Normally, what type of topic do you chat with your friends?
About household? Family? Gossip? Shopping? Entertainment? Children? New eating place?office work? Office gossip? Talk bad about others? travel? Latest fashion trend? Property? Investment? To show off your wealth? To make comparison?
After the gathering, do you feel very happy and positive?
Or totally opposite, you feel very stress out, tired and also negative?
How often do you talk something positive, like spiritual practice, charity work, offering help to others?
In life, we might meet up with so many type of friends, some might lead us to the path of awakening, and some might also lead us to do more unwholesome act, more attachment to greed, ignorant and delusion …..
However, it’s all depend on you how to transform the environment.
We must be gratitude and also treasure to those friends who are with us in heading the path of awakening, ” Same vow same path”, It’s so precious…
For other category of friends, we must do our best to advise, to share on the importance to follow the spiritual path.
Whenever we listen to the dharma teaching, Little Black also joined in… How blessed!