The king was very disappointed – so much so that he thought that it would be better not to go to thehouse of the third prince, because these idiots… What they have done is not worth seeing.
But the wise man said, “You have to go, because the decision has to be taken.”
They went to the house of the third young man. They entered the house, and they were puzzled – because it was absolutely empty. He had even removed the furniture, the paintings, the statues, other things of the house; everything had been removed. The house was utterly empty.
They asked the son, “What have you done?”
He said to the father, “Just see, it is full.”
The father looked around. He said, “It is absolutely empty, you are befooling us.”
The wise old man said, “Don’t be angry with him; it is full, but it is full with something that you are not acquainted with. What he has done is that he has just purchased candles and put the candles all over the house – it is full of light.”
Light is not material; it is not objective. The word objective is beautiful, it means that which objects to you. You want to go through the wall. The wall will object, will prevent you; the wall is objective. Light is immaterial. It is a strange phenomenon on the earth. In a sense it is outside you, can be called objective, but in another sense it is not creating any objection – you can pass through it, it is immaterial.
It was thought for centuries that light had no weight; just recently they have discovered that it has weight, but it is almost negligible. When the sky is without clouds and the sun is burning hot, all the rays that fall on five square miles will have some weight that can be detected. If we could collect all those rays, they would give you a little sense of weight. So in a way, light is part of the objective world, and in a way it is part of the non-objective world.
The old man said, “You don’t understand the boy.”
And the boy returned most of the money. He said, “This was too much. I could have filled the house in many other dimensions also. I could have brought music into the house, which has no weight. I could have brought incense into the house – the fragrance has no weight, and it would fill the house. But I thought that would be doing too much. This is enough. And why waste your money? Take your money back; a small part of your money was enough.”
When you are in love, in a way you feel as if you are disappearing into emptiness as far as the material world is concerned. But on the other hand, you are entering a new kind of fullness: immaterial, spiritual, not of this world. But this is not the only world. Something transcendental, something from the beyond…