“There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; there is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever quite lose the benefit.” – Emerson—Essays. Of Spiritual Laws.
Of all the things that can be taught, the métier of daily virtuous living reigns supreme. Were more emphasis placed on this at the kitchen table, in the classroom and the boardroom, the world would be a different place within a generation.
The necessity, however, is not to impart morals, which often conflict from one society to another or religious doctrine, which is similarly sectarian, but the universal laws and principles which form the basis of all creative activity. Truth is one. There are no shades of truth or brands of truth (e.g. your truth and my truth); truth is never in conflict with itself. Neither is truth temporal. Truth is eternal. Truth now is no different than truth then.
Identifying and teaching these truths has long been the work of philosophers and sages through the ages. The greatest challenge these teachers have faced has been to craft a vehicle for the transfusion and to so teach that the vehicle itself does not become mistaken for that which it is designed to convey. Neither churches nor schools are the truth. They no more own the truth than man owns the earth, its moon or the sun which infuses life into the world in which he dwells.