We actually don’t know, whether ‘thought’ getting aware of itself or ‘the other’ gets aware of ‘thought’.
In my view it doesn’t matter at all. There is no need of inquiry in this though K did, in my view. Who knows whether it is ‘me’ or ‘itself’ or ‘the other’.
But one thing i bring about not falling down is, when we see red light in signal, we are aware that we should not go further. We don’t know whether ‘thought itself’/‘me’/‘the other’ sees the light. But there is choice-less awareness. To further inquire “who gets aware” - I don’t know but I feel it is of no use.
Likewise, when thought arises - to be aware that “this is not me, this is not real - you (love/etc…) are the one that is actual” - then in this awareness ‘thought stops’. When ‘senses’ sees a thing - just aware that ‘it is not real’. I don’t know what K thought about this. But for me, it is actual devotion to the Lord (not controlling and not the entertainments done by religious sects). This is what I feel. Dance,sing, do everything in the name of god by surrending myself to the god. Okay, by using the name of god, “what if they act inhuman?” - and so there is a need of “righteous king”.
K might have had a ‘desire’ to ‘make the humanity - live in peace without fight/war’. But this life we live, is not the actuality too. This gonna end one day. No god - had fought against the ‘war’ factor. ‘War’ is something not to enslave other kingdoms - but for ‘self-defense’.
In my view - a right ‘king’ is necessary - like Rama,Yudhishthira, etc… ‘War’ is unavoidable. Whenever there is desire for money - there is gonna be ‘war’. Whether it may between ‘nation’ or between ‘people’. To serve people is the right king. Democracy,capitalism,etc… - nothing gonna be useful until there is ‘desire’. So, if we can change the ruler, the whole people might change. But to change the whole people - is unattainable. Human desires are a big drug. One man can change and under him - justice and power should remain. This is real ‘kshatriya’. He can take care of - every people (‘brahmana’,‘vaishyas’,‘sudra’) under his beautiful rule. Nature and Five elements serve him with right seasons, rain and harvest at right time, pleasant air without pollution, etc… Though there be four classes (sages/brahmanas/renounced, kshatriyas/king/fighters, vaishyas/businessman, sudras/workers) - every one lives equally. But in case of woman, they will be hold up or put within the walls/home. It is not curbing their rights - but if they roam around - the lust may grow within man and so to protect them from those animals. If they roam around, they will forget to raise their son/daughter - so their children may fail to go in righteous path - which our society does now. If the woman lives only by taking care of their family - and husbands earn money - will there be any divorce? - will any child suffer in their childhood days?. The first teacher for a child is his mother. Even if woman are within their house and take care of their husbands, the husbands and wife live peacefully in his kingdom. Within the hearts of women, their only thought is about ‘their husband,children and devotion to god’ and no more desire arises. Till the child attain the age of 8/10 - all he studies only from his mother. Then he is left to a gurukulam (like K schools) - to learn about life, and study vedas/improve their skills in fighting/art/business. Actually in India, the society revolts against these classes - because they say “it doesn’t let others choose their own path. Children have to work what their father did”. But it is not, it’s only because of the misinterpretations of the class (who portrays them as upper) for their own ‘ego/self’, which is happening in every religion. In his kingdom, one can choose, in those 4 classes - whatever he wishes and can learn them and follow those. A Vaisya/businessman, don’t employ machines. He will only employ human labourers (cow,buffalo,elephants in case of agriculture,transport,etc… but the animals won’t be in hurt and enjoy the job) - so there will be no unemployment problem. Businessman don’t desire for more profit in his kingdom. He and every stakeholders will be satisfied even if it is few profit/loss. No cameras/mobile phones/technology in his kingdom. Cameras are a thing to capture the ‘past’. But eradicating that - an artist will be employed. No mobile phones - as towers are polluting the life of birds. No one will consider ‘Time/energy’ is to be preserved. Nothing will be gained - if ‘time/energy’ is preserved. They don’t worry if it is wasted. No electricity in his kingdom. As electricity can harm/danger to every living being. Only vaishyas travel from one place to another and transport materials using animals (and animals will be happy even if it carry loads) - so no natural resources are harmed. No harm to mother earth. Sudras serve their owner - as like they serve god - in a joyful manner. The Vaishyas take care of their workers and family - as their own child. Though ‘brahmanas’ won’t work - they inquire/preach vedas - do ‘yagnas’ for the people to satisfy the five elements and other gods like lightning. They guide the king in case of spirituality. No diseases in his rule - as the nature is on his side. Trees, Birds, animals and every living being stays happy in his rule. No slaves in his kingdom. Workers are treated equal to other three classes. Action will be taken at that moment, who acts inhuman way. He will punish and even hang one to death, if that one stoles/robs/commits crime - or else this will motivate others to involve in criminal activities. Plenty of wealth under his rule - and will be donated/served - so no man can starve or live in poverty. Not like what takes place now in this world, that wealth stored in the hands of businessman and rotates only within high class - and not donated/served to the needy.
Then we are gonna inquire further, “whether there will no fight/war under his rule?” - Absolutely not. There gonna be ‘war’ with another kingdom. Other kings are gonna be attracted towards his kingdom - greed arises due to the king’s rule and ‘plenty of wealth’. This is the urge/desire for wealth/money/name/fame/sex/to enslave/to be a king/etc… But He, the actual king, won’t wage war against some other kingdom. He and his army, will fight for the people’s safety if something against them. The soldiers happily give their life - to protect their people. If we say, “why we have to fight in this world - why don’t we live in peace?” - nothing can be done until there is this ‘desire for more’. Then we have to further inquire - “what we are gonna get by living peacefully in this world without desires?” - Nothing again.
Why I say K had a desire for ‘no fight’ is - he may be clinging to ‘lead a peaceful life’. K says - laws couldn’t bring change. Yes it is - because it is not in right hands. If it is in the hands of ‘actual king’ - it will bring change. But it won’t last. When that king dies, peace will start to fall. Okay, “when this ruler will be born?” - that we have to wait and watch. Lord (son of god/messenger of god/Kali) will return to destroy these wealthy,inhuman rulers,etc… - and provide the righteous ruler (Manu,etc…). Then the righteous king dies one day. Greed,envy,power to rule/enslave,desire grows - then to set it right - ‘the one’ and the ‘rulers’ will come and go. This happens round and round until the universe disappears. But “what are we gonna get in a peaceful world?. What are we gonna get in 100 years by living peacefully without war/desires?”. Nothing again. We will fall again into a loop that “Come. Live peacefully for 100 years. Go. Then come - live 100 years peacefully. Then go” That’s it. There will be no realization - if there is only peace/good. If there is no desire in 100 years - then “what’s the purpose of living”. Realization/enlightenment is possible - only when there is bad/war/fight/conflict/pain/sufferings in this world.
In time, this earth we are living, gonna destroy. Before that, the sun which is in ‘main sequence’ will become ‘super nova’ and then to ‘neutron star’/‘black hole’. No species can survive in earth when sun reaches those stages. The universe which is expanding may contract one day. One atom from which this universe expanding, may again shrink to that one atom and may disappear and may appear again. Who knows what will happen next - but one thing is, this physical world is always changing - so it is not real too. Many scriptures say - this physical world is only a response of thought and senses. I can feel it too. “What you think, you are”. This may how, this world/universe is created/now, because of what we thought/wish/desire. The ‘ONE’ is the actual. What we are gonna get in clinging to this physical world?. Nothing. Desires are sufferings - as nothing is permanent. One day everyone gonna die. Others too born and die. Nothing in this earth is in our control. Everything is unreal and just a play/thought by ‘us/the one’. Just watch the Play. Don’t get attached with this earth too. But, every time this ‘thought’ wants us to be secured and attached.
So, why not surrender myself to the ‘one’ and be attached (to him),secured (from thoughts/desire) and devoted to ‘him/it/love’?
In my view, this is actual surrender said in scriptures.