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ranaIGaaT maoM Xmasaana GaaT bastI sao bahut dUr ek inaja-na sqaana pr qaa. vahaM ek panaI kI naaMd ko iknaaro ek JaaopD,I va ]sako bagala maoM ek ivaSaala bargad ko vaRxa ko Aitir@t kuC AaOr nahIM qaa. [sa naaMd kao vahaM bahut samaya phlao bahnao vaalaI ek nadI¸ jaao ik Aba saUK gayaI qaI¸ ko saUKo huyao ihssao kao Kaod kr banaayaa gayaa qaa va sqaanaIya laaoga [sa naaMd kao nadI kI ek piva~ Qaara maana kr pUjato qao.yao caar laaoga Sava kao JaaopD,I ko Andr rK kr icata ko ilayao lakD,I ko phuMcanao kI p`tIxaa krto huyao baOzo qao. lambaI p`tIxaa ko baad vao vyaakula haonao lagao va ]namaoM sao dao vyai@t¸ inata[- va gau$carNa baakI daonaaoM vyai@tyaaoM¸ ivaQaU va banamaalaI¸ kao Sava kI doKroK krta huAa CaoD,kr baahr yao doKnao gayao ik lakD,I ko Aanao maoM [tnaa ivalamba @yaaoM hao rha hO.

vaao ek barsaat kI kalaI GaTaAaoM vaalaI rat qaI. AakaSa maoM kalao baadla GaumaD, rho qao AaOr taro idKa[- nahIM do rho qao. JaaopD,I maoM dao laaoga caupcaap baOzo qao. ]namaoM sao ek ko pasa ]sakI caadr maoM ilapTI hu[- maaicasa va maaomaba%tI qaI laoikna vao [sa zMDI hvaa maoM maaicasa jalaa nahIM payao¸ [sako saaqa saaqa laayaI hu[- laalaTona ka tola BaI K%ma hao gayaa qaa. kuC xaNaaoM kI Saaint ko baad¸ ]namaoM sao ek baaolaa¸ ‘Baa[-¸ Agar hmaaro pasa qaaoD,I tmbaakU rhtI tao iktnaa AcCa rhta. hma jaldbaajaI maoM sabakuC BaUla gae.’ dUsara vyai@t baaolaa¸ ‘maOM jaakr daOD, ko qaaoD,I saI laokr Aata hUM.ek imanaT sao jyaada nahIM lagaogaa.’ ivaQaU ]sakI baat samaJato huyao baaolaa¸ ‘AcCI baat hO¸ tao maOM yahaM Kud Akolaa $kUM @yaaÆ’ daonaaoM ifr sao caup hao gayao. paMca imanaT ek GaMTo ko barabar laga rha qaa. daonaaoM Apnao Aap kao mana hI mana kaosato huyao saaoca rho qao ik lakD,I laonao gayao baakI daonaaoM laaoga Aarama sao khIM baOzkr baID,I fUMk rho haoMgao va gaPpoM maar rho haoMgao AaOr jald hI ]nakao Apnaa yah Ahsaasa saca BaI laganao lagaa qaa. talaaba ko iknaaro maoMZkaoM ko Tra-nao kI va JaIMgauraoM kI Aavaaja ko Aitir@t khIM kao[- Aavaaja nahIM qaI. tBaI Acaanak ]nakao eosaa lagaa ik plaMga qaaoD,a ihla saa rha hO va Sava nao ek trf krvaT laI hO. ivaQaU AaOr banamaalaI qarqar kaMpnao lagao AaOr Bagavaana kao yaad krnao lagao. Agalao hI xaNa ek lambaI saI Aah saunaa[- dI ijasao saunato hI vao daonaaoM turnt baahr Baagao va gaaMva kI Aaor daOD,nao lagao.

kuC maIla daOD,nao ko baad¸ vao rasto maoM baakI daonaaoM saaiqayaaoM sao imalao jaao haqaaoM maoM laalaTona ilayao huyao qao. ]na daonaaoM nao saca maoM baID,I fUMkI qaI AaOr ]nakao lakD,I ko baaro maoM kuC Ata pta nahI qaa. ]nhaoMnao JaUz baaolato huyao kha ik lakD,I kT rhI hO va qaaoD,I dor maoM phuMcanao vaalaI hO. tba ivaQaU va banamaalaI nao ]nakao JaaoPaD,I maoM jaao huAa kh saunaayaa. inata[- va gau$SarNa baaolao ik yao saba bakvaasa hO va ]na daonaaoM kao ApnaI jagah CaoD, ko Baaganao ko ilayao fTkarnao lagao.

vao caaraoM turnt Xmasaana GaaT kI JaaopD,I kI trf laaOTo.AMdr jaakr ]nhaoMnao doKa ik plaMga KalaI qaa AaOr laaSa ka kao[- Atapta nahIM qaa. vao ek dUsaro kI trf GaUrnao lagao. @yaa yah BaoiD,yaaoM ka kama hao sakta hOÆ laoikna yahaM tao vaao kpD,a BaI nahIM qaa ijasasao ]nhaoMnao laaSa kao Zka qaa. JaaopD,I ko caaraoM trf ZU¸MZ,nao pr ]nhaMonao drvaajao ko pasa ima+I maoM kuC tajaa va CaoTo pdicanhaoM kao doKa jaao ik iksaI AaOrt ko p`tIt haoto qao. Aba samasyaa yah qaI ik yah baat jamaIMdar kao kOsao batayaI jaayao. jamaIMdar SaardaSaMkr maUK- nahIM qao jaao ik BaUt kI baat ka ivaSvaasa kr laoM. lambao ivacaar ivamaSa- ko baad ]nhaoMnao saaocaa ik vao khoMgao ik ]nhaoMnao Sava kI AM%yaoiYT kr dI hO.

saUyaao-dya ko samaya jaba kuC vyai@t lakD,I laokr Aayao tao [na caaraoM nao ]nasao kh idyaa ik dor hao jaanao kI vajah sao ]nhaoMnao JaaopD,I maoM rKI lakD,I sao hI Savadah kr idyaa. ]na laaogaaoM kao [sa baat pr Sak krnao ka kao[- karNa nahIM qaa. ek Sava kao[- eosaI bahumaUlya vastu tao hO nahIM ik ijasao kao[- caura lao. 

yah saMBava hO ik kBaI kBaI ek SarIr jaao ik maRt p`tIt haota hO¸ Asala maoM jaIivat haota hO ikntu sauYauPtavasqaa maoM Acaotna haota hO va vaao kuC samaya baad ifr sao jaIivat hao sakta hO. saca maoM kadimbanaI marI nahIM qaI¸ iksaI karNavaSa vaao maRtp`aya: yaa Acaotna hao gayaI qaI ikntu Aba ifr sao zIk hao gayaI qaI.

jaba ]sakao haoSa Aayaa¸ ]sanao Apnao caaraoM trf AMQaora doKa. ]sanao payaa ik yah jagah ]sako saaonao ka kmara nahIM qaI. ]sanao ek baar dIdI khkr pukara ikntu AMQaoro maoM kao[- ]%tr nahIM Aayaa. ]sakao ApnaI CatI maoM dd- ]znaa va saaMsa ka $knaa yaad Aayaa AaOr vaao ]z baOzI. ]sakao yaad Aayaa ik ]sakI sabasao baD,I jaozanaI kmaro ko kaonao maoM baOzkr sTaova pr baccao ko ilayao dUQa garma kr rhI qaI ik tBaI ]sakao KD,o haonao maoM Asamaqa-ta mahsaUsa hu[- AaOr vaao plaMga pr igar pD,I. ]sanao haMfto huyao pukara¸ ‘dIdI¸ maunnao kao maoro pasa laaAao¸ mauJao lagata hO maOM marnao vaalaI hUM.’ tBaI ]sakI AaMKaoM ko saamanao AMQaora Ca gayaa eosao jaOsao ik iksaI ilaKo huyao kagaja ko }pr syaahI fOla gayaI hao. ]sa xaNa kadimbanaI kI saarI smarNaSai@t va caotnaa maoM¸ ]sako jaIvana kI iktaba ko AxaraoM maoM Baod krnaa AsamBava saa hao gayaa. [sa samaya ]sakao yah BaI yaad nahIM rha ik ]sako BatIjao nao ApnaI maIzI Aavaaja maoM ]sakao AaiKrI baar kakI maaM khkr pukara qaa¸ ik ]sakao p`oma kI dvaa kI AaiKrI puiD,yaa imalaI qaI jaao ik ]sakI [sa saMsaar sao maR%yau kI AnajaanaI va kBaI BaI samaaPt na haonao vaalaI yaa~a pr doKBaala krogaI.

]sakao lagata qaa ik maR%yau ko sqaana pr AMQaoro va inaja-nata ko Aitir@t kuC BaI nahIM hO. vahaM doKnao va saunanao ko ilayao kuC BaI nahIM qaa AaOr vaao vahaM hmaoSaa jaagato huyao baOzo rhnao va p`tIxaa krnao ko Alaavaa kuC BaI nahIM kr saktI qaI. tBaI ]sakao Kulao huyao drvaajao sao hvaa ka ek zMDa va gaIlaa JaaoMka mahsaUsa huAa¸ barsaatI maoMZkaoM ko Tra-nao kI Aavaaja saunaayaI dI AaOr ]sakao bacapna sao laokr Aba kI saarI baatoM yakayak yaad Aa gayaIM. ]sakao laganao lagaa ik ]saka [sa saMsaar sao ABaI BaI kuC irSta hO. tBaI Acaanak ibajalaI kI camak maoM ek pla maoM ]sakao naaMd¸ bargad ka poD,¸ baD,a saa maOdana va poD,aoM kI ktar idKa[- idyao. ]sakao yaad Aanao lagaa ik kOsao ]sanao kuC SauBa AvasaraoM pr ]sa naaMd maoM snaana ikyaa qaa¸ kOsao Xmasaana GaaT maoM maRt SavaaoM kao doKkr ]sakao maR%yau kI Bayaavahta ka Ahsaasa haonao lagata qaa.

]sa samaya ]sako mana maoM jaao phlaa ivacaar Aayaa vaao qaa Gar laaOTnao ka. pr tBaI ]sanao saaocaa¸ ‘vao laaoga mauJao vaapsa svaIkar nahIM kroMgao @yaaoMik ]nakI najaraoM maoM maOM jaIivat nahIM hUM. yah ]nako ilayao ek Eaap kI trh haogaa. mauJao jaIivataoM kI QartI sao inakala idyaa gayaa hO AaOr maOM jaIivat maRt hUM. Agar eosaa nahIM haota tao kOsao vaao SaardaSaMkr ko Gar kI saurixat caahrdIvaarI sao baahr inakla kr [sa saudUr Xmasaana GaaT tk phuMca gayaI qaI. prntu yaid dah saMskar ka kama ABaI tk samaaPt nahIM huAa hO tao ]na laaogaaoM ka ka @yaa huAa jaao ]sakao jalaanao Aayao qao.’ ]sakao SaardaSaMkr ko Gar maoM marnao sao phlao baIto huyao AMitma pla yaad Aanao lagao AaOr Apnao Aap kao [sa dUr ek Xmasaana GaaT maoM pakr¸ ]sanao Apnao Aap sao kha¸ ‘maora Ava jaIivat laaogaaoM ko saMsaar sao kao[- sambanQa nahIM hO. maOM DravanaI hUM¸ baura[- ka ek putlaa hUM¸ maOM ApnaI Kud kI BaUt hUM.’

]sakao saaro baMQana va inayama TUTto huyao lagao. eosaa lagaa ik ]samaoM jahaM vah caaho vahaM jaanao kI¸ jaao caaho vaao krnao kI ek A&at Sai@t va AsaIimat CUT hO. [sa Baavanaa ko saaqa vaao ]sa JaaopD,I sao ek pagala s~I ko jaOsao hvaa ko ek JaaoMko kI trh inaklaI AaOr ibanaa iksaI Baya¸ lajjaa yaa icanta ko vaao ]sa AMQaoro maOdana maoM Baaganao lagaI.

ikntu calato–calato ]sako pOraoM maoM dd- haonao lagaa va ]sakao kmajaaorI mahsaUsa haonao lagaI. maOdana ka dUr dUr tk kao[- Ant idKa[- nahIM dota qaa AaOr yahaM vahaM Qaana ko Kot AaOr panaI ko gahro talaaba idKa[- doto qao. saUyaao-dya ko baad¸ QaIro QaIro ]sakao SaISama ko poD idKa[- pD,nao lagao AaOr icaiD,yaaoM ko cahcahanao kI Aavaaja saunaa[- donao lagaI qaI. Aba ]sakao bahut Dr laga rha qaa. ]sao tinak BaI AaBaasa nahIM qaa ik vaao khaM hO va Aba ]saka duinayaa ko laaogaaoM sao @yaa sambanQa haogaa.saavana kI ]sa rat¸ jaba tk ]sa ivaSaala maOdana maoM AMQaora qaa¸ tba tk vaao inaBaI-k haokr Apnao maoM hI mast qaI pr Aba ]jaalaa va manauYya kI ]pisqait ]sakao proSaana krnao lagao. jaOsao manauYyaaoM kao BaUt p`otaoM sao Dr lagata hO¸ vaOsao hI BaUt p`otaoM kao BaI manaYyaaoM sao Dr lagata hO: yao daonaaoM nadI ko dao Alaga Alaga iknaaraoM pr rhnao vaalaI dao iBanna p`jaaityaaM hOM. 

rasto maoM eosao iksaI pagala s~I kI trh ivacarto huyao¸ ima+I sao sanao huyao kpD,aoM maoM va ]sako AjaIbaaogarIba vyavahar sao kadimbanaI iksaI kao BaI Dra saktI qaI. eosao maoM baccao tao Saayad ]sakao doKkr dUr Baaga jaato va dUr sao hI ]sa pr p%qar foMkto. saaOBaagyavaSa¸ phlaa vyai@t ijasanao ]sao [sa isqait maoM doKa¸ ek sajjana qaa. 

]sa vyai@t nao ]sako pasa jaakr pUCa¸ ‘maaM¸ eosaa lagata hO ik tuma iksaI Bad` pirvaar sao sambanQa rKtI hao. eosaI isqait maoM tuma [sa rasto pr Akolao khaM jaa rhI haoÆ’

phlao tao kadimbanaI nao ]sa vyai@t ko p`Sna ka kao[- ]%tr nahIM idyaa AaOr ]sakI Aaor KalaI inagaahaoM sao GaUrnao lagaI. ]sakao saba kuC CUTa CUTa saa laga rha qaa. ]sakao samaJa maoM nahIM Aa rha qaa ik vaao [sa saMsaar maoM jaIivat kOsao qaI¸ kOsao ek rahgaIr ]sasao p`Xna pUC rha qaa va kOsao vaao [sa vyai@t kao ek Bad` maihlaa laga rhI qaI.

]sa sajjana nao ifr pUCa¸ ‘maaM¸ maoro saaqa AaAao¸ maOM tumhoM tumharo Gar lao jaa}Mgaa. bataAao tumhara Gar khaM hOÆ’

kadimbanaI saaoca maoM pD, gayaI. vaao ApnaI sasaurala vaapsa jaanao ka saaoca BaI nahIM saktI qaI AaOr ]saka kao[- Apnaa pOtRk Gar BaI nahIM qaa ik tBaI ]sao ApnaI bacapna kI saholaI yaaogamaayaa ka Qyaana Aayaa. halaaMik vaao ]sasao bacapna ko baad nahIM imalaI qaI¸ ]namaoM baIca baIca maoM p~acaar haota rhta qaa. kBaI kBaI ]namaoM [sa baat pr ja$r p`ityaaoigata haotI qaI ik ]samaoM sao kaOna ek dUsaro kao jyaada Pyaar krta hO. kadimbanaI ka khnaa qaa ik vaao yaaogamaayaa sao jyaada iksaI caIja kao Pyaar nahIM krtI qaI AaOr yaaogamaayaa ka khnaa qaa ik kadimbanaI ]sako Pyaar kao zIk sao samaJa nahIM patI qaI. pr ]na daonaaoM kao yah maalaUma qaa ik Agar dubaara maaOka imalaa tao daonaaoM ek dUsaro ka saaqa nahIM CaoD,oMgaI. ‘maOM inaiSaMdpur maoM EaIpit carNa baabaU ko Gar jaa rhIM hUM.’¸ kadimbanaI nao ]sa sajjana sao kha.

vaao vyai@t kaolakata jaa rha qaa. inaiSaMdpur pasa tao nahIM qaa pr vaao ]sako rasto sao hT ko nahIM qaa. ]sanao Kud kadimbanaI kao EaIpit carNa baabaU ko Gar phuMcaayaa.

p`armBa maoM daonaaoM sahoilayaaoM kao ek dUsaro kao phcaananao maoM proSaanaI hu[- pr jaOsao hI ]nhoM ek dUsaro maoM bacapna ka $p idKa¸ ]nakI AaMKoM camak ]zIM. yaaogamaayaa baaolaI¸ ‘maOMnao kBaI BaI nahIM saaocaa qaa ik maOM tumakao dubaara doKUMgaI. tuma yahaM kOsaoÆ tumharo sasaurala nao @yaa tumhoM Gar sao inakala idyaa hOÆ’

kadimbanaI kuC dor caup rhnao ko baad baaolaI¸ ‘Ba[-¸ mauJasao maorI sasaurala ko baaro maoM mat pUCao. tuma mauJao Apnao Gar ko ek kaonao maoM ek naaOkr kI trh AaEaya do dao¸ maOM tumhara hr kama k$MgaI.’

yaaogamaayaa nao kha¸ ‘Aro vaahÑ tuma maorI naaOkranaI kOsao hao saktI haoÆ tuma tao maorI saholaI¸ maorI bahna jaOsaI hao.’ tBaI EaIpit baabaU kmaro maoM Aayao. kadimbanaI ]nakI Aaor ek xaNa ko ilayao doKkr ibanaa sar Zko va ibanaa kao[- AadrBaava idKayao QaIro sao kmaro sao baahr calaI gayaI. yaaogamaayaa yao saaocakr ik khIM EaIpit baabaU ]sakI saholaI ko ABad` vyavahar sao gaussaa na hao jaayaoM¸ ]nasao maafI maaMganao lagaI. EaIpit baabaU [tnaI AasaanaI sao maana gayao ik ]sakao kuC AjaIba saa lagaa.

halaaMik kadimbanaI nao ApnaI saholaI ko Gar ka kama saMBaala ilayaa qaa pr vaao ]sako saaqa GainaYz nahIM hao payaI¸ ]nako baIca maoM maR%yau kI ek dIvaar qaI. yaid kao[- vyai@t Kud pr saMdoh krnao lagata hO yaa Apnao baaro maoM hI saavaQaana rhta hO tao vaao iksaI AaOr ko saaqa GainaYz nahIM hao sakta hO. kadimbanaI kao eosaa lagata qaa ik yaaogamaayaa¸ ]saka Gar va pit iksaI AaOr saMsaar ko hOM. vaao saaocatI qaI¸ ‘vao laaoga Pyaar¸ kt-vya va BaavanaaAaoM sao pirpUNa- ek saMsaar maoM rhto hOM AaOr maOM ek KalaI Cayaa hUM. vao laaoga jaIivat saMsaar maoM hOM AaOr maOM [sa saMsaar sao pro hUM.’

yao saba doKkr yaaogamaayaa BaI proSaana qaI AaOr ]sakI samaJa maoM kuC nahIM Aa rha qaa. AinaiScatta ko vaatavarNa maoM kivata¸ bahadurI¸ yaa iSaxaa tao pnap sakto hOM ikntu GarolaU maahaOla nahIM AaOr [saI karNa AaOrtoM iksaI BaI rhsya kao dbaa kr nahIM rK saktI hOM. [sailayao ijasa caIja kao vao samaJa nahIM saktI hOM¸ yaa tao vao ]sa caIja sao Apnaa naata hI taoD, laotI hOM va kao[- sambanQa nahIM rKtI hOM yaa ifr vao ]sa caIja kao iksaI AaOr jyaada ]pyaaogaI caIja sao badla dotI hOM. AaOr yaid ]nakao kuC BaI samaJa maoM nahIM Aata hO tao vao k`aoiQat hao jaatI hOM. jaOsao jaOsao kadimbanaI ka vyavahar yaaogamaayaa kI samaJa sao pro haonao lagaa¸ ]tnaa hI yaaogamaayaa kao ]sako }pr [sa baat pr gaussaa Aanao lagaa ik @yaaoM yah Aaft ]sako galao Aana pD,I hO.

yahaM pr ek AaOr samasyaa qaI. kadimbanaI Kud BaI DrI hu[- qaI pr ifr BaI vaao Apnao Aap sao Baaga nahIM saktI qaI. BaUt p`ot sao Drnao vaalao laaoga AMdr hI AMdr BayaBaIt hao jaato hOM @yaaoMik vao Baya ko karNa kao saaxaat doK nahIM sakto hOM. pr kadimbanaI kao  iksaI baahrI caIja ka Dr qaaoD,o hI qaa¸ vaao tao Kud Apnao Aap sao hI DrI hu[- qaI. kBaI kBaI idna kI SaaMit maoM vaao kmaro maoM Akolao baOzo huyao hI icallaanao lagatI qaI AaOr Saama kao laOMp kI raoSanaI maoM ApnaI Cayaa kao doKkr jaaor jaaor sao kaMpnao lagatI qaI. Gar ka hr sadsya ]sako Dr sao caaOknnaa qaa. Gar ko naaOkr¸ naaOkrainayaaM va svayaM yaaogamaayaa kao saba jagah BaUt najar Aato qao. tBaI ek idna AaQaI rat kao kadimbanaI APanao kmaro ko drvaajao pr Aakr icallaayaI¸ ‘dIdI¸ dIdI¸ maOM tumasao ivanatI krtI hUM mauJao Akolaa mat CaoD,ao.’

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