May 2, 2007 5:51am CST
We all know about the friendship and we always highlight the friendship! Friendship is an asset for everybody and I never heard that this or that person is without a friendship! One can understand that we are not talking about so-called formal kind of friendship! Yes there may be categories of friendship: As per my view we can count four category: One, the friendship based on emotional level and understanding as well as the emotional matching would lead those friends at a height that provide them really a self satisfaction of the friendship. Two, the friendship based on mental level, intellectual level and they have an amazing tuning of mental and intellectual exchanging that their difference of opinions have also meaningful friendship! Three, the friendship based on soul level, spiritual level; which has a vibrational in-depth understanding for each other’s things, thoughts, and deeds! They talk to understand and for unity! Four, the ultimate friendship, in which all the approaches of friendship are intigrated and the connected with such friendship are just share everything through their subtle presence with each other and stay on the board of the ultimate unity! Well, any category holders could reach there by achieving gradually other level, or may be gradually all the level evolve from within and the ultimate friendship would occurred naturally too! And there is always the chance of getting grace for such achievement completely! Can we say such friendship ETERNAL FRIENDSHIP?What do you think, my friends?
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8 May 07
Hi, I can pin point many qualities you have stated that attribute to my alot of my friends and especially one in particular. I would definately say such friendship is eternal friendship as this is the kind of relationship I have with my one particular friend. (does that make sense?) Thank you for an enlightening discussion.
• Ahmedabad, India
8 May 07
Yes, It is possible, as you said 'one particular friend' one has and they can really enjoy such friendship! But it is not like that no one has other friends! I mean both are individuals also and as an individual other one may have other friends! May not be there also! I want to put emphasis here once again in other words perhaps that you may have one particular friend but at the same time upholding same kind of friendship with you, your that particular friend may other friend/s too and you have no problem with that! This is a binding goes parallel with freedom and love and the beauty of this lies in the string the both have!
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 May 07
The words of Mahatma Gandhi come to my mind. "True friendship is an identity of souls, rarely to be found in this world ". this saying holds much water in the present day world. Does emotional attachment between friends exist? I do not believe that even thick friendship realize the sort of emotional bondage. Except for a few very rare cases true friendship in the ideal sense of the term does not exist. This is my firm conviction.
2 May 07
I've had friends from three of your above catagories but I have yet to cultivate a friendship which includes all four. It is amazing how close one can get to another person. I experience very strong bonding to my friends and, on occassion, the bond gets so strong that we actually seem to be spiritually connected. This may sound strange to some, but one can really connect to another's soul. Doing this, however, can be very painful because, as in my experience, seeing bad things to come can be very difficult to witness - especially as one watches the fortold events unfold. Because of this strong bond that I sometimes get with people, I have resisted becoming "too close" to many people. I hope now with spiritual guildance, I will be able to better cope with these difficulties and then be a part of some eternal friendships.