True Friendship is one of the great virtues that sustain life. It has been said that a true friend is a friend indeed. There are so many false friends that it is difficult to distinguish between the two types. Friendship like Krishna and Arjun, Krishna and Sudama Does true and unconditional relationship exists in today’s modern world? How different is true relationship & social media relationships”? Can this kind of true and profound friendship be found? How and where?
There are rare relationships which do not depend upon personal objectives which are like a summer cloud. Spiritual Friendship enables two persons to comprehend each other, through the knowledge of their own self. It is what makes respect, patience, and continuity be born. Spiritual friendship is the one that not only forgives but also amends the one that encourages each one to be better each time.
True spiritual relationship is an outcome of developing inner harmony. Once a certain level of harmony is achieved, the relationship can become profound and transcend beyond circumstances or challenges of doubts. Harmony in Latin is Concordia, which translates to, “with (one) heart.” So how harmony is achieved? Harmony is achieved when there is an agreement between different aspects of one’s life. It is amalgamation and balance. Harmony is when different parts of myself are “playing” different notes that come together as one melody!
The challenges on the path to harmony in our lives come with disagreement which is caused by conflict. Discord is nothing but imbalance and disintegration. When one aspect of our life “Overshadows” and one part takes over in a disproportionate manner thus creating imbalance with the other aspects of life. This imbalance can be experienced when one cannot integrate between, the personal, career, the family and the more social and spiritual, or altruistic engagements.
When we allow ourselves to be indifferent, or in conflict discord is created. Discord is created by the parts of the personality which cause conflict or disconnection and eventually become a force of separation. The Buddha described separation as the greatest illusion of all! We can say that separation is the force directly in opposition to the force of Love.
. A harmonious chord is the ability to work together, to know how to relate our actions to the actions of others, not in a dissonant confrontation, but in an advantageous integration. Harmony that is manifested over a period of time turns into an unbreakable and invincible oneness. Harmony depends on our will, and undoubtedly on our love for people, our love for reaching mutual agreement, and the desired intelligence to achieve that end.
Unity will be the consequence. If selfishness, pride and the desire to stand out above others with or without merit prevail, there can never be harmony, because each person will be focused on themselves and always trying to put others down.” Once an individual finds the path to inner harmony and starts walking on it, he or she is ready for real coexistence. One can connect and develop harmonious relationships or spiritual relationships. These relationships build real and lasting fraternity amongst human beings. And this universal brotherhood enables people to truly know each other with patience and forgiveness. They motivate each other to better themselves, making it worth the effort, and cherish this kind of relationship. To be a real friend means to be able to give more than to receive, to be devoted and serve each other rather than expecting to be served or wait for applause for what we have done.
Spiritual relationships can transcend time, age, demography, life’s circumstances and even pain, sorrow and tough personal life situations. It is the kind of relationship that can be the future of human relationship; it is the foundation for building a new and better world.
The spiritual Comradeship we are committed to build has the potential to become an eternal path creating bonds between our souls. May