meet the new guru, kōan 661.

“guru,” a student said, “you have only been back writing kōans for two days, and already you have forgotten a day.”

“it was to teach you a lesson: nothing changes.”

“but guru, you’ve grown a long beard since you left.”

“yes, but a beard is not nothing.”

reach out to someone you haven’t seen in awhile. it might make their day.