“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” — Hubert H. Humphrey
Talking about a friend automatically brings a smile on ones face. Class VIII students of SAI International Residential School held a session on the theme “friendship” on August 10, 2018. Students staged a melodious song and conveyed the message of true friendship through a meaningful video.
Friendship of Krishna and Sudama is known to all. They are the epitome` of unconditional love and respect in friendship. True friendship does not see caste, creed, rich, and poor it only sees love and affection for one another. It is said “you can’t choose your parents and neighbors but it’s up to you to choose your friends”. Sudama was a poor Brahmin man. He didn’t even have enough money to feed his children. He, being a man of virtues could not go and ask for favors from anybody, his wife suggested him to meet his childhood friend Krishna the king of Dwarka as there he will not have to ask for anything his friend would understand his plight by merely meeting him.
Sudama was ashamed to go to Krishna without taking any gift for him, so he tied some raw rice in his torn clothes and agreed to meet Krishna. He went to Dwarka bare feet with a lot of difficulty. When he reached Dwarka, Krishna the lord of the world came running to him and hugged him tightly with teary eyes. Lord took him to his palace and recalled all their childhood days laughing and crying. Seeing Krishna’s wealth, Sudama felt ashamed of the rice that he had brought & tried to hide the bundle but Krishna snatched it from him. Krishna ate the raw rice and said he had never tasted anything as tasty as this. For the three days Sudama could not tell Krishna anything about his poverty and left for his home. He was surprised to see a palace instead of his hut and his wife dressed in all gold. The unconditional love and bonding of the true friends tell us how selfless true friendship is and a true friend can understand everything without anything being told to them.