Young man, take note of these four good hearted friends: the helper, the buddy who survives in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate pal.
Four things can identify the helper: by being a recourse if you are scared, and similarly your riches, shielding you when you’re exposed, and in various undertakings supplying twice what’s requested.
Four things can identify the bearing buddy: by telling secrets to you, safeguarding your own secrets not left you in misfortune, as well as dying for you.
The mentor can be identified by four things: by showing you the route to samsaric paradises, directing you towards great activities, telling you what you must understand, and holding you from wrongdoing.
The compassionate buddy can be identified by four things: by keeping others from speaking ill of you, reveling in your good fortune, not rejoicing in your misfortune, and supporting others who commend your great qualities.