Long time ago, in the town of Feelington, there lived seven best
friends: Pure love, Pride, Theft, Positivity, Prayer, Nobility,
Negativity and Jealousy.
They used to laugh together, play together and shared a strong
bond of friendship. Life was fun till they were tiny tots. However,
as they started growing up, things unexpectedly began to
One fine morning, Nobility's doorbell rang. As he opened the door,
he saw a beautiful gift waiting for him.
"A bicycle!" he exclaimed. "I was so longing for one". His
joy knew no bounds.
As he went towards it, he saw the note 'From Uncle, With Love'
stuck on it.
"Love you uncle!" he exclaimed.
He decided to show it to his friends. The very same day, they all
planned to meet.
"Hah!" snapped Pride. "I have a bicycle much brighter than this
"Why don't I have an uncle like Nobility?" expressed
"Well you deserve it!" said Positivity.
"Where is Pure love? Why hasn't he come today?" asked
In no time, Nobility heard a sweet voice, "Here I am bro! Hey,
wow! This cycle is just the type I was looking for!" uttered Pure
"If you find it ideal for yourself Love, then why don't you keep
it?" said Nobility.
Love responded, "What? No… no….! Your uncle has sent it for
"Don't be silly, he will send me another one! And I am sure, he
will be happier if I give you." said Nobility.
"Well…Thank you Nob!"
Positivity and Prayer both appreciated Nobility for his
generosity. However, there was one person who had something else in
mind. It was Theft who was silently making plans to rob the cycle
"Keep playing passing the parcel buddies; the cycle is eventually
going to be mine! Ha-ha!" murmured Theft.
That same night, Theft masked himself and stole the cycle away
from Pure Love's place.
Next morning, Pure Love got up early to take a ride on the newly
arrived bicycle. However, to his astonishment, the cycle had
"Vanished! Where did my cycle go?" enquired Nobility.
"I just don't know pal." said Pure Love in dismay.
"Don't worry chap; I will ask my uncle to get two new cycles for
In no time, they saw Negativity approaching them, "Pure love
…Nobility...I saw Theft yesterday night secretly taking the cycle
from Pure love's courtyard. He is such a wicked person!"
"Don't use such terms Negs; after all, he is one of our best
friends!" exclaimed Pure Love.
"But look what he has done! Only betrayed your trust! A true
"If you want, you can tell God what happened and get your cycle
back with my help!" advised Prayer.
"No thanks, Prayer. If he likes it, let him keep it." expressed
"If he would have told me earlier, he wouldn't have to use the
wrong means." said Nobility.
"But we certainly don't love him anymore, isn't it Pure Love?"
said Pride with his head up.
"No…no…, it can never be that way. Just because he stole my cycle,
it does not mean that I stop loving him! Pure love neither
increases nor decreases. I love him as much as I love you and
Theft over heard all this from a distance. He was deeply touched.
He immediately fell to Pure Love's feet and asked for
"I never found you guilty friend. So, there is no point of
Theft returned him the cycle and from that day onwards, they all
got back the healthy friendship they had for each other. They all
were proud to have a friend like Pure Love.
Dadaji says Pure Love is that which neither increases
nor decreases. Immaterial of how the person in front is, it remains
the same! and Nobility is to spend whatever one has (be it his most
priced possessions) on another person without a moment's thought.
True friends can be identified by these virtues. If you need a true
friend, be a true friend!!