Thursday, December 23, 2010

And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship."

Friendship  by Khalil Gibran
And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship." 

Your friend is your needs answered. 

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. 

And he is your board and your fireside. 

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. 

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay." 

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; 

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unclaimed. 

When you part from your friend, you grieve not; 

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. 

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. 

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught. 

And let your best be for your friend. 

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also. 

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? 

Seek him always with hours to live. 

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness. 

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. 

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Living in the light of true friendship

Living in the light of true friendship is a blessed relationship as its filled with love, joy and solace. To sustain a strong friendship and making it glow can be maintained by practicing classical traditional views of maintaing good reationship  In classical traditional views, friendship based on utility and pleasure will not survive, it will be stagnant, hurtful, one-sided or may even cause harm than good but friendship based on goodness is lasting as it has enduring quality. Thus, when friends possess the good attributes, the friendship survives as it is based on goodness which has love & purity, with lasting & enduring quality. However we all know that a deep sustaining, timeless friendship is really, really rare…as it’s a friendship for the sake of God which abides in purity and sealed with modesty…