On the other hand they those whose essential nature of ignorance is destroyed by the consciousness thereafter the sacred knowledge illumines like a sun.
Sacred secret is - You don’t need to gain knowledge for enlightenment,it is there like the sun, shining always.All you need to do is work to remove ignorance.This small understanding shifts the way you put effort.
If you think only by gaining knowledge you get enlightenment then you will spend your time only in gaining knowledge.When the cloud is removed it is there sun shining.When ignorance is destroyed enlightenment is there.
Some of the Saivites,Jains,Buddhists… by the attitude of accumulating knowledge alone they lost enlightenment.Gaining knowledge itself takes 20 years and people forget. Gaining knowledge itself is not achieving enlightenment.
Knowledge is like menu card.You can’t go without reading.You can’t be sitting reading alone also.
You are a sun shining,cloud has covered,destroy the cloud.You will shine again.The attitude with understanding with which you start is going to play major role in your journey.It is only the revealation, illumination, enlightenment – just the clouds are destroyed,whatever is shining as usual.
The right knowledge / right attitude is - You are a sun covered by the cloud.The cloud has to be destroyed/dispelled,the sun shines again.
Getting the taste of knowledge by reading books again and again keeps you away from enlightenment.Don’t get addicted to reading books.
Ramana Maharishi says 1) The ultimate is the Satsanga being with the truth in an unclutched way 2) If you want you can spend little time with Master 3) Otherwise with his books.No other option like your brother disciple or friend disciple.
Decide from now very clearly never entertain disciple-disciple relationship, brother relationship.Never allow them to influenze your life.If it is really pulling you towards the Master then tolerate it.Be very choosy / careful with disciple-disciple relationship.
This verse is showing the right path/truth.In this verse Bhagvan is showing the right attitude with which you need to work.
If you are working with the attitude of accumulating information you will be more and more accumulating knowledge only.If you are working with the attitude of dispelling the cloud more and more with practices, techniques, kriyas as unclutched it leads to enlightenment.
The attitude you chose leads to practice and practice leads to result.