24 Nov 2011

A True Friendship
Many people have different expectations from good friends .Some believe a true friend must be kind and understanding, while others believe he or she must be honest . It is true that friends should be trustworthy and anyone who has the following three characteristics makes a perfect friend . These are caring ,patience and being selfish
Life is complex ,yet beautiful and when we are living in a diverse culture ,independence is a way of life. In such an atmosphere, caring for each others’ needs becomes a necessity. In addition, in the 21st century, life has become more of a challenge and struggle for individuals. Without genuine caring for each other may become a source of depression and build up mistrust.
Second, we all know that our life styles have changed tremendously over the years, and our needs have also grown beyond our imagination. We are all struggling every day for our future. Yet, there is no one to really tell us when hard work will pay off. Moreover, such a situation creates an impatient among all of us, so we need a friend who is more patience. This helps to create a certain degree of understanding and peaceful atmosphere among all of us.
Finally, this friend should be more open to ideas and changes, this attitude will have unique effect on every individual. As a friend, we need to think about all of us not just ourselves and have to share each others’ feelings, success or failure. Furthermore, if a friend is self centered then the whole meaning of friendship is pointless. Friends have to be open and understanding with each others’ needs and concerns.
Therefore, friends are very important in our life and friends make our life more meaningful giving sense of belonging .We must encourage ourselves as a friends, be caring, more patient and less of self centered for the betterment friendship

~ 蘇曼嘉旺仁波切 Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

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