In the Bhakti tradition, to consider God as a friend, Sakhya Bhakti, is considered very special and just a step away from complete surrender. What makes friendship with God so special? What does it take to reach that state? Just a few thoughts..
PS: Around 30:30 min in the talk I mention about the 3 qualities of pure love that Swami had mentioned once. I speak of only two in this talk. For those wondering what is the 3rd one, it is 'Fearlessness'.