflI Aus bymuhfr BIV nfl jo Drm dy jnUMn ivwc aMnHI hoeI peI sI qy Drm qy kukrm ivwc koeI PLrk nhIN sI smJdI. lokI vI hYrfn sn-’kOx hY ieh dYv-kuVI? bVI dlyr lVkI hY-ijvyN JFsI dI rfxI hovy!’ gLuMzy aqy musLtMzy afid vI AuhdI ies dlyrI nUM dyK, cuwp ijhy ho gey sn. ijvyN ieh koeI bVI anoKI qy AuWkf hI gLYr-kudrqI ijhI Gtnf vfpr geI hovy. ikAuNik ieh kuJ jF qF sfzIaF iPLlmF ivwc ho skdf sI, jF jfsUsI nfvlF ivc. jIvn ivwc ieAuN vfpr jfxf alokfr ijhI gwl hI sI.
Ausdf nF jsvMq kOr sI. vIh ku vrHy dI Aumr sI AuhdI. mYtirk pfs krky Auh awjklH kflj dIaF jmfqF ivwc pVH rhI sI. Ausdf ipqf akflI sI jo iksy smyN akfl qKLq df jQydfr vI irhf sI qy Pyr mgroN nihrU-gFDI dI kFgrs ivwc sLfiml ho ky dysL dI afjLfdI leI sMgrfm krn lwg ipaf sI. awj ijhf akflI nhIN sI, nf hI awj ijhf kFgrsI. Auh Auho ijhf akflI sI ijho-ijhy akflI AudoN, akflI lihr dy idnF ivwc, isrF Auqy kwPLx bMnHky hws golIaF KFdy qy ‘sI’ nhIN sn Aucrdy. Auh kuTflI ivwc pey hoey sony ijhf akflI sI qy nihrU-gFDI dI kFgrs vrgf kuMdn bixaf kFgrsI. BuwKf miraf, jylHF kwtIaF, nf Auhny akflI lihr dI pwg nUM dfgL lwgx idwqf, nf kFgrs dy duwD-Doqy qy cMn-icwty Kwdr nUM. Auh hMs vFg pivwqr irhf.
sLkl vI bhuq suhxI sI jsvMq kOr dy ipqf dI. gorf rMg, nYx suMdr. poTohfr sI Auhdf vqn. poTohfr dy mrd-aOrqF huMdy hI bhuq suhxy hn. hvf-pfxI qy Pl-PrUt AuhnF nUM suhxy rwKdy hn. buZfpy vyly jdoN ipqf dy vfl sPLYd ho gey sn qF KuwlHI qy icwtI dfVHI nfl Auh ieAuN jfpdf huMdf sI ijvyN Auh koeI PirsLqf hovy. inrsMdyh, Auh soBf isMG dI gurU nfnk dI Aus qsvIr vrgf sI ijhVI Auhny bhuq mgroN, lgBg afpxy aMqm smyN, ibnF eyk-ENkfr afid jF mflf ibnF bxfeI hY. afm klfkfrF vFg, soBf isMG vI jIvn ivcoN hI gurU nfnk nUM klpdf sI? klf, BfvyN koeI vI hovy, Drfql Ausdf sdf hI XQfrQk jIvn huMdf hY.
kvI vI sI Ausdf ipqf. akflI lihr vyly vI kivqfvF ilKdf huMdf sI qy dysL dI afjLfdI leI sMgrfm krn vyly vI. AusdIaF kivqfvF ivwc aMgryjLI sfmrfj dI inKyDI kIqI huMdI sI qy ihMdUaF aqy muslmfnF nUM iewk ho ky rihx df sunyhf idwqf jFdf sI. AudoN ivsLf hI ieh sI. ihMdU-muslmfn vflf ivsLf qF sgoN pwkf hI sI. ieh hux vI hY, AudoN vI sI. ieh gurU nfnk vyly vI sI qy sMq kbIr vyly vI. kbIr sfihb rfm-rhIm nUM ieko kihMdy Qwk gey. gurU nfnk ny iesy kfrn afpxy afp nUM “nf mYN ihMdU, nf muslmfn” ikhf hY, pr Bfrq mMn hI nhIN irhf. ies gwloN Bfrq df prnflf AuQy df AuQy hI hY.
bulfrf vI bhuq hI cMgf sI Auh. AuWcf, lMmf, suhxf kwd. sfd-murfdI bolI ivc jdoN boldf, hr, iksy nUM afpxy nfl joV lYNdf. bolI poTohfrI nhIN, rlI-imlI, lfhOr-aMimRqsr dI, kyNdrI huMdI sI. akflI lihr dy idnF qoN hI Auh eyDr rihx lwg ipaf sI. akflI lihr df kyNdr ikAuNik aMimRqsr huMdf sI qy rfjDfnI hox kfrn, rfjnIqk lihr df gVH, pMjfb df, lfhOr sI. so, AusdI bolI bVI hI suhxI kyNdrI pMjfbI sI. ilKx dI vI qy bolx dI vI. ikqy-ikqy poTohfrI dy lPLjL vI Auh vrqdf, pr Auh bVy hI suhxy lgdy qy ikqy-ikqy hI hox kfrn, kyNdrI pMjfbI ivwc, Auh hIiraF vFgUM dmkdy.kyvl ipqf hI nhIN sI, mfqf vI jsvMq kOr dI bVy hI AuWc-afcrx dI qy bVf hI isdkI jIv sI. ijvyN pqI inwq-idhfVI jylHIN quiraf rihMdf sI, isdkvfn nf huMdI qF gujLr ikvyN ho skdI sI? pr, puwqrI nUM pRBfivq bhuqf ipqf ny hI kIqf sI. jdoN kdy Gr huMdf, ipqf, afpxI puwqrI nUM, gurUaF dy hvfly dy-dy cMgI iswiKaf idMdf rihMdf: “gurU arjn dyv qwqI qvI Auqy bYTy hn, qvI nUM sLFq krn leI. ieh qvI jLulm aqy jbr nfl qp rhI hY. gurU ny kurbfnI idwqI. qwqI qvI sLFq hoeI. iesy qrHF sRI gurU qygL bhfdur sfihb hn. dInF aqy duKIaF leI isr ktvf idMdy hn. jbr nUM TlH pY jFdI hY. BfvyN QoVHIN bhuqI hI."
“sRI gurU goibMd isMG srbMs nUM vfr idMdy hn, dysL leI, kOm leI, kucilaF-lqfiVaF leI. qy Pyr hukm krdy hn,’mfns kI jfq sbY eykY pihcfnbo.’ ies leI, bytf, mfns kI jfq sfnUM ieko smJxI cfhIdI hY. ihMdU hovy, muslmfn, sB nUM iek jfnxf hY. AUc-nIc vI koeI nhIN. gurU jI ny BfeI jYqy nUM afpxy gl nfl lfieaf hY . rMg ryty, gur ky byty. BfvyN Auh aKfAuqI ijhI nIvIN jfqI ivcoN sI. ieh AuWcIaF aqy nIvIaF jfqIaF sfrIaF hI aKfAuqI hn. sfzIaF hI bxfeIaF hoeIaF. nf iehnF nUM gurU nfnk dyv mfnqf idMdy hn, nf gurU goibMd isMG. so asIN, bytI gurUaF dI hI iswiKaf Auqy cwlxf hY. BfvyN lokI kuJ pey kihx. Auh qF ‘aMnHI reIaq’ hn. mUrK! gMvfr.”
“bfpU jI, iswKF ivwc vI jfq-pfq bhuq hY. koeI jwt, koeI cmfr. koeI pihly pOVy vflf, koeI cOQy pOVy vflf[[[["
“bRfhmxvfd dI GuspYT hY iswKI ivwc ieh DI rfxI. bVf BYVf hY bRfhmxvfd. iehny qF mhfqmf buwD nUM Ault-pult kr idwqf hY. mhfqmf buwD vI jLfq-pfq dI sMsQf dy ivruwD sI. pr awj Auhdf vwKrfpx iksy pfsy irhf hI nhIN. clo, BfvyN kuJ vI hovy, asIN afpxy gurUaF dy hI hukm dI pflxf krnI hY. AuhnF dy bol sony ivwc mVHf ky rwKx vfly hn.”
skUlI-kfljI ivwidaf vI Auh BfvyN pVH hI rhI sI, pr aslI ivwidaf ieh sI jo Ausdy mfqf-ipqf vloN AuhnUM idwqI jf rhI sI. ies, aslI ivwidaf ny hI, bhuqf, Auhdy cirwqr dy inrmfx ivwc ihwsf pfieaf sI.
iesqoN ibnF kudrq vloN bKLisLaf Ausdf afpf vI sI jo AuhnUM AuWcIaF socF aqy krnIaF vwl lY igaf sI. nhIN qF Auh vI lok hn ijnHF nUM cMgIaF jF AuWcIaF gwlF poNhdIaF hI nhIN hn. pwQr AuWqy pfxI ipaf arQ hI kI rwKdf hY? gMny aqy awk dy suBf dI imsfl hY. DrqI AuhIE huMdI hY, pr gMnf Ausy DrqI qoN imTfs pRfpq krdf hY, awk kuiVwqx. so Ausdy afpxy afpy dI vI ies ivwc vizafeI sI-Ausdy afpxy bVy hI cMgy gMgf dy nIr ijhy ihrdy dI.
pfiksqfn bxn vyly dy kfly idnF dI gwl hY ieh. aMimRqsr sLihr ivwc, muslmfn nOjvfn kuVIaF aqy aOrqF nUM, alPL nMgIaF krky, iek jlUs dI sLkl ivwc, glIaF aqy bfjLfrF ivcoN qoiraf jf irhf sI. do akflI jQydfr ies jlUs dy muKI sn jo ies jlUs dy dovyN pfsy nflo-nfl cwl rhy sn qy dohF dy hI hwQF ivwc brCy PVy hoey sn. ieh akflI jQydfr iksy smyN jsvMq kOr dy ipqf dy sfQI huMdy sn jdoN Auh sB akflI dl ivwc kMm krdy huMdy sn. bMdy kfPLI cMgy sn,
pr awj kuJ hvfvF hI aijhIaF Juwl peIaF sn ik Auh cMgy rih nf sky qy mfxs qoN dyvqy bxn dI QF mfxs qoN rfKsL bx gey. AuhnF nUM nhIN sI pqf, Auh ikMny gLlq ho cuwky hn. Auh qF afpxy afp nUM sgoN bVy hI TIk rsqy Auqy qurdf smJ rhy sn, aqy ies jlUs dy Auh ieAuN nfl jf rhy sn ijvyN Auh koeI bVf hI cMgf qy nyk kMm kr rhy hox. AuhnF dI smJ ieh sI ik ijhVy jbr, gurUaF AuWqy, mugLl bfdsLfhF vloN Zfhy jFdy rhy hn, AuhnF df, sB df, bdlf Auh awj ieAuN lY rhy hn. aqy, Auh hwk-bjfnb hn.
ieh kihx dI loV nhIN ik afpxy inwq dy jIvn ivwc ieh jQydfr pUrI-pUrI mirafdf pflx vfly sn. akflI dl dy afgUaF leI pUrI-pUrI rihq-mirafdf df pflx bVf jLrUrI hY. rojL pfT krdy qy ismrnf vI Pyrdy. pfTF dy kuJ smyN hn. kdy jpujI, kdy rihrfs, kdy kIrqn soihlf afid. pr ieh ibnF smyN dy vI pfT krdy rihMdy sn. ivhl hY qF ieh smF ajfeIN ikAuN ibqfieaf jfvy? akfl purK vfihgurU df nfm hI ikAuN nf jipaf jfvy,ijsnUM nfnUM sfs-gRfs cyqy rwKxf cfhIdf hY? so Auh ibnF smyN dy vI pfT krn lwg jFdy qy afpxf jIvn sPl krdy. pYrokfrF Auwqy vI iesdf bVf hI cMgf pRBfv pYNdf. AuhnF leI Auh iek nmUny dy afgU iswD ho jFdy sn.
dovyN, afpxI pfrtI ivwc DVwlydfr afgU sn. iek df nF Ausdy ipMz dy nF nfl ilaf jFdf sI, dUjy df ielfky nfl. ielfky df nF mfJf sI. dohF dy ipMz aMimRqsr dy lfgy-cfgy hI pYNdy sn.
dovyN, afpxI pfrtI ivwc cMgy ruqby vfly vI sn. sLRomxI kmytI dI pRDfngI dy ahudy qwk vI kry nf kdy phuMcy sn. nhIN qF dovyN ies ahudy qk phuMc skx dy Xog sn.
awgy jf ky ieh dovyN afgU vI kFgrs ivwc iml gey sn. iewk, ijsdy nF nfl ielfky df nF lgdf sI, kFgrs srkfr vyly, kuJ ku smF, pMjfb dy mMqrI-mMzl ivwc vI irhf sI. purfxf dsvIN pfs sI. purfxI dsvIN awjklH dIaF vIhF vrgI huMdI sI. sgoN cflIaF vrgI hI. jlUs ivwc cwl rhIaF kuVIaF aqy aOrqF nUM DrqI ivhl nhIN idMdI sI. AuhnF dy nMgy ijsmF vwl mrd-BIV dIaF lflcI awKF iek twk qwk rhIaF sn qy Aus pfisEN iek iCn vI htxf nhIN sn cfhuMdIaF. nOjvfn kuVIaF aqy aOrqF dy nMgy aqy gory-gory nsUVIaF ijsm AuhnF awKF nUM dyK-dyKky rwj nhIN af irhf sI. Auh dyKdy qy cFBldy qy “hfey-hfey” vI afKdy. kuVIaF afpxy hwQF nfl kdy sLrmF ZwkdIaF qy kdy CfqIaF ZwkdIaF. pr briCaF dIaF nokF nfl AuhnF dy hwQ htfey jFdy, “hF, hux sLrm afAuNdI aY. pfiksqfn mMigaf sI, dyKo hux QoVf ijhf suafd pfiksqfn df!”
jQydfr, BIV nUM, jlUs nfl cwlx dI qy rwj-rwj ky dyKx dI hI afigaf dy rhy sn, jF mjLfk krn dI vI, pr CyV-CfV krn dI jF iksy nUM hwQ lfAux dI iejfjLq nhIN sn dy rhy. ieAuN qF BgdV mc jFdI. BIV tuwt pYNdI qy botI-botI noc lYNdI. hF, dyKxf TIk sI. lokF dy dyKx leI hI qF, qy AuhnF nUM sLrmfAux leI, AuhnF nUM nMgIaF krky jlUs kiZaf igaf sI.
cfr mhfn gurUaF dI ieh vrosfeI DrqI sI qy cfrF dI hI crn-Cuh ies DrqI nUM pRfpq sI. sRI gurU rfmdfs, sRI gurU arjn dyv, sRI gurU hirgoibMd qy sRI gurU qygL bhfdr. pr, ies gurU dI ngrI ivwc[[[[ eyQy, aMimRqsr ivwc, jilHaFvflf bfgL vI sI ijQy ihMdU qy muslmfn df sFJf KLUn zuilHaf sI. jilHaFvflf bfgL df hIro zf[ sqXpfl vI sI qy sYPL-Au-dIn ikclU vI. jilHaFvflf bfgL df lhU ajy suwikaf nhIN sI.
muslmfn kuVIaF aqy aOrqF dy ies jlUs df sfry sLihr nUM pqf sI. bhuq lok iehnUM bhuq mfVf vI kih rhy sn, pr Auh sfry byvs sn. BUqry hoey lokF awgy koeI vI boldf nhIN sI. puils- PLOj vI iehnF lokF nUM kuJ nhIN sI afKdI. Auh vI sgoN iehnF lokF dy nfl hI imlI hoeI sI qy iehnF nUM TIk smJdI. AuDr, pfiksqfn ivwc vI, ieho kuJ ho irhf sI. dovyN pfsy ieko qrHF dI Kyz KyzI jf rhI sI.
jsvMq kOr ies smyN Gr ivwc bYTI hoeI sI. AuhnUM pqf lwgf qF AuhnUM bhuq duwK hoieaf. ies smyN jlUs hfl bfjLfr ivwc af igaf sI. Auh sLIhxI vFgMU AuwTI qy lpkdI, ClFgF mfrdI, hfl bfjLfr vwl cwl peI,ijvyN kdy mfeI Bfgo guwsf Kf ky AuWTI qy sLIhxI vFgMU grjdI mYdfn vwl cwl peI sI qy kfierF aqy bujLidlF nUM lfaxqF pf rhI sI. lgBg Ausy qrHF hI jsvMq kOr afeI sI jo awj dI mfeI Bfgo vI sI qy awj vI rfxI JFsI vI. jsvMq kOr df cln AuhnF qoN ikvyN vI Gwt nhIN sI.
jsvMq kOr alPL nMgIaF kuVIaF aqy aOrqF dy jlUs dy awgy jf KloeI qy mwQy ivwc vwt pf ky dovyN jQydfrF nUM bolI: “cfcf jI! gwl suxo!! Xf qF iehnF sfrIaF nUM kwpVy pihnf idE, nhIN qF mYN afp afpxy kwpVy AuqfrFgI qy iehnF vFg hI, nMgI hoky, iehnF dy nfl cwlFgI. qusIN myrf nMg dyKxf. afpxI DI df nMg dyKxf.”
jQydfrF nUM ies gwl df KLfb-iKLafl vI nhIN sI ik koeI AuhnF nUM ieAuN af ky rok jF tok vI skdf sI. Auh QoVf ijhf hYrfn hoey. koeI hor huMdf, BfvyN Auh koeI vI ikAuN nf huMdf, AuhnF awgy ieAuN Kloky ibsk vI nhIN skdf sI. mulk ivwc nihrU vI sI, gFDI vI, ijnwfh vI. lfrz mfANUt bYtn vI ajy idwlI ivwc hI bYTf sI. PLsfdIaF nUM koeI vI pr rok nhIN skdf sI. amn-kfnUMn sfrf hI PLsfdIaF ny afp afpxy hwQF ivwc ilaf hoieaf sI. pr ies kuVI jsvMq kOr dI gwl hI kuJ hor sI. ieh AuhnF dI BqIjI sI,AuhnF dy sfQI qy imwqr dI DI, jo AuhnF dI vI DI hI sI. pr Auh Pyr vI awgoN boly: “kfkI, qUM prHy rih. qyrf nhIN koeI kMm eyQy. qUM eyQy afeI hI ikAuN? cwl prHy, qUM Gr nUM jfh.”
“cfcf jI, qusIN rojL gurU dI bfxI pVHdy ho. gurU sfihb qF kihMdy hn, nf koeI ihMdU, nf muslmfn?”
“kuVIey! qUM gwl sux! pqf hY pfiksqfn ivc kI kuJ ho irhf hY? AuDr sfzIaF ihMdUaF aqy iswKF dIaF kuVIaF dy, sfQoN pihlF dy, nMgIaF dy jlUs kwZy jf rhy hn,rfvlipMzI, ijhlm, mulqfn qy lfhOr ivc. asIN jvfb dy rhy hF ik jy iekwqI pfEgy qF asIN iekvMjf pfvFgy. asIN cUVIaF pihn leIey?”
“cfcf jI, Auh nIc hn. pr AunHF nUM nMgIaF ienHF bygunfhF ny qF nhIN kIqf? ienHF df ksUr kI? AuhnF nfl lVo, mYN quhfzy nfl ho ky AuhnF nfl lVn jfvFgI.”
bfjLfr ivc BIV df jmGwtf ijhf ho igaf sI. glIaF, cubfiraF, dukfnF idaF QiVHaF AuqoN vI lokI dyKx lwg pey sn. sLurU qoN hI, nflo-nfl, qurI afAuNdI cFBlI qy lfcVI hoeI BIV, ipwCy KVI, AuV-AuV ky eyDr vwl qwk rhI sI. ies smyN Auh aOrqF nUM nMgy aqy asLlIl iPLkry bolxo rukI hoeI sI.
DrqI ivwc lih jfx vrgI aMqF dI bypqI nfl zOr-BOr hoeIaF qy nMgIaF KVIaF muslmfn kuVIaF aqy aOrqF nUM QoVI ijhI qswlI hoeI. bVI bhfdur kuVI sI jo jfbrF, dirMidaF dy sfhmxy ztI KVI sI. jfpdf sI ijvyN awlf, ies kuVI dy rUp ivwc, afp hI bhuV ipaf sI. keIaF dIaF awKF ivwc, hmdrdI dy AuCfly nfl, pfxI vI Br afieaf sI.
jsvMq kOr Pyr bolI: “cfcf jI, pihnfE kwpVy! nhIN qF mYN afpxy Auqfrn lwg jfvFgI.”
jQydfr cuwp sn.
“cfcf jI, mYN Pyr kihnIaF[[[[["
jQydfr ajy vI KLfmosL hoey KVy sn.
“cMgf cfcf jI, TIk hY[[["
aqy, Auhny cfkF vwl nUM afpxI kmIjL nUM Auqfrn leI hwQ pfey.
“bIbI! bIbI!! iek imMt ,ieMk imMt[[[["
jQydfr AuWcI boly. ikAuNik jy jsvMq kOr kwpVy Auqfr idMdI, iehnF jQydfrF df AuQy kuJ vI nhIN rihxf sI. AuhnF nUM ieh pqf sI, jsvMq kOr kwpVy Auqfrn leI hI afeI sI, PokIaF gwlF krn leI nhIN.
jQydfrF nUM afpxI gwl qoN ipwCy htxf pY igaf ‘qy aOrqF nUM kwpVy pihnx dI afigaf dy idwqI geI. “puaf idE kwpVy.” Auh iZwlf ijhf boly ‘qy iewk pfsy nUM cly gey.
jsvMq kOr iek jlfl ivwc sUhI hoeI KVI sI.

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lokF dI PLOj

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Aus ipMz ivcoN msF do ku sO bc ky byKLqr QF Auqy phuMcy sn-Cy sO ‘coN msF do ku sO. bhuqy jvfn muMzy kuVIaF qy pMjfh ku bwcy bwcIaF qy buwZy buwZIaF.
sfiraF dy ichry Auqry hoey. bwicaF dIaF ijvyN cIkF muwk geIaF sn. buwZy buwZIaF vloN hr sfh nfl pukfrx nfl ijvyN awlf quaflf vI awk igaf sI. KUbsUrq bMgflxF dIaF gjL gjL lMmIaF jLulPF ieMj byjfn ho geIaF sn ijvyN spxIaF Auqy ibjlIaF izg peIaF hox.
byKLqr QF AuWqy phuMcidaF hI sB ny afpixaF moieaF nUM roxf sLurU kr idwqf. cIkdy bwicaF dy mUMhF ivwc mfvF ny suwkIaF lmkdIaF duwDIaF dy idwqIaF.
lokF nUM ieMny qMg vyK ky mOlvI bdrdIn ny sUPLIafnf aMdfjL ivwc ikhf:
‘‘vyKo! Kudf df sLukr kro ipMz df nF insLfn qF rih igaf. hux sbr kro awlf quaflf nUM iehI mnjLUr sI[[[[.’’
mOlvI dI gwl tokidaF Aus df lVkf rPLIk boilaf:
‘‘awbf, jdoN vI ipMz ‘c koeI mrdY, jF koeI hor musIbq Qrpf huMdI aY, qUM eyhI rwt lfAunYN: ‘awlf qflf nUM eyhI mnjLUr sI.’ kI awlf qflf nUM sB burIaF gwlF eI mnjLUr huMdIaYN?’’
mOlvI bdrdIn dy buwlH Qrky. icwtI dfVHI jLrf AuqFh AuTI qy gl dIaF rgF KVIaF hoeIaF.
‘‘E, qUM ikQoN kfPLr jMm ipaf myry Gr. hy awlf, imhr krIN.’’
‘‘eyhqoN ijLafdf imhr awlf ny kI krnI aY?’’
rPLIk dI gwl mOlvI bdrdIn dy golI vFg lgI. Aus nUM jfipaf Aus dy kfPLr muMzy ny isrPL awlf nUM hI nhIN blik Aus dI afpxI mkbUlIaq nUM vI vMgfiraf sI. Aus df jIa kIqf ik ieho ijhy kfPLr puwqr dI jLbfn iKwc dyvy. pr mOlvI bVIaF igxqIaF vflf afdmI sI. Auh afpxy puwqr dy muswmm ierfdy qoN vfkPL sI.
mOlvI nUM ies qrHF AuDyVbux ivwc pey vyK, Aus df lMgotIaf Xfr, musIqAuWlf-ijhVf sfrI Aumr msIq ivwc JfVU idMdf irhf sI-kVikaf:
‘‘E Cokiraf, qUM ikqy ihMdusqfn df eyjYNt qy nI?’’
‘‘cfcf jdoN mYN awlf qflf df eyjYNt nI, qF mYN ihMdusqfn df eyjMt ikvyN ho skdF?’’
aYqkIN mOlvI bdrdIn qoN afpxy Xfr dI byiewjLqI brdfsLq nf ho skI. Aus ny kihrI njLrF nfl rPLIk vl vyiKaf qy PLqvf lfieaf:
‘‘KLudf ny ieh kihr qyry vrgy kfPLr kr ky hI sfzy Auqy nfijLl kIqy.’’
ieh kih ky mOlvI ny afpxIaF awKF nfl sfiraF df jfiejLf lYx leI iewk isry qoN dUjy isry qk vyiKaf. bhuqy ichiraF Auqy-KLfs kr jvfn ichiraF Auqy nfmnjLUrI dy insLfn sn. iewk ny kih vI idwqf:
‘‘mOlvI sfihb, ieh glq aY. rPLIky ny afpxI jfn qy Kyz ky keIaF dIaF jfnF bcfeIaF ny. afh vyK lE, eyhny afpxf ptsn df pwlV vI bwicaF nUM dy idwqY.’’
mOlvI ny msIqAuWly vl qy msIq AuWly ny mOlvI vl qwikaf. njLrF imlIaF, ijvyN puwC rhIaF hox ik hux kI jvfb dyxf hY. jvfb nf ahuVdf vyK mOlvI bdrdIn ny afiKaf:
‘‘hUM kfPLr!’’ qy nmfjL gujLfrn cilaf igaf.
‘‘hy awlf, rihm krIN!’’ qy msIq AuWly ny qsbI dy mxky Pyrny sLurU kr idwqy.
rPLIk muskRfieaf qy iewk pfsy ho ky pfxI dy psfr nUM vyKx lwigaf[[[[
cfry pfsy njLrF dy idshwidaF qoN vI pry pfxI hI pfxI nfgF vFg sLUk irhf sI. pfxI ivwc zubIaF PLslF qy lfsLF hI lfsLF. ieMnf pfxI hox dy bfvjUd vI bcy hoey lok bUMd bMUd nUM qrs rhy sn. kflirj ny TIk hI qF afiKaf sI:
‘cfry pfsy pfxI pfxI
pIx leI iewk bUMd vI nhIN.’
Aus dI njLr pfxI nUM cIr ky dUr AuWqr ivwc vsdy Zfky vl clI geI. ikMnIaF XfdF sn Aus dIaF Zfky nfl bwJIaF hoeIaF. Aus ny Zfky ivwc hI iewk vfr mOlfnf BfsfnI nUM bolidaF suixaf sI. Aus ny ikhf sI ik qflbielmF nUM ipMzF ivwc jf ky iksfnF qoN qflIm hfsl krnI cfhIdI hY. rPLIk ny Aus dI gwl lV bMnH leI sI qy sdf iksfnF nfl irhf sI. Aus dIaF awKF sfhvyN bjLurg BfsLfnI dI sLkl sfkfr hoeI. awsIaF virHaF df bjLurg ijs ny sdf lokF nUM KLudf mMinaf. aj jo mOlfnf BfsfnI mulk df rihbr huMdf qF ieh hVH af hI nhIN sI skdf. Aus dIaF awKF ivwc armfnF lwdy aFsU Clky. pr dUjy hI pl Aus dy aMdroN sLMky boly:
‘‘pfglf, BfsLfnI bMgfl dI KfVI ivcoN TlHIaF kFgF ikvyN rok lYNdf’’ Aus aMdroN ijvyN Aus df awbf mOlvI bdrdIn boilaf hovy.
‘‘pgly qumhfrf nfsqk BfsLfnI gMgf mfeI kI kropI ko kYsy tfl skqf hY?’’ AunHF dy ipMz df ijvyN pMzq isLvnfQ boilaf hovy.
QoVf icr leI Aus dI soc ijvyN bMd ho geI.
‘‘ikAuN nhIN?’’ rPLIk dy aMdr ijvyN rOsLnI hoeI, ‘‘jy cIn dy lok phfVF AuqoN dI nihrF vgf skdy ny jy AuqrI korIaf dy lok muV sfrf mulk Ausfr skdy ny. jy inwkf vIaqnfm dYNq dy nwk cxy cbf skdf hY[[[qF asIN hVH ikAuN nhIN rok skdy?’’
[[[[Zfkf! Zfky dI mlml ijs df pUrf Qfn qIlF vflI zwbI ivwc pY jFdf sI,iewk muMdrI ivcoN dI inkl jFdf sI. aMgryjL hfkmF ny AunHF kfrIgrF dIaF bfhF vZvf idwqIaF sn[[[[[
rPLIk ny njLr GumfeI. dr gMgf diraf TfTF mfr irhf sI. Aus nUM hflIN qk smJ nhIN sI afeI ik pivwqr gMgf hr sfl ieMnIaF lfsLF ikAuN ingl jFdI sI. pMzq isLvnfQ kihMdf sI ik jdoN pfp vD jFdy ny qF gMgf mfeI krop ho ky pfpIaF df sLMGfr krn afAuNdI hY.
‘‘pr pMzq jI, afpF gLrIbF ny kI pfp krnY? pYsy ibnF pfp vI qy nhIN nf ho skdf. sLihr iml mflkF qy joqdfrF df gMgf mfeI ny kdI sMGfr nhIN kIqf[[[[[?’’
‘‘qum aBI bwcy ho[[[[Xyh sB pUrvly krmoN kf Pl hY[[[[.’’ pMzq isLvnfQ ny ieMj kih ky rPIk nUM qor idwqf sI.
iPr Aus ny pwCm vl vyiKaf. pfxI qy lfsLF, AunHF qoN agFh Gxy jMgl,suMdr bn’! ikMnf ipafrf nF hY! ieQy sLyr buwkdy ny. bMgfl dIaF do cIjLF sfrI dunIaF ivwc msLhUr hn-BuwK qy suMdr bn! ijQy ‘bMgfl tfeIgr’ ivcrdf hY. AunHF vxF qoN pfr Aus df ihMdusqfnI bMgfl hY qy klkwqf ijQy DOlrF ivwc bih ky tYgor ny gIq ilKy sn-ipafr dy gIq, TMzy sIq gIq. rfibMdr sMgIq nUM awj vI kfrKfnydfrF qy joqdfrF dy muMzy kuVIaF zfZy sLONk nfl suxdy hn. hF, brdvfn, ijQy njLr AuWlslfm jMimaf sI, ijs ny awg dy gIq ilKy sn. ijhVf lokF ivwc irhf sI. ijs dy gIq sux ky Drq ipGlx lg pYNdI hY. njLurAuWlslfm df iKLafl afAuNidaF hI rPLIk ny guxguxfieaf:
hy gLurbq!
ieh ajLmq dyx hY qyrI!
eIsf dy isr ‘qy
qfjL kMizaF df
lg irhf ikMnf husIn?
pqf nhIN Auh ikMnf ku icr njLurAuWlslfm dy gIq gfAuNdf rihMdf jy Aus nUM iksy dy AultI krn dI AuWcI AuWcI KMG suxfeI nf idMdI. Auh aDKV Aumr dI aOrq dy kol igaf. Aus df mwQf buKLfr nfl grm sI. rPLIk ny Aus df isr PV ilaf.
mOlvI bdrdIn ny afpxy Xfr msIq AuWly vl vyK ky zfZy dwuK qy nPLrq nfl ikhf:
‘‘hUM kmjLfq, eyhny sfiraF nUM hYjLf kr dyxY.’’
rPLIk ny Aus dIaF awKF ‘coN co rhy pfxI nUM pUMiJaf,AultI vflI QF Auqy imwtI pf ky aOrq nUM iltFidaF boilaf:
‘‘Gbrf nf cfcI, qYnUM huxy ‘rfm af jfeygf.’’
‘‘qUM jIvyN, bciVaf!’’ cfcI ny sfh ‘c sfh rlFidaF asIs idwqI.
‘‘hUM kfPr!’’ mOlvI ny jl ky msIqAuWly nUM ikhf.
rPLIk ny sMjIdf aMdfjL ivwc do sO ichiraF vl qwikaf: Audfs Audfs ichry,BuwKy BuwKy ichry. Auh, iebrfhIm qy keI hor nOjvfnF nUM nfl lY ky iekwly iekwly kol iPrn ligaf-qswlIaF dyx ligaf[[[
‘‘pr puwqrf! ieMj ikMny ku idn kZFgy?’’ iewk bjLurg ny puwiCaf.
rPLIk jvfb tolx ligaf. pr Aus dI soc AuhnF dy isr Auqy gUMjdy hYlIkfptr dI gUMj ivwc smo geI. hYlIkfptr Kloqf-kuJ cIjLF suwtIaF qy qurdf hoieaf.
sfiraF dy ichiraF Auqy KusLI dI lihr dOV geI.
mOlvI bdrdIn qy msIqAuWlf iewlF vFg Jpty. rPLIk ny llkfiraF: ‘‘KLbrdfr, cIjLF loV anusfr imlxgIaF.’’
mOlvI qy msIqAuWly dy hwQ ruky-pYr ruky. iPr Auh buVbuV krdy iewk pfsy Klo gey.
rPLIk, iebrfhIm qy hor jvfnF ny cIjLF KolHIaF buKLfr vflI cfcI nUM golI idwqI. sfiraF nUM cOl, pfxI qy kMbl-nvyN nkor kMbl.
rwjy iZwz qy inwGy ipMzy-sfiraF dIaF awKF mItIaF jf rhIaF sn.
‘‘qYnUM iewk qmfsLf ivKfvF?’’ rPLIk ny afpxy nOjvfn sfQI, iebrfhIm nUM ikhf.
‘‘kI?’’
‘‘vyK!’’ kih ky rPLIk ny mOlvI bdrdIn qy msIqAuWly nUM sMboDn kIqf:
‘‘awbf! cfcf! TIk Tfk E nf?’’
‘‘hF, awlf quaflf df sLukr aY.’’ dohF dIaF iekwTIaF afvfjLF inklIaF. nfl hI mOlvI ny grUr nfl afiKaf:
‘‘qYnUM afiKaf nI sI ik sfihb-sdr dOry ipCoN POrn sfzI mdd leI hIlf krngy. awlf quaflf AuhnF dI Aumr drfj kry[[[.’’
‘‘afmIn.’’ msIqAuWly ny vI afpxf ihwsf pfieaf. aqy kMbl CfqI nfl Guwt ilaf.
‘‘eyh qF kfPrF dy ny!’’ rPLIk boilaf.
‘‘kI mqlb?’’ mOlvI qy msIqAuWlf kMblF vwl vyKx lg pey.
‘‘ieh cIn dy ny. vyKdy nI iehnF df rMg lfl aY, qy nuwkr ivwc iliKaf ey: cIn dy bxy hoey.’’
dohF ny CyqI CyqI nuwkrF vyKxIaF sLurU kr idwqIaF. iPr iewk dUjy nfl njLrF imlfeIaF. iPr msIqAuWlf boilaf:
‘‘ieh muwl ley ny,aYvyN kOx idMdY?’’
‘‘cfcf, jLrf AuqFh qF vyK, ijQy iliKaY: bMgflI BrfvF nUM bYnulkvfmI PrjL dy qOr qy!’’ rPLIk ny sMjIdf qnjL nfl afiKaf.
mOlvI qy msIqAuWly ny njLr mfrI. iPr iewk dUjy nfl awKF imlfeIaF. AuhnF nUM koeI jvfb nhIN sI suwJ irhf. ieMny nUM iebrfhIm ny bldI qy qyl pFidaF afiKaf:
‘‘kfPLrF dy kMbl lfh suto, cfcf! nhIN qy iBwty jfvogy.’’
mOlvI qy msIqAuWly dy ichiraF qy iewk cVH rhI sI, iek Auqr rhI sI. AunHF ny iek dUjy nfl iPr njLrF imlfeIaF. AuhnF dIaF njLrF ny bVy iDafn nfl mfmly qy gOr krky aihdnfmf kIqf ik kMbl hn qF BfvyN kfPLrF dy eI, pr AunHF nUM lfhuxf iblkul nhIN cfhIdf. pr afKLr jvfb vI qy koeI dyxf hI sI. lMmf pYNdf mOlvI boilaf:
‘‘vfh beI vfh! hux quhfzy kfPrF dy afKy lg ky pfly mr jfeIey.’’
‘‘hf-hf-hf’’ rPLIk iebrfhIm qy hor sfQI iKV iKVf ky hwsy. pr AunHF df hfsf isr AuWqy gUMjdy iek hor hYlIkfptr dI gUMj ivwc smf igaf.
Aus ny kuJ nhIN suwitaf, blik hyTF Auqr afieaf. Aus ivcoN cfr PLOjI vrdIaF vfly afdmI bfhr inkly. AunHF dy hwQF ivwc cmVy ijhy dy hMtr PVy hoey sn. AunHF ny BFq BFq dy rMgF dy pfty purfxy ijhy kMbl hyTF rwKy qy lokF  vl vyiKaf-Kfs kr AunHF dy nvyN kMblF vl. cOhF ny afps ivwc sLwkI njLrF imlfeIaF qy lokF dy kol af ky Klo gey. iek ny topI jLrf AuqFh kIqI qy sfry jLor nfl KMGUrf mfiraf. hYlIkfptr dI gUMj nfl awD-jfgo lok, KMGUry nfl pUry jfg pey. AunHF dIaF rwjIaF pr nINd ivguqIaF awKF ivwc sihm DVkn ligaf.
mOlvI bdrdIn ny msIqAuWly nUM awK df iesLfrf kIqf qy dovyN agFh vD ky muawdQfnf aMdfjL ivwc boly: ‘‘slfmflykm jnfb.’’
POjI ny afpxy hMtr nfl mOlvI df kMbl Tokiraf qy rohb nfl boilaf-
‘‘ikQoN ley ny ieh kMbl?’’
‘‘jnfb aflI,’’ mOlvI ny kMbdIaF lwqF nfl ibafn idwqf, ‘‘iewk jhfjL suwt ky igaf ey!’’
‘‘pr ieh quhfnUM Auqy lYx leI iks ny ikhf sI?’’
mOlvI qy msIqAuWlf ijvyN suMn ho gey.
‘‘mYN’’ ieh rPLIk sI.
ies Cokry dI ieh mjfl ik ieMnf vwzf gunfh kr ky vI ieMj sfbq kdmI nfl boly!
‘‘ikAuN vMzy qUM sfzy hukm ibnF?’’ jvfb AuzIkx qoN pihlF hI PLOjI ny rPIk dy Kwby zOly qoN vwt ky hMtr mfiraf.
‘‘vyK mUMh nfl gwl kr. kMbl afKLr Auqy hI lYxy sn[[[[[‘‘
rPLIk df iPLkrf hflIN aDUrf hI sI ik dUjy POjI ny kfV krdf hMtr mfiraf qy kVikaf:
‘‘hrfmjLfdy! aPLsr dy brfbr boldYN.’’
ieMny nUM dUjy aPLsr ny hukm idwqf:
‘‘lfh dyvo ieh kMbl, quhfnUM hor imlxgy[[[[[‘‘
mOlvI bdrdIn qy msIqAuWly ny kMbl lfh Gwqy, aqy hor keIaF ny afpxy kMbdy hwQ kMbdIaF kMnIaF nUM pfey.
‘‘iblkul iksy ny kMbl nhIN lfhuxy.’’ rPLIk grijaf. kihrvfx aPLsr ny sfry jLor nfl hMtr AuqFh cuikaf. rPLIk ibjlI dI qyjLI nfl ipCFh ht igaf. vfr KflI igaf, qy ibjlI dI qyjLI nfl hI lpikaf. dUjy hI pl PLOjI aPLsr DrqI qy ipaf mUMh ‘coN KLUn pUMJ irhf sI. dUjy PLOjI rPLIk Auqy tuwt pey. nOjvfnF df KLUn KOilaf aqy AunHF ny bfkIaF nUM af dboicaf. hMtr Koh ky chuMaF nUM sfhmxy KiVaF kr ilaf igaf. nfZU KfxF dy puwq iBwjIaF ibwlIaF bxy KVoqy sn.
‘‘bolo kMbl lfh deIey?’’ rPLIk ny qnjL nfl ikhf.
‘‘nhIN bhfdr! asIN qF quhfzy leI sgoN hor kMbl, dvfeIaF qy cOl lY ky afey aF,’’ aihsfskmqrI dy mfry PLOjLI aPsr ny ikhf qy iPr arjL gujLfrI:
‘‘sfnUM hux jfx dyvo.’’
‘‘jfx dyvo?’’ iebrfhIm dIaF awKF ivwc KLUn Auqr afieaf. Aus ny BuwKy biGafV vFg aPLsr dI sMGI af nwpI qy grijLaf: ‘‘afE chuMaF sUrF dIaF lfsLF vI hVH ivwc hVHf deIey.’’
rPLIk ny CyqI nfl PLOjI dI sMGI CuzfeI qy sMjIdgI nfl boilaf:
‘‘iebrfhImF, jjLbfqI nf ho. ienHF dI mOq sfrI POjsLfhI nUM aMnHy qsLwdd df mOkf dy skdI hY.’’
mOlvI bdrdIn dIaF zrIaF awKF cmkIaF. isafxy mOlvI ny afpxI isafxp df sbUq idMidaF afiKaf:
‘‘iblkul TIk,ienHF nUM jfx idE.’’
‘‘nhIN’’, rPLIk kVikaf, ‘‘ieMj kIiqaF ieh GMty qk rPLlF lY ky sfnUM BuMn sutxgy. pfeI sON jFdy ny pr dusLmx nhIN.’’
‘‘iPr kI krIey?’’ iebrfhIm kfhlf pY igaf sI.
‘‘mYN dsnF,’’ kihMidaF rPLIk ny PLOjIaF nUM hukm idwqf: ‘‘vrdIaF lfh idE.’’
vrdIaF lih geIaF.
‘‘afE vrdIaF afpF pf leIey qy kMbl eynHF chuMaF nUM dy dyeIey,’’ Aus ny iebrfhIm qy do hor jvfnF nUM ikhf.
vrdIaF pf ky Auh hYlIkfptr ivcoN Kfxf, dvfeIaF qy purfxy kMbl cuwk ilafey. purfxy kMbl hyTF ivCfAux leI dy idwqy. byvrdI PLOjIaF nUM rPLIk ny bVI apxwq nfl ikhf:
‘‘KLfqr jmHF rwKo. qusIN sfzy vFg rhogy. jy sfnUM bfgIaF df PLqvf lf ky golIaF df insLfnf bxfAux dI koisLsL kIqI geI qF nfl qusIN vI mrogy[[.’’
msIqAuWlf ipGl igaf sI. Aus ny qsbI gl ivwc pfeI qy rPLIk dy moZy Auqy QfpI idMidaF zry hoey buwlHF qy jIB PyridaF boilaf:
‘‘vfh Auey sLyrf! PLOjI hox qF eyho ijhy eI hox.’’ kihMidaF msIqAuWly df gl Br afieaf. rPLIk ny Aus nfl bglgIr huMidaF afiKaf:
‘‘lokF dI POjL eyho ijhI hI hMudI aY, cfcf!’’

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ieh khfxI bMglf dyÈ dI nhIN.
hr khfxI bMglf dyÈ dI ho hI nhIN skdI.
bMglf dyÈ qfey nwQf isMG ny vyiKaf hI kdoN sI? dyKI-suxI gwl df Ìrk vI qF huMdf hY.
jy swc puwCo qF Ausny vyiKaf hI kI sI. iek bMny ropV qy dUjy bMny rfjpurf. iewËqdfr bMdy df BUgol huMdf hI ikMnf ku hY. iksy nfl lVfeI nhIN, iksy nfl JgVf nhIN. qihsIl dy iËlHy dI kcihrI qF iek pfsy rhI afpxf Qfxf hI nhIN vyiKaf huMdf.
qfey df ieiqhfs iswK ieiqhfs nfloN vI Cotf sI-mfqf gujrI, dsvIN pfqÈfhI, cfry sfihbËfdy qy bMdf bhfdr. qy BUgol ropV, mfCIvfVf, cmkOr, PiqhgVH qy srhMd qwk sImq. hF, qfieaf afnMdpur qwk jf skdf sI, pr Ausny prvfh nhIN sI kIqI. Ausdy kihx anusfr sfry gurDfm iek brfbr sn.
AuNj vI Aus dy ipMz Zolyvfl df bfhrlI siBaqf nfl vfsqf nhIN sI. BVI jf ky KMny ƒ qFgf imldf sI, bsI pTfxF qoN rfjpury ƒ gwzI qy sMGol phuMc ky luiDafxy ƒ bws.
bMglf dyÈ qF dUr dI gwl hY, Aus ny pitaflf nhIN sI qwikaf, ijQy rfijaF dy mihl sn, bfrFdrI sI qy duwK invfrn sI. ‘‘mYN ikhVf votF lYxIaF.`` Ausdf eynf hI AuØWqr huMdf.
hF, bMgfl dy jfdU bfry Ausny iek ikwsy ivc piVHaf sI. cFdrUp dIaF kfmxIaF bfry-kflIaF awKF, kfly vfÜ. afdmI ƒ mINZf bxf ky AusdI svfrI krdIaF. pr kI lYxf sI iksy dI svfrI bx ky. Aus dI Gr vflI iks qoN Gwt sI. DIaF sn, puwqr sn. ipMz sI, ipMz dI iewËq sI. Aus dy ikhVI nkyl nhIN sI peI hoeI?
jdoN akfÈvfxI qoN bMglf dyÈ dy husn nfl awiqafcfrF dIaF ÉbrF afAuFdIaF F Auh kyvl do awKr boldf, ‘‘mUrK iksy QF dy`` qy muV afpxy kMm lwg jFdf. ieh vI pqf nhIN sI lwgdf ik Auh ieh Èbd awiqafcfr krn vfilaF leI vrqdf sI jF iksy hor leI.
awiqafcfr qfey leI nvIN gwl nhIN sI. rfj aiDkfrI qF prjf `qy awiqafcfr krdy hI afey hn. Aus ny ies qoN vI Gor awiqafcfr qwky sn. ieh awiqafcfr Aus ƒ kwlH vFg cyqy sn. suqMqrqf imlxI, pfiksqfn bxnf qy vsoN df qbfdlf. pfiksqfn jfx qoN bcx leI muslmfnF df eIn mMnxf, Zolyvfl dy muslmfnF df pfiksqfn jfx dI QF Drm bdl lYx df ÌYslf. eyQy hI jMmy, eyQy hI pÜy, eyQy hI mrFgy. Zolyvfl dI imwtI AuhnF ƒ mF dI kuwK vFg sI. mF ƒ Cwz ky kOx jFdf hY.
pr pMQ dy rfKy Zolyvfl af vVy hn. isÉr dupihry, kVkdI Duwpy. brCy, CvHIaF qy bMdUkF. cMzI dI jY qy boly so inhfl. slHf dI slHf. hr muslmfn, hr ihMdU df duÈmx. arfeIN, guwjr, BrfeI, mrfsI, sB dy sB. ikwQy inwkf ijhf ipMz, ikwQy ies ipMz ƒ luwtx vflf vIh ipMzF df lÈkr. gihxy, boJy, nkdI, KIsy, gwBrU kql, suMdrIaF bypwq. hwQ juVdy sn, qF hwQ nhIN, isr invdf sI qF isr nhIN. cflHI kql qF vIh bypwqIaF. nsIro kI qy bÉqo kI. bwcy eyDr, mfvF EDr. bfhroN afey mn afeI kr rhy sn qy ipMz vfly vyK rhy sn. sYnf dI sYnf awgy ipMz vfilaF dI pyÈ vI kI jFdI sI. sfrf ipMz inpuMsk hoieaf KVf sI-muslmfn Gwt qy ihMdU iswK AuhnF qoN vI vwD. DfVvIaF df kihxf sI Auh dsvyN pfqÈfh dy sfihbËfidaF df bdlf lY rhy sn, mfqf gujrI df qy bMdy bhfdr df.
ieh ikvyN hoieaf sI qy ikAuN hoieaf sI. iksy kol vI ies df koeI AuØWqr nhIN sI. sB ƒ dUhrf duwK sI-bMdy mrn df vwKrf qy ipMz vfilaF dI mrËI qoN ibnF mrn df vwKrf.
ipMz dI iewËq sFJI huMdI hY qy sFJI iewËq luwtI jf cuwkI sI. inafmq, nsIro qy bÉqo iks dI iewËq ipMz dI afpxI nhIN sI. pr sfry bypwq ho gey sn. Bry myly ivc bypwq. ieh bypwqI muslmfnF nfloN ihMdU iswKF dI vDyry sI. qfieaf ies byiewËqI ƒ BulfAux dI koiÈÈ kr irhf sI. Aus ƒ pUrIaF swq rfqF nINd nhIN sI afeI. pUry swq idn Auh iksy muslmfn dy mwQy nhIN sI lwg sikaf. mwQy lwgx dy zroN bfhr nhIN sI inkilaf. msF swqvyN idn Ausdy mn ƒ ÈFqI imlI sI. Auh ies gwl qoN ik nfl dy ipMz muwlFpur ivc ies qoN vI BYVf hfl sI. mkfnF dIaF iewtF, bfly, ÈqIrIaF, bUhy qy bfrIaF Êfieb sn. murdy bU mfr rhy sn. AuhnF ƒ dwbx, PUkx vflf koeI nhIN sI imilaf. ipMjrF dy ipMjr, lwqF, bfhF qy KoprIaF. ijhVIaF loQF mlby ivc dwbIaF geIaF sn, AunHF dI iewËq rih geI sI bfkI bypwq sn-tuwtIaF vMgF, lIro-lIr slvfrF, BoQy qy cuMnIaF.
pr gvFZI ipMz dI vzyrI bypwqI ny Zolyvfl dI pwq rwK leI sI. Aus bypwqI dy tfkry AuØWqy Zolyvfl dI byiewËqI kuJ vI nhIN sI. qfey nwQf isMG ny byiewËqI brdfÈq krn df ZMg lwB ilaf sI.
QoVHy idnF ipwCoN ieh vI pqf lwg igaf sI ik nsIro ƒ sYdpury df drbfrf lY igaf sI, inafmqy ƒ dulUaF df bMqU qy bÉqo ƒ cVI vflf sMqU. pqf lwgx qwk kuVI dy mfpy pfiksqfn jf cuwky sn, qy kuVIaF AunHF dy GrF dIaF mflkxF ho cuwkIaF sn. hux iqMn mhIny purfxI Gtnf df rOlf pfAux dI kI loV sI. gwl afeI geI ho geI.
sdf vFg myly, iCMJF qy rfsF pYx lwgIaF. sfihbËfidaF df ÈhIdI idn nyVy af igaf qy gurDfmF dI rOxk vwDx lwgI. dIvfn sj gey qy lMgr cflU ho gey. kvIÈrF, rfgIaF qy ZfzIaF ny afpxI kvIÈrI qy afvfË dy jfdU nfl iehnF GtnfvF dI byÈrmI ƒ sUrmgqI ivc bdl idwqf. ‘‘ieMjx`` nF dy kvIÈr ny bhuq vDIaf bMd ricaf, ‘‘pMQ rMgIly ny DfkF dys ivc pfeIaF``, ijQy jFdf eysy kibwq dI ÌrmfieÈ huMdI. sqluwj dy kMZy pirvfr ivCoVf sQfn qoN lY ky mfCIvfVf, cmkOr, srhMd, bwsI, ÌiqhgVH qy Cwq bnUV qwk ‘‘ieMjx`` kvI df nF mÈhUr ho igaf. Aus dI kivqf Cwk-Cwk, ÈUM-ÈUM cldI sI-ieMjx vFg.
ies sfl sBf ivc bVI BIV sI. Zolyvfl qF lgBg sfry df sfrf PiqhgVH puwjf hoieaf sI. kvIÈr kvIÈrI kr rhy sn. kvIÈrF dI kvIÈrI dy jfdU Qwly iksy ƒ vI ieh cyqy nhIN sI ik Auhdy ipMzoN ikMnIaF muslmfn kuVIaF ƒ pMQ rMgIlf AuhnF dy hI gwzy joV ky, AuhnF AuØWqy hI lwd ky lY igaf sI. kvI ieMjx rgF Pulf-Pulf ky gf irhf sI, ‘pMQ rMgIly ny DfkF dys ivc pfeIaF.` qy sfry Aus afvfË dy jfdU ivc mugD sn.
‘‘qyrI mF ikQy aY-qy nfly bfkI buwZIaF``, kivqf Éqm hox AuØWqy iksy bflk dI ipwT AuWqy qfey df hwQ sI. bulf AuhnF ƒ``, AusdI afvfË dwbI-dwbI sI.
qfieaf kdoN df af igaf sI qy Aus ƒ ipMz dIaF buwZIaF nfl ikhVf ËrUrI kMm afx ipaf sI. bflk ƒ smJ nhIN sI af rhI. Auh kIrqn suxdI mF dy kMn ivc Gusr-musr krky bfhr qfey kol af igaf. qfieaf hflI vI cuwp sI, gMBIr.
qfey dI cuwp ny ieMjx dI kvIÈrI df jfdU qoV idwqf sI. qfieaf iksy nfl koeI gwl sFJI krn leI iqafr nhIN sI. ËrUr koeI Bfxf vrq igaf sI. sMqflI dy kqlF vrgf. sMqflI dy kqlF dIaF Auh lfÈF sB dIaF awKF awgy GuMmx lwgIaF ijhVIaF ipMz vfilaF ny qkIey ivc ÈqIrIaF icx ky iekwTIaF hI PUkIaF sn, ÊYr muslm hoeIaF ihMdU lfÈF.
cflHI lfÈF dy sFJy isvy dIaF lftF ny hvf dy DwiÌaF ivc ilpt ky qkIey dy aMb dIaF hrIaF tihxIaF ƒ DUh suwitaf sI.
‘‘kI gwl BfeIaf?`` cfcI ny GuMz ivcoN hI qfey ƒ puwiCaf.
‘‘kuJ nhIN, clo ipMz ƒ clIey,`` qfey ny sMKyp ijhf AuØWqr idwqf.
‘‘suwK qF hY?`` qfeI ny pqI koloN dfavy nfl puwiCaf.
‘‘suwK ƒ qF suwK hI hY, pr quhfzf gurdvfry Tihrxf TIk nhIN. clo Gr ƒ.`` qfey dI gMBIrqf df prBfv hukm ijhf sI.
‘‘Pyr vI?`` qfeI ny iËwd kIqI.
ipMz ivc durGtnf ho geI hY, bMdy mfry gey hn. mrn vfly gvFZI ipMzF dy hn. AuhnF ipMzF ivc Ébr phuMc geI qF quhfƒ koeI swt pyt lf skdf hY. ipMz vfilaF df ÌYslf hY ik quhfƒ gurdvfry nhIN rukxf cfhIdf. mrdF ibnF qF AuØWkf hI nhIN.`` qfey ny gwl spwÈt kr idwqI aqy buwZIaF qy bflF ƒ nfl qor ilaf.
qfieaf awgy-awgy sI qy buwZIaF bwcy ipwCy-ipwCy. Auh bhuqI gwl nhIN sI kr irhf. bhuqI gwl krn vflI vI nhIN sI. pr Auh pUrI gwl Cupf vI ikvyN skdf sI. ÌiqhgVH qoN Zolyvfl df pYNzf pUry pMj koh sI. do iqMn GMty lwgdy sn, qur ky jfxf sI. eynI dyr cuwp-cfp qurnf asMBv sI.
JgVy df kfrn nsIro sI. qfey dI DI qyjo dI shylI. nsIro ijs ƒ cfr mhIny hoey DfVvI cuwk ky lY gey sn. Auh DfVvI ijnHF df nF ieMjx dI kvIÈrI ivc pMQ rMgIlf sI.
nsIro sYdpurIey drbfry dy hwQ lwg geI sI. drbfry ny Aus ƒ afpxy Gr vsf ilaf sI. ipMz vfilaF ivcoN iksy-iksy ƒ ies gwl dI Ébr vI sI. pr koeI iks-iks dI rwiKaf kr skdf sI. nsIro koeI iekwlI qF nhIN sI. Auhdy nfl ipMz dIaF hor vI aTfrF-vIh nOjuafn kuVIaF sn, axivafhIaF jF swj ivafhIaF, ijhVIaF afpxy mfipaF ƒ imlx pykIN afeIaF hoeIaF sn. ipMz dy hr ipAu df bhuqIaF DIaF vfly ipE vflf hfl sI. bhuqIaF DIaF vflf ikhVI-ikhVI DI dy duwK-suwK df BfeIvfl ho skdf sI. qfey dI qyjo afpxI shylI leI roNdI sI qF qfieaf kI kr skdf sI.
pr hux qF Auh gwl vI Éqm ho cuwkI sI. nsIro drbfry dy GroN sYdpur qoN nws ky rfqo-rfq Zolyvfl phuMc cuwkI sI. Auh iswDI qfey dy Gr afpxI shylI qyjo ƒ af imlI sI. qfey ny Aus ƒ DIaF vFg sFB ilaf sI. ijQy qyjo, sIqo qy jIqo rotI KFdIaF sn, AuQy iek DI hor Kfx lwg geI sI. ies DI ny ikhVf bYTy rihxf sI. amn amfn hox `qy Ausdy mfipaF ny Aus ƒ afpxy kol lY jfxf sI, kuJ nf kuJ ho hI jfxf sI. nf vI huMdf qF vI duKIaf DI GroN qF nhIN sI kwZI jFdI. pr ies gwl ƒ vI hux qF cfr mhIny ho gey sn.
ÌiqhgVH dI isMG sBf ielfky ivc bhuq mfnqf rwKdI sI. gurU goibMd isMG dy Coty sfihbËfidaF df ÈhIdI asQfn sI. bMdf bhfdr ny srhMd dy sUby qoN bdlf lYx smyN srhMd qy bwsI dy ies ielfky dI iewt nfl iewt KVkf idwqI sI. bMdf lohy df suhfgf sI, ijs ny muÊlF ƒ afpxy pYrF ivc mDol idwqf sI. pMQ rMgIly dIaF DfkF qoN pihlF kvI ieMjx bMdy dI sUrmgqI dy hI kibwq ilKdf huMdf sI. sBf ivc ieh gwlF rfgIaF, ZfzIaF dy mUMhoN sux ky bVf joÈ afAudf . BfrqI axK dIaF gwlF. gwBrU-muitafrF qy bwcy-buwZy sB suxn afAudy sn.
sYdpurIey drbfry qy Aus dy sfQIaF ny nsIro ƒ muV cuwk iljfx df ÌYslf kIqf hoieaf sI, pr ipMz awgy AuhnF dI pyÈ nhIN sI jFdI. ikQy ipMz df ipMz qy ikQy do-cfr bdmfÈ. ikMny vI sUrm ikAuN nf hox. iek iekwlf do igafrF.
sBf vflf idn ipMz Auqy Dfvf bolx leI bVf Xog sI. AuhnF kol iek bfrF bor df ipsqOl sI, iek dunflI bMdUk qy iek QrI nt QrI dI rfeIÌl. iqMn dy iqMny pUrI qrHF sÈqrbwD sn. sYdpurIaf drbfrf, cVI df sMqU qy duwlUaF df bMqU. AuhnF kol do GoVIaF sn. AuhnF ƒ pqf sI nsIro qy Aus dIaF shylIaF, qyjo horIN, sBf vyKx nhIN sn geIaF.
AuhnF ipMz ivc dfÉl huMidaF hI hrIjnF dy dyby qoN nsIro df Gr puwiCaf. dybf smJ igaf. Auh qfey dy Gr dI QF AuhnF ƒ nsIro dy mfipaF vfly Gr lY igaf, ieh kih ky ik nsIro afpxy Gr hI rihMdI sI, iekwlI.
drbfrf, bMqU qy prIqU jdoN nsIro dy ivhVy vV gey qF dyby ny bfhr df kuMzf lf ky sfry ipMz ƒ Ébr kr idwqI. plF-iCxF ivc nsIro dy mfipaF vfly Gr dy afly-duafly ipMz iekwTf ho igaf. qfieaf bMdUk cuwk ilafieaf. iksy kol brCf, iksy kol gMzfsI. hiQafr hI hiQafr cmkx lwgy. vMz dy idnF dy hiQafr. ipMz dI DI dI iewËq df svfl sI. ies ivc vMz dy idnF dI bdly dI Bfvnf rl geI sI. pMQ rMgIlf sfry ipMz dy vihMidaF ikMny kql kr igaf sI. AudoN ipMz dyKdf hI rih igaf sI. awj ieh gwl nhIN sI hox lwgI.
msF-msF iÈkfr kfbU afieaf sI. iksy ny koeI rfh rok ilaf, iksy ny koeI. bfkI Cwq AuØWqy jf cVHy. Bwj ky ikDr ƒ jfxf sI. bMqU qy prIqU dlfn ivcoN hI bfhr hI inkl rhy ik drbfry ny ivhVy ivcoN golI clfeI, pr Cwq vfly bnyry ipwCy ho gey. AuhnF bnyry dIaF iewtF nfl drbfry ƒ lhU-luhfn kr idwqf. bfhroN kuMzf KuwlHx `qy Ausny Bwjx df Xqn kIqf qF ipMz dy muMizaF ny hwtI kol Zfh ilaf. EDr prIqU qy bMqU dlfn ivcoN inklx df nF nhIN sI lYNdy. ipMz vfilaF ny Cwq pfV ky koTy ƒ awg lfAux df zrfvf idwqf qF dovyN bfhr inkldy hI qfey dIaF golIaF df iÈkfr ho gey.
jdoN PiqhgVH vflIaF sMgqF afpxy ipMz phuMcIaF qF do lfÈF nsIro dy ivhVy peIaF sn qy iek hwtIaF dy sfhmxy. ipMz dy iksy bMdy ƒ koeI cot nhIN sI afeI. jy af vI jFdI qF ies nfl kI Ìrk pYNdf sI.
drbfry dI lfÈ kol cfr bwicaF qoN isvf hor koeI nhIN sI. iek ispfhI Aus dI rfKI bYTf sI qy iek hor ispfhI nsIro dy ivhVy sMqU qy bMqU dIaF lfÈF dI rfKI.
qfieaf cuwp sI. Qfxy vfilaF ny pqf nhIN ies Gtnf ƒ ikvyN lYxf sI. ies nfl Ìrk vI kI pYNdf sI. ipMz dI DI dI iewËq rih geI sI. sfry ipMz ny iekmuwT ho ky rwKI sI. bhfdrI dI gwl sI. sUrmgqI vflI. pr qfey dy ichry qoN ies qrHF dI sUrmgqI df koeI pRBfv nhIN sI imldf.
hux jdoN akfÈvfxI qoN bMglf dyÈ dy mfsUmF nfl awiqafcfrF dI Ébr afAuFdI I qF qfey dy mUMhoN kyvl ieko hI Èbd inkldf sI, ‘‘mUrÉ hn shury.``
ieh khfxI bMglf dyÈ dI nhIN.