657. another zensday kōan

a student said, “guru, your zensday kōans are boring. they area always about how we should goof off. you do not need to keep writing this kōan. we have heard it and learned its lesson.”

the guru replied, “if you’ve learned the lesson, why do you keep reading the zensday kōan?”

the student-teacher who edits the kōanoftheday.com mailing list encourages all kōanunists to continue reading the zensday kōan, regardless of the guru’s implications here.