Reading Swami Vivekanand is something like enjoying deep meditation. You feel rejuvenating after finishing his text. Recently I finished a book titled “Wining Friendship- The swami Vivekananda’s Way” written by Mr. A R K Sharma. Really a brilliant effort. The compilation convinces that he worked hard and researched a lot in order to put this book in our hands.
In the book he has collected various speeches, articles and letters written by swami vivekanand on various occasions. All this literature shows us why Vivekanand had many friends around the world. The text emphasizes various abilities a person should have in order to be a better friend. The book also have texts from various other visionaries like J R D Tata, Sardar Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak, Abdul Kalam, Tolstoy and others. After reading this first book by Mr Sharma I have built interest reading his other books on swami vivekanand compiled specially for Successful managers, courageous leader, out of box thinking and others.
Here are key points of the book
How to win Friendship
Thank your friend from your heart and let them feel you really value their help.
Share your joy and sorrow with your friends and bring a level where they also can do the same.
Inspire and motivate them to achieve the success they want in life
Show and correct their mistakes. No one else is going to do that.
Touch their hearts
Long chat and talk fun, get relief from mental pressure
Have Sympathy and empathy
Serve them well for any of their needs
Offer gifts on occasion. Value of the gift is always invaluable so it doest matter how costly it is. Your feeling and intensions matter.
Have Friendship with mother
Have Friendship with god