156. the sophist arrives

one day, a sophist came to town. she announced, “the guru is a fraud!”

the guru had no objection to that, because he also considered himself a fraud.

the sophist announced, “the guru is a liar!”

the guru said that he agreed with that, as well.

the sophist announced, “everyone should quit the guru’s classes!”

now this upset the guru, because that was how he made his living, and he challenged the sophist to a debate. this was exactly what the sophist wanted.