Irritation and Compassion.

Raysha and Ahnanda were contemplating in a park nearby.
A scene appeared while they were enjoying the setting: A dog was viciously chasing another, persecuting that poor, smaller dog without mercy. Running fast across the park , we could hear some growling, barking and noises of distress.

Mathias asked Ahnanda: Do you disapprove that scene? Do you feel annoyance towards the bigger dog? What do you feel?

Ahnanda replied: I feel sorry for the smaller dog. I feel some anger towards the big dog. He is a bully and feel like Captain America once said: “ I don’t like bullies.”

Mathias replied: “As it is outside, is inside. Look for the personal message. The bully is your mind going after your heart, without mercy, without compassion. Knowing this, do not reject your mind by trying to control it. Gain consciousness of this fact, so the solution arrives all by itself.”

Part of the journey of self-realization is to gain a complete awareness of mind and feeling. Most individuals are unaware of this.

For instance, whenever we feel angry, annoyed or irritated about something we may not notice the bothersome sensation of invisible words in our mind; or sometimes full sentences, of the “little voice” speaking to us which we typically call “I.”
That voice drives our feelings. That voice is so strong that supersedes the way we feel. When we start distinguishing the voice of complaints, name callings, self-righteous beliefs from what is in our hearts, we have made a tremendous progress in “spirituality.”

Usually the heart is settled in its own peace, amazement and wonder, whereas the “special effects” are made by the mind. Those “effects” are highly biased by our conditioning, what we believe to be “right.”

Any episode in life is void of commentaries. No interpretations needed. A sharp individual will distinguish the messages which Life has for the self.

“Outside is a reflection of inside”, thus; outside shows what is inside.
Compassion is the way to look at “reality” rather than with anger or irritation.
The dictionary equates compassion with pity. That is not the meaning of compassion.

Gentleness to all. Unconditional acceptance. Those are better words to describe “compassion.”
The hunter and the prey are one unity. Just like compassion and irritation.
In fact, part of my own development with guidance of my “special” friends, is to observe how my repressed anger, irritation or annoyance vacates my consciousness, and turns into natural compassion.

Religious beliefs will label anger as sin. Nevertheless, without previous anger or rather forms of it (irritation, annoyance, exasperation) there is no material for compassion. “Vacating” anger into compassion is what is known as “transformation.” This happens when we become aware and filter the emotion by making a “somersault” of consciousness in the moment, the “now”, when irritation is happening, and observe with compassion.

Those who do not understand the laws of duality in Life, will merely “practice” compassion. That may be helpful, but it is fake. Just like a placebo.

In fact, without a deep understanding of our “reality” of duality, none of the above will make sense.

That is why, many believe compassion to be something to practice, or they will equate that with pity as the dictionary describes.
The words in the dictionary are poor tools to understand what is beyond understanding.
We have to feel to understand and we can feel, when we are AWARE.



    • ahnanda

      We can only learn if we are conscious, aware of the lessons in Life. Otherwise, we only react to them.
      Yes, everything is cyclical in Life for we live in the world of duality. Labeling things as “bad”, “impure”, etc. Only adds rejection which in turn will be experienced later on.
      Thank you for your support.


  1. Gayathri

    Dear Ahnanda, your article is quite interesting. I am almost there, of course, only 50%. I have irritation, anger, frustration, etc, in short, all the ‘material needed’ for the compassion to happen. 🙂 🙂
    Yes, i get your point, but i like to use the word, ‘transforming’ in the place of ‘vacating’. Again i find myself applying the theory of ‘DRAMA’ in order to successfully transform my emotions. i have calmed my anger and frustration to somewhat 50% in the past couple of weeks… what with the parliamentary elections happening here (in India) wherein we see/ hear so many ‘immoral’ things happening around us apart from the regular ‘not so pleasant’ things happening in our day today life.
    Accepting the drama and still doing my part based on what i want to do and accepting the outcome is what i am trying to practice. Still miles to go..
    Thanks for the article.

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    • ahnanda

      Dear Gayathri, Not too many will find meaning in this article but I am glad you did. All energies within ourselves work in pairs; we label those as “opposites” but in fact, to go through one side of the rope is the requisite to get to the other.
      Jesus Christ is an example of that “transformation” that you talk about in the episode of the “market.” He learned later on, to transform that into compassion.
      All the best.


      • Gayathri

        Dear brother, namaste. After reading your reply, it occurred to me that it is easy to comprehend your point when transformation is explained as something that happens in a cyclic manner rather than two extremes at two different ends of a rope.
        Imagine a cycle / circle where in the positive qualities go through slow changes over a period of time and when the time of almost reaching the lowest point of a quality arrives (sangam yug/ confluence age), the circumstances/ life / drama would create an ideal atmosphere for the qualities to inevitably attain their ‘original’ level of purity/ quality.
        This way, we go through the satopradhan stage (the highest form of quality/ virtues) to the tamopradhan stage (lowest form/ state of virtues) and in a short period of ‘learning through drama’, attain our original stage of purity.
        The time taken for descending is a lot greater than the time taken for transformation and to get back to the original form.
        One may ask how i could be so sure about this theory… I can not prove them, but i had quite a few spiritual experiences which support this theory.
        All that i have learnt recently is that one should not look down upon people who are less virtuous. Each one of us is going through our own roles and journey. Drama will enable each one of us to reach our highest state of purity before the ‘curtain falls’. There are many scholars, visionaries, and prophets who have spoken about the great transformation / D-day. So, let us understand the unlimited drama and respect each and every person for the role he/ she has been playing.
        best wishes and regards,


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