Mil 2.3.14 Characteristic of Sustained Thought

From Dhamma Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mil 2.3.14: Characteristic of Sustained Thought

"Venerable Nagasena, what is the distinguishing characteristic of sustained thought?"

"The distinguishing characteristic of sustained thought, your majesty, is continual examination."

"Give me an analogy."

"Just as, your majesty, when a gong is struck and continues resounding afterwards, indeed so the striking is to be understood as applied thought, and the continuance of the resounding as sustained thought."

"You are clever, venerable Nagasena."