Thank you for the kind words. 'Helping others', teaching, and showing others implies that I am better off than someone else and that they should 'replace' their 'understanding' with mine. Give me a break. I don't think anybody is better off than any other and I don't think anybody is capable of setting their understanding aside. Man up!
The ancient Greeks didn't have a word for what we call 'thinking'. For them, the closest thing to what we call thinking was "let something lie there and take it to heart". Most people don't "let something lie there and take it to heart". They argue, challenge, dispute, question, and scramble in attempt to alter what is being said and 'fit' it into their way of thinking. It's as if they think 'understanding' is a territory to defend and something they could lose. 'Understanding' is who you are and happens in the background, like breathing.
What if what I'm saying doesn't fit into the territory they have conquered? Does that make me 'better' than another person or does what I'm saying just not fit? If what I'm saying doesn't fit, trying to make it fit would make it no longer be what I'm saying. Do I demand that you give up your understanding? (as if that were possible). Can really you expect me to give up mine? Isn't this the beginning of slavery?
i would only caution holding your understanding so high above others, it asks only to be humbled.
My understanding is just that, my understanding. Your understanding is yours. Just because a person holds himself apart from the crowd in a clearing doesn't mean that he holds himself to be different or better than somebody else's understanding.
Ultimately, I have only 2 choices. I can try to make my understanding 'fit' into the understanding of others or I can post my understanding and let you do with it what you will.
I choose the latter.