28 - R3 Understanding
I should point that the direction of (radial) differentiation and integration is initially somewhat distinct for the contemplative and active mystical types respectively.
The contemplative type gradually incorporates the middle from a position of strength with respect to the other levels (where circular type appreciation dominates).
The active type however gradually incorporates these other levels from a position of strength with respect to the middle level (where linear type appreciation dominates).
By definition - however - when both aspects are brought into balance, the same approach applies to the two types.
This balance - though rarely fully attained - is the goal of radial development and ultimately of all development.
Once more we have an R3 interpretation of R3 (the most developed possible) giving enhanced interpretations of all other stages. Thus through R3 we can adequately assess the strengths and limitations of the understanding associated with all of the other levels.