You must not imagine that your intellect is all it takes to be able to understand. In its true sense, understanding is not the work of a few brain cells; it occurs throughout the whole body, even in the feet, the arms, the belly, the liver, and so on.
Every cell in one’s entire body must understand. Understanding is a feeling.
You feel, and at that moment you understand and you know, because you have tasted it. No intellectual understanding can compare to this feeling.
When you experience love, when you experience hatred, anger, or grief, you know what it is. If you say, ‘I know what love is’ without ever having been in love, you are mistaken, you do not know.
But if you have felt love, you know it. You may not be able to explain it or express it, but you know well and truly what it is.
For true knowledge is this: a feeling.