True Friends

budaniponperfilThe taker, one who speaks empty words, the flatterer, the reckless —these four are not true friends. 

The wise understand this and keep them at a distance, as they would a dangerous path. 

The helper, the one who accompanies us through thick and thin, the one who gives good counsel, the one who is compassionate —these four are friends indeed. 

The wise understand this and attend on them carefully, like a mother her own child. 

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Sigalovada Sutra

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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