(1). The topsy-turvy brained listener is one who pays no attention throughout the whole talk. He is compared to a pot that is overturned in which any water poured thereon runs off.
(2). The scatterbrained listener is one who pays attention throughout the whole talk but cannot be bothered to remember anything afterwards. It is like piling food and other things on this person’s lap. When he rises from his seat, he scatters them all over the place through absentmindedness.
(3). The man of comprehensive mind is one who pays full attention throughout the talk and when he rises from his seat, he still remembers all that he has heard. He is compared to an upright pot, which accumulates all the water that is poured into it.
May all beings be well & happy and attain the fruits of Nibbana