Who is a friend and why is a friend needed in life?
Life is a set of mixed experiences where we go through phases of pleasure, joy and pains. sharing makes it easier and cozier as we walk with a friend. A friend does not judge us, he loves and accepts us for who we are. What are we looking for while we walk the burning path of our life? A shade where we can be who we are without fearing rejections and hateful judgements. A friend may criticize or stop us or make us ponder at our bad life decisions but never the less, he never abandones us. Thats his love!
Even the Gods valued friendship so deeply. Reading the wonderful stories of gratitude of Shree Ramchandra for Hanuman when he helps him by taking his message to Sita Ji at lanka or when he brings Lakshman ji back to life with the magical herb mountain, one can see the compassion of the Lord for us. He is our sakha in good and bad times and never forsakes us too. Even Shree Krishna’s love for his friend sudaama is so beautiful and humbles our minds.
Spiritual kinship is even more precious as our kalyanmitra gives us a space of satsanga and self reflection too other than mere emotional support. He saves us from evil and self pride. he supports us in our spiritual testing times and always receives even our vices with a healthy inspiration to self reform. Such a treasure to have such a kalyanmitra in your life!
Valuing our kalyanmitras on the spiritual paths makes us humble and loving! gratitude is a pearl!