541. the guru cries out

the tortoise said, “guru, if you are ending the kōans, how will people get to #zen?”

the guru replied, “tortoise, no one has ever needed the kōans to walk the path of #zen.”

“do you mean that it was inside them all along?” the tortoise asked.

“no,” the guru replied. “i mean that what they needed was my new book. 17. coming soon to a kōan near you.”

the guru will answer questions related to his upcoming book, and only his upcoming book, on twitter @koanoftheday.