noun: sympathy that comes from knowing how other people feel and why they do things
noun: the particular way in which you understand the meaning of something
noun: the ability to understand things
noun: willing to forgive other people or be sympathetic because you understand how they feel
noun: the cognitive condition of someone who understands
noun: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
adjective: characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy
A common failing of many students is called "parroting". Parroting; noun: "a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated"; also verb: "repeat mindlessly or without understanding". This is seen quite often on FaceBook. I feel it is imperative that we understand what the man (Keely, Russell, etc.) meant that which he wrote so we, his students, can engineer and build things using his science and philosophy.
"Then, as would be given, keep that faith do not let those things which may not in the present be understood weary thy soul, but know that sometime, somewhere, you, too, will understand. Keep the faith." [Cayce 5369-2]
"Think not you understand anything until you pass the test of perfect peace, for peace and understanding go together and never can be found alone. Each brings the other with it, for it is the law of God they be not separate. They are cause and effect, each to the other, so where one is absent the other cannot be. Only those who recognize they cannot know unless the effects of understanding are with them, can really learn at all. For this it must be peace they want, and nothing else." [A Course in Miracles]
'Seek to understand and you will find that little by little, understanding will come to you.
'Knock on the door of the universe giving access to 'God' - the 'Universal Father Consciousness' and eventually, you will find the door swinging open, and you will have entrance to the secrets of the world.
'Only believe and you will receive.' [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 3, page 10]