After your parents and your siblings, who's dearest to
Of course your friends!! Friends mean the world to us, isn't it?
Because they are not only our partners in crime at school but also
our strongest support in our every hour of need.
Who is a True Friend?
A true friend is someone whom we cannot do without. They are the
'family' we choose for ourselves. Getting a good friend is our luck
but sustaining our friendship is an art which should be mastered.
Friendship sustains on the premise of true love. True love means
the love that is unconditional and without expectations.
What do you think will happen in each of these cases?
Do you think the friendship can survive?
The answer is a big NO.
It can only survive if-
• We don't do to others what we don't like for ourselves
• We learn to ignore some petty things and 'let go'
• We focus on the brighter side of our friend and disregard any
flaws within him
• There are no pre-conditions attached to our friendship.
History is also full of examples of great friendships like that
of Krishna and Sudama, Duryodhan and
Karna etc. Don't you also remember the friendship among
your favorite cartoon characters like Timon and
Pumba (they overlooked each other's bad habits and
accepted each other as they were), Marlin and Dory
from the movie 'Finding Nemo' (they would always be there in all
situations to help one another), Mickey Mouse and
Pluto (their friendship didn't change even in difficult
There is no magic formula for such great friendships but it's
important to take the first step -
Pujya Dadashri says that, 'It doesn't matter even if you do not
know anything in this worldly life, but you should definitely know
how to take adjustments. Adjustment with each and every person
should be the ultimate goal of our lives.'
Always remember, even if you clear all your school
examinations with top grades but you will pass the 'Test of
Friendship' only if you can adjust with all your friends even if
they misadjust with you.