653. nobody knows anything

the oracle was once asked, “who is the smartest person in the world?”

she replied, “the guru.”

when the guru heard that, he was stunned. “how am i the smartest? i don’t know anything.”

so he went around and talked to everyone in the village, and he discovered nobody else knew anything either.

but while the guru knew he knew nothing, they didn’t even know that.

it was then that the guru discovered the first law of zen: nobody knows anything.

what do you think you know?