A friendship that can be ended didn't ever start.
An ideological movement is a collection of people many of whom could hardly bake a cake, fix a car, sustain a Friendship or a marriage, or even do a quadratic equation, yet they believe they know how to rule the world. The university, in which it is possible to combine theoretical pretension with comprehensive ineptitude, has become the natural habitat of the ideological enthusiast. A kind of adventure playground, carefully insulated from reality in order to prevent absent-minded professors from bumping into things as they explore transcendental realms, has become the institutional base for civilizational self-hatred.kenneth minogue
There can be no justification to admit, in any way, the use of armed forced to intervene in the internal affairs of a WTO [Warsaw Treaty Organization] member country. The solving of domestic problems belongs exclusively to the Party and people of each country and any kind of interference can only do harm to the cause of socialism, Friendship and collaboration among the socialist countries.nicolae ceauşescu
That above all, the Friendship existing between the English East India Company and Travancore should be maintained at any risk and that full confidence should always be placed in the support and aid of honorable association.Marthanda Varma on his last message to his nephew Prince Rama Varma, in Travancore State Manual: with foreword by Ved from Victoria Institutions, P.23 This book is available for free on this link
The Srimad Bhagavatam teaches nine primary forms of bhakti , as explained by Prahlada as:(1) ?rava?a ("listening" to the scriptural stories of K???a and his companions), (2) k?rtana ("praising," usually refers to ecstatic group singing), (3) smara?a ("remembering" or fixing the mind on Vi??u), (4) p?da-sevana (rendering service), (5) arcana (worshiping an image), (6) vandana (paying homage), (7) d?sya (servitude), (8) s?khya (Friendship), and (9) ?tma-nivedana (complete surrender of the self ).Bhagavata Purana (from Bhagavata Purana, 7.5.23-24) quoted in Acting as a Way of Salvation: A Study of R?g?nug? Bhakti S?dhana, p.133
One day, Ananda, who had been thinking deeply about things for a while, turned to the Buddha and exclaimed: "Lord, I've been thinking - spiritual Friendship is at least half of the spiritual life!" The Buddha replied: "Say not so, Ananda, say not so. Spiritual Friendship is the whole of the spiritual life!"Samyutta Nikaya, Verse 2
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