Sri Chinmoy: If God tells you He is ready to have you either as His friend or as His slave, what would you prefer? Do you want to be God's eternal friend or to be God's eternal slave? Why?David: I want to be God's friend because I love Him.
Joshua: I would want to be God's slave because if I was God's slave I would always be serving Him and I couldn't make a mistake.
Ashley: I would like to be God's friend because I like to think of God as my friend. Then I would always be with Him as his friend.
Amanda: I would like to be God's slave because then I would be serving Him eternally and by being His slave I think I would also be His friend.
Samantha: I'd like to be His slave because I know I would be serving Him. Maybe a friend might not see God too often but His slave would always be with Him.
Sarah: I would like to be God's slave because then I would never think of my own will but only of God's Will. But if I was His friend, I would always try to compromise between my will and His Will.
Elizabeth: I would rather be God's slave because, whenever I did anything wrong, He would be able to correct me.
Justin: I would rather be God's friend than His slave because I feel that I could love Him more.
Heather: I would rather be God's friend than a slave because as a friend I would be able to do the same things but feel better towards Him and love Him more.
Daniel: I would like to be God's slave so I could serve Him and obey Him and not develop a big ego.
Robert: I would rather be God's slave because He would always remind me that I would have to serve Him at every moment.
Matthew: I prefer to be God's slave because I'd be at His beck and call. If there were something which I didn't really want to do but He wanted me to do, I would do it. I know that it would be for the best because whatever He would tell me to do would be right. Also, as a slave I think I would see more of God than as a friend.
John: I would rather be God's slave because that way I would be doing what God wanted me to do and make more progress for God.
Megan: I would rather be God's slave so that I could please Him and make Him happy while serving Him.
Stephanie: I would rather be God's slave because then I'd be with Him more and longer.
Christine: I would rather be His slave because I would be closer to Him and in the meantime I could still be His friend.
Andrew: I would rather be God's friend because a true friend would still do anything that God asked him.
Jennifer: I prefer to be God's friend because I'd love Him more and I know He'd love me. I just prefer to be His friend a lot more.
Christopher: I'd prefer to be God's slave because only then can I serve God in His own Way and really please God.
James: I'd rather be His friend because slaves and friends are just about the same to God, so they'd both do the same thing.
Joseph: I'd rather be God's slave because I can make progress and prove myself worthy to Him.
Nicole: I would rather be God's slave because I would never have to leave God for any reason and I could always be at His side serving Him.
Brittany: I would rather be God's slave because if I did something wrong God would tell me and I would correct it. But if I were His friend, it might be harder for Him to be more honest with me.
Ryan: We've come into this world to serve God and please Him in His own Way. You could say I want to be God's friend so I could serve Him, but only God's eternal slave is His true friend.
Brandon: I would prefer to be God's slave. A slave is always on call 24 hours a day to serve the Supreme and always has the opportunity to serve unconditionally and with one-pointed devotedness.
William: I choose God as my friend because God is my eternal Friend, my only Friend.
Sri Chinmoy: As Madal I will try to be God's slave so that I can keep my humility all the time. If I have humility, then at every moment God will be able to act in and through me most satisfactorily. That is why I want to be God's slave — so that I can be His unparalleled instrument. As Chinmoy, I shall try to become His oneness-friend. If I can be His oneness-friend and feel that He is my only Friend, my Eternity's Friend, then I know that I will be able to defeat ignorance. In a tug-of-war, if there are two people pulling on one side, easily they will defeat one person who is pulling on the other side. So if God and I are on one side and ignorance is on the other side, my Friend and I shall win.