What if there is no answer?
And we do as many koans as we do, whether it’s 400 or 600 of them, in order to undercut any sense of getting the answer. Any sense of: “now I know the answer.”
We might think: “Kensho has pulverized me and now I am free and clear.”
But actually, any thinking like that is proof we’re not really free and clear. When we are, we wouldn’t think like that.