"into his waiting vessel"
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Vessel is a symbolic reference to the mind, the intellect, as an empty and open receptacle for knowledge and learning. Like an open-mouthed urn or vessel, made of clay, the mind is ready to fill with the water of knowledge and to let the drops seep into the welcoming clay. Water is an apt metaphor for knowledge that is free-flowing and quenches the thirst of the seeker.