Understand or Agree
One of my passions is Healing. After having dis-ease 12 years ago, I lost my confidence with modern medicine. I am studying a healing modality called Soul Focus Healing right now. One of books I need to read is "Esoteric Healing" by Alan Hopking. I decided to commit to spend a couple hours in the morning and read with my dictionary everyday. There is much great information in the book, but this caught my attention in the beginning of the book.
"As the Gautama Buddha reportedly once said, "Distinguish between those who understand and those who agree. He who understands will not tarry to apply it to life, he who agrees will extol the Teaching as remarkable Wisdom, but will not apply this wisdom to life. ... Those who understand are few, but like a sponge they absorb the precious knowledge and are ready to cleanse the horrors of the world with precious liquid" (Roerich, 1971, pp. 143-44)".
Have a fabulous weekend!