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How Should We Choose ...

--by Rajni, posted May 25, 2023

How should we choose our friends? Bhagawan lovingly explains and underscores today with simple examples.

When you have high status and a good position in society, everyone will run after you, saying, hello, hello! But when you lose your position and fall on bad days, everyone will run away from you. This is not true friendship.
What is true friendship? A true friend is one who will follow you like a shadow in times of both pleasure and pain, profit and loss. When the tank is full of water, thousands of frogs will come into it. But when the tank becomes dry, not even a single frog will be seen there.
Similarly, when you have a good position and a high rank, everyone will follow you. But you will find none in your times of difficulty. Such friendship is not true friendship.
Don’t make friends with everybody who says hello, hello to you. This is a great mistake. You should know the background, habits, behavior, discipline, and other qualities of the person with whom you want to make friends. You should also try to know with whom they associate and what type of company they keep.
- Divine Discourse, Jul 08, 1996.

Taking God as your friend, your heart as the teacher, and the world as the Great Book, acquire all the knowledge you wish to. - BABA

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