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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Friendship Vs Friendliness - Discourse by Osho

Friendship is a relationship. You can be in relationship with a few people. Friendliness is a quality not a relationship. It has nothing to do with anybody else, it is basically your inner quality. You can be friendly even when you are alone. You cannot be in friendship when you are alone - the other is needed - but friendliness is a kind of fragrance. A flower opens in the jungle, nobody passes by - still it is fragrant. It does not matter whether anybody comes to know of it or not, it is its quality. Nobody may ever come to know about it, but that does not matter. The flower is rejoicing.

Friendship can exist only between one man and another man or at the most between a man and an animal - a horse, a dog. But friendliness can exist even with a rock, with a river, with a mountain, with a cloud, with a far-away star. Friendliness is unlimited because it is not dependent on the other, it is absolutely your own flowering.


So, be friendly, just friendly to all that exists. And in that friendliness you will find all that is worth finding. In friendliness you will find the ultimate friend.

6 comments:

Abhay said...

Dost..very intrestingly and in a very decorative way you described the Friendship and friendliness. We should discover Friendliness and friendship will discover us.

Sravanthi said...

This is soooo cute.. its really a very nice article :)

Rajivkk said...

Boy, let me tell you one thing. The thing which you told is a very difficult one to describe. You took both the attributes of human quality in the same boat. That was something very cool, to tell you. Nice one. :)

Kiran banda said...

Frankly, the title gave me a feeling that I was reading a column -"Know your English" in "The Hindu" where they tell you the subtle differences between words like - "listen and hear", "childish and childlike" ;-)
Felt good reading such a post, after long time :-)

Ryan said...

How amazing this world was made, Even if we all are friendly, (in our own way) all of us cannot be a friend all the time.
How amazing this world was made,
Even if we have friends , we can be friendly to all of them.(all the time)

That is the first thought which came to mind.... Be friendly to all but choose your friend wisely

P.S. you are my most trusted friend and the friendliness person i have ever met ..
Nice to see a blog on two traits of our relationship that has spread our over 5 years.

Ryan said...

How amazing this world was made, Even if we all are friendly, (in our own way) all of us cannot be a friend all the time.
How amazing this world was made,
Even if we have friends , we CANNOT be friendly to all of them.(all the time)

That is the first thought which came to mind.... Be friendly to all but choose your friend wisely

P.S. you are my most trusted friend and the friendliness person i have ever met ..
Nice to see a blog on two traits of our relationship that has spread our over 5 years.