Misconceptions on Understanding
As soon as you stop seeing understanding as a result of rational thinking the sooner you’ll start understanding.
Understanding, first and foremost, is not a determined result of an equation, it is a process of participation. So, just by this insight, we can perceive that understanding is not the prize of a conquest, but the conquest itself.
This process is nothing else but the communion of the person with a form, either one outside the forms participated by the person’s being or one that already participates, but its communion hasn’t been consciously contemplated yet.
Understanding is where truth reveals itself, like a pearl shining inside a clam, for as understanding is the unifying conquest (the will of the person), truth is the purifying element of that conquest, i.e., the will of God.
Hence creating any rational equations in thought to give understanding is completely inadequate, and even evil, for it privates the person from real understanding. It’s like putting a veil on top of another veil, it only creates more opacity.
The purpose of rational equations must only be symbolic of that process, or better, a symbol of remembrance from a past communion of the self (either ours or foreign) with a form, and also a possible trigger for the self to engage a new communion with that form remembered.
Thus it can only be nostalgic or at best a motivational light for the needed journey of the person to commune with the confronted form, the latter being the only possible to those foreign to the self that made the journey that come to describe the equation in question, logically.
Humble your rational pride, and put it in its right place. He carries no role besides the documental in this wonderful process of understanding. Instead exalt your heart, in love you will find understanding and the truth shall be revealed to you, for love tangles all things and in love God lets His grace dwell.
Ask yourself, did you learn how to swim without diving in the water?