One prince was going to war. His only fear was about his beautiful wife. He was afraid that if the key were lost in the war then for the rest of his life he wouldn’t be able to make love to his own wife. So he thought it would be better to give the key to one of his best friends. They were so close that they would have died for each other, so there was no question of distrust.
He gave his friend the key and told him, “When I come back I will take it back. So keep it safe.”
He had gone not more than half a mile out of the town on his horse, when he heard a fast horse approaching him from behind. He looked back, and his friend was coming, shouting, “Wait!”
He said, “What has happened?” Just five minutes ago he had left him perfectly healthy, and there had been no problem. The friend said, “You gave me the wrong key!”
In this world, there is no trust at all. When love is joined with trust, it becomes even more difficult to explain it. It becomes more mysterious. And thirdly, as love and trust grow to their optimum, something comes which can only be called surrender. It is not a good word, but there is no other word as a substitute.
Surrender makes the whole thing absolutely not of this world. You cannot give any reason; you cannot give any explanation. The only way is: whoever asks, tell him that it is something like a thirsty man finding water in the desert. His every fiber is just thirst, and the water quenches all thirst. A great peace descends. The master is not a person. The master is only a presence. If you are thirsty enough for the unknown, you can drink out of this presence and be quenched.
Anybody who asks you the question, tell him, “Come with me. There are a few things which cannot be explained, but I can take you to the place where perhaps you may also experience them. Your question itself shows that there is some interest in you – perhaps a deep, hidden desire. Who knows? – it may become aflame in the presence of the master. Who knows? – surrounded by disciples and their love and their trust and their surrender, and the presence of the master, something may transpire in you. One thing is certain: if something transpires in you, you will become dumb the way I am dumb.”
Accept your dumbness, but create a quest in the person who is asking only for a verbal answer. Use that situation. A verbal answer is of no use. Just say, “I have experienced something which is untranslatable into any language, but I can take you to the river. You yourself can drink. Your experience will be the only explanation.”