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Sunday, September 26, 2010

test for friendship

आढ्यो वाऽपि दरिद्रो वा दुःखितः सुखितोऽपि वा।
निर्दोषो वा सदोषो वा वयस्यः परमा गतिः॥
श्रीमत्वात्मीकिरामायणं किष्किन्दाकण्डं ८---८
āḍhyo vā'pi daridro vā duḥkhitaḥ sukhito'pi vā|
nirdoṣo vā sadoṣo vā vayasyaḥ paramā gatiḥ||
śrīmatvātmīkirāmāyaṇaṁ kiṣkindākaṇḍaṁ 8---8

A bosom friend should be given protection at any cost, whether he is from a high family or whether he is from a lowly background,  whether he is in a depressed mental condition or he is happy, whether he is innocent or is guilty of some offence,

The basic human law is that one should not give upon his friend even when the latter is placed in the most desparate conditions. When the friend is having a good name and other comforts, and when there is expectation of getting something back, all persons will be magnanimous and play the friendship card with enthusiasm.  But the litmus test for real friendship comes when one of them is in dire strait and the other has to take bold and risky steps to provide succour to the suffering friend.

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।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|