the guru’s politics, kōan 588.

a villager came to the guru and said, “guru! i disagree with your politics.”

the guru replied, “so do i!”

in his guric encyclical, the guru writes, “for when you agree with your own politics, you attack those who question them, but when you disagree with your own politics, you are open to those who question them, and thus always improve your beliefs. the moment you’ve agreed with your own beliefs, you’re lost.”