The Good & Beautiful
The friend, who is a
helpmate, the friend in both happiness and woe,
The friend, who gives good counsel,
the friend, who sympathizes too -
These four as friends the wise behold and cherish devotedly as does
a mother her own child. Digha Nikāya 31
Who is hospitable, and friendly, tolerant, generous,
A guide, an instructor, a leader, such one
may gain honour and fame.
Digha Nikāya 31
One is not intelligent just because one speaks much!
He who is peaceable, friendly, and fearless, is called wise.
If you find a wise and clever friend, who leads a good and pure
you should, overcoming all obstacles, keep his company joyously and aware!
= the Best Friend EVER!
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Good in Beautiful Friendship (Kalyānamittatā):
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