Know and direct know
Extremely different is between knowing (what usually call mind's or intellect’s or egoistic tendency) and direct know (soul activity) through feeling, willing, cognition, intuition, execution and union conciousness.
Difference between knowing (thought) and direct know (moment of deep conciousness) is greater then relation between photon of Sun and Sun.
Higher (real) Yoga help in achievement direct knowing, and best, and easiest way is through Shivayoga.
Only integral yoga can help in permanent change base of thought activities in base of soul or pure conciousness activities, all other methods is with temporary and usually with incomplete result.
Regular soul way is through exact order from rough to subtle higher concentrations of pure conciousness (samayamas), and jumping (in this strict order) have result to comeback to unrealized lower levels of pure conciousness.
Illusion (maya tattva or 31st tattva) is last level which must soul detach and then became open enter in conciousness area.
Thought is as experiences on one of 31 level, pure conciousness soul touch through all creations of highest 5 tattvas.
Soul became open is only when start change journey of thoughts with journey through pure conciousness levels.
Higher thought is when thought penetrated / impregnated with one of pure conciousness.
Real Guru’s (Master’s, Real Teacher’s, Sat Guru’s or Param Guru’s) words is Higher thoughts.
Each reflection of Higher thought help for achievement one of higher level of pure conciousness (which not realized), and all other ways for use reflection of Higher thought haven’t result or have lover result or produce causal form (because wrong acceptation generate causal result).
He is One Conciousness in all or as all.
He is He, and He is without 'H' and 'e' and 'He'.
May God Bless Your Soul