She who is told the nature of love
Lives a life knowing this in the mind;
She who experiences love for herself
Truly knows it, in the heart and the spirit,
And she lives a life in the light of truth.
He who is told that the fire burns
Knows such, but only from second-hand knowledge;
He who puts his finger in the flame
And burns it, feeling pain,
Knows truly that the fire burns,
And this is the true knowledge
That kindles the fires of the inner flame.
P.S. This is not an endorsement for sticking your hand in a fire ;)