Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dharma Seeds #3

Noble Friendship

Then the venerable Ananda approached the Lord, prostrated himself and sat down to one side. Sitting there the venerable Ananda said to the Lord: "Half of this holy life, Lord, is good and noble friends, companionship with the good, association with the good."

"Do not say that, Ananda. Do not say that Ananda. It is the whole of this holy life, this friendship, companionship, and association with the good."

(Samyutta Nikaya)

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