Angels Unawares (III) Swami Vivekananda

One drunk with wine of wealth and power
And health to enjoy them both, whirled on
His maddening course, till the earth, he thought,
Was made for him, his pleasure-garden, and man,
The crawling worm, was made to find him sport,
Till the thousand lights of joy, with pleasure fed,
That flickered day and night before his eyes,
With constant change of colours, began to blur
His sight, and cloy his senses; till selfish One born with healthy frame — but not of will
That can resist emotions deep and strong,
Nor impulse throw, surcharged with potent strength —
And just the sort that pass as good and kind,
Beheld that he was safe, whilst others long
And vain did struggle ‘gainst the surging waves.
Till, morbid grown, his mind could see, like flies
That seek the putrid part, but what was bad.
Then Fortune smiled on him, and his foot slipped.
That ope’d his eyes for e’er, and made him find
That stones and trees ne’er break the law,
But stones and trees remain ; that man alone
Is blest with power to fight and conquer Fate,
Transcending bounds and laws.
From him his passive nature fell, and life appeared
As broad and new, and broader, newer grew,
Till light ahead began to break, and glimpse of That
Where Peace Eternal dwells—yet one can only reach
By wading through the sea of struggles—courage-giving, came.
Then looking back on all that made him kin
To stocks and stones, and on to what the world
Had shunned him for, his fall, he blessed the fall,
And with a joyful heart, declared it —
“Blessed Sin!”

U Riew Bneng Ha Ka Jingkyndit (III)
-La pynkylla khasi da I Bah P S Lyngdoh

La kha ïa u briew ha ka dur ba lymphuin – hynrei ym ha ka mon
Ba lah ban ialeh pyrshah ïa ki jingsngew ba tasam,
Lymne pynkhih jingmut da ka dor barem lem bad ka jingkhlain bor
Bad tang kum kaba dei ban iaid kat kumba dei ban long.
Ha khmih u lah lait, katba kiwei ki kwah
Bad ka jingialeh ba lehnohei pyrshah ïa jingatphyllunng ki lat lat.
Haduh ba lah kiew ka jingpang, ba lah ban iohi ha ka jingpyrkhat jong u, kum ki skain.
Kiba wad ïa ka bynta ba pyut, pat de te kaei kaba sniew.
Te ka Kupar ka la rkhie ïa u, bad ka kjat jong u ka la btuit,
Ba la pynpeit ïa ki khmat jong u junom, bad la pynlong ïa u ban lap
Ba ki maw bad ki dieng kim ju pynkhein ain
Hynrei ki maw bad ki dieng ki neh tang u briew marwei
Ba la kyrkhu lem bad ka bor ban ialeh bad synshar la ka kupar
Ki kyndon bad ki ain ba ha khlieh tam.
Na u ki jingpynlong ka mariang ki wan jia long, bad ka jingim ka la mih-paw
Kaba khraw bad khie lung, bad ka la san kham khraw kham khie lung shuh shuh
Tad haduh jingshai ka khmat ka la sdang saphriang, bad ka jingiohi byrngut-byrnget ïa Uta
Hangno ba Jingsuk ka Shongneh junom – ba u briew u lah tang ban shu poi
Daba iaid kan-kan lyngba ka duriaw ka jingialeh – la wan ka jingpynshlur.
Te daba phai dien ïa baroh la pynkam jingiadei ïa u
Ban pynshitom bein, bad kumta ter ter ïa kaei ba ka pyrthei
Ba lah isih tasam ïa u, ha ka jinghap shop jong u, u la kyrkhu ïa ka jingwan jia long
Bad da ka mynsiem kaba kmen, la pynbna ïa ka
“Ko pap ba la pynkyntang.”

U Nongprat Lynti Ha Rilum Khasi: U Swami Prabhananda

U Swami Lokeswarananda

KA JINGSDANG BARIT

Mynta la kumba 50 snem ba u la wan poi ha ri Khasi, ki briew ki dang iai kynmaw ïa ki jingkren, ka jingshitrhem bad ka jingsngewsarong ba u la lah shisha ban bsiap ha ki ïa ki jingshisha baroh. Ki la ju iai iathuhkhana shaphang ka jingsngewrit bad ki jingkhraw burom jong u ha ka ban pyniadei lok bad uno uno u jaidbynriew. Kaba khraw tam na baroh ka dei ka jingwiat-samrkhie kaba long ka nam bad ka nongjop ha ki jingiapyniadei lok ïa baroh. U Deputy Director jong ka thoh ka tar u ong ba, wat la u la ioh ka jingpang kaba ym lah ban pynkoit shuh, ka khmat baphuhsamrkhie jong u kam duh. U Ketoki u long uba rit met kum u Bengali hi, u babiang ka met ka phad, u bym da ksah hynrei u ba satar bha, u bym da iong, uba shai khmat, uba heh shyllangmat bad ka tmoh ba-idaitdoh. Um long uba bhabriew, hynrei ka jingishongkun bad ka jingngeit baskhem kiba la sakhi ïa ka jingiadei jong u bad kiwei pat ki briew bad khlem artatien ba u wan na ka iing badon-baem. Kumba ka jingshisha ruh ka paw ba ki kmie ki kpa jong u ki dei ki jaid bakhraw-batri bad ki nongsynshar niam Hindu; ki im pahuh pahai na la ka jingioh jong ki na ki khyndew ki shyiap. Da ka jinglong riewniam ym shym la pynpaw iathuh hano hano ïa la ka, longiing longsem, hynrei ynda la tohkit la shem ba u dei na Sylhet, uba nyngkong na ki para kiba ïa bun— U banyngkong tam bad kumjuh ruh u batyngshain tam.


KA JINGROI KA KAM


Tang hapdeng khyndiat por, la poi ka khubor ha kylleng ka ri ba la wan poi uwei u samla riewniam uba la seng ki skul ha Shella, khlem da pynthut ne pynkylla niam ïa ki khynnah skul. Uba don ka jingthrang ban iatei lang ïa ka lawei jong ka jaidbynriew. Uba kwah ruh ban nang kiew irat shaphrang da kaba bat skhem ïa la ki hok-riti tynrai barim da kaba pyniadei ha ki rukom jingkylla bad jingjia babun jait kumba ki la ïa kynduh khah khah mynta ha kane ka jingsynshar Bilat ïa ka hima jong ki. Ki rangbah jong kito ki shnong kiba marjan ki la wan iakynduh ban kyrpad ïa u ban plie skul ha ki shnong jong ki de. U Ketoki u la leit jngoh ïa kito ki shnong bad u la mynjur ban plie skul tang ha kito ki shnong kiba u la shem ba ki kwah ban ioh skul bad kiba la kloi ruh ban ïa ai kti lem ha ka ban pyniaid ïa ki. Kumta u la sdang ban seng ki skul ha ki bun tylli ki shnong bad ka shella kum ka jaka pdeng. U la don ka jingshitrhem ha kane ka kam bad u la thung ki dkhot jingialang ban pynkhamti ïa ka jingpyniaid ïa ki skul. Ha kajuh ka por ka skul ha Shella la kyntiew noh ka klass kaba hynriew (Middle) bad ynda la dep kane, ka Dorbar ka la pynbeit da ka jingiaryntih lang baroh shishnong ryngkat bad ki tymmen ki san, la jied bad la rai ruh ban ïa synñiang kumba 500 tyngka na ka bynta ka skul.


KA JINGWAD NONGTREI


U Ketoki namarkata u la dei ban iaid-peit kylleng ki skul, ba um ju ioh por shuh ban hikai skul. Kumta u la dei ban wad ki nongtrei kiba kwah ym na ka bynta ka pisa, hynrei da ka jingsngewlem ïa la ki parabriew. U la thoh shithi nyngkong eh sha u paralok jong u, uba la iatrei kam lang bad u ha Dacca ha kitai ki snem ba la dep; da kaba kyrpad ïa u ban wan iarap lem ïa ka kam jong u. Une u paralok jong u uba kyrteng u S, uba la phet slem na Dacca bad uba la trei kam ha ka lain khaï pateng ha Calcutta, tang shu tip ïa kane ka khubor u la iehnoh ïa ka kam jong u bad u la wan sha Ri Khasi. U ruh u la trei dohim dohiap ban iarap lem ïa u Ketoki, hynrei ka kam ka dang dawa shuh shuh ki nongtrei namar ba la roi palat. Kumta u Ketoki u la thoh shithi-kyrpad sha la ki paralok baroh bad tang hapdeng khyndiat por u la Iah ban ioh katto katne ngut ki samla kiba la wan ban trei ha kine ki shnong ba marjan. Kine ki la wan ym na ka bynta ka kam namar ki la tip ba kin iakynduh shibun ki jingeh. Don ruh na ki kiba ym iadei ban trei bad don kiba ïa hap bha ha kane ka kam. Uwei u Maharaj (Bramochary) u la wan ban iarap lem ïa u. Une u la long uba nang bha shaphang ka put ka tem bad ban ai dawai. U la long uwei u rijied baskhem ha ka kam. Kiwei ki Maharaj ruh ki la wan hynrei kim shym la lah ban sah slem namarba ki kam ki dawa ïa ki sha kiwei pat ki jaka bad na ka daw ka jingbym iadei shaphang ka jingkoit jingkhiah jong ki.


KA JINGPYNMIH ÏA Kl KOT-PULE


U Ketoki u la shem ba ki kot-pule kiba ki khynnah skul Khasi ki pyndonkam, ki long kiba hikai shaphang ka niam Khristan—ka jinghikai Khristan. U la sngewdei ban pyr shang ai ïa ki Khasi da ka jinghikai bashongnia da kaba pynmih ki kot-pule kiba lah ban pyndonkam ym tang ha ki skul hynrei wat shawei shawei de. Kine ki kot ki bym pat ju don ha kito ki por kiba u la sdang ban thoh da lade hi bad da ka jingtrei bad jingialehshitom jong u, u la lah ban pynmih katto katne tylli ki kot tang hapdeng khyndait por— ka kam kaba u la pyndep da ka jingtrei bakhlem sangeh. Wat la shibun ki jingduna Iah ban shem hynrei don ruh na ki kiba dang pyndonkam, kum ka jingnang bad jingtbit jong u ha kaba thoh ïa kine ki kot. Une uwei pat u Maharaj ruh u la thoh bad pynmih ki kot-jingrwai kiba la ktah jingmut shibun. Ki jingrwai ruh ki la long kiba sngewtynnad shibun bad pynshitrhem bad don ruh kiba dang iai rwai mynta ha ki radio.


KA SKUL HEH


Dei ha kane ka por ba u Ketoki u la pyrkhat sani bha ba ki kam jong u kin shu sep ei lymda un seng bad tei ïa ka skul heh ha kaba ki khynnah skul kin bteng ïa ka jingpule jong ki ynda ki la dep ïa ka klass kiba pdeng kiba u la tei. U la iohi ruh ba ki khynnah kiba leit shong skul ha Shillong bunsien ki wan phai noh da ka jingsngew nongwei bad ka jingbymsngew iadei shuh bad ki ru-kom im ba mynshuwa jong ki. Ki trai shnong Shella ki la kyrpad ïa u ban plie ïa ka skul-heh ha shnong jong ki khnang ba ki khynnah skul shnong bad na kiwei pat ki shnong kin nang ioh ban kiew irat ha ka jingpule. U Ketoki u la sngewdei ban seng ïa kane ka Skul-heh ha Sohra namar ka long ka jaka pdeng jong ka ri Khasi bad ka long ruh ka jaka ki riti-dustur tynrai Khasi. Wat la ki paralok Shella ki la sngewsih ba um shym jied ïa ka shnong jong ki hynrei ki la kloi ban mynjur ba ka Sohra ka long ka jaka kaba khambha ban tei ïa kane ka skul.
Kumta u Ketoki u la leit peit ïa ka Sohra ban wad jingtip bad jingkyrshan na ki trai-shnong Sohra ban tei ïa ka skul hangto. U la tip ba ki Khristan kim shah ban tei skul hangto da ka Seng Hindu, hynrei kiwei pat ki bym dei Khristan kim suidniew ne salia eiei ïa kane ka jingpyrshah jong ki. Haba u Ketoki u la ioh jingkyrmen bad jingkyrshan ban tei ïa ka skul ha Sohra, uwei u rangbah Khasi u la tyrwa iwei i jaka da kaba ong ba ka dei ka nongkynti jong u hi bad ba u lah ban tei ïa ka skul hangto ha kano kano ka por ba u la rai jingmut. Ka long ka jaka kaba ha!or u lum kyntong, kham kynjang ban ïa ka shnong Sohra. Ka jaka ba itynnad shibun la ker ïa ka baroh sawdong da ka lawbah lawsan bad ba ingiew shibun. Nangto ruh lah ban iohi kylleng wat shaduh Sylhet ruh. Ka long kajaka ba i-iakop bad iahap bha ban tei ïa ka skul. Haba U Ketoki u la ioh kat kane ka lad babha tam, u la lum jingialang ïa ki rangbah shnong baroh ha kiba u la pynkhamti ïa ka kam, bad katba ialade pat u pynjngai na ka katba lah. Kumno ka kam ka la iaid-la pynshisha da ki jingjia hadien. Tang shu iohsngew ba uwei u rangbah u la ai jaka ïa une u Maharaj, khlem da oh dor ei ei, u Syiem jong ka hima da ka jingkynshoit jong ki katto katne ki rangbah u la thaw jingkulmar ïa kane ka kam. Hynrei u don ka jingsngewlem ïa u Ketoki bad u nongai khyndew, bad da kaba ong ïa ki ba kim dei ban iadei kti ha kane ka kam. Kane pynban ka la long ka jingkyrkhu ha ka liang jong ki dkhot jingialang, ki la sngewlehrain ba u Syiem hi u pyrshang ban pynbira ïa ka kam kaba naduh mynta hi kan long ka jong ki bad ba kin ieng ialeh na ka bynta u Ketoki bad ki la ialehpyrshah ïa u Syiem haduh ba kin da lah ban kylla khongpong ïa ka jingrai jong u na ka bynta katei ka jingai khyndew bad ban sdang noh ban tei ïa ka skul.

Ka Khana Pateng Ki Khun U Hynñiew Trep

Tip phi ïa tip mo, ba ki khanatang kiba u longshwa, ki ai pateng ïa ngi dang bun ki khanatang ba dang don ki dak ki shin haduh mynta kiba sakhi ïa ka jingshai jong ka mynnor bad ïa kane ka jingshai ba la ïathuh ïa ngi ha ka dur ki khanatang dei lyngba ka jinglum jinglang ki kpa tymmen mei tymmen jong ngi kiba don pyllun u pud u sam ka bri u hynniew trep (Ka Ri Khasi) shathie, Shatei, Mihngi, kiba jngai hajar mer, kiba ki nongshong shnong ki ïa pher wat la dang dei kiba shong basah hapoh ka bri u hynniew trep mutdur keiñ, ngim lah ban batai, ba ha kito ki por ym pat don kali, baroh ki khun khasi khara, khynriam u pnar u Bhoi u war ki dang hap ban leit jingleit da ka kjat, ha kata ka por ka dang synshar ka hok, ka Sotti juk, ym don jingtieng lane jingsyier ban pynwit ïa ki, kim ju tip ïa ka jingsniew. Wat haduh ki mrad lada ki ïa kynduh ha lynti ki iaid la ka jong-ka jong ka kam. Kumta haba ki leit die leit thied ki kit ki mar ki mata, ha ki khoh. Bun ki thaiñ lane ki jaka kim lah shuh ban poi tang shisngi ki hap ban sah miet ha ki ing basa ba don ha ki jak aba la buh lupa na ka bynta ki nongdie nongthied ban sahmiet. Ha kata ka por ym pat don sharak ban thang lane tbeh. Ki dang thang lane tbeh da u kseh lane u prew. Ki sliw ka ding hapdeng bad ji ïa shong hangta pyllun bai ïa syiad ding bad dei hangne ki ïa kylli pyrthei para nongkhaïi, ïa ki thaiñ ba ki wan ki ïa shong ïa sah, hala ki jong- ki jong u pud u sam, bad dei hangne, ki pynmih pynkha la ki jong ki jong ki khanatang ba la jia hala ki jong-ki jong ki Shnong bad ban ïa kylli, kata ka jaka ba don kata ka khanatang ka don hangno.”
Phi ïa tip kane ka ïng basa ki khun u hynñiew trep, ki ioh ban sah miet, ka long kum ka skul bah kaba ki khun u hynñiew trep ki ioh ban sah miet, kaba ki ioh ban lum ban lang ïa ki jingtip jingshai, kiba jia sawdong ka bri u hynñiew trep ki tip lut shaphang ki puriskam – ki purinam, bad haba ki iathuh khana shaphang ka mynnor ki da pynkren briew ïa ki lum-ki wah ki syntiew ki skud, ki sim ki doh, ka jingshemphang jong ki longshwa bad ka jingstad jong ki, haduh ïa ki jingthaw kiba don sha jngai jong ka pyrthei kiba u kynrad u da buh kyrpang – ki pynkren briew ïa ki thik-thik. Kata ka mut kum ki Khlur – U Bnai, Ka Sngi ban pynneh pynsah ïa ki khanatang na kawei ka pateng sha kawei – ym nang ban batai ïa ka jingstad bad jingiohi jngai jong ki.
Ha kawei ka sngi katba ki khynnah samla, ki dang ïa shongkai harud ding pyllun u maw byrsiew ki ïa lap shaphang ka rep ka riang – hangta la don lang uwei u tymmen uba dang shu rung, ki dang ïa sngew tynnad ka birria, ha kata ka por la wan mih U khnai napoh ka thiar kba ki samla ki la ïa beh ïa u khnai, uta u tymmen u la ong, “da kren birria, wat beh – wat beh lehse I wan ai khubor babha.” Baroh ki ïa kylli, “ki ïa rkhie khubor aiu phi?” Parad sngap ngan iathuh khana dei ka khnai kaba wan iarap ïa ka Nam.
Ka Nam ka dei ka khynnah samla kaba u khla u la rah naduh ba ka dang khyllung sha khlaw. U khla u la ri la sumar ïa ka kum ïa la ka khun. Hynrei ha kawei ka sngi u khla u la ong ïa ka Nam, “peit ngan leit thied doh manga, phi pynkhuid ka ïng ka sem ba ngan wan ïa lam ïa ki paralok nongshet” ja kumta ka Nam ka dang sar ïng, ha kata ka por u khnai u la wan iathuh ïa ka Nam, “Ko Nam, ka khnai kala ong, sngap ngan iathuh ïa pha, U Khla u dang leit khot paralok ban ot doh iaphi. Khie phet mynta nganne, leit wud-wud ioh lap ba wan u Khla. Khie – khie leit pan sopti na ka hynroh. Kiew na katei ka dieng jri phin poi sha sahit bneng, phin da poi hangta kan sa ialam hi ka lynti, phin ïa kynduh nyngkong ïa U Lurstep bad kynmaw ban ong ‘to san ka Kong Ri pat ka kong A, to san ka kong A to pat kong Ri’. Baroh ki samla ki ïa ong Ani sngew phylla, mo parad.
To sngap keiñ ka poi shano?
Ka Nam kala shuiaid sakma ha sahit bneng, khadduh ka la leit poi sha ka khyrdop ïng ka Sngi. ka Nam kala peit sawdong ka la ong, “wow kat kane ka jingphyrnai ngam ithuh shuh ngan iaid nangno?” Tip ka meingi kan khot ne em ïa nga, ha kata ka por ka meingi kala iohi ïa ka Nam, kum ka kynthei kaba kdup ïa ka mynsiem sngewlem kala isynei ïa ka nam, da ka jingieid kala khot ïa ka, rung na kata ka khyrdop sa leit sah hangtei ha ïngrit, sawan ïa trei kam lang bad nga. Wat tieng ym don banud ban wan hangne. Balei phi hap ban da wan phetwir shaduh shane. Ka Name ka la iathuh ba u Khla u la thmu ban pyniap ïa ka. Ka Sngi kala ong to u Khla um lah ban poi shane.
Ki khynnah samla ki ïa kylli ïa uta u tymmen uta u Khla pat u leh kumno?
Sngap ngan iathuh. U Khla em da la poi ha ïng bad ki paralok, u la pyrta ïa ka nam, hynrei u khnai u la iathuh ïa u, ba ka Nam kala phet nangne na sla pyrthei, u la lynniar, bad iam, kita ki paralok khla kila kylli balei me iam me lynñiar kumne. U Khla u la iathuh, nga dang mut ban pyniap ïa ka Nam ban ïa bam sngewbha lang bad phi, ngan leh shuh kumno? Daei ngan ai ïa phi. Uta u paralok u Khla u la ong me mut me thmu ban pyniap da ka Nam ban pynbam sngewbha iangi. Ïa sngap lem paralok. Woe. Me la khlem rain sat, naduh dang khyllung me rah ïa ka, me la sumar ïa ka kum ka khun mynta me thmu ban pyniap ïa ka? Me la khlemraiñ sat, ngi te ngi sngew synei ïa ka bapli shaei ka phet, tang ba tieng ïa me. A! kaba pli, tip shaei ka poi, la ong ki paralok u Khla, ianoh kum ma me ngin kiar junom ianoh ka Nam pat hadien katto katne por, ka la trei la ktah, bad pynkhuid pynsuba ïa ka ïng ka sem, ha kawei ka sngi ka Nam ka la leit kai sha wah, ka la pyllait ïa u sñiuh, ka la law ïa ka snieh hynroh, bad kala jngi sngewbha hangta hapoh wah.
Ha kata ka por la wan iaid kai u Bnai shata sharud wah, u la iohi ïa ka Nam ba ka buh ïa ka snieh hynroh harud wah u la leit shim ïa kata ka snieh hynroh, ha kata ka por, U Bnai u la phet nangta, bad ka Nam kala leit sha ka Meisngi kala iathih ba u Bnai u la knieh ïa ka snieh hynroh. Ka Sngi ka la phah khot ïa u Lurshai – Lur aphira ban leit sha u Bnai, hynrei u Bnai um sngap ïa ka jingkren jong ki, kumta ki la iathuh ïa ka Sngi, bad ka Sngi ha ka jingdom, kala ialam lang ïa ka Nam bad leit sha U Bnai, ka Sngi ka la poi ha phyllaw ïng u Bnai, bad ka la ong ai ïa ka snieh hynroh jong ka Nam. U Bnai u ong, bishar hi maphi kat kane ka jingbha briew balei ka Nam kan phong ialade da kane ka snieh hynroh, ka Nam ka dei ban long kaba khuid kaba suba. Ka Nam kan shong bad nga shi rta, to ïa kane ka snieh hynroh ngin ïa peit bha ba kane ka dei kaei? Ka Sngi da ka jingdom ïa u Bnai u nud ban ïa ai reng bad ka ka la ong ngin sa ïa peit ïa kata ka snieh hynroh tangba mynta-me nud ban ïa ai reng ïa nga ka hymen, ngan kawang ïa me da une u dpei ba men sahdak shi rta.
Ki khynnah samla ki la ong naduh kata ka por Parad ba ka Nam ka don ha u Bnai?
Uta u Parad tymmen u la batai kumne. Te mynta ngin pynshongnia ïa ki khanatang ki longshwa jongngi, ban tip pat ïa ka mynta da ka jingstad ba ki longshwa jong ngi ki long shisha ki riewstad, ki nongiathuh lupa, shaphang kiei-kiei ban pynshisha ïa ka mynta.
Kum ban shu ai nuksa lai ngut ki nong Amerika U Nail Armstrong, Eldrin Edwin, bad u Michel Collin, kine ki lai ngut ki nong Amerika kiba leit iuh kjat nyngkong ha u Bnai kiba la ioh ïa ka Nam dei kine ba pynshisha kiba la iathuh ba ym don ei ei ha u Bnai. Ym don jingthung-jingtep ym don dieng ym don siej, don tang u dpei iong, ki ba wan rah shane sha pyrthei, ban sakhi ïa ka jingshisha.
Tip phi ïa tip mo, ba ïa une u dpei iong la wanrah ruh, hapoh State Central Library ha kito ki por.

Ka Niam- Ka Lynti ka Jingim Hok

Kumba la btah ïa nga ban batai ïa ka jingmut jong ka phang ‘Ka Niam ka lynti ka jingim hok’ nga sngewdei ban batai shuwa ïa ka jingmut jong ka kyntien ‘Niam’ lane ha ka ktien nongwei ‘religion’. Ki jingbatai ïa ka kyntien niam ne religion ki long kiba ïar bad ki don da ki spah ki hajar ki jingbtai ïa ka jingmut jong ki. Hynrei mynta ha ine i jingthoh ba lyngkot ngin ïa peit ïa ki katto katne ki jingbatai. Ngan batai ïa ka jingmut niam ne religion ha ki lai tylli ki concept: Western concept, Hindu concept bad Hynniewtrep concept. Ha ka Western concept, don shibun ki jingbatai ïa ka jingmut ka kyntien ‘religion’. Ha ki kyntien u Edward Burnett Tylor, la batai, relgions is ‘the belief in spiritual beings’. U I S Markham u ong, ‘a religion is a way of life’. Ha ka Hindu concept, ïa ka kyntien niam ne religion la tip dharma kaba mut ‘one righteous duty’ lane ‘to sustain or nurture a particular way of life’. Katkum kane kine ki jingbatai, ki paw ba ha ka Western concept, ka niam ka dei ka jingithuh jong u khun bynriew ïa ki bor kiba sha lyndet kiba ki khmat briew kim lah ban ïohi. Ka niam ka wanrah ïa ka jingiadei bad kita ki bor kiba sha lyndet. Baroh ar, Western concept bad Hindu concept ki batai ba ka niam ka dei ka lynti jong ka jingim jong uwei pa uwei u briew. Ha ka ktien phareng ki ong, ‘religious belief have always been intertwined with human life’ lane ‘religion is a phenomenon which controls the attitude of each individual towards life.’
Ha ngi ki pateng u hynniewtrep u niaw wasa, ngi ngeit ba ka niam ka wanrah ïa ka jingïajan hapdeng ‘U Briew’ bad ‘U Blei’. Ïa kane ka jingïajan ngi lah ban ïoh lyngba ‘Ka Nia’ bad ‘Ka Jutang’ (Reason and Covenant). Hajrong kine ar ngi tei bad pynshong nongrim ïa ka niam. Ngi ngeit ba ngi baroh ngi dei ki jong U Trai Nongbuh Nongthaw bad ka jaka shongneh jong ngi ka dei ryngkat bad U Blei ha Sorkep. Haba ngi wan shong wan sah sha pyrthei ka don ka Jutang bad u Trai Nongbuh Nongthaw ba ngin im hok bad kamai ïa ka hok.
Ha ngi ki pateng u niaw wasa ngi ngeit ba ïa ka Niamtre Niam Khasi la pynshong nongrim na ki hukum – ki hukum Blei bad kine ki hukum ki wan ha u niaw wasa lyngba U Woh Lakriah, u shakri U Tre Kirot u ba ïalam ïa u niaw wasa sha ka jingthmu U Tre Kirot. Ki hukum kiba U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw u la hukum ïa ngi ba ngin bud ngin ksoh, ki long: Tip briew tip blei bad Kamai ïa ka hok. Dei hajrong kine ki hukum u hynniewtrep niaw wasa u saiñdur ïa ka lynti ka jingim kaba hok bad ka ba khuid ba suba na ka bynta ban ïoh ïa ka lynti ka jingim kaba suk ha pyrthei shong basa. Kumta ha ka jingngeit niam jong ngi, ngi ngeit ba ngi dei ban im hok namar ba ngi hap ban shah bishar hadien ba ngi khlad nangne na pyrthei shong basa. Ngi dei ban ngeit skhem ha ka niam tipbriew tipblei, ka niam kaba ïalam lynti ïa ka jingim ba man ka sngi ka jong ngi, ka niam kaba hikai ïa ngi ban tipkur tipkha, tip kynsai tip pangrai bad ban burom para briew. Kane ka dei kawei ka bynta ba kongsan ha ka jingim jong ngi, kata, ‘Ka Tipbriew’. ‘Ka Tipblei’ pat ka hikai ïa ngi ïa ki aiñ blei, la ha ka kha ka pun, shongkha shongman, ka iap ka sa. Kine ki dei ki lai bynta kiba ngi ïa kynduh ha ka jingim jong ngi bad kiba ngi dei ban tip ïa ki hukum ki adong blei ha por ba ngi pyndep ïa ki kam niam kam rukom.
Ka Tipblei ka hikai ïa ngi ïa ki aiñ blei ha ka shongkha shongman, naba ka long ka sang ka ma ban poikha shikur shijait ne shipara namar ba ka long ka laisnem laibnai. La kane ka jing hikai jong ka niam jongngi ngi Iah ruh ban iohi ha ka parom Krem Lamet Krem Latang.
Kine ki dei ki hukum bad adong kiba ngi hap ban pyndep ha ka jingim jong ngi kum ki briew la ha iing ha sem ne ha ka imlang sahlang. Dei halor kine ki hukum ki adong ba u hynniewtrep u saiñdur ïa ka lynti jong ka jingim katba u dang im ha ka nongrim jong ka hok bad ban kamai ïa ka hok.
Haba phai pat sha kane ka hukum adong Blei, ban kamai ïa ka hok, nga sngewdei ban pynkynmaw ïa kine ki kyntien ha ka drama ba thoh da u Ma P Katphoh. Ha kane ka drama ka kurim ka pyni ïa ka jingdom ïa la u tnga jongka namar ba um treh ban shim ïa ka pisa kaba ki lap ba don ba tep ha trai jong u diengsoh ha kper jong ki. Une u kpa u ong kumne, “Kim dei ki jong nga, te kmie kynrad, sang iap ban leit shim ïa ka jong kiwei; ym bit ban bam pap da ka umsyep ka kamai jong kiwei. Lada mon U Blei, un pyndap hi ïa ki jingdonkam jong nga.”
Kine ki kyntien ki batai shai ba kum ki briew kiba bat hukum U Blei, kiba long ka niam ïa ngi, ka long pop ban tuh lane ban shim na ka umsyep jong kiwei.
Lada ngi phai sha ka parom jong U Woh Lakriah, u shakri U Tre Kirot ba ïalam lynti ïa u niaw wasa sha ka jingthmu jong U Tre Kirot ngi shem ïa kine ki kyntien. Ong U Tre Kirot ïa U Woh Lakriah, ‘I leh tuh mi’. ‘Yowni uwa datuh mi lada kyrkhu o ya me, u soohthied u hajrong mootha, katwa ya uwa nga da tim, ham pyntngit cheitai i thaw iwa nga da kyrkhu ya me’. Na kine ki kyntien ka pynpaw shai ba baroh ki jingdonkam jong ngi ki briew donkam ïa ka jingkyrkhu U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw.
Haba ïadei bad kane ka hukum, kaba dei ka jinghikai niam ban kamai ïa ka hok, katkum ba long hi mynta, don u dak jingkylli ba heh, ym tang ïa kito kiba ngeit sha kiwei pat ki niam, hynrei wat hapeng jong ngi kiba kam ba ngi im haka niam tipbriew tipblei.
Ngi la biang lut nadong shadong ki jinghikai niam, ki pharsi niam kiba ngi nud ban ong ba ka Niamtre Niam Khasi (tribal religion) ka ïa ryngkat dor bad kita ki organised religion kiba la klet ba u khun bynriew ha ka por ba u wan ban shong ban sah nyngkong ha pyrthei u im bad ngeit nyngkong ha ka niam tynrai ne tribal religion. Kane ka long katkum ka jingbatai ki stad anthropologists. Mynta ka shong hanga haphi ban kunai ïa ki jinghikai ka niam tipbriew tipblei. Ym sngew donkam shuh ba ngin wad da kawei pat namar ba niam hi ka dei la lynti jingim hok bad dei kane ka lynti ka ban pynpoi ïa ngi sha U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw. Ong ki kyntien,
“All rivers lead to the same ocean, therefore, all religion are the same” Khatduh iawai, nga duwai ïa u Blei nongbuh nongthaw, ba un pyndap da ka mynsiem ban ieit bad skhem ha la ka jong ka tynrai – ha ka niam tipbriew tipblei.

Dr Omarlin Kyndiah: Associate Professor and HoD of Biochemistry in St. Edmund’s College. Has contributed write up in various journals and newspaper on topic of art, culture and religious of the indigenous Khasi Jaintia tribe. Was the General Secretary of Sein Raij Niamtre, Shillong – the congregation of indigenous faith, Niamtre.

Wah Myntdu … Ha Chnong Jowai

Dangngir Kjat sngi ia pha wandoh.
Sawdong ia pha mariang iaroh
Darong byrtem ia pha wanjngoh
Ha ki tharia ki krem ki kroh
Ki lyngkha kba jyrngamsawdong.
Harud jong pha ki juh ki shong.
Tiew laluthin ‘Tiew saw ki ong
Ngin phuh harud da sngewsarong.
Ki maw ramsong kiba itynnad
Lyer batemon ba beh pyngngad
Jyrmi dieng kseh pynnoh ki tnad
Syrngiew ha thwei rupa ki shad.
Na khlieh langsha pha noh sngewbha
Ki sim ki doh baroh pynbud ia pha Sohlang harud ki saw-ih bha
Sha thwei ki hap kaweh sngewbha.
Ynda la poi ha syntu ksiar
Ki kynud sur ki wah ki liar
Ki sher syngkai ki jngi diar-diar
Ki nong tong jar ki kiew ki hiar
Don ki jaka pha leh kmen lang
Ba wan khwai doh kynthei shynrang Ngan tuid shano batai ngam nang
Chnong jowai ban ieh mynsiem ka pang.

U Riew Bneng Ha Ka Jingkyndit (II)

U briew ba la pyn-buaid da ka kiad jong ka spah bad ka bor,
Ban lehkmen ia ki baroh ar, ha ka koit ka khiah, ba pynking stet
Ka jingiabeh ba pynlamwir jong u, tad haduh ba ka pyrthei u la pyrkhat,
La pynlong ka kper–jingsngewbha jong u, bad u briew,
Kum u wieh ba par, la pynlong ia u ban ioh ialehkai,
Tad haduh ki hajar ki jingthaba jong ka jingkmen, ba la pynkdang da ka jingsngewbha,
Kaba thap la ki thapniang sngi la bad miet ha khmat ki khmat jong u,
Da kaba iai pynkylla rong, bad ba la sdang pynjakhlia
Ka jing-iohi jong u, bad kaba pynthiang ia ka jingmut jong u, haduh ka jingbishni
Kum ka jingsan ka bor, ba lah saphriang kylleng ha dohnud jong u
Bad ka jingsngewbha ka la mut ha u ba ym don ei ei shuh ban ia ka jingsnai
Ba la knieh noh ia ka jingsngew, bad ha ka jingmut jong ka jingim
Ba pynkmen katta katta, shisien ba la niewkor, ka
dohpyut u briew ba la iap ha ki ksangkti jong u,
Kaba ha kaba shisha-shisha un kyntait, hynrei katba u pyrshang shi pyrshang
Ka la snoh rdin ha u, bad ka da kwah da la ka bor pyrkhat ba la khie bhang,
Ha ki hajar ki dur jong ka jingiap, hynrei kaba kynran kynsan shuwa ban shah pynshoh bieit,
Te wan ka jingsngewsih– bad ka Spah, ka Bor ka jah noh.
Bad la pynlong ia u ban shem ia kiba don jingiadei lem bad ki jaitbynriew baroh,
Ha ka jing-isih bad jingjaw-ummat, bad watla ki lok jong u ki rkhie,
Ki rymmiang shyntur jong u ki kren iaroh jam
— ‘Ko Jingkordit Bakhuid!’


Angels Unawares (II)

Swami Vivekananda

One drunk with wine of wealth and power
And health to enjoy them both, whirled on
His maddening course, till the earth, he thought,
Was made for him, his pleasure-garden, and man,
The crawling worm, was made to find him sport,
Till the thousand lights of joy, with pleasure fed,
That flickered day and night before his eyes,
With constant change of colours, began to blur
His sight, and cloy his senses; till selfishness,
Like a horny growth, had spread all o’er his heart;
And pleasure meant to him no more than pain,
Bereft of feeling; and life in the sense,
So joyful, precious once, a rotting corpse between his arms,
Which he forsooth would shun, but more he tried, the more
It clung to him; and wished, with frenzied brain,
A thousand forms of death, but quailed before the charm,
Then sorrow came — and Wealth and Power went —
And made him kinship find with all the human race
In groans and tears, and though his friends would laugh,
His lips would speak in grateful accents —
‘O Blessed Misery!’

Ki Snap Phylla Jong Ki Motdur Maw ha Ri Jaintia

D R Michael Buam

D R Michael Buam is an independent researcher, filmmaker and a writer in three languages. He currently researches on oral history, indigenous knowledge systems and traditions of the Jaintia people living in Meghalaya and Assam. He belongs to the War-Jaintia community of the Khasis. He had quit his job at the university to setup his own IT firm TechLife in 2004 and in 2010 resigned as its Director to concentrate on his research, filmmaking and writing. The English version of the present Article can be found in
http://michaelbuam.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-enigma-of-rock-sculptures-and.html
Bah Raphael Warjri: Artist, Writer and film-maker. Founder of Riti Academy of Visual Arts and television news channel Media Plus. Life Member of Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Advisory Member, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Ka thaiñ rilum Khasi bad Jaiñtia ka kynrei bha ki mot sah kynmaw jong ka mynnor ki ba sakhi shynna ha ki mawbynna, ba kynthup ki maw kynthei bad maw shynrang ki ba їeng rasong haduh mynta mynne kum ki dak ba tympang їa ka burom baphuh baphieng na ki khanapateng jong ki trairi traimuluk jong kane ka thaiñ. Hynrei sngew bynñiaw pat ba ym don kino kino ki nathi ha kano kano ka bui na ki pateng ba ha shwa. Katkum ka khanatang jong ki longshwa manshwa ki Khasi ki yn lah nguid noh їa ka kot bad la jah rngai ki dak thoh shiryta. Kawei pat kakhanatang na War Jaintia ka їathuh ba їa ki dak Khasi la tyngkaibad ri kyndong da ka kynhun ki riewkhuid ki ba la duh jait noh ha kawei na ki pateng bynriew. Ki ju khot ‘Prai-Dia’ ka ba mut ‘bleijaiñ’ ka ba kdew ba ki thoh ha ka jaiñ.

Remnants of once thriving weekly market at Moopat in East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya


Ka dang dei tang ha u snem 1842 ba u Rev. Thomas Jones u la shimti ban thaw thymmai їa ki dakthoh Khasi da ki dak Roman. Naduh kata ka khep la kyrsoi bad mih byllai ki jynthoh lyngba ki pateng jong ka thoh ka tar Khasi. Wat lada ki khana pateng naduh mynnor ba la ia pur lyngba ki pateng bynriew da ka ba shu iathuh tang da ka ktien ruh ki phalang ia ka thoh ka tar Khasi, tangba ym don ki ban batai ia ki tarik ne ki snem jong kiei kiei ki ba la jia, lait noh kito ba mih ha ki dulir snep ne Buranji jong ka Assam bad Tripura bad ki kaiphot jong ka sorkar phareng lane na ki stadkot ki ba la shakri ha kine ki thaiñ naduh shwa ka spah snem ba khatkhyndai haduh ban da ioh laitluid ka ri India na ka jingsynshar ki phareng ha u snem 1947.

Syndai in West Jaintia Hills


Namarkata, ki khana pateng jong ka mynnor bad ki ba dang ha ki spah snem ba lah leit shaphang jong ka Khasi Jaintia ki dang sah shrah ne lymbiang katba ym pat lah ban tih sani da ki riewstad ki ba tbit ha la ka kam khana pateng bad ka stad saiñbynriew bad saiñriti (Archeology). Ka synñiang jong ka stad saiñktien (Linguistics) na ki khana pateng ka lah ban pashat jingshai ha ka ba ki riewtihbniah ha kiwei kiwei ki phang ruh kin lah ban kham batai shai halor kane ka phang. Ka stad pule sohhiarpateng (Genetic) ka lah pyrshang ban pashat jingshai halor ki jukshai lyngba ki khanapateng bad ka la pynkylla їa ka rukom pyrkhat kat ia ka ba lah shem. Katba ka stad tihsani ban shem їa ka ryta (carbon dating) halor jong ki shlem saiñ nar lyngba ki ryta, ka ba da tih na ramew la kham syntan ban lapdien ia ka khanapateng jong ki bynriew ha ka thaiñ Khasi Jaintia. Ka jingtih na ramew kat ka ba la shem dei tang ka jong u Lum Sohpetbneng da u Dr. Marco Mitri bad la ka kynhun ka ba la shem sabut shaphang kaba ju don ka jukshai jong ki bynriew katkum ba la phalang ha ki khanatang bad kane ka jaka ka dei marjan bad ka pung Umiam ba ym da jngai than na nongbah Shillong. U nongthoh ba pawnam, u Bah Sumar Sing Sawian ha ka kot ba kyrteng ‘Ka Thymmei Lariti’ ka dei ka ba la pynshong nongrim halor kata.

Elephant rock sculpture at Ampubon near Syndai village in West Jaintia Hills


Ka khana pateng kumba kalong ka dei ka ba la shu pynkiew skong jubor bad don ruh ka ba la shu jah rngai. Teng teng ka long ka ba sah umdum na ka daw ba don bunjait ki rukom jingjia halor kawei ka khana jong ki juh ki briew. Kane ka paw shai na ki lai saw jait bapher kawei na kawei ha ka khanatang jong ka Lidakha, ka ba iathuh shaphang kajingsdang jong ki syiem Jaintia. Jar la katta wat lada ki khana pateng ba shu їapur khana kim da thikna, hynrei ki dang dei hi ki tyllong jingtip ba kongsan shaphang ka khanapateng jong ka Rilum Khasi Jaintia bad lada ym kynshew nathi ha ki bui, kin sa shu jah rngai bad tyllep ha ka klet haduh ban da btep syndon ha lyndet ki rta barim bajah.
Dei na kita ki kyntien їapur khana da ka ba iathuh pateng ba kane ka jynthoh ruh ka la sot ha ka ba pyrshang ban sngewthuh їa ki dur ba la oh bad shtah ha ki maw ki ba lashem byllai ha Rilum Jaintia. Hapdeng kine ki jingshisha ba la pynpaw ha shwa, ki don ki maw ba sah kynmaw їa ka mynnor ki ba la shem jingeh ban batai na ka daw ba ym don jynthoh ba thikna. Kumta la hap ban shu antad da ka ba shu tharai da ka ba ringdur. Dei hangta ba ka bor jabieng jong ki briew ka treikam ban pynphriang jingtip kiba bakla. Ha ka jingim ba manla ka sngi, khamtam ha kane ka pyrthei beh por ba ka puson bad ka duriap ba la kham ñiar ban shem.
Ka Rilum Jaintia ka don byllai ki sakhi sabut jong ka mynnor lyngba ki mawbynna, ki їew ki hat barim bajah bad ki jyntei ki ba їeng shynna kynthup ia ki jingkieng maw baphieng ki ba la їashan borbah wat ha ba lynsher ki bor mariang lane sep bad dkhoi noh haduh mynta. Ka kam mushlia jong ki bynriew ruh kadei kawei ka ba nang synjor kine matti sah kynmaw. Ki dak ki shin ki ba lah ban peitthuh ha kane ka liang ki dei na ka ba ym shem kino kino ki snap ohshrong ne shtah dur ha ki thaiñ pdeng jong ka Rilum Jaintia. Lehse lah ban len їa kata hynrei haduh mynta mynne, ym pat shem ban don ki kaiphot ki ba kyntait їa kata. Ki snap ohshrong bad shtah dur ba la ju їai shem ha kine ki thaiñ ki dei barabor ki ba marjan bad markhap bad kiwei pat ki deiriti bapher.

Ka dur jong ka sngi bad u bnai ba shtah ha u maw la shem ha marjan jong ka pung sum ha Rupasor bad ka shtahdur jong ki hati la shem ha phudwah ba ju khot ka Ampubon, markhap bad ka pung sum Rupasor. Kine ki dur ba la shtah ha ki maw ki dei ki dak ba shynna jong ka lambud їa ka niam Hindu ba lehse ka la jia ha ka por ba synshar ki syiemJaintia. Ka khilon mawbah ba pun jingkieng ka ba don marjan jong ka pung sum Rupasor ka lah ban long naduh ki spah snem ba khatphra ki ba long ki matti ba shynna jong ka Hima Jaintia ka bakhraw hyndai.
Ha shnong Khanduli ba ha ka thaiñ ba shatei jong ka Rilum Jaintia markhap bad ka Karbi Anglong District jong ka jylla Assam, lah ban shem ki maw shtahdur ba paw kum ki shipai jong u syiem. Kawei na kita ki shtahdur ka la julor noh namar ba dei ha lynti ba shna surok ka sorkar. Ka lah ban long ba ka durshtah ha u maw la shu jynrat lane ba ki nongtrei surok kim lah ban ithuh їa kiei kiei ki ba kynsai, namar ba la iathuh thikna da ki trai shnong ba ki dang kynmaw їa kawei ka durshtah ka ba la jah noh. Donbok ba kawei na kine ka dang sah ba la pynneh da iwei na ki traishnong ka ba dang neh kumjuh ha rudnong ba shaphang shatei na ka shnong. Kane ka durshtah ka la neh bad sumar da ka ba ker sawdong khnang ban ym don shuh ki ba lah ban pynjulor. Khyndiat la don ka jingsngew bynñiaw namar ba la paw kum ba khah rong ba la tah khnang, hynrei ka durshtah ka dang neh hi kumjuh. Harum jong ka durshtah jong u syiem ne shipai ka don ka dur ba la byrshem bad ka dur jong ka riew kynthei ka ba lah ruh ban dei ka syiem. Dei sa tang ka ba jurip sani da ki riewtbit ha kane ka liang ba lah ban seipaw їa ka jingmut ba thikna jong kine ki durshtah. Ka kyrteng jong kane ka durshtah ka kdew shai ba dei u syiem kum u tyngshop ba paw. Katkum ki parom hyndai la nam їa kane ka durshtah ha u maw kum u Moosyiem wat lada ym shym la jer kyrteng ne їa ka por ne ka ryta.
Kawei na ki durshtah ka ba kham phylla ha Rilum Jaintia ka dei ka dur jong ka mynraiñ kynthei ba la shtah ha u maw ka ba don ha rudnong jong ka shnong Lum Lakhiat hajan Khanduli. Ka mynraiñ kynthei ba lashtah ha u maw ka don ka jingthew ba kumba khatsan pruh ka kynїan bad san pruh ka kynjang. Kata ka durshtah ka kham heh shibun shah ban їa nujor na ka mynraiñ kynthei jong ki bynriew ki ba im bad kam da shynna than namar ba la pur ki jyrmie bad la sop la spaiñ baroh sawdong da u sañium jynthung kum ban buhrieh na ka ba lah ban paw pyrthei than. Kane ka durshtah ka kyrsoi bad kynshoit shibun ki snap pyrkhat ha ka ba ka jubab ka long ka ba sngew kynsha. Ki parashnong ha Lum Lakhiat kim da don jingtip ba thikna shaphang ka tyllong jong kane ka durshtah ha u maw. Bun na ki parashnong kim da tip shai namar ba ka don sha rudnong jngai na shnong ne na u lum bad ka їajan bad ka lyngkha kba.
Ym lah ban tip shuh ba mano ne mynno ba la shtah їa kum kane ka dur ha u maw, hynrei balei la thaw bad kaei ka jingthmu? Hato ka dei ka threw їa ka doh ban pynhun їa ka jingkangar ne ka dei ka ba la shna khnang da ki briew ki ba ym don da kawei pat ka kam ban leh? Lehse kalah banlong ruh ba la shtah da ki briew ki ba jylliew ka pyrkhat ha ka thaw lade? La sngewdei ban snoh ha ka rukom mane Yoni ka ba kynrei ha kylleng ka Ri India. Ka mynraiñ kynthei ba la shtah ha u maw ha kane ka shnong ka їasyriem bad kata ka ba don ha їingmane Kamakhya ha Guwahati jong ka jylla Assam markhap ka jylla Meghalaya. Ka Kamakhya ka dei ka ba khring bha їa ki ba їaid riewblei na kylleng ka dewbah Hindu na ka bynta ka jinglehniam ‘Shakti Peetha’. Ha jylla Meghalaya ruh ka don kum kata ka rukom mane ki riewblei ne ka ‘Shakti Peetha’ ka ba long ha shnong Nartiang jong ka Rilum Jaintia, ka ba jia ryngkhat ban їajan bad ka shnong Lum Lakhiat tang kumba 35 mer eiei ka jingjngai na shaphang shathie. Kane ka jingїajan jong kine ki durshtah їa ka mynraiñ kynthei ha Lum Lakhiat bad ka lehniam ‘Shakti Peetha’ ha Nartiang ka kdew ba lehse ha ka por synshar ki syiem Jaintia ka ju їai jia bad їai long namar ba ki syiem Jaintia ki kyntiew nam їa ka niam Hindu ha ka ba ki raїot ki ju lehniam, hynrei ka ba la sangeh noh bad nang jah suki suki hadien ba la pynsnoh їa ka hima Jaintia sha ka synshar jong ki phareng ha u snem 1835.
Ka don kawei pat ka durshtah ha Kseh Rynchang hajan Khanduli ka ba lah kdiah bad la weng noh na ka jaka ba ju don ha ka por ba shna surok ka sorkar hangta. Mynta ka shong ha tbian markhap ka Lailad ban poi sha ka surok bah sha shnong Khanduli. Ki parashnong ki iathuh ba don artylli ki durshtah jong ki shijur kynthei bad shynrang ki ba lyngkhuit. Ym lah ban tip mano ba shtah їa kata ka dur ha u maw, hynrei don ki ba parom ba ki shijur ki la kylla maw hadien ba ka tnga jong u shynrang ka la lap ba u tnga jongka u la klim їa ka ban poikha bad kawei pat ka kynthei.
Ha ka kot Khasi jong u Bah Shining Star Laloo ba la jer ‘Ka Syiem Latympang’ ka la batai shaphang ki durshtah ha ki maw ba la shem ha Latuba hajan ka shnong Thangraiñ ha thaiñ ba shatei jong ka Rilum Sepngi ka Jaintia. Kine ki kynthup їa u hati jong u Syiem Slieng na ka hima ba marjan u ba la hiar thma їa ka Syiem Latympang. Ki masi dab jong u Miat Rynsut, u khynraw thep mynsiem jong ka Syiem Latympang ryngkat bad ka lyngkor. Ki parom hyndai ki їathuh ba u Miat Rynsut Pala u la iehnoh ia la ki masi dab katba u dang lur lyngkha namar ba u la mareh kyrkieh ban iarap bad sumar їa ka Syiem Latympang. Kita ki masi dab ki la ap sah їa u Miat Rynsut ba un wanphai bad ha ba u khlem wanphai shuh ki masi dab bad kata ka lyngkor ki la kylla maw noh bad neh haduh mynta mynne. Kita ki dur maw masi dab ki lah mong bad orpait ym pat da slemthan na ka daw ba lynsher hi ki bor ka mariang, hynrei ki trai shnong ki їathuh ba dei na ka daw ba ther lapbah lapsan ha kawei ka lyiur ka ba la ju tip kum ka Pylliang ka ba la lynsher haduh khyndai sngi khyndai miet lynter khlem sangeh.
Ki don katto katne ki durshtah ha ki maw ba la shem ha u mawbynna ha shnong Tamu, kawei pat ka shnong ka ba don marjan bad ka shnong Khanduli, bad sa uwei pat u maw ba shtahdur ba la iathuh ba u don ha kajuh ka thaiñ ha ka shnong Saitsama. Nangta ka don ruh ka durshtah jong u syiar ryngkuh bad u hati ha uwei na ki mawbynna ha Yawmusiang ha ka shnong Nangbah ha ka ba la tyrsat rong їong artat ban kham shynna ka dur bad ym lah ban їoh jingtip mano ba leh kumta. Ki maw khilon ha Umiaknieh shaphang shathie jong ka Krangsuri hajan ka shnong Amlarem ruh ki don ki jingohdur ha baroh arliang lympen. Kane ka khilon jingkieng ka iasyriem bad kata ka khilon jingkieng ka ba don ha Rupasor hajan jong ka pung sum jong ki syiem Jaintia. Lehse ka lah ban dei ki lynti ba bteng ha ka lynti їaid lyngba hapdeng ka nongbah lyiur ha Nartiang bad ka nongbah tlang ha Sylhet jong ki syiem Jaintia. Ki dak ki shin ki lam kumba kin dang don shuh shuh ki durshtah ki dur oh ha kine ki thaiñ, bad sa tang ka por ka ban batai.


Ha ki thaiñ ba shathie jong ka Rilum Jaintia la shem ki jingohdur na ki deiriti Hindu kum ki narsum laidong ne ‘Trishul’ ba la ohdur ha ki aїom ba pher halor ki maw ha phud wah Tisang hajan ka shnong Psadwar ka ba dei ka wah Myntdu ha ki thaiñ Rilum. Ki syiemJaintia ki ba la synshar ruh shaduh ki bynta Rithor jong ka Sylhet ha Bangladesh ba mynta lait na ki thaiñ Rilum jong ka Hima Jaintia bad ki long ki ba їar ka pyrkhat pyrdaiñ ba na kata ka daw ba ki la pdiang їa ka jingngeit niam Hindu. Namarkata, la shem їa ka shtahdur jong u bleithaw Ganesh ha lynti ban rung sha ka krem ha shnong Syndai ha ka ba ki riewniam Hindu ki ju wan їaid riewblei manla u snem ha ka por jong ka lehniam Shiv Ratri. Lah ban їohi ruh їa ka shtahdur jong u bleithaw Ganesh ha ka pung sum jong ki syiem Jaintia ha Rupasor hajan Syndai ha lynti sha Muktapur, ka shnong ka ba ha khappud ba ju don ka lynti їaid ban poi sha Jaintiapur, ka nongbah aїom tlang jong ki syiem Jaintia.

Tridents (Trishuls) engraved on rocks along the western bank of Tisang (Myntdu) River near Pasadwar village


Ka snap tynrai jong ki Pnar lah ban shem ha ka shtahdur jong u Khmi ba la lapdien ha u maw ba ha phud jong ka wah Tisang hajan Psadwar. Ki khanatang ki їathuh ba u Khmi u dei u radbah u ba shong ba sah shapoh ñiamra ha sla ka meiramew bad u jumai ba ki briew ki lah ban sngew ba ju khih ka dei namar ba u Khmi u khih ne kynriah kano kano ka dkhotmet lajong. La ju parom ba lada u khih baroh artylli ki pung kti bad sla kti, ka pyrthei kan kylla baji khongpong. Na kata ka daw ka kmie jong u ka meiramew ka dkhat noh shiliang ka shkor bad shiliang ka kjat khnang ba un ym lah ban pynjulor їa ka pyrthei. Їa kane ka parom la iathuh lyngba ka shtahdur ba la sop da ki sohpailen ba dang lah ban їohi haduh mynta mynne. Marjan jong kane ka shtahdur kham sha arsut jong ka wah lah ban shem їa ka shtahdur jong u Ram bad Lakhon halor u maw bad nangta shuh shuh ka don ruh ka shtahdur jong ka riewkynthei bad u khla. Phewse ym don jingbatai ka ba shai halor kine ki maw shtahdur bad ki la shu kylla tang ki sakhi ba jarjar ha ka ba tyllep noh ka por naduh ka mynnor.

Lah ban kdew hangne ba la kheiñ sang ha ka riti dustur Khasi bad Jaintia ban shna dur їa ki kynja blei ki dken, ki longshwa manshwa, ki ryngkew ki basa ne kino kino ki jynthaw ki ba la kheiñ kyntang bad kheiñkor ha ka imlang sahlang. Їa kane ka riti la pynskhem shuh shuh da u barikor rangbah bad u nongthohkot, u bah Raphael Warjri ha ka kot jong u ‘Ka Thohdur Mynta’. Haduh ki ryta ki ba dang shen ruh ki riew tymmen ki ju kiar bad kyndiah їa lade ban shah shondur. Na kata ka daw kham ñiar ban shem ki dur ba oh ne ba shtah da ki barikor ha Rilum Khasi bad Jaintia. Na kata ka daw baroh ki durshtah bad dur oh ba la batai ha shwa ki dei lehse ki ba la lambud na ki deiriti jong ki thaiñ ba marjan ha ka ba la shem tang ha ki thaiñ ba shathie bad shatei jong ka Hima Jaintia ha ka ba la їatyngkhuh bad kiwei pat ki deiriti ba marjan. La katta ruh ka dang donkam ban dang tih bniah bad wad sani bha khnang ban sngewthuh shai halor kane ka phang.

Ka Rympei – Ka Shlem Saiñdur ia ka Longbriew Manbriew

Kitbor W Nongrum

Kitbor W. Nongrum is an eminent Khasi author who has more than 44 books to his credit. He is one of the founding members of Khasi authors society

It is commonly said that the charity begins at home and so does a broken institution. Youths are the valuable assets of our great nation. Time must have flown beyond our reach but it is never late to in trying to take a close look at the upbringing of our children. If one virtuous man is built in our society, we can hope for a nation of character.

Queen’s House, Smit

Ka Rympei ka dei ka shlem saiñdur ïa u briew. Ka dei hangne ba u ïoh ïa ka sneng ka kraw na ki kmie ki kpa, ki longkñi ki longkpa, ki kmie-nah ki kmie-san, ki mei-kha ki ñia-kha ne ki hynmen shynrang kynthei kumno ba un iaid ha ka burom akor bad ban im tipbriew tipblei khnang ba un ïoh ïa ka nam ka burom ha ka pyrthei. Lada na Rympei u ïoh ïa ka jinghun jingsuk, ka ïing ka sem ka suk ka kmen. Kumta haba ka jingsniew kam ïoh rung ha Rympei, ka shnong ka thaw ruh ka shongsuk shongpalei. Ka Rympei kaba khlaiñ ka saiñdur ïa ka jingim babha khamtam ynda ki khun ki kti ki la heh la san kin im kum ki khun tipsngi tipnong kiba tip la ka kam ka duk. Sha ki kam kai ki kam sniew kim poi kim tip namar ki im bad ki heh ki san ryngkat ka sneng ka kraw na la ki kmie ki kpa ba ai ka long rynieng ryngkat ki kñi kiba ju ïajan bad la ki pyrsa.
Ki kmie ki kpa kiba don ka jingkitkhlieh ban tei ïa ka ïing ka sem, baroh argut ki don ka jingiasyllok bajan bha ban pyndep ïa la ka kamram ba mynta bad na ka bynta ka lawei ki khun. Ki trei shitom ym ban pynbiang tang ïalade hynrei na ka bynta ki khun ki kti ba kin biang mynta bad hadien habud. Ka jingkhmih lynti jong ki ka long ba ka lawei jong ki khun ki kti kan long kaba phyrnai.
Ka kamram jong ki kmie ki kpa kam biang tang ban pyndap ka bam ka dih, ka kup ka sem ïalade bad ki khun ki kti. Hynrei ki aijinghikai ne btin lynti ïa ki khun ba kin ïoh ka jingnang jingstad ha ka pule ka puthi ba kin biang kin bit ki khun lashai lashisngi kumba la long lem ki khun ka juk mynta. Don ki kmie ki kpa kiba ai ka jinghikai ïa ki khun ban nang ïa ka kam jong ki, khnang ba hadien habud kin lah ban mih bujli na ka bynta jong ki – kata ha ka kam rep kam riang, ka khaïi ka pateng bad kiwei de. Ki don ka jingangnud ba napdeng ki khun ba bun, kin don hi ban shimti ïa ka kam ba la btin lynti ki kmie ki kpa. Ki hikai ïa la ki khun ba kin don ka mynsiem ba shynrang ban nym randien haduh ban da poi sha ka thong. Kata donkam ka jingminot bad jingkut jingmut, namar ka juk mynta ka dei ka juk jong ka competition ne ka juk ka jingïaleh.
Ka dei ka deiti ki kmie ki kpa ban btin lynti ïa ki khun naduh ba ki dang lung ban tip ïa U Blei. Namar ka ïing ka sem ba ïa duwai lang ka long ka ïing kaba ishongkun. Ynda ki khun ki la don ka bor sngewthuh ki hikai ba ka jingim u briew ha kane ka pyrthei shongbasa ka dei ban kamai ïa ka hok, ban im tipbriew tipblei bad ban im tipkur tipkha. Kine lai tylli kin shongsah ha ka jingmut jingpyrkhat jong ngi—ka jingngeit, ka jingkyrmen bad ka jingieit. Haba don ka jingieit ka don ka jingiamap. Ka jingiaieit markylliang ka sdang nyngkong na la rympei, na la ïing la sem ban ieit ïa la ki kmie ki kpa kiba long ki nongkha, ki nongpynheh pynsan ha baroh ki lang. Dei ma ki kiba shim ïa ka bynta U Blei ha pyrthei. Ki jingsneng jingkraw babha ba ki ai ïa ki khun ki long kiba kordor bad dei ban ñiewkor.
Ki kmie ki kpa ki shim ïa ki khun ba ki long ki mawkordor ka ïing ka sem, ki ju sien syntiew ïa ki haba ki don ha ka burom ka akor ha ka ktien ka thylliej, ha la ka ïaid ka ïeng. Ki kmie ki kpa ki hikai ïa la ki khun ba kin khie dangstep, ban sliew ka ding katheh, ba kin sar ka ïing ka sem, ban shet ban tiew ban sait ban khlieng ban pynkhuid ka phyllaw ka mynshem, ban sum ban sait. Ki khun kim dei ban shong kli kti, hynrei kin peit ïa ka kam ka jam ban trei. Kiba shongsuk kin minot ka kot ka sla bad kin poi tista sha jaka pule. Ki dei ban ïarap ïa ka kam ïing kam sem, kin pynbiang ka um dih ka umsait. Kiba don ki jingri jingdub kin phikir ban aibam ai dih.
Shipara dei ban don ka jingiaieit, jingiasngewthuh jingmut bad ban kren donakor. Ym dei ban ïabishni ne ïathansi ha kano kano ka bynta. Dei ban kiar na ka jingiakajia, ne ïashoh ïadat. Haba ki kmie ki kpa ki ai jingbam ne kano kano ka tiar ba phylla, kin shim da ka jingkmen. Wat ju bam kangar ne bam pih ïoh raid noh.
Wat ju shong kli kti syaid ding ha dpei kum ka miaw ‘ñiangmat. Wat shim ne ai lyndet ne wat shim kynthet kum ka shrieh ne wat ai ne shim khap shympriah-’ ti. Wat ju shim da ka kti ka diang haba kti kamon ka biang. Wat ïaid ryngkang ne ïaid kaweh jaiñ nakhmat ba shong ba i khlem akor. Wat mlien ban biah pashait haei haei ïoh sied pynban ïa kiwei.
Na Rympei, ki kmie ki kpa ki ju ai ruh ka sneng ka kraw ïa ki khun, kumne kine:-
Haba wan kai mano mano ha la ïing dei ban ai jingshong jingsiang ne ka lyngknot. Ynda la ïashongkai, sa ïa song u kwai u tympew ne sa pynbud ka bam ka dih. Da peit ba u tympew ba ïa song, ym dei ban khylliap lyndet ne wat ju ai shun da i khmut tari. Wat pynkhih synsar ha ka jaka ba ki shong, hynrei nang sar sha ba lait ne sharud. Haba kiba wankai ki mih na ïing, ym dei ban khang ïa ka jingkhang mardor, ailad kin da leit kham pajih.
Haba leit kai sha ïing ki briew ym dei ban shong slem palat, ynda la dep ka kam dei ban wan noh. Wat pynmlien ban shang bun tyngkong ïing. Haba leit rung haïing ki briew dei ban da khot nabar la ki don briew ne em.
Long barobor kiba jai jai ha ka jinglong bad haba kren ïano ïano kren da thew. Wat leh atlukhi ne mlien khong khong, ne wat mlien bishni ne wat peit mat sniew ïano ïano. Long uba ïar jingmut jingpyrkhat. Haba shem jynjar ki kha ki man ne ki lok ne ki marjan marpa wat ju tyngkai met ne bynnud por dei ban leit mihkhmat bad ïarap.
Kum ki nongbylla sngi lada kyrni than ha ka leit khwai, ka jyntah te ka biang hynrei u khaw te la duna. Wat ju dih than ïa ka kyiad namar ha ka ka donlang ka um bad ka ding. Wat brai than ïa ka khalai, lada ym ïashah bok ka kamai kajih kan ringswai.
Kum ki briew ngim lah ban im marwei. Ngi don ka imlang sahlang. Ngi don ki paralok kiba ha ka jingiadei kam ne ïaiaid ïa ïeng ngi lah ban sngewthuh ïa ka jinglong jong ki. Ki lok ki bun, hynrei ki lok bashisha ki don tang katto katne. Haba ïa leit jingleit ngim dei ban iehnoh ïa la ki lok, namar haba ïa leit lang ka don ka jingshngain.
Ha ka shongkha shongman, ki kynthei ki dei ban ap ïa ka por ka samoi. U rangbah u dei ban long uba la khlaiñ tyrpeng ban kit ïa kata ka briew ban tei ïa ka longïing longsem. Dei ban da kylli byrthew ïa ka jingïadei kur dei kha bad ym dei ban ïaid lyndet na ki kñi ki kpa ne kiba ha ïing ha sem. Ka shongkha shongman kam dei kaba shu pynbor hynrei kaba don ka jingiaieit bajanai bad ka jingïasngewthuh jingmut jong ki trai.
Ngi dei ban nang ka kynshew ka kyndiap, ym ban bam hati kit kulai. Kajingpynmyntoi bad jingtista haka kam batrei kapynïohnong. Ki nongkitnong, kiba trei kam barit ne kiba shongshakri ki dei ban kut jingmut ba kin sa long kynrad ïa ka kam ha ki sngi ba hadien.
Wat klet ïa la ka tynrai – kum ka ktien i Mei i Pa, ka shnong ba pynheh pynsan, ka riam ka beit bad ka dustur ka riti lajong. Dei ban kynmaw ïa ki jingsneng tymmen ba ai ki longshuwa manshuwa namar ki dei ki jingsneng jingkraw babha.
Ka jingkylli ka mih ba balei ki longbriew manbriew ka nanghiar bad ka Ri ka shong syier bad ka tlot ka swai. Kane ka dei lehse na ka jingtlot na la Rympei. Lada ka Rympei kaba long ka shlem saiñdur ka tlot ha ka sneng ka kraw ban tei ïa kaba bha, ki khun ynda ki la heh la san kim nang shuh ban burom ia ïa ki kmie ki kpa. Ka jingmut jingpyrkhat jong ki khun ka sting thew bad kim kheiñ snep ïa ki kyntien ki kmie ki kpa. Ngin shem bad ki khun khlem sneng ki ïaid shaneng sharum kum ki khun laitlan. Kumta ha shnong ha thaw ka sa mih ka jingsniew bad ka jingshong syier namar ki don kum kine ki khun laitlan ki bym shym kit khia ïa la ka kamram. Don pat ki kmie ki kpa kiba ai ka sneng ka kraw ba biang hynrei lada ki khun ki phai kynriang ym lah leh ei ei. Ha kaba kut dei ban phai sha U Blei Uba lah ban leh ei ei.
Ngi dei ban kynmaw ba lada ka Rympei ka long kaba khlaiñ ha ka sneng ka kraw ban tei ïa ka babha, ka don ka jingkyrmen ba ka shnong ka thaw bad ka Ri shityllup kan suk kan sain, kan roi kan bha ha ka jingim tipbriew ki khun samla. Dei ka Rympei ka shlem saiñdur ïa ka longbriew manbriew.



U Nongprat Lynti Ha Rilum Khasi U Swami Prabhananda

U Swami Lokeswarananda

KA JINGSDANG BARIT

Hadien ka jingiakren bad jingiapyni-lad la rai ba yn plie shuwa da ka skul miet na ka bynta kiba la tymmen bad la heh la san. Lada kane ka iaid shaphrang, yn sa plie sa ïa ka skul step na ka bynta ki khynnah rit. Ka long ruh kaba sngewtynnad ban kdew hangne, ba naduh ba sdang u Ketoki u la aiti ïa ka kam ha ki rangbah bad tymmen shnong ban rai ba ha kano ka rukom ka kam jong u ka dei ban long’ U la pynshai ruh ha ki ba kumba um shym la kwah jingsieW eiei na ki ïa kano kano ka kam kaba u trei, kim dei ruh ban khmih lynti ba un wan rah spah na shabar ri—kumba ka Balang Khristan ka la leh. U la batai ruh ha ki shaphang ki jingthmu ba ka Ramakrishna Mission ka la buh shuwa ban sdang ïa kano kano ka kam ha ino ino i jaka. U la kdew ba kan nym sdang ïa kano kano ka kam lymda ki trai shnong ki kwah lane iakynpham
lem ïa ka ha ka liang ka jingia aijing mut lang bad ka pisa tyngka. Ka ban sah jingkynmaW ka long ba ki Khasi jong ka shnong Shella wat la ki long kiba duk da kaba kyrmen ha la i jingioh barit jong ki na ka rep ka riang, ki la mynjur da kaba suk mynsiem ban iadon kti bad kit khlieh lang ha ka liang pisa tyngka katba ka hi ka dang neh. Hynrei kaba kham shon jingmut ka long ba haba ki shem ba u Ketoki hadien ka jingsah jong u bad u Mathuranath ar ne lai sngi, teng teng u la dei ban leit jingleit khlem bam khlemdih, téng teng ruh u bam katba lap katba shem. Kumta ki la tyrwa ïa u ka jaka shong jaka sah kaba kham thikna ha ing jong ki. Kim ju iawer ïa u ban iabam iadih ryngkat namar ba ki tharai ïa u kum kiwei pat ki Hindu kiba na rithor, ba un nym treh ban bam lang bad ki. Kumta ki la ai da u khaw, ki jhur bad kiwei kiwei ki jingdonkam ha kaba u Ketoki u la dei ban Shet ban tiew hi miet step. Ynda haba ki la shem ba um ju khein khyndiah ïa kano kano ka jingbam kaba la ai bad shet ma ki bad kum ban ong ba um ju niew-poh ne ibein ïa kano kano ka jaid ki la khot ïa u ban wan bam ja lang bad ki. U Ketoki ruh u la leit da kaba pdiang sngewbha ïa ka jingwer jong ki. Kane ka pyni ïa ka jingsdang jong ka jingiadei kum la uba ha ing ha sem kaba dap da ka ka jingieit, ka mon babha bad ka jingiashaniah iwei ïa iwei pat haduh kaba kut. Ka skul kaba u Ketoki u la plie ïa ka skul miet ka la roi shibun ha kaba u la hikai ktien Bangla ïa kito baroh kiba la heh la san. Ki ruh ki la nang ban kren katto katne kyntien khamtam eh ha ki iew ki hat bad kito ki Benga!i, ka khai pateng ruh ka ïa iaid bha hapdeng jong ki. Haba ka skul
ka la neh kumba katto katne bnai ki rangbah shnong ki la sngewdei ban plie sa ïa ka skul-step na ka bynta ki khynnah rit. Kumta la plie ïa ka kum ka jingpyrshang, ha kaba u Ketoki u la hikai. Tang hadien katto katne por. ka skul ka la roi shibun bad ka jingwan ki khynnah ka la nangbun nangbun kiba la wan ym tang ki khynnah Hindu hynrei wat ki khynnah khristan ruh namarba u Ketoki u la long u nonghikai batbit. U la dei ban trei shitom shibun namarba u la hikai artylli ki skul. Haba u lait por u la pyrshang ban pyntbit ialade ban nang ïa ka ktien jong ki bad ha kaba tip bad peit thuh ïa ki rukom im jong ki, ki riti-dustur, ki akor, ki rukom ngeit niam bad kiwei kiwei: de. U la rung man la ka thliew ing khlem da niew shiliang khmat iano iano, la ka dei Hindu ne Khristan, baduk ne bariewspah.


KA JINGTHMU KA KAM JONG U


U la pynshai ha ki baroh ba um shym la wan na ka bynta ka jingthmu ba shalyndet ne ban pynkylla Hindu ïa ki, la ha ka jingshisha ba lada uno uno uba long Hindu, u kwah ban tip shuh shuh ïa ka Niam Hindu u la kloi ruh ban iarap ïa u. Ka la pynsngewsih shibun ïa u ban ïohi ba ka jingkylla niam jong ki ka dei namar ki long kiba duk bad ba dangdum. Kaba kham ktah ïa u ka long haba u la ïohi ba kito kiba la kylla niam Khristan ki la sngew nongwei ïa la ka ri la jong. Hynrei un leh kumno tang ma u hi marwei pyrshah ïa kane? Kumjuh ruh, u sngew ba lada un pynkynduh jingmut ïa ki, kan long kum ban pynbor ha ka jingshaniah bad jingieit ïa u. Ki don kata ka jingsuba sniew ïa ki riewthor baroh kiba kwah ban pynkohnguh ïa ki ha ka jinglui lui bad jingngeit bieit jong ki. U la dei, namar kata ban pynsngewthuh shuwa ïa ki ba u long uba iapher jingthmu na kito baroh ki riewthor kiba ki la lap bad ïoh i. U la pynshisha ba um shym la wan ban khwan myntoi ialade shimet, hynrei ban iarap lem ïa ki. Dei kata kaba u kwah eh ban leh na ka bynta jong ki. Ha kawei pat ka liang u la sngewdonkam ban batai ha ki ïa ka jingthmu jong ka jingim jong u kum u Maharaj jong ka Ramakrishna Mission, u la khmih lynti ym da kaba khwan myntoi ialade namar kane kam ialam ïa u sha kata ka jingshisha ba kut tam kaba don ha ka jinglong niam.

KA JINGNANG ïA KA KTIEN KHASI


U Ketoki u la tip ba un nym lah ban iakren ïa kine ki kam baroh bad ki Khasi ne wat ban sngewthuh ïa ka jingmut jong ki, lymda u la lah ban kren bad nang bha
ïa ka ktien jong ki. Kumta u la pynleit ïa la ka jingmut jingpyrkhat baroh ha ka ban pyntbit ïa lade ha ka ktien Khasi. Ka jingkwah jong u kam shym la slem bad tang hapdeng lai bnai u la lah ban kren kum u Khasi hi bad ki briew baroh ki la ïa lyngngoh ïa ka jingnang jong u. Shen hadien, u la lah ban iakren iakhana tiak tiak ha ka ktien Khasi ha kino ki kam khamtam ha ka jingthmu kaba u don bad ki Khasi. Kito kiba la iakren bad iathuhkhana bad u ki la sakhi ïa ka jingnang jong u ïa ka ktien Khasi bad ïa ka rukom kren ïa ki kyntien khlem don jingbakla.


KA JINGMAHAM ÏA Kl KHASI

Da ka jingiakren iakhana jong u, um shym la kynshoit ïa ka jingpyrkhat jong ki ha kino kino ki rukom bakyrpang, Iait tang ban maham ïa ki pyrshah ïa ka jingduh noh jong ki ïa la ka hok kum ka jaidbynriew katba ki dang pyrshang ban ïoh ïa ka kabu babha, bad ki dei ruh ban ialeh dohim dohiap katba dang don ka por ha kane ka juk. Ha kawei ka liang u la kwah ïa ki ban nang iaid shaphrang da kaba bishar bniah bha ïa ki lynti badei ban iaid bad ban nym klet noh ïa la ki nongrim babha kiba ki la ïoh khamti naduh hyndai hynthai. U la kdew ruh ha ki ba kan long lehnohei ban im ne sahbieit marwei kumba ki la im mynshuwa. Ki dei ban tur shaphrang ban iashim bynta lang bad ki para-ri ban pyniphuh iphieng ïa la ka lawei jong ka ri. Barobor ki pynpaw ïa la ka jingartatien bad jingbymlah ban shaniah ïa la ka nusib ka ban sa jia lada kim pyrshang ban kiar na ka jingkulmar jong ka jingim ba la leit. U la batai ha ki ba ka
Jingirn kam shong ha kaba marwei, bad kam iah ruh ban jia wat ha kine ki juk kiba mynta, hynrei da kaba ianujor bad kaba bha la ka wan na kano kano ka phang, da kaba kyntait ïa ki jingshukor kiba pynthut ïa ka Jingbha ka ban sa jia.
Katba ki dang ïa shahshkor dngong ïa ki jingsneng jong u. Ki sngew kumba ki la ïoh shisha ïa ka jingim bathymmai wat la ki jingkren jong u kim da Shai bha. Ki la kohnguh ïa ki jingbthah jong u namarba ki sngewiadei ba ka long ka kam kaba khraw kaba u la shon Shap ha ka dohnud jong ki. Suki-pasuki ki la lah ban ithuh ïa u ba u long uba Pher jinglong na kito kiwei pat ki riewthor bad ki nongpyniaid ïa ka Balang Khristan, kiba la ialam ïa ki, khlem da kdew ïa kano kano ka lynti ba ki dei ban leh bad ban bat skhem ïa la ka jingshisha kum kawei na ki jaidbynriew babun.


(yn dang bteng…)