| Friendship is not something of the marketplace. Friendship is
one of those rare things which belong to the temple and not to the shop. But
you are not aware of that kind of friendship, you will have to learn it.
Friendship is a great art. Love has a natural instinct behind it; friendship
has no natural instinct behind it. Friendship is something conscious; love is
unconscious. You fall in love with a woman.... Why do we say "falling in
love"? That phrase is significant: "falling in love." Nobody
ever rises in love, everybody FALLS in love! Why do you fall in love? --
because it is falling from the conscious to the unconscious, from intelligence
to instinct. What we call love is more animalistic than human. Friendship is
absolutely human. It has something for which there is no inbuilt mechanism in
your biology; it is nonbiological. Hence one rises in friendship, one does not
fall in friendship. It has a spiritual dimension.