On compassion

Gaétan Dubé


Compassion is a psychological attitude which leads us to be sensitive to the suffering of others. Through compassion, the suffering person is no longer alone and the energy of suffering is diluted and shared with the compassionate person.


Compassion is a noble value of human beings; we all agree on that. It’s the foundation of our relationships. If we use the example of a nurse working in an hospital, she will be compassionate to the suffering of others. However, being compassionate is not enough to do effective work and to reach her goals. She must act in a concrete manner to eliminate the source of the suffering.

Compassion has its limits; it is a polarized attitude which must be supplemented by a concrete action to eliminate the cause of the suffering.

As there are all sorts of people, there are all kinds of suffering. There are people who seek overall compassion and misuse the goodwill of sensitive people.

Over time, compassion can become an inhibiting factor to the evolution of both the one who sympathizes and the one who seeks compassion. So there is a flaw in the one who, through sensitivity, is excessively attracted to the suffering of others and who takes pride in the positive effect felt by the other. Similarly, there is a flaw in the one who excessively seeks compassion. Altogether, in both cases, there is discontinuity of consciousness.

Although a value of civilization, compassion does not meet its goals of elimination of suffering because it is, in and of itself, contaminated.  I don’t want your compassion. I want to clearly see the egoic background being played within the suffering state.

A study of compassion leads us to not be very compassionate towards the spiritual planes which nurture this form, albeit positive, but limited.

Would we rather have a person around us who stupidly exudes involutive, egocentric compassion or someone who acts intelligently towards a suffering that we’re going through?  Involutive compassion will never have the power to uncover the obstructive elements that feed our suffering.

The person who looks for compassion will not want the vibration of the one who will clearly see into the game. Besides, this person will say that the other is heartless, devoid of compassion. Indeed, he has no compassion, but what does he have instead?

Ask a conscious being about all the pain that our humanity will go through at the end of this cycle and how he will react to all this suffering. He will answer you that a conscious being is a conscious being and that he has already paid the price of his consciousness not to be unduly affected or infected by the result of global unconsciousness.  In the future, this will allow him to really help where his assistance to those men will be better accepted.



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