Only in action can thought ripen into truth.
The truth is not spoken but lived.
The most common lie is that which one lies to oneself; lying to others is relatively exceptional. Now this wishing not to see what one does see, this wishing not to see as one sees, is almost the first condition for all who are party in any sense: of necessity, the party man becomes a liar.
The function of education, then is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but to be yourself all the time.
True education is to learn how to think, not what to think.
Religion is the seeking out of what is truth, what is God, and this search requires enormous energy, wide intelligence, subtle thinking. It is in this very seeking of the immeasurable that there is right social action, not in the so-called reformation of a particular society.
To find out what is truth there must be great love and a deep awareness of man's relationship to all things - which means that one is not concerned with one's own progress and achievements. The search for truth is true religion, and the man who is seeking truth is the only religious man. Such a man, because of his love, is outside of society, and his action upon society is therefore entirely different from that of the man who is in society and concerned with its reformation. You see, the search for truth gives an explosive creativeness to the mind, which is true revolution, because in this search the mind is uncontaminated by edicts and sanctions of society. Being free of all that, the religious mans is able to find out what is true; and it is the discovery of what is true from moment to moment that creates a new culture.
Only the truly religious man is truly revolutionary; and it is the function of education to help each one of us to be religious in the true sense of the word, for in that direction alone lies our salvation.
The ideal, the what should be, is always somewhere far away, and therefore it never is. Ideals are a curse because they prevent you from thinking directly, simply and truly, when you are faced with the facts.
J. Krishnamurti - Think on These Things