coffee headache, kōan 445.

the guru ran across the village and through the woods and up the tall, tall mountain.

once he reached the top, he looked back to see if the angry mob was chasing him.

they weren’t.

also, he had a bit of a headache.

so he decided to head back to the village, sneak into his school, and take a nap.

but when he reached his school, he found the mob was still outside. they had surrounded the tortoise, and they were giving him all their money.

one of them said, “now that we’ve paid for our preorder, where do we pick up our coffee?”

the tortoise saw the guru and said, “from the guru over there.”