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If God Was My Roommate For A Day

Updated on October 9, 2012

God my friend

It is time to go back to college after the summer vacation. My mind has already started wondering about who will be my room mate this year as I have been all alone in the double-sharing room in the previous semester. Or will it remain vacant this semester too? So here I go packing all my bags along with my enthusiasm and curiosity.

On reaching my room I rejoice at the appearance of another person and shake hands with him. I introduce myself to him who says he is God. I am a little surprised but not in the least suspicious - why can't he be God after all? I am happy that I have God for company. His presence here with me will make my day I am sure and I wish to make the most of this proximity to God. How?

By asking Him to make me the wealthiest person in the world so that I don't have to study or work and laze around for the rest of my life? Or ask Him to make me powerful and strong to crush my enemies? Or beseech Him to make the world a peaceful and beautiful place to live in? Maybe the last wish, but no, I wouldn't ask Him to do the other two for me. Life has to go on and changing everything in a moment will not help. Instead, answers to a few questions will improve the quality of our life and change the way we look at life.

It would be wonderful to look at the world from God's perspective, wouldn't it?

"I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better" - VINCENT VAN GOGH

"God does not refuse to make himself known to man. He only will not do it by the symbolism of matter. He comes to us at once by the most natural course. We are in a transient state; our bodies are accidental, and God comes to us by that which is higher and truer--the intuitions of the soul" - HENRY WARD BEECHER

"Without the assistance of that Divine Being ... I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail" - ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"God is a witness that cannot be sworn"- SAMUEL BECKETT

"The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. God is the ground, the substance, the teaching, the teacher, the purpose, and the reward for which every soul labors" - JULIAN OF NORWICH

"Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts" - MOTHER TERESA

Interaction with God

I had always considered such a situation before and have wondered what I would do if I really met God face-to-face. When the imagination became true now, I wasn't sure what and how I would talk with this man (?) -he was there right in front of me in skin and flesh, so I had to call him a man for the time being.

At his pretext, I sat down opposite Him and in a sort of a trance started asking many questions that have always been intriguing me and which no known person so far has had the right answer to. God was smiling at me as he was listening intently.

  • Why should there be different religions?
  • Why do we call You by different names? Why can't there be just one God, the Supreme Power?
  • What makes human beings different from one another? Why are some people considered bad and why are others glorified as good?
  • Why do my family and friends look at me differently as though I am a sinner when I refuse to visit the temple because I strongly believe that You are within me and I don't find the need to seek You anywhere else outside of me? I don't make this statement publicly for fear of attracting unsolicited remarks from the so-called 'traditional' and 'orthodox' groups.
  • Is it wrong to say that God is love and Love is God?
  • Why do people look at me quizzically as though I were insane when I tell them that You reside within each and every person and that we should have this in mind when we deal with every single person in our life and regard them with love and respect.
  • Why are people afraid of religion and the society when it comes to belief in You? Shouldn't they be allowed to think and say what they think about You?
  • Why are atheists looked down upon by some 'religious' groups and individuals? Again they have a mind and heart of their own and can think and act for themselves.
  • Though I am a true believer I would have nothing to do with religious practices. Who brought in all these practices into the world? And, does refusing to follow religious practices imply that one doesn't like or love You?
  • Why am I asked to think like the others? Why shouldn't I think differently? It doesn't make sense to me when people tell me to go with the world.
  • Why is it that many people are rich and can get whatever they want while most go without one square meal a day? Why is this imbalance and how do You justify it?

Bidding farewell to God

At this God said, "Hold it, you have too many questions to ask and I have too little time to answer them. I am here with you only for a day and tomorrow I will be another person's roommate. I expected you to ask me a few things that I would have gladly granted like I did for a few others in the past week, but you have been asking only questions; I am surprised. Go ahead and wish something, I'll give you whatever you want".

"If that is so, then I have only one thing to ask for. The answers to all my questions I asked you so far." God was still surprised. "Granted. You will find all the answers within yourself" he said and bade me good bye.

I was in a sedated state after my meeting with God because his proximity made me feel closer to Him than I had felt all these years. I was excited that I was at last going to get answers for all the questions that had been building up in my mind for a long time. I was happy that I was able to meet God and spend some quality time with Him at least for a day. But the fact that He always resides within me gave me the feeling that I was not going to miss Him.

Thanks to cloudy_cool for asking a question that inspired this hub.


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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you very much whonunuwho for the appreciation. Cheers, Rema.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Janine,

      I like this hub the best of all as I really felt very close to God when I wrote it. Thanks Janine, glad you enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing too. Cheers, Rema.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi iefox5,

      Why not? A very novel and interesting idea. Just like inviting a friend over for dinner. Thanks for the idea. Cheers, Rema.

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      Much beauty expressed in your words of a hope and love of life. Thank you so much in sharing this beauty.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Rema, this was absolutely beautiful and so thought provoking too. I very much enjoyed your questions to god and how you truly envisioned a visit with him would be. Have of course shared on to all my followers too!!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      My dear Mary,

      It is truly a pleasure to have a busy soul like you visit my hub and write such a nice comment. I really admire you Mary for what you are. Thank you very much for voting up and sharing.

      Yes, God dwells in each and every one of us but we don't realize it as we are always running around and looking for Him outside of us.

      Thanks again Mary,

      Cheers, Rema.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      God dwells in each one of us, I believe. This is a beautiful piece you wrote, and I totally agree with you. I don't think people have to go to a church or temple to find God, because He is everywhere.

      I voted this UP, etc. and will share.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi sen.sush23,

      Thanks for the valuable input that is great addition to this topic. I am truly practicing to 'find' Him in every person I meet, in addition to finding Him within myself, but this is not easy. After all we are human beings but there is nothing that practice with total dedication cannot accomplish.

      Thanks for the votes and the share. Cheers, Rema.

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      iefox5 5 years ago

      I would like to cook some delicious food and invite God to eat together.

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      You developed the topic very well, and God answered you just the way I had hoped he will, to people who tend to find him out there in the world and in here in the 'self'! Ambivalent articles like this, which put forward the rational view point on religion should be written and read more often. Voted up and sharing.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thought provoking, and beautiful. He isn't just with us for a day, however we may address Him, but with us all the time! Many thanks for his beautiful piece and sharing on HP and tweeting.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks to one of our fellow hubbers cloudy_cool, I could make this hub Keith. Thanks to you for the visit and the nice remark. Cheers, Rema.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Wow, this is a very interesting spin on the subject of asking God questions. Very interesting, indeed, Remaniki!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Nice of you Linda to stop by and post a good feedback. Cheers, Rema.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for creating this hub Rema. I found it interesting, insightful and very beautiful.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      WOW! Poornima, that was simply wonderful. Thank you very much for visiting my hub and explaining in detail about the oneness of God and about Karma.

      I know only one thing in life for sure. That I have to be good to my fellow human beings and treat them with love and respect. That I should not hurt anyone. I try my best to practice this in my life.

      I follow the Bhagavad Gita in that I never react too much to happy or sad situations treating them both alike. After a lot of downs in my life, my realization has helped me stabilize and now I am at peace with myself. Thanks for your visit Poornima. Cheers, Rema.

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      poornimasrinath 5 years ago from Midrand, Johannesburg, RSA

      Hi remaniki,

      I visited your hub reading your comment in aravind's hub page. You have visited the right hub at the time when you were seeking answers. Please read his hub pages. You will find answers to many of your questions. I am sure you will be convinced.

      The questions for which you seek answers are in Sathya Sai baba's discourses. You are absolutely right in saying "God is love" that is what my master says as well. God does not have a seperate house..He lives within us. The true self is God. We are clouded by selfish thoughts created by mind. God doesnot punish any one. Its our conscience that chooses the womb of a mother according to the good and bad deeds done by it when it leaves the body. It is pure enough and will have in memory the right and wrong done in the past life. As we sow so we the concept. The soul of the one who wasted food in life will reach a place where it will starve for food. This is not a punishment given by God. Our consciousness gives the judgement and will serve the sentence.

      Your question "Why can't there be one God"...please be assured that there is only one God. Ex: milk from cow is white irrespective of the colour of the cow. Our vedas procalim there is only one God "Paramathma"which has no form. The quote of baba on this is "Forms are many but God is one" "Oceans are many but water is one."

      The various forms are for us to feel connected to the formless divine. You can choose any form you feel closer to or can remain to believe in super power. Why should you believe in super power or God? Else our ego will ruin us. The feeling of "I" am the doer should not be there.

      When something bad happens you will become sad and during periods of joy you will be ecstatic. In Bhagawad Geetha Lord Krishna has explained this.

      This page is not enough to answer will find the answer by reading the meaning of poems written by Saints like Adi shankara, Ramakrishna pramahamsa etc., Baba in His discourses spoke only about these doubts that we human beings have for nearly 70 years.. Wish you all the best.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Aravind,

      I am truly blessed because a lovely human being like you should visit my hub and write a comment. Thank you very much. I missed writing something on your hub on Sri Sai. I have known many people who have studied in his institutions and they are all highly disciplined and good individuals. Hats off!

      Thanks again for stopping by and for your kind words. Cheers, Rema.

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      Aravind Balasubramanya 5 years ago from Puttaparthi, India

      This is really such a beautiful piece of writing.... Feel blessed to have read this... Rema, God loves you so much... It is a blessing that 'He' has placed you on our planet!

      God bless

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Faybe Bay,

      I am very happy that you visited my hub and posted a comment. Yes, it is everyone's own business what they believe in and we should respect them for their beliefs. This is what I follow in life so that we coexist peacefully with fellow human beings.

      Though I am a believer I have a wonderful friend who is an atheist. That doesn't however seem to have changed things in any way in our lives. All will be well if we kept our belief to ourselves and expressed them only when asked to.

      You are doing a great job posting a series of useful hubs. Keep going! Good luck! Thanks again. Cheers, Rema.

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      Faye Constantino 5 years ago from Florida

      This is so truly beautiful. I have a confession.

      I just had a two day long argument with a person online because they had started out talking about God and then ended up putting God down. I started out saying trying to reason but when this person became angry at my reasoning I became angry too. Soon the other person was flinging insults at me and I responded in kind. Finally they wished all manner of curses on me, so I said I did not believe in curses. It went on like this for so long it was exhausting. I said too much energy was being wasted and was approached with ever increasing anger whenever I tried to calm the situation. It ended badly, I had to enlist my son to block the person so that I could get any work done at all. I wish God had been my room mate. He would have told me that every person has the right to believe what they will and to not bother them for if He wants to correct them He will; it was not up to me. It was not my job. Thanks for writing this, I will try to remember that God is everyone's room mate.

      I thought this was going to be about cleaning my room. :)

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Vladimir,

      I am glad you liked this hub. Feeling God's presence every minute of our life is a privilege we human beings are blessed with. Let's enjoy this feeling forever and lead a happy life. Thanks for the visit. Cheers, Rema.

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      Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

      & remaniki. It is my pleasure reading your Hub. In your profile I did like that we do not live in pass.

      My personal experience is that I live with God all the time in my house and outside. I found He never leave me or forsake me. When I see His glory I weep from joy. As I usually say: I would like to splash my tears of joy to the sky to make the rainbow around His throne.

      Lovely Hub you wrote.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Oh Lita, how very nice of you to visit my hub and give me a wonderful feedback! I am extremely glad that you liked it. You are right when you say that the poor gets poorer and the rich gets richer; this is very unfair. I only wish that we all found answers to these questions and many more that people would have. Thanks again for stopping by and penning your thoughts. Cheers, Rema.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

      Beautiful hub to start my day, Rema! I enjoyed it as I put myself in your shoes while I read those questions. If only I can have a day like you had with God, I'm sure I'll be asking more about equality among men in the eyes of HIM- why the poor become poorer despite their honest efforts and the rich richer not lifting a finger. But then, you put it beautifully with finality when God said,"You will find all the answers within yourself". Some words to really ponder on to be with God, feel God's loving presence everyday of my life. Thank you, Rema!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you very much Nell for your wonderful remarks and the share. Very kind of you. I get the inspiration from great hubbers like you and many others here on HubPages. I am so glad to be a part of this community. Thank you. Cheers, Rema.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Rema, what a beautiful hub! and the questions you asked were probably the same questions we would all ask! amazing! I don't go to church but I do believe it too, and as you said Gods inside us, so we can talk to God whenever we want to, voted up and shared, wonderful!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi ignugent,

      Thanks very much for stopping by and posting a nice comment. Of course, I would love to publish another hub with the answers to my questions to God, but I'm sure each one will have different answers as found within oneself, so it is better to leave it to people to decide what will be the best answers to these questions. I am glad you enjoyed this hub. Thanks again.

      Cheers, Rema

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      This is very nice. I do hope you will share the answers on your next hub remaniki :-). Thanks for this inspiring hub and telling people that God cares and love us all.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks a ton Ishwaryaa for the lovely comment. Very nice of you to visit this hub and share it with our hubber friends. Cheers, Rema.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An uplifting read! Your hub is filled with your wisdom. I admired the way you listed the questions that you wanted to ask God and how you concluded your well-written hub in a spiritually positive way! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Rajan,

      Thank you very much for the visit and the lovely comment. If each and every individual exercised their choice in following a particular path towards God, there would be much less friction in the world both within the family and the society. Thanks for voting up and the share.

      Cheers, Rema

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The way perception of God's presence is unique to each one of us likewise the path that we take is our choice. It is very unfortunate that we have been coerced into believing that following a certain path will help us attain God.

      I loved the questions that you raised with God. I think most of us have at some time in our lives wanted answers to them.

      Very well written, Rema.

      Voted up, beautiful and awesome and Shared.

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Ruchira,

      Your comment has made a great impact on me. Thank you very much dear for your lovely words. How very kind of you to appreciate the content of this hub!

      I am deeply interested in human relationships and feel happy when there is peace and happiness around me not only within the family but outside too. I wish there will be peace in this world and we could all live together as one great community.

      Thanks very much Ruchira for sharing this hub. Cheers, Rema

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      wow remaniki.

      this beautiful hub portrays your simplicity and beauty within you.

      I bow down to you for such a humble hub and I wish you the best, my friend!!

      many votes and sharing it across

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you Neelesh for stopping by to read my hub. Yes, you are right in saying that whatever path one follows, the objective and destination are the same. It all depends on your belief. I see nothing wrong in people following certain rules in so far as religion is concerned. They have every right to do so as it is the path that they have chosen.

      I think differently and personally believe that it is good to see God in the human beings around you than seeking Him in the temple alone. If this is possible, then there will be less enmity and abuse in the world and there will be a lot more peace. Thanks for the visit. Cheers, Rema

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      he is within all of us and in everything that we do his grace is reflected.

      as the sufi couplet goes-

      dil me chupa rakhee hai tasveere yaar

      bus nazar jhukayee aur deh kh lee.

      I have hidden the picture of my beloved in my heart,

      all i have to do to see it is ,lower my eyes.

      additionally whereas it is all right for you to not follow any religious practice or go to a temple, it is perfectly all right to do the exact opposite.This is your path and THAT is theirs. they all lead to the same place.

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      TheCraftyPens 5 years ago from London, UK

      (( SMILING ))

      Thank you too for putting my feelings into beautiful words...:-)

      Take Care!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Oh, thank you very much cloudy_cool. I feel honored by your lovely comment. Your question was so sweet that I had to make a hub about it.

      I don't find enough words to thank you for this except to say Thank you, Thank you and Thank you. Cheers, Rema

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      TheCraftyPens 5 years ago from London, UK

      I'm speechless at your simplicity...thank you for spending the time to write a hub on my question...:)

      ...I'm sure God reads all our hubs, but then He'd be so pleased to drop by this one :)

      Or did God perhaps inspire you to type such innocent words in print?

      Very well constructed hub with a beautiful heart and an intelligent mind of a great writer!

      Voted UP and AWESOME!


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