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Quotes on friendship from Hindu Religious Texts

A collection of quotes on friendship from Hindu religious texts.

May all beings look upon me with the eye of a friend; may I look upon all beings with the eye of a friend; may we regard on one another with the eye of a friend. (Yajur Veda, 36.18)

One who makes no distinction of self and other with regard to [one’s] person and
possessions, who regards all beings with an even eye and is tranquil of mind, is indeed the best of the godly. (Bhagavata Purana, 11.2.52)

Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own. (Sri Sarada Devi)

Friendship is one of the nine forms of Bhakti or devotion as told by Prahlada, the ardent devotee of Vishnu. 

The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken. (Rabindranath Tagore).

While chanting the name of the Lord one should earn Divine wealth. The divine wealth to be earned are kindness, nonviolence, freedom from lust, truth, equality, equanimity, detachment, stability of mind, control over senses, seriousness, compassion, friendship, brilliance and tolerance. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu)

When one is in the countryside, when one walks under the trees and feels so close to Nature, to the trees, the sky, all the leaves, all the branches, all the herbs, when on feels a great friendship with these things and breathes that air which is good, perfumed will the plants, then one opens oneself, and by opening oneself communes with the universal forces. (Sri Aurobindo)

The secret of friendship is exercising discrimination in your choice of friends; preferring sincerity over praise. (Swami Kriyananda)