The truth is not outside. Everything outside your Self can only serve as a reflection of your inner nature.
The search for truth outside the Self will lead nowhere. It won’t be found in any dogma, religion, system, belief, or practice. All these can do is show adumbrations of the inner truth.
Like the sun reflects itself on the water, so can the inner self reflect its light on the surface of the mind. The clear, silent mind reflects the light of our solar nature, our true Self.
The real value of the mind is as a tool to examine and realize the futility of it’s own efforts. When the mind realizes its own futility, it drops the effort and simply reflects the inner light in the silence of its non-doing.