Friendship is really the GREATEST! Friendship motivates the entire Noble Life!
Friendship is a uniquely advantageous form of synergistic social symbiosis:
Buddha once said:
Follow only the Good and Pure Ones. Associate only with the Clever Ones,
To learn the Truth from these Nobles gives an advantage like nothing else!
To follow the fools and thereby copy and choose mostly the wrong ways,
to not know any Good Friends, is often causing only sad misery!
As if one strings rotten fish on a grass straw, this very same grass will soon smell putrid too…
Exactly so with anyone, who follows a fool! Or as if one wraps up perfume in a common leaf,
this same simple leaf will soon smell sweet too! Exactly so with anybody, who follows a Noble.
More on the good in beautiful Friendship (Kalyānamittatā):
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:
How to cure Depression? https://vimeo.com/73424140
Metta Meditation As streaming audio and mp3 download:
Adapted from Gemstones of Good Dhamma
Wheel 342/344 by Ven. S. Dhammika,
BPS Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
With Cordial Regards 🙂
Have a nice and Noble day.