Let's understand what is friendship
Friendship is nothing. Friendship is a state of being in which you are concerned not with what you can get from the other person, but in the real advancement of the other person. And the real advancement is, discovering the truth. So a friend is a friend only if he brings you closer to the truth; in whose presence you become less agitated, in whose presence a silence comes. Not the one who keeps gossiping with you.
Remember, a conditioned mind hates to be de-conditioned. It looks for those people and those situations that can reinforce its conditioning.
You will never make friends with someone who really shows the truth to you. You will make friends with someone who will keep you in illusion. And that's what you call friendship- a bond of mutual deception.
A courageous friend is one who does not make friendship is a trade. He will not say,'When I am in need, you help me and when you are in need, I help you, and then we are friends. Your views agree with mine, my views agree with you and we are friends. I need to copy assignments and you are always there, then we are friends. He will not be the one who, in all my rubbish, the one who can partner me In a lucky moment, aloneness happens to you and you are just sitting still with yourself, fully contented, not excited, not sad, but completely with yourself. You are sitting still, and the other fellow comes and says, 'Hey, you are sitting quietly. Are you sad? Come, let's go for a drink.' He will not be that kind. Find out such friends, and then there will be real magic.
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