Knowledge is this thing that it doesn't matter what you look like, what color you have and what income you have. Knowledge is that thing that no matter how rich you are, no matter how poor you are, how tall or short, how good-looking, how many friends you have, where you were born, what was done to you, what you've done to others.
For knowledge none of that matters. It is just seeking a container. Somewhere that it can store itself. Think about what I just said, it's so poetic.
Knowledge is seeking a container where it can go and rest itself. Now I want you to imagine this. There is certain knowledge people tried to receive. However the container is not big enough. Imagine you have a four year old family member, brother, sister, son, daughter, niece, nephew, whatever fits your situation.
Imagine you're going to tell your four-year-old niece some truth about life. The container is not big enough and thus can't accept that. This knowledge will be wasted because the person receiving it is not in the right consciousness to receive it.
I'm sure this makes sense to everybody, but it's very important in social dynamics. In relationships both parties, whether it's employee/employer boyfriend/girlfriend husband/wife parent/child, in any relationship, both individuals should seek to gain, more and more knowledge of themselves and the universe around them. Both should do this, which means both need to expand.
So the knowledge can be way too big. For example, the four-year-old child is not going to receive all that. How often should one gain knowledge? Every day! You grow every day! If today you didn't actually acquire new information about life, what were you doing today?
If today you did not gain more understanding of yourself, than yesterday, if you're not more understanding of your environment, what did you do today? And why did you waste your time?
Now understanding is not going to come to you. Sometimes it does, but you have to actually go grab it. What did you do today in regards to the subject you like? Here's another question.
How have you gone about trying to understand your own thoughts, your feelings, your insecurities, your doubts and your karma? How have you gone about understanding this today? Did you gain more or are you still at the same level?