Spiritual friendship – La compañía espiritual

Amida Buddha

One day Ananda, who had been thinking deeply about things for a while, turned to the Buddha and exclaimed: "Lord, I’ve been thinking- spiritual friendship is at least half of the spiritual life!" The Buddha replied: "Say not so, Ananda, say not so. Spiritual friendship is the whole of the spiritual life!" – Samyutta Nikaya, Verse 2


Un día, Ananda, que había estado sumido en la meditación sobre varias cosas, se dirigió a Buda y exclamó: "Señor, he estado pensando que la compañía espiritual debe ser al menos la mitad de la vida espiritual". El Buda respondió: "No hables así, Ananda, no hables así. La compañía espiritual es el todo de la vida espiritual." – Samyutta Nikaya, verso 2

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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