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Understanding is the ability to know, perceive, and comprehend. Understanding is important in developing our spiritual nature, because it is the faculty that puts feet under our prayers and gives our spiritual activity something to stand on.
Blind faith, faith without understanding of the spiritual laws, may get results on occasion, but our spiritual growth demands a base that is more dependable … understanding that is grounded in spiritual Truth.
The awakening of our own faculty of understanding starts with self reflection and questioning -- questioning the old ways of thinking that may have been taken for granted. The desire for understanding leads to thinking about what is learned and seeking to put it all together in a body of information that will provide a basis for living.
To put it more simply, wisdom knows … Understanding knows why … When your understanding is developed in both head and feet, not only will you have the light in mind, but you will also have the ability to apply it in your world.
"Wisdom knows... Understanding knows why"