Radhanath Swami on Real friendship

13 Posted by - November 16, 2015 - Radhanath Swami

Real friendship is real concern for the body, mind and soul of the friend.
– Radhanath Swami

  • Piyush Singh

    Such holistic definition of real friendship by HH Radhanath Swami. In most of friendships these days this balance is often found missing and mostly the focus is only at the level of body. Very inspiring thought.

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Very nice definition of friendship. Thank you very much.

  • rajeev

    Swami ji has given us real definition of friendship – we must act basis this profound real understanding.

    • Piyush Singh

      Well said Rajeev.

  • Vinay Jain

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for these profound words on friendship. Often times we forget taking care of the 3rd & most important thing – the soul and thus fail to help the friend in his search for eternal life which is full of knowledge and bliss.

    • Piyush Singh

      So true.

  • Anand Patil

    very profound statement by maharaj. Generally if people accompany us, share our likes, dislikes, hobbies we think they are friends. But real friendship should think about the soul too. It should think about the spiritual well being of the friend. Thank you Maharaj for giving a holistic definition of friendship.

    • Piyush Singh

      Very well said Anand ji. Thanks.

      • rajeev

        Agree with you Anand Jee.

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Wonderful quote. Thank you very much.

  • Rajeev

    Makes me think of am I becoming the real friend of my friends. I need to look within and try to become genuine friend. Thank you Swami ji for inciting this wonderful thought in my mind.

    • Piyush Singh

      How nice to have a nice friend like you, who has such deep concerns for friends. And now I also need to contemplate on this same aspect. I think we need to have some interesting and practical ways to help our friends to have some contributions at the mind and soul level as well. Any thoughts or Ideas how we should go ahead with it?

      • Rajeev

        Piyush Ji, one of the great practical ways you have shown to me is by acknowledging the thoughts am putting here. Swami ji is the greatest mutual care taker for both of us. I long to get your association and take it further..

        • Piyush Singh

          Well said Rajeev Ji, So you mean that we should acknowledge and encourage our friends for anything good that do. I think this is a very practical way. I also feel that we should try to give more positive thoughts to our friends as per their level of understanding. What say?

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    To have devotee friends is most auspicious in all the three worlds….! Friendship among devotees are on transcendental plane. In fact it was my devotee friends who saved me so many times….! Thank you Maharaj for this gem.

    • Piyush Singh

      No doubt that we can really experience this in our lives many times. I personally have witnessed many instances where devotees have extended themselves to fullest extents to help the other devotee friends who were in need. And that is called the real friendship :).

  • Sanat Swain

    Realy touching quote

    • Piyush Singh

      Yes, it is very touching wisdom.

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Soul touching quote. Thank you very much.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Wonderful definition of Real Friendship.Normally friendship is mainly on the bodily or at the most of the mind level. Very rarely it is on the soul level.