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Subhashita 1 – Who Is A Friend?

ददाति फ्रतिग्रिन्हाति गुह्यं आख्याति प्रच्छति
भुङ्क्ते भोजयते चैव षड्विदं मिथ्रलक्षणं //

Dadati pratigrnhati guhyam akhyati prcchati /
Bhunkte bhojayate caiva shdvdham mitralakshanam //

English translation of the above Sanskrit Subhashita by Prof. S.B. Raghunathacharya, former Vice-Chancellor R.S. Vidyapeet, Tirupati is as follows –

He is a real friend who gives to others first and then takes anything from others, first reveals personal secrets to others and then enquires about their personal things and lastly accepts food from others and happily offers it to others as well. This is the definition of a real friend.