I do have a basic understanding and I am up to the stage of reading suttas and studying the Tipitaka. I thought it helpful to learn pali (as I am good with learning languages) so that nothing of what I read is lost in translation.
The mind is everything; what you think you become. -The Buddha
---The trouble is that you think you have time--- ---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe--- ---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---