It is only when the mid is free from idea that there can be experiencing. Ideas are not truth; and truth is something that must be experienced directly, from moment to moment. It is not an experience which you want -- which is then merely sensation. Only when one can go beyond the bundle of ideas -- which is the “me”, which is the mind, which has partial or complete continuity -- only when one can go beyond that, when thought is completely silent, is there a state of experiencing. Then one shall know what the truth is.
Excerpt from The Book of Life by by Jiddu Krishnamurti.