458. the guru’s true philosophy

a student cornered the guru and said, “guru, you’ve been teaching for years, saying many different things, writing many different kōans, and you have spoken of #zen but also of the Goddess, and you have talked about the sunflower and the tortoise and the banker, but now, in one sentence, i want to know where you truly stand on the issues, and what you really believe, and… guru? where did he go?”