truth. And so, abiding in his origin, man would be drawn to what is noble in his nature. He would have a presentiment of the noble mind.

Scientist: This presentiment could hardly be anything other than waiting, for the in-dwelling of releasement has been thought of as waiting.

Scholar: So if that-which-regions were the abiding expanse, patience would extend the furthest—even to the expanse of the abiding, because it can wait the longest.

Teacher: A patient noble-mindedness would be pure resting in itself of that willing, which, renouncing willing, has released itself to what is not will.

Scholar: Noble-mindedness would be the nature of thinking and thereby of thanking.

Teacher: Of that thanking which does not have to thank for something, but only thanks for being allowed to thank.

Scholar: In the nature of thinking so understood, we may have found what we seek.

Scientist: On the supposition that we have found that in which everything in our conversation appears to rest. This is the nature of that-which-regions.

Teacher: Because this is only supposed, let us add that for some time, as you have noted perhaps, we have said everything in the mode of supposition only.

Scientist: All the same I can no longer hold back the confession that while its nature has neared, that-which-regions itself seems to me to be further away than ever before.

Scholar: You mean to say that you are near to its nature and yet are distant from that-which-regions itself?