kwlhP aka; kBb? fleZ
k2ka; kBb? jvi8D.
kw ka; j?rer kw rdeia;nZ
ls weyafuvg kw uv kuD ;r lPdemZ> ;af h? ka; j?rer wls h? ;remZ sakZ
rac? ;remZ. frd 3vD ;rakmhg ;r lP wevH sen> wh? akka; fkyKfKZ kBb?
fleZ rqsidlfeg js fhP sidlfKZ azD flPefKZ wh? ja;e jhqxalD aka;
azD jr3hxEa;alD. jr3hx alea; sidlfD r?3eha3alD flrf5g wja;e wia;.
whP ja;e frklnhg aka; azD wja;e keD frlPakmhlvZ ;emZ keD flPakmhlvZ
wenD wevg 3usyiZ kDy 3lPuxIZ wja; fal sqkErZ 5aU lh? frd ;r akmhlZ
la;e ls jh? WafZ ;emZ q/J?fg frd 3vD fkesg ;r lP r3Dhg ;r lP akmhlvaliZ
kw uv fr lP akmhlPmD ehhS fldg Ur? kuD kv ;jq ffEePmD la;e rqsi
dlfD fr lP ywalnZ 5aU lh? ;lPakmhsD ja; rqsidlfD ;ldidlf5g fke sh5g
ka; azD jsidlfD ;ymqxZ weyvg. weyvg ;ldidl3Z ls h? ;r embD ;uwPEbD
wh? lea;eakD ;rakmhsD frakmhlvaliZ qknhsD kcPdafgusyialD ;ldidl3Z
kw h? ka; kBb? fleZ jvi8D l8 uv lea;eakD frlewZ kBb? jvi8D fr khal
a;udvmcD ;af h? ls ue? rac? ;emZ 3yha;D lh? kuD a;qv?viZ ku fr lP
ku ;r v?viZ ;af ku ;ema;vPZ
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wh? kv kd lPlduZ lla;
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kw h? flvZ
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ue? rac? ;f fd3 ;5udafg fukfWakg> a;y fal lP dhfWjevZ.
wj/ wd flevZ ky ;kemusjevZ
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;af h? fdafg kw uv ;sa5 lPdafg hu?vZ lv lsa5 UPulf5g kr k/ ;Updafg
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ffEevZ ;jq Ehg vh ka; rcug ;jqEhakZ uciak>
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l8 kw jyvD.
rD j/ uv flehvibD> rD
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kw jydD falD uv dafKES qaka3akg afDh ;ldZ kw ue? ;Updafg ;uhdafg
kw uv ;ke Updafg fusfWbg. kuq uv ;remig ;uhdafg a;y fke uhdafg 3alD
lh? uv sbS a;y fuwl/Z wh? ue? ;Updafg fusfWbg k/ uv kuD fuhafdafg
k/ h? ;Updafg dakZ k/ h? fT ;vmafg kw la; rqfwg 5weg falD rkemafiED
wh? k/ kuD js ;jyhdafg kw mb? ;r3hg aka; rcug. rqrcug k/ ;uciakeeg
hud?alD hhviD uciakD wakEa;eakD ;/vqlvZ ;rlPmrydZ sen q/vqlvZ lea;eakD
sqkalbD aka; uci. kuq ;v8Z wja; fr jq alhsakZ ;af 8fdafg alhsalPfD
fr jq lvZ. ;de5hg 3alD dDh qe/akdyiZ r?uD la; dDh mafg kel/Z q/vqeivZ
jEa;D wj/ kuD k/ ls fukbeZ k/ kuD ;UpdvieZ> wka; rcug kw ;P xqa;ua3
mejZ kuD a;y. wh? kmc ;Psqvqg kak dU. a;y h? w/fWbeg a;y ;kvubeg
;afhakfg ;wadhakfg kuD ls ;PmrPg ka; dU. wh? wd a;y fmrPg kuD k/
fsa5 xq d/rvcIg kuD aly> ka;y rqrcug k/ kd lPrakmejZ kdrlP kewd
a;mejZ. ;f h? alD uv ;mafeg. kw h? alD ka; ;reiZ. syf jak flhg ;rlP
alDhsalpZ ehh flrnbD. ka; lh? rcug. sqkalb ;lrnd eakg sq 3vD fT
;lPIg dDh qusqlvZ kalb ;lP kmhg> aklPkmqnqD ;lPIg. wh? jEa;eakD
sen ;q lPe/akZ jEa;eakD rq rcuvD. sen j/ uv frlPe/akg jEa;eakD rq
rcuvD. sen falD kuq 3vD jddlhviD fT sq3vD. wh? jEa;eakD sen fr lPe/akZ
qkh usqkeZ jEa;eakD j?rerakD. fr/a;esZ k/ fr lP akmhkZ wia; keD
lc3 3lPusyieZ. ka; lh? rcug> sen jrknD ;f dDh qjq fqydZ jEa;eakD
frdhfWaldZ j?re3akD. senD fal jhErdfeZ. kw j/ kuD a;qre8H aka; uci
The story of Iyash is
actually about this young man who is also known as Iyash, who had
the same name as his father.
When his father left
him on the island, Iyash cried himself to sleep. He fell into a
long sleep. It was during this sleep that things were revealed to
him. Iyash had a vision in which the Creator showed him the events
past, the present, and what was to be. This is similiar to the story
written of John in the bible, in the Book of Revelations, how God
revealed to him all sorts of things in his dream while sleeping
in an island. This revelation was made in order to help him on his
journey of life to overcome all obstacles and complete the work
he was to do here on earth. This was also true for Iyash. The things
he acquired in his dream and vision from the Creator were the things
for him to use as he began his journey of life.
As Iyash lay on the ground
and slowly began to awake he could hear someone calling,
Iyash stirred and slowly
looked around. He did no see anyone. He was alone in the island.
As he tried to gather his thoughts he heard someone call again but
could not find where the voice was coming from.
As he sat on the ground
he heard someone call again,
The third time that he
looked around for someone he saw, right beside him along the shore
of the island, a creature with big horns swimming around in the
water. It was a big serpent and it was this serpent that had been
calling Iyash. Iyash stared at the serpent. The serpent said,
"Come, I'll take you
Slowly, Iyash got up
and walked to the serpent.
"Where do I get on?"
he asked the serpent.
"Right here", the serpent
said pointing to his horns, "sit right here."
Iyash climbed and sat
comfortably on the horns of the serpent. The serpent started to
swim towards the shore of the lake with Iyash sitting on top of
his head. The lake was calm with beautiful blue skies and not a
The serpent told Iyash,
"If you want me to go faster just hit my horns'.
Iyash was having such
a nice ride. It was smooth and fast not like any other. The serpent
created bubbling waves and yellow bubbles of water as they glided
over the calm waters of the lake. There was left a stream and trail
of ripples of water. Once in a while Iyash hit the the horns of
the serpent to go faster and to get to the shore early. They travelled
for a long time. Sometimes they could not see the shore or land
just water. As they were travelling the serpent said to Iyash.
The serpent asked Iyash
to let him know if he sees any dark clouds come by. Iyash did not
say anything but hit the horns again and they went a bit faster.
Soon, they could see a small slice of land up ahead. That is their
destination. But, at the same time, there were dark clouds looming.
And the thunder of the thunderbirds could be heard approaching.
The dark clouds started to flash with lightning.
"What is that sound?"
asked the serpent upon hearing the sound of the thunderbirds.
"It's the sound of your
skin hitting the water as we travel", answered Iyash, "There are
no dark clouds to be seen anywhere". Iyash was, of course, telling
him a lie. They were getting closer to the land and he did not want
the serpent to know about the approaching thunderbirds. However,
the closer they got to the land the closer the thunderbirds came.
They were already in shallow water when the serpent finally realized
that the dark clouds were upon them and that it was the thunderbirds
that were making all that noise. The serpent is very afraid of the
thunderbirds. The Creator made the thunderbird good, fierce, awesome,
and capable of overtaking a serpent who on the other hand is sinister,
almost evil, and a creature to be feared. So, the thunderbird and
the serpent are opposites. That is why the serpent asked Iyash to
let him know if there are any dark clouds looming so that he can
get away and hide otherwise the thunderbird will destroy him. As
soon as the serpent realized that the thunderbird was upon him,
he turned his head and quickly throw Iyash toward the shore before
diving into the water. But it was too late. The water was too shallow
to offer shelter for the serpent. The thunderbird threw down fire
of lightning and thunderbolts which instantly killed the serpent.
It is said for the serpent that what is sometimes considered evil
can sometimes be used to nurture life. Evil force is capable of
doing something positive if one chooses it to do so. In the case
of Iyash the Creator send the serpent, the most unlikely creature
to offer assistance, to help Iyash get out of his situation. The
Creator revealed to Iyash through a dream the things he needed to
know and the Creator also sent the serpent to set Iyash on his way
to his journey. All this happened because the Creator had a plan
for Iyash and blessed him to do certain things in his life. The
Creator even planned for the thunderbird to come and kill the serpent
so that the serpent will not harm Iyash.