Listening jing is what I use to "listen" to my opponent. That's all I've ever done with it, I've certainly never "responded" with listening jing. Responded because of it, but never with it.
An entire plethora of other jings, those are what I use to respond to what the listening jing tells me, but my listening jing just listens.
To correlate, you use your ears to listen to physical sounds, that's all they are for and I know of no way to take them out of their passive listening mode. If you hear a sound that needs a response, lets say you hear a tiger growl and it sounds very close to you and you don't happen to be standing in your city zoo right next to the tiger cage, do you use your ears to respond to that, or do you use something else, such as turning your eyes and body towards where you perceive that sound to be coming from?
You're not going to ignore that growl that your ears heard, that would be foolish, you're going to respond but you don't use your ears to make that response, you use other parts of your body.
So you're not going to "respond" with your ears, your "response" is to turn your head in such a way that your eyes will track the source of the sound, in our case the growling tiger, most likely you will turn to face the tiger, then if there actually IS a tiger you will most likely turn and run like crazy, which would be, of course, simply the worst response you could make...
But I digress.
So just as in using your ears continuously through our growling tiger scenario to alert you to the possible presence of a tiger close to you and help you locate it and track it, the actual "response" you will make is not with your listening jing, but with other jings using your listening jing tightly integrated into the mix to keep you informed in it's own way as to whether your response is appropriate or not.
As in, turning and running like crazy from our not so friendly feline. That's a BAD decision, because I don't know about you but I can't outrun your average tiger. So while I'm responding by running like a tiger was chasing me, I will still be using my ears to listen to what the tiger is doing, and what I'll probably be hearing is the sound of tiger paws rushing up on me very quickly from behind. I will then, hopefully, use the information my ears are reporting to me to change my mind and do something else, like maybe pulling that gun that I forgot I had out and shooting the tiger with it.
Even if I do suddenly remember my gun and use it, while that would have been because of the information that my ears provided in letting me know that my first inclination was not the wisest move, my "response" was still not with my ears, but with my body and my gun.
I could go on forever, but I hope you see my point.
While listening jing is integral to the process of "response" it is not what you actually use to "respond".
Or convince me I'm wrong.
This is how I was told, this is how I understand the relationship.
Part of it, but seperate and distinct.
If I'm wrong, tell me why.