Badshah ke teen sawaal II

Main ke ek Badshah aur uske teen sawaal ki kahani aapko suna raha tha/I was reciting the tale of the King and his three questions. Main us morh tak pahuncha tha ke jab Badshah ko bulaye gaye daanishwaron se maqul jawaab na mile aur usne tai kiya ke ek khiraadmand Dervish se pooche/I had got to the point where the King, having failed to obtain a satisfactory answer from the intelligentsia, resolved to consult a wise hermit. Aage padhen…./Read on….  

Woh Dervish ik jangal mein rehta tha, jise woh kabhi bahar nahi nikalta tha, aur sivaye aam logon ke, woh kisi se nahi milta tha. Is liye Badshah ne mamuli libaas pehna, aur Dervish ke takiya pahunchne ne pehle, apne ghode se utara, aur apne siphahion ko chorh kar, aage akele hi gaya.

Jaise Badshah pahuncha, Dervish zameen khod raha tha. Badshah ko dekh kar us ne salaam kiya aur zameen khodta raha. Dervish kamzor tha, aur har baar woh phawora zameen mein marta, to baahri saans leta.

Badshah uske paas aya aur bola: “Main aapke paas aaya hoon, Ae Darvish, aap se teen sawaal ke jawaab jan ne ke liye: Main kaise seekhon sahi cheez sahi waqt par kar sakon? Woh kaun log hain jinki mujhe sab se ziada zaroorat hai aur lihaza ziada tawajju deni chahiye? Aur kaun se kaam zab se zaroori hai aur mujhe pehli nazar deni chahiye?”

Dervish ne Badshah ko suna lekin koi jawaab nahi diya. Sirf apne haath male aur phir se khodna shuru kiya.

“Aap thak gaye hai,” Badshah ne kaha, “laiye, phawora mujhe dijiye aur thodi der mujhe kaam karne dijiye.”

“Shukriya!” Dervish ne kaha, aur auzar Badshah ko dekar, zameen par baith gaya.

Do kiyarian khod kar, Badshah ruka aur apne sawaalon ko dohraya. Dervish ne phir bhi jawaab na diya, lekin utha aur phawora ke liya apna haath badhaya, kehte hue: “Ab thoda aaram kar lo and mujhe kuch kaam karne do”.

Lekin Badshah ne auzaar nahi diya aur khodta raha. Ek ghanta guzra aur phir ek aur. Suraj dhalne laga shajaron ke peeche, aur phir Badshah aakhir phawora ko zameen mein garh ke bola: “Main aap ke pas aaya tha, ae danishwar, apne sawaalon ke jawaab paane ke liye. Agar aapke paas koi nahi, to mujhe bata den to main laut jaayaun.” 

“Koi daudhta hua aa raha hai,” Dervish ne kaha, “Dekhen kaun hai.”

Badshah bhi muda, aur dekha ek daadhi-waala aadmi jangal se bhagta hua aaya. Woh aadmi aapne haath apne pet se daba hua tha, lekin khoon wahan se tab bhi bah raha tha. Jab woh Badshah ke paas pahuncha, to woh aahen bharta hua zameen par gir gaya aur behosh ho gaya. Badshah aur Dervish ne uske kapde khole. Us aadmi pe pet par ghaav tha. Badshah ne use saf kiya aur apne roomal aur Dervish ke ek tauliye se uski patti ki.
Lekin khoon bahna kam na hua aur Badshah ko baar baar khoon se latpat patti hatani padhi aur ghaav ko saaf dho ke, phir patti lagani padhi

Jab aakhir khoon bahna band hua to woh aadmi hosh mein aaya aur kuch peena to maanga. Badshah uske liye tazaa pani laya aur use diya. Tab tak surja dhal gaya tha aur mausam thanda ho gaya tha. To phir, Badshah ne, Dervish ki madad se, us ghayal aadmi ko Dervish ke ghar ke andar la kar, bistar par lita diya. Bistar par let kar us aadmi ne apni aankhen kar li aur chup tha, lekin Badshah aapni sair aur kaam se itna thak gaya tha ke woh dalaan par jhuk ke so gaya – aur aisi tez neend mein ke woh us poori chothi garmi ki raat soya raha. Jab woh subah jaga, to kuch der use yeh nahi samjah aaya ke woh kahan hai ya bistar par leta ajanbi, daadi waala aadmi, jo gaur se use nam aankhon se dekh raha hai. 

To be continued…./Jaari rahega

 

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