Once a devotee asked Swami Gopalanand, “Swami, there are different kinds of people, which type of man should be our friend ?”
Gopalanand Swami answered, “There are five kinds of people.” The first type prays to God and whosoever goes to him will turn to God. The second type is a man who prays to God but never bothers about other people. The third type is a man who never prays to God himself but likes to pray in the company of others. The forth type of man is he who never prays to God and never allows others to pray to God. The fifth type of man is he who never prays to God and never bothers about other people.
Know these five kinds of people and choose your friend. Saying this, the Swami said, “There are the five kinds of people. Choose yourself your friends among these.”