Dialog with Loved ones – April 2019
अपनों से अपनी बात…
Dialog with Loved Ones…
All of you are my disciples, I address you as a soul-mate because our souls live within each other. And such relationship is possible only in deep friendship. This friendly relation is the greatest relationship brimming with joy and love. It is beyond comparison with any other relationship. Apart from being our strongest pillars of strength during distress, the friends are the most invaluable assets of our life The real wealth of friendship deepens with the vagaries of times, instead of waxing away.
Yes, this is a significant question. Today, all of you have to stop and think – Do you have five-ten friends, to obtain comforts from during moments of distress, folks to share your joys and griefs with.
During these current social-media times, we can easily list thousands of contacts-acquaintances. However, how many of these are your real friends? In reality, your contact circle is expanding with an ever increasing list of connections. However, the number of real friends continue to reduce. Why so?
There is a real need to think and analyze this situation. Who can be your real friend? A friend is one, with whom you can open your self completely Without any inhibition or secrecy. Without any worry about differences of post-position or wealth. The scriptures have this to say about the friend-
Mitram Preetirasaayanam Nayanayoraanandanam ChetasaH
Paatram Yat SukhaduH KhayoH Sahabhavena Tadadurlabham |
The friends who impart nectar to the eyes and joy to the mind, those who consider their pal’s joy-grief as their own, are getting scarcer and rarer
As we grow, our companions impart us happiness. We play with our friends during our childhood. We meet more people as we grow older, during our jobs and business. Some of these turn into our friends. The children in the family also grow up to become friends. The husband and wife are deemed friends of each other.
It is generally believed that childhood friendship is the most intense. However, the real truth is that we can get real friends at any stage of our life. Once you meet them, you should open your heart freely with them. Listen to them, and be ever-ready to support and assist them.
What are the various steps to friendship? How to evaluate friendship? Should we test our friend each and every time? It is simply not possible.
“There is only one way to make friends and that is that you should become friend of the one whom you want to make your friend.”
A friend is the one, who never hesitates to tell us our faults and deficiencies. A friend will support us in every situation, but he will also have the right to question us in dire circumstances. He will not hesitate to show us the real picture. However, we never like it when our friends show us the mirror to our conscience-
My conscience is massive enough to punish me
The friend that you are, desist from advising me, for ever ||
One who possesses the wealth of friendship, does not need to care or worry about anything in the world. Friends are ever-ready to advice, protect and strengthen at all times.
Think yourself – Do you possesses this greatest wealth of all – the friendship? Everyone has to work in this life. Everyone attains something with own efforts. However, the one lacking true friends, will never become happy. All relationships are selfish, except friendship. This relationship is free from give-and-take. One only gives within the friendship. Whenever you meet a suitable friend in life, one whom your mind feels compatible with, you ought to treasure the wealth of that friendship.
Friendship is all but too commonplace but remember,
It takes trial by fire to find a good friend
Friend is the real capital within this life. Do not try to impose your power on your friend. Presence of power reduces love. Trust blossoms in absence of power. It strengthens faith. Friendship liberates your mind. In reality, we become whatever our friends are.
Friendship is such a dedicated form of love, That we can freely share anything within our life We support and care for each other. If such a friend ever goes astray then, without any hesitation –
Come, I worry so much, my dear friend
I keep looking for moments within each moment
Consider yourself, thousands have come and exited from your life till now. You do not even remember names of many of those. However, you always remember your friend’s name, his face, and his words. Just do one thing to protect your friendship – Meet your friend, phone him, and share your current situations. The plant of friendship has to be continuously watered with time and emotions.
Always remember – Friendship is the real asset, the greatest wealth , prosperity and strength. Make friends and become a friend.
Let our friendship continue to strengthen … You haven’t come to meet your friend for a long time ….
Come and meet me ….
Nand Kishore Shrimali