' What is understanding? '...


Try to ask yourself this question and you will see that you cannot
answer it.

You have always confused understanding with knowing or
having information.

But to know and to understand are two quite
different things, and you must learn to distinguish between them.

In
order to understand a thing, you must see its connection with some
bigger subject, or bigger whole, and the possible consequences of this
connection.

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller
problem in relation to a bigger problem.



-P.D. Ouspensky

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