'Half of the holy life, Lord, is good and noble friends, companionship with the good, association with the good.'
'Do not say that, Ananda, do not say that. It is the whole of the holy life, this friendship, companionship, and association with the good.'"
"Spending your time with true spiritual friends will fill you with love for all beings and help you to see how negative attachments and hatred are. Being with such friends and following their example will naturally imbue you with their good qualities just as all the birds flying around a golden mountain are bathed in its golden radiance." Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
|Marcus Bleasdale, National Geographic http://photography.nationalgeographic.com|