Friendship is the highest relationship

Friendship is the highest relationship

This talk was given in France, in July 1989 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, during the 2 hundred years anniversary of the French revolution.

The real revolution, the true liberation is the one of the heart.

I have to tell you that we have to be friends, we have to share, enjoy sharing, there’s no seriousness about it, how can you be serious with your friend ? why ? You just relaxed enjoying each others company.

Even if you have to argue, argue, doesn’t matter! Even if you have a different view, it’s alright, but you should not try to impose yourself on your friend, nor your friend should try to impose (himself on you). Try to understand each other, that’s how we are going to learn such a lot, we have to learn such a lot from each other.

For example, I learned so much from friends, you’ll be surprised, learnt a lot of things from French, the way they have their art, their ideas of art, their music, their culture, lots of things to be learnt….
There’s an openness between one friend and another friend, there’s no closeness, there’s no tension, there’s no formality and reliance, so much so that you can talk to them about what you want, what is your need and what problems you have.

I hope you understand that love means complete freedom to yourself and to others…

If you love someone, then there is complete freedom and understanding. But this love has to be very, very, pure…You have to feel that friendship and you will feel proud that you have so many friends and real friends…

If we have worries, we always turn to our friends, but to persons of acquaintance. If we have problems, we will never tell it to somebody who we just know by the way, but to our friends … Friendship is such that you could share your secrets, you could share your problems…

I think that relationship of friendship is even higher than any other relationship that we could think of, because there’s nothing to be gained out of a friendship. It never ceases and you just
enjoy the friendship, that’s all. When you can pull each others leg, sometimes you could be joking with another person, making fun of another person, it is alright, it is friendship. But this is the purest form of understanding…

Before Sahaja Yoga you could have only one friend, or at the most two, three meant a crowd, could not have three persons as your friends. But in Sahaja Yoga, we are all friends; (this is a) pure friendship, a friendship of a very beautiful nature, that you enjoy the joy of another person, in vibrations…I have seen this kind of friendship when we were young, because that time, people were more open hearted…

In this country of France where we have got liberation, where we have fought for liberation, let us take to real liberation and the real liberation of the soul, of our Spirit, to enjoy, enjoy everything that is available with understanding…
Shri Mataji, about friendship, 1989

Anaic studied linguistics in Paris and worked first as a French teacher for foreigners and then as a school teacher. Since her second child she is a house wife. She likes many different things like : blogging, dancing, singing, but also reading poetry, philosophy and comics. She enjoys a lot Indian classical music as well as American soaps…

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