Don’t Cut Friendship

527.01Comment: There is a saying, “Do not borrow from each other and do not lend to a friend. Debt, like scissors, cuts the friendship.”

If you enter into some kind of monetary or debt relationship with each other, this breaks the connection between you and puts it on a material basis. You stop being friends.

But in fact, I will turn to a friend instead of borrowing from a bank with interest. He is my close friend, I will borrow money from him for some time.

My Response: Other relationships immediately cut in, like it or not.

Question: With your closest friend and even a relative?

Answer: It doesn’t matter with whom.

Question: Do you think it is better to take a loan from the outside, a bank or somewhere, than from someone close?

Answer: A friend is to love, and a bank is to borrow and return.

Question: Why is this?

Answer: Because these are two different levels of communication. And they cannot exist at the same time.

Question: That is, a friend is just in order to love?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Otherwise, what kind of communication is it? “Borrow money from me, for love, after all, you and I are so close.”

Answer: There is no love here. There is some benefit here. But this is not love.

Question: Do I somehow use our friendship this way?

Answer: Of course. It is uncomfortable for him to refuse, and so on. No, you can’t do that.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 10/5/20

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