Your Real Friend

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Your Real Friend
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 October 25
Time Unknown
Place Patna, India
Topic A friend for eternity
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
Location in Sarkarverse
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Your Real Friend is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 October 25 in Patna, India. This discourse is the third chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.[1]


Eka eva suhrda dharma nidhane apyanutatiyah – Dharma is the only suhrda (a type of friend who remains with you even after your death).

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that Dharma stays with a person even after death. It is a person's friend for eternity. Anandamurti then explains the four different Samskrta words for the English term, "friend": bandhu (when love is so strong that separation cannot be endured), suhrda (a friend who guides you mentally and remains with you forever), mitram (a colleague), and sakha (due to so much love, the unit entities feel mentally identical with their sakha). Anandamurti goes on explaining that only Parama Purusa can be one's bandhu, suhrda, or sakha. The devotees ought to always remember God until they merge with Him.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4 
Preceded by
The Three Prerequisites for Spiritual Knowledge
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
With: Your Real Friend
Succeeded by
The Role of the Cosmic Puruśa