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A very close friend sent me this so I thought of sharing this with all the IV co-members.

A discussion with God via instant messenger

……. : Hello. Did you call me?
Me : Called you? No.. who is this?

God : This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am
in the midst of something.

God : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic.
It's rush hour all the time.

God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results
Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not
expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

God : Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you
some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the
medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it
complicated.

Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
God : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You
are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your
habit. That's why you are not happy.

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty. .
God : Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be
purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't
suffer. With that experience their life become better not bitter.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God : Yes. In all terms, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the
test first and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why cant we be
free from problems?
God : Problems are:
P urposeful R oadblocks O ffering B eneficial L essons (to)
E nhance M ental S trength. Inner strength comes from struggle and
endurance, not when you are free from problems.

Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we
are heading..
God : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.
Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken.
Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me : Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in
the right direction. What should I do?
God : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a
measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying
than knowing you road ahead. You work with the compass. Let others
work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you
have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

Me: What surprises you about people?
God : when they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they
never ask "Why me" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but
few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I cant get the answer.
God : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to
be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it.
Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with
confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

Me: One last question Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God :There are no unanswered prayers.
When it is beneficial for you, the answer is always Yes!
At times the answer is: NO!
Sometimes the answer is: Yes, but wait, for a while. Don't
mistake this for a No!
At other time the answer is: No, because I have something
better for you!

Me : Thank you for this wonderful chat.
God : Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your
doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a
problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to
live. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by
the moments that took our breath away

Good luck and live life to its fullest.
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Nice.. Was this on a IV chat? :-)
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God : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic.
It's rush hour all the time.

God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results
Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not
expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

God : Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you
some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the
medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it
complicated.
Wow !!!Well said GOD

Lessons learned from GOD:
Everyone is busy
Activity gets you busy , so be productive
Stop analyzing
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First of all which "God" is it? Is allaha, jesus, budda, of some hindu god? We have to fight and settle which god is saying it. Only when that is settled and we have killed everyone else, then we see what this "God" has to say. That's how it works in the real world.


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Do you know why it is said that child is the most purest form of God, or Child is closest to God, etc.. B'cos child does not judge people based on the religion they practice but for who they are.

I practice Hinduism but I listen to Joel Osteen who is a Christen pastor. So what does that make me?

Comeon sanju grow up. You are an educated person and still you talk and think so small. God is one, the Ultimate Creator, now it is up to you with what name you want to address him.

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First of all which "God" is it? Is allaha, jesus, budda, of some hindu god? We have to fight and settle which god is saying it. Only when that is settled and we have killed everyone else, then we see what this "God" has to say. That's how it works in the real world.


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Do you know why it is said that child is the most purest form of God, or Child is closest to God, etc.. B'cos child does not judge people based on the religion they practice but for who they are.

I practice Hinduism but I listen to Joel Osteen who is a Christen pastor. So what does that make me?

Comeon sanju grow up. You are an educated person and still you talk and think so small. God is one, the Ultimate Creator, now it is up to you with what name you want to address him.
Is that so? And what does Joel Osteen say at the end of his recital - "ask Jesus to come into your heart and make you your lord and savior. Friends if you truly make that payer today, you are born again". Which means there is only 1 god, but thats Christan God

So throw the same jargon at Joel Osteen and see what he has to say to you.

The point is, they are all the crooks, all of them. And all of them agree that there is 1 God and thats their God. So before doing anything everyone has to fight. Don't blame me for this, that's how it has always been, and that's how it always will be, till the time you follow and pass on this communicable disease called "organized religion".

I listened Osteen for few years and figured out that they are all actors. You will reach that conclusion in time.

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Your call bro..

Yes he says that at the end of each broadcast, which obviously I don't appreciate but hey the good news is that he is not forcing anything on me. It is my wish. I have a brain and I control it. I decide what I want and what I want to block.

Even if he is an actor, which I really don't care about then also I learn something good from his acting and if I have to listen to his closing lines then be it.. (which I don't, bcos I change the channel ) because at the end I am learning something for FREE

God bless you.. your or mine, doesn't make a difference.
BTW, I must say, I haven't seen lot of people who listen to him so closely that they remember his closing lines so clearly.. Good job

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Is that so? And what does Joel Osteen say at the end of his recital - "ask Jesus to come into your heart and make you your lord and savior. Friends if you truly make that payer today, you are born again". Which means there is only 1 god, but thats Christan God

So throw the same jargon at Joel Osteen and see what he has to say to you.

The point is, they are all the crooks, all of them. And all of them agree that there is 1 God and thats their God. So before doing anything everyone has to fight. Don't blame me for this, that's how it has always been, and that's how it always will be, till the time you follow and pass on this communicable disease called "organized religion".

I listened Osteen for few years and figured out that they are all actors. You will reach that conclusion in time.

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"service to humanity is service to god"
"manava seva Madhava seva"

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Your call bro..

Yes he says that at the end of each broadcast, which obviously I don't appreciate but hey the good news is that he is not forcing anything on me. It is my wish. I have a brain and I control it. I decide what I want and what I want to block.

Even if he is an actor, which I really don't care about then also I learn something good from his acting and if I have to listen to his closing lines then be it.. (which I don't, bcos I change the channel ) because at the end I am learning something for FREE

God bless you.. your or mine, doesn't make a difference.
BTW, I must say, I haven't seen lot of people who listen to him so closely that they remember his closing lines so clearly.. Good job
I try to listen closely, otherwise there is no fun. That's why I can vouch for them with surety that they are all crooks. Why? because been there, done that, many times. If you like Osteen, you may like Wayne Dyer or John Bradshaw or maybe David Hawkins, his 'Power v/s Force' is a classic, its deep, in case you care.

The only reason I responded to your initial post was because you mentioned the word "God". Somehow, I just have to respond to such threads.


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"manava seva Madhava seva"

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You did not say that. Don't get me started with this Gita thing, I don;t want to annoy people here today.


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I didn't said that but I believe in that.I posted gita site because that site says that.I'll definitely post other links if I found those wordings.Here is one video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WpgX6tMKBU
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A very close friend sent me this so I thought of sharing this with all the IV co-members.

A discussion with God via instant messenger

……. : Hello. Did you call me?
Me : Called you? No.. who is this?

Good luck and live life to its fullest.
Looks like most people do not grow up, they are always kids and can be brain-washed by religious/Godly crap.

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
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Looks like most people do not grow up, they are always kids and can be brain-washed by religious/Godly crap.

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
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And who are you, godless communist? Just wait and you will see that thrown at you. Or maybe someone will say - evil exist out there and you have been deceived by the evil and that's why you are saying bad things about "God". They will not say that you are saying bad things about their belief system, they will say you are saying bad things about "The God".

Some people are ignorant because they did not go to school, and there are those who are who are ignorant because they did go to school.

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