31 quotations of Friendship (Post No.4238)

OCTOBER 2017 GOOD THOUGHTS CALENDAR
Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 23 September 2017

 

Time uploaded in London-  14-17

 

Post No. 4238

 

Pictures are taken from various sources; thanks.

 

Festival Days: Oct.1-MUHARAM, 2 GANDHI JAYANTHI, 5- VALMIKI JAYANTHI, 18/19- DEEPAVALI, 25- SKANDHA SASHTI.

EKADASI -1, 15, FULL MOON- 5, NEW MOON- 19

AUSPICIOUS DAYS- 27, 30

OCTOBER 1 SUNDAY

Friendship with those whose minds are not open-hearted sours to enmity – Kalidasa’s Sakuntala 5-24

 

OCTOBER 2 MONDAY

Imbibe only the merits of a companion and never the demerits- KR 186

 

OCTOBER 3 TUESDAY

Befriending a cruel serpent tantamount to extinction of the frog community– Panchatantra

 

OCTOBER 4 WEDNESDAY

Abusive language spells the death knell of friendship – Panchatantra 5-72

OCTOBER 5 THURSDAY

Live up to the words of a friend –Satopadupadesa prabandha

OCTOBER 6 FRIDAY

Do not disrespect a friend’s words – Sakunatalam ,first act

 

OCTOBER 7 SATURDAY

A friend indeed is a friend in need -Panchatantra 2-115

 

OCTOBER 8 SUNDAY

Better cordiality with a helpful foe than with a faithless friend – Hitopadesam 4-16

 

OCTOBER 9 MONDAY

Friendship begets help, and an enemy is known by disservice – Valmiki Ramayana 4-8-21

 

OCTOBER 10 TUESDAY

The pure hearted strike friendship at first sight –Yogavasistha 3-78-35

OCTOBER 11 WEDNESDAY

When sad or glad, a friend alone is a sanctuary – – Valmiki Ramayana

 

OCTOBER 12 THURSDAY

Ever avoid a foolish friend – Sushasitavali

 

OCTOBER 13 FRIDAY

The one with a companion achieves his objects-  Panchatantra 2-26

 

OCTOBER 14 SATURDAY

A traitor of a friend is the worst of men – Mahabharata

 

OCTOBER 15 SUNDAY

A friend who is angry without justification does create anxiety -– Valmiki Ramayana 15-32-6

OCTOBER 16 MONDAY

Elephants do not ever befriend foxes – Kiratarjuniya 14-2

 

OCTOBER 17 TUESDAY

Betraying friends never yields prosperity – Jataka mala

 

OCTOBER 18 WEDNESDAY

Friends alone do not make for joy nor enemies alone for sorrow- Mahabharata

 

OCTOBER 19 THURSDAY

 

The sin of betraying a friend is erased not even in a hundred births- BKM

 

OCTOBER 20 FRIDAY

It is declared that comradeship of the noble commences with seven steps walked together – Panchatantra 2-47, Rig Veda, Sangam Tamil Literature

OCTOBER 21 SATURDAY

Friends and foes originate only in transactions – Hitopadesam 1-72

 

OCTOBER 22 SUNDAY

Friendship- easy to build, difficult to sustain – Valmiki Ramayana 4-32-7

 

OCTOBER 23 MONDAY

Friendship blooms between those of the same loom and gloom – Panchatantra 1-285

 

OCTOBER 24 TUESDAY

Bond with those of the same melancholy – Satopadesaprabandha

 

OCTOBER 25 WEDNESDAY

Proximity, though it be to the inanimate, leads to companionship- Valmiki Ramayana 2-8-28

OCTOBER 26 THURSDAY

Enemies scorch when they meet and friends too when they depart -SRB 3-110

 

OCTOBER 27 FRIDAY

Attachment to friends makes prosperity, not so with women! Katha sarit Sagara

 

OCTOBER 28 SATURDAY

Comradeship occurs in communion – Valmiki Ramayana 4-127-47

 

OCTOBER 29 SUNDAY

In prosperity, all are one’s friends -Kahavatratnakar

 

OCTOBER 30 MONDAY

Share your grief with your buddies – Satopadesaprabhandha

OCTOBER 31 TUESDAY

He is friend who sees you through woe – Panchatantra 1-341

xxx

Source – Suktisudha, Chinmaya International Foundation, Ernakulam, Kerala, 2010

For original Sanskrit sentences, please see the book.

 

–SUBHAM–

 

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