515. the guru offers a refund

the guru told his students, “i have been thinking a lot, and i realized that it was wrong of me to charge you for your instruction in #zen, for #zen should be given away for free. therefore, every ducat that you have paid shall be refunded, and your debts shall be cleared.”

the students said, “really?”

he said, “no. april fools.”

april fools is a #zenday. to celebrate, tell a friend something they’ve been wanting to hear for a long time, then take it back.