Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji


FOUR ACES

It is beautiful. It is most heart opening, and most of all, it's extremely eye opening. It just shows you, like, wow, it's really beautiful. You know? But it's like, it all begins from the root of meditation. That's our function of it. And then there's service. A lot of people say, "Well, what's the meaning of service?" Well, if you are doing satsang and meditation, you're going to know what the meaning of service is. Service is a part of our life. What we do every day in our lives is actually service, but we don't know it. It's just like every day everybody goes on living in this life not knowing what the Life Source really is. And it's the same thing. It is just we go on, we act every day, but we act for so much unreality. And this, what is service. Service is to become natural. From unnatural to become natural. To take out a little time, to take out a little part of our lives and serve as the servant of our Lord. To be that servant, to be able to be given that opportunity to be a servant. Of whom? Of our Lord, who has given us the Knowledge and given us a chance to be in the Company of Truth, which is satsang. To be able to serve Him, and to be able to realize this Knowledge and to be able to do meditation. It's the greatest opportunity, I believe, that we could have been possibly offered.

So here are your four aces, and they're all laid out on the table, you know, and it's like, you have them. You can play it either way. You can blow the whole game. You can just forget about it. You know. And take your four aces, and the guy comes around and says, "You want some more cards?" And you can say, "Yeah, give four cards." And you give four aces away, and get one three


of clubs, one 2 of clubs, one four of spades and da da da da da… and just give away your spades. And a lot of premies have done that in their life. They have completely had four spades sitting right in their hand. You know, and the guy came around and said,"You want some more?" The mind came around and said,"You want some more cards?" And that's exactly what mind wanted. He looked at his deck, he knew he was missing four aces, and figured there's nobody else playing. It's you. He said, "You want some more cards?" You said, "Sure. Give me four more." And you gave your four cards away. And then you turn around, and some body comes up to you, somebody who wants you to realize this Knowledge, who wants you to win, in this struggle of reality and unreality and says, "But you had four aces, what did you do?" And you say, "Duh, I dunno." And it's like what have you been doing 'til now? Have you been sitting in a satsang program with your fingers in your ears? What have you been doing? You know? And this is not only a question of example, but this is a question I put to you now. What have you been doing anyway? And it's just like, don't answer me now. You don't have to answer me anytime in your lifetime. Answer that question to yourself. What have you been doing, anyway? And it's like, what have we been doing? A lot of craziness, and blowing a lot of chances, and giving away a lot of aces. It's just like, it's like a game. You know, and you're playing this wild game of poker. Seven cards, four cards. This is a wild game. You just do anything you want. You got four aces, you say, "What am I going to do with these four aces?" So you ask the guy, "Is it okay if I give you four cards?" And he says, "Sure, it's fine with me." And you give him four cards. "No, wait a minute, maybe you should shuffle the cards." So the guy shuffles the cards, plays with you, as you want him to. Then deals you again, and you end up with four aces again. Every opportunity, every day, every morning that the sun comes up there's an opportunity knocking at your door. To open up. To become beautiful. To open up to this Knowledge. I'm defining this for you now. I'm not saying just open up. No, open up to Knowledge. Open up to the experience, which this life has to offer you, now. And it's like it's so beautiful because, like, I look at it and I have seen so much happen in front of me, and I have seen so much happen behind me. And it's like, Shri Maharaj Ji came in this world and He revealed Knowledge to people. You know, today we have it very easy, very easy. Sincerely, it's very easy. But He Himself used to eat dried chapatis, and salt drink water and sleep on the railway benches. But what was the motive? The motive, the purpose, Him and His purpose made them same chapatis into hundred thousand


dishes for Him. That salt wasn't just a salt anymore. It became, it unfolded into a hundred thousand dishes. And that water that He was drinking wasn't just water anymore, but it was pure nectar. Because of what He was and what His purpose was. But where did this all become effective? Yes, a Perfect Master is always there, but what happens? Where is the relationship? Where is the contrast? You know. And the contrast is where the premies are. When premies start to show the understanding and the love, and start to open up to the experience of Knowledge. That's where the contrast comes in. That's where you can see how beautifully its all matched, how beautifully its all planned out, it's all thought out. How beautifully it's really there together. And so now, it's like, it's up to us. All I'm saying, is right now in your hand you hold four aces. Very soon, like you have been before, you're going to be tricked. You're probably going to be tricked again and again and again. And that doesn't mean you are stupid, that doesn't mean you are dumb. That just means you fall for tricks easy. That's all. That's all simply it means. You know. And well, that's maybe a common, human nature to do that. But all I'm saying this time, whatever you do, don't get rid of your aces. Don't do that. It's already been done too many times, and it's not worth it. Because it takes too long for one premie to get confused and plug back in. It takes too long to ask the mind to shuffle the cards again: And for you to end up with four aces again is very, very, very chancey. It is extremely chancey. This is, jeez, what would you say, the odds are just about nothing, you know? You might get it. You might not get it. And so. Opportunity's always there. We are there, that is the greatest opportunity. And there can be no more opportunity after that. And that fact that we are provided with a Guru Maharaj Ji, and that fact that we are provided with Knowledge, by Guru Maharaj Ji. Top of the line. You can't match that. Because what cones with it is a long explanation. Grace comes with it, Love comes with it, Joy comes with it. There are so many things that come standard.

But, this is the top of the line. You can't beat it. But, there is, you know, it's like a trade. You have to trade your love, you have to trade your sincerity, your understanding.