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NOVEMBER 2008 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:11

WEALTH : FOR JUSTICE AND GLORY OF GOD
[\w : ssZhalXzn\pw \oXn]cn]me\n\pw

By REV. FR. KURIEN VARGHESE, CHANDANAPPALLY
[Retired Professor from St. Stephan's College, Pathanapuram]
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o_ms]cp\mfn\p tijap \memas RbdmgvN (eqtmkv 16:918)

"cp bPam\msc tkhnm Hcp `rXypw IgnIbn; HpIn Ah Hcphs\ ]sIp ahs\ kvt\lnpw; Asn Hcpt\mSp ]ntp ahs\ \ncknpw. \nġp ssZhsbpw atms\bpw tkhnm IgnIbn.' (epsmkv 16:13)

thZ]pkvXIw \mw ]cntim[nptm, ]e k`fnepw ssZhw cp Imcy \psS apn AhXcnnpsImv Hns\ kzoIcnWsav \ntinpXmbn ImWmw. GsXnepw Hns\ kzoIcnWsap ]dbptm, AXn\p \app kzmX{yw Xncnppshnepw ssZhtbpw ssZhoIImcysfbpw hnkvacnphm\pw AhKWnphm\pw ]mSn F kqN\bpw A\p_nncnpp.

Ccnep Hcp ssZhoI I\mssienbpsS XpSw \mw ZinpXv GZ tXmnemWv. Xm krn a\pjyt\mSv btlmhbmb ssZhw BZyw ]dXv; tXmnep kIe hrfpsSbpw ^ew \n\p Xnmw, Fm tXmns \Spp \np \XnIfpsS Adnhns hrns ^ew \o XncpXv; Xnp \mfn \o acnpw. ASpXmbn, tami apJmncw ]p I\I \Iptm AXn ]dnp BZy I\ Rm\msX thsdmcp ssZhw \n\v DmIcpXv FmWv. Fm \qmpI ]nntm Genbm {]hmNI It ]Xn As bn{ktb cmPyv DmbncpXmb cmPmhns\bpw k P\sfbpw hnfnpIqn Hcp tNmZyw AhtcmSp tNmZnpp: "\n F{Xtmfw cp tXmWnbn Im Nhnpw, _m kXysan Ahs\ Bcm[nn, btlmhsbn Ahs\ Bcm[nn.' AXn\ptijw {]hmNI Hcp tlmabmKw Ignpp. AXn \Snb ]coWfn btlmh Xs kXyssZhsap sXfnbnp.

\psS NnmhnjbhmIynepw Imhmb tbip{InkvXp cp ImcyfmWv ]cnKW\bvmbn \psS apn \ncpXv . HpIn ssZhw, Asn amtm. cnt\bpw Hcpt]mse kzoIcnphmt\m kvt\lnphmt\m Bpw kmya. Hcp ImeLn [\ns tZh\mb amtms {]XnaI Dmn Aefn {]XnjvTnv AXns\ Bcm[nv [\w hnnmsap IcpXnbncpp. Ime{ItaW amtm F hmn\p Xs Aw amdn hp. AXp hn{Klhpa, tZh\pa, a\pjya\ns Hcp NnmtZiambn ]p\\nNnsp. \nLphn amtm F hmns\ \nNnncnpXv, [\w, apX, em`w, A\oXnbmbn kmZnsXpw FpamWv.

As\ amtm F tZh\v m\`rwiw kw`hnp. AXv ]qPmKncnIfn \np a\pjy a\n IpSntbdnmp Hcp Xnbmbn cq]mcsncnpp. GsXnepw Hcp tZhs {]Xnabpmn Bcm[npXp am{Xa hn{Klmcm[\, {]XypX ssZhns m\w A]lcnpXmb Bfmbmepw km[\ambmepw Bibambmepw B{Klambmepw AXv hn{KlamWv. AXns\n Nnnpw B{ibnpw sImncnpXv hn{Klmcm[\bpamWv. Cmcyw XsbmWv ]utemkv AsmkvXe {Zhym{Klw hn{Klmcm[\bmsWv Xs teJ\n {]t_m[nnpXv.

tPm an FgpXnb Paradise Lost F almImhyn amtm F Hcp IYm]m{Xapv. AXn amtms\ kw_np ]cmaiw C{]ImcamWv. ssZhns amemJamcn {][m\ amemJ amtm\mbncpp. Xs GIPmX\mb ]p{Xs\ kIensbpw A[n]\mnbncnppshv ssZhw Hcp Znhkw {]Jym]\w sNbvXp. {][m\ amemJbmb kmm\v AXv AkzX Dfhmn. kmm Xs A\pIqenphscsbmw kwLSnnv ssZhns\Xncmbn bpw {]Jym]np. bpw apdpIn htm ssZhw AXniamb Hcp annW krnv kmmt\bpw Ahs Iqtcbpw kzn \npw Xmtgp Xnbnp. kmm\pw Iqcpw \n]XnXv ]mXmfnemWv. hogvNbpsS BLmXn kcpsSbpw t_m[w \sp. H]Xp Znhkw Ah At_m[mhbn InSp. t_m[w sXfntm kmms kwLw Hcp tbmKw IqSn. [Pantimonium] Fmhcpw A`n{]mb tcJsSpn, Ahkm\w kmms Dugw hp. XeXmgvXn\nv Btcbpw IqkmsX kmm {]Jym]np; ]mXmfn [mcmfw kzw DXpsImv, C\nbpw Xncnv kzntep t]mI; ]mXmfw Xs C\n \psS Xmhfw. amtms at\m`mhap a\pjycpsS {]XnIcWhpw CXpt]mse XsbmWv. [\w [mcmfapsn kztam Npp]mSpap ktlmZctfm Ahp {]iv\a.

a\pjy\v [\tmSp kao]\s hniIe\w sNptm [\n\v aqp hnIeXI DXmbn a\nemphm \apv km[npw.

  1. [\w a\pjys\ kzm\mpp. [Wealth makes man selfish.]

  2. [\w a\pjys\ temtImpJ\mpp. [Wealth shatters man to the earth.]

  3. [\w Hcp sXmb kzm{ibt_m[w Dfhmpp. [Wealth creates a false sense of independence.]

[\spdnp AXncp IhnXmb NnbneqsSbmWv Chsbmw kw`hnpXv.

AanX [\w \psS PohnXn Bt]nIambn ktmjhpw kam[m\hpw {]Zm\w sNpn. Hcp Znhkw Hcp amXmhv Xs Ipnt\bpw Iqn Hcp tNmZyhpambn, hnizhnJymX imkv{X\pw AtacnbpsS \nmW ]nXmmcn Hcmfpambncp _an {^mns [Benjamin Franklin] hon sNp. Cu `qanbnse PohnXw ku`mKyIcamnopXn\v Fpam{Xw [\w thWsambncpp B amXmhns tNmZyw. _an {^mn {]Xyamb Hcp Dcw \Inbn. Atlw AIpt]mbn Hcp Bn FSppsImphv B IpnbpsS ssIn sImSpp. Ipnv hfsc ktmjambn. Atlw hopw AIpt]mbn Hcp Bn IqSn FSpp IpnbpsS ssIn sImSpp. Iqn cmas ssIn ktmjtmsS Bn hmnp. Atlw hopw Hcp Bn IqSn Ipnp sImSpp. cp ssIIfpw D]tbmKnv Inv AXp hmn. Fm Hcp Bn ssIn \npw hgpXntmbn. {^mn Hcp Bn IqSn Ipnp sImSpp. Fm AXp hmnm km[nm hnjan Ipn hmhnv Icbphm XpSn. Atlw AtbmSp ]dp, ]Wns KXnbpw CXpt]msebmsWv. AanXamb [\w ktmjn\p ]Icw Akam[m\amWv {]Zm\w sNpXv.

]Wn\p KpWhpw tZmjhpapXmbn ImWphm km[npw. Fm [\nt\mSv \app at\m`mhhpw \ne]mSpamWv {]m[m\yalnpXv. KrlipoIcW IqZmibpsS {]mcw` {]m\bn \apv [\tmSp at\m`mhw FmbncnWsap \mw a\nempp. `h\nse hchpIfpw NnehpIfpw ssZhXncp\mans alXzn\pw \oXnbpsS ]cn]me\n\pw BbnocWsa FmWv \mw {]mnpXv. F{Xtbm t{ijvTamb Hcp {]m\bmWnXv! [\ns Ka\mKa\ Cu cp LSIfn A[njvTnXambncnWw: 1. ssZhXncp\ma alXzw, 2. \oXnbpsS ]cn]me\w. \mw Azm\npmp [\w, kzlnXw t]mse Nnehmphm kzmX{yapsp [mcW A_PUneamWv.

[\snbp ]e kw`hfpw, Imb tbip{InkvXp ]d ]e D]aIfpw \mw thZ]pkvXIn hmbnppv. AXn aqp [\nIscn am{Xw ]cmainphm Rm B{Klnpp. Ahbnsemv, \apdnbmhpXpt]mse C{]ImcamWv. [\hm\mtbmcp Irjnmcs `qan \mbn hnfp. hfsc ktmjNn\mb Atlw Xs A[nI hnfhpIsf t\mnbnv C{]Imcw ]dbpp: Fsd hnfhp Iqnshm ew t]mcm; Fsd IfpcIsf s]mfnp A[nIw henbh ]WnXp Fsd hnfhpw hkvXphIbpw Fmw AXn Iqnshpw. Fnv FtmSpXs ]dbpw; XnpI, IpSn, B\n. [Eat, drink and be merry.] ssZhw B a\pjyt\mSv Hcp adptNmZyw tNmZnpp. aqVm, Cu cm{Xnbn \nsd {]mWs\ \ntmSp tNmZnpw. ]ns \o Hcpn shXp BmIpw? Hcp a\pjys\ Imhv aqV Fp kwt_m[\ sNpXv Hcp {]mhiyw am{XamWv. AtXmsSmw Imhv \apv Hcp D]tZihpw \Ipp: ssZhhnjbambn k\mImsX X\np Xt \nt]nphsd Imcyw Cs\ BIpp.

asmcp [\nIs\n Imhp ]dbpXv [\hmsbpw emkdnsbpw IYbnemWv. Zcn{Z\mb emk hrWw _m[nh\mbn [\hms ]Snpcbv InSpIbmWv. [\hm [q{ahkv{Xhpw ]pw [cnv kpJtemep]\mbn BVw`ctmsS Ignp t]mp. [\hm\pw emkdn\pw acWtijw Fp kw`hnpshv \apthpadnbmw. emk kzntep t]mbn, [\hm \cIntepw t]mbn. aqmaXmbn, sNdpmc\mb Hcp [\nI Xs ]ckyip{iqj Imev Imhns ASp hcpp. B sNdpmcs A`nejWobamb BImw CXmbncpp: \nXyPoh {]m]nm Rm Fp sNtWw? tbip Aht\mSp: kKpW]q BIphm Cnpp Fn \o sNp \n\pXp hnp Zcn{Zp sImSp; Fm kzn \n\p \nt]w DmIpw; ]ns hp Fs A\pKan Fp ]dp. hniZoIcWw Bhiyanm Hcp kwKXnbmWnXv.

Imhns Ahkm\ hn[nZnhknse Hcp kwhmZspdnv Imhmb tbip{InkvXp \s Hmnppv. Hcp \o ]nIptijw Imhp ]dbpp: Cu sNdnbhcn Hcmġpthn sNbvXsXmsbpw F\npthn sNbvXXmIpp. [\w Fs\ hn\ntbmKnm kzcmPyns AhIminIfmbnocphm km[npw FmWv Imhv \s ]TnnpXv.

Chsbmw kmwioIcnpsImv ]cnip\mb ]utemkv AtmkvXe Xs {]nb injy\mb XotamsYtbmkns\ {]t_m[nnppv. "Cu temInse [\hmmtcmSp DX`mhw IqSmsXbncnm\pw \nbanm [\ne, \app kIehpw [mcmfambn A\p`hnm Xcp ssZhn Bi shm\pw \ sNbvhm\pw k{]hrnIfn kcmbn Zm\ioecpw HuZmcyaphcpambn kmmep Pohs\ ]nSnpsImtXnp hcpwImetp \tmcp ASnm\w \nt]np sImhm\pw Bm]n.' (1 XosamsYsbmkv 6:1719) B\pImenI ImeLn Fm cmPysf kw_npw hfsc {]kamb XncphN\ `mKamWnXv. Hcp kabv kiambncp hnIknX cmPy tUmf \mWb aqeymh Cv Xptemw hyXykvXamWv. hynIfmbmepw cmPyfmbmepw XfpsS AanX[\w aqhsc D]{Zhnphm D]tbmKnmsX AhcpsS klmbn\mbn D]tbmKsSpWw. [\Zphn\ntbmKns {]XymLmX Cp temIw A\p`hnp XpSnbncnpp. {Zhym{Klw kIehn[ tZmjnpw aqeImcWsapw, [\nImcmIphm B{Klnph ]cobnepw IWnbnepw IpSppIbpw a\pjy kwlmc\mifn apntmIphm CShcp sauVyhpw tZmjIchpamb ]e tamlġpw CcbmbnocpIbpw sNpsapw IqSn ]utemkv olm \s {]t_m[nnpp. ]ecpw [\w Imwnnp hnizmkw hnIp _lpZp:Jġp A[o\cmbnocpp.

HuZmcy N{Ihnsbv ]nmev temI{]kn\mb Rock Feller s PohnXIYbn Hcp kw`hw hnhcnppv. [\mVy\pw hyhkmbnbpambncp s^v GXphnt[\bpw [\w kmZnWsa Hcp Nn am{Xta Dmbncppp. Bscpdnpw bmsXmcp Nnbpw Atln\nmbncpp. Xs hyhkmbn AanXem`w DmIp AhkcfnemsX Atlw BtcmSpw ]pncnncpn. Anaqp hbtmfw Atlw Cu PohnXssien XpSpsImtbncpp. An\memw hbn amcIamb tcmKw Atln\p ]nSns]p. `Ww A\mfn IqSn Xmtgmndpn. At\Iw hnZKvZ tUmIvSdmsc ImWnsnepw Fmhcpw ssIsmgnp. Ahkm\w Hcp a\imkv{Xs\ Ip. [\spdnp Nn hnv aphscn NnnpXpSphm Atlw D]tZinp. s^ Atlns A`n{]mbw kzoIcnp. temIsmSpap Bhiymcmb At\Iw a\pjypthn s^dns klmbw [mcmfambn HgpIphm XpSn. Atlns {i apgph hyhkmbn \npw a\pjy tkh\ntep Xncnp. RockFeller Foundation F Hcp m]\w Dbp hp. Atlw a\pjytcbpw, a\pjy Atltbpw kvt\lnphm XpSn. tcmKNnInաp KthjWn\mbn Feller Foundation Cp [mcmfw ]Ww Hgppp. [mcmfw IpnIsf ]Tnnm klmbnpp. At\Iw Bip]{XnI \Spp. AtXmSpIqSn Rock Feller s Fm AkpJfpw amdn. sshZyimkv{Xw ssIsmgn Atlw AXn\ptijw \mnapp hjtmfw PohnncpXmbn a\nempp.

Atacn tUmf \mWbn Hcp sNdnb hmNIw FgpXnbnpv. In God we trust. : "ssZhn R hnizknpp'. Hmtcm sNdnb \mWb t]mepw ssZhalXzn\mbn D]tbmKnsSWw FXmWv Cu hmNIw {]Xn[z\nnpXv. [\w BnpXpw hn\ntbmKnpXpw ssZhalXzn\mbn XocWw.

{InkvXob PohnXn \mw kzoIcnt cp {][m\ Imcyfpv. Care and Share. IcpXpI, ]nSpI. {InkvXobPohnXn [\w \s GnncnpXv aphsc IcpXphm\pw aphpthn ]nSpXn\pw thnbmWv. Paradise Regain F IrXnbn IcpXens\bpw ]nSens\bpw Nn{XoIcnp Hcp IYbpv. Hcp a\pjy \cIhpw kzhpw kinp. \cIn Fnbtm DuWp kabamWv. hn`hkaramb `W taibn \ncnbnpv. Fm FmhcpsSbpw ssIapIġp apIfn hsc Fp Hcp Xhn sInbncnpXpsImv Bpw ssIapp aSm km[npn. ssI aSm km[nmXpsImv Xhnbn tImcp `Ww AhchcpsS hmbntep sImpt]mIm km[nppan. hnip hev tZzjyw h Ah XhnsImv XneSnv ]nWnncnp. AXn\p tijw B \ncoI AXnYn kzntep bm{X Xncnp. AhnsSbpw ]cnXnXn AXp Xs Bbncpp. Fm Hcp hyXymkw am{Xw. Htcmcpcpw XfpsS XhnsImv `Ww tImcn aphcpsS hmbntev CpsImSppp. As\ Fmhcpw kp`nambn `pPnv ktmjtmsS aSntmbn. CXmWv ]nSpXns ktmjw.

Ir{]m\bn, "\ns cmPyw htcWta' Fp \mw {]mnpp. Fm ssZhcmPyw `qanbn hcpXv \mw Hmtcmcpcnepw IqSnbmWv. IcXpXneqsSbpw ]nSpXneqsSbpw kzcmPyw `qanbn kamKXamIphm ImcW`qXamIpp. As\bp Hcp at\m`mhhpw Bhhpw \nepmIphm CSbmIs Fp Rm {]mnpp. AXn\mbn ssZhns ]cnipmmhv \s Hmtcmcpscbpw klmbns.

[Message delivered at St. Gregorios Church, Philadelphia
Reported by: Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew, Philadelphia]


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