vipassana day 6

pain vs. suffering

“growth is facing the reality, encountering the fact, whatever it is…pain is simply pain; there is no suffering in it.  suffering comes from your desire that the pain should not be there, that there is something wrong in pain.  watch, witness, and you will be surprised…suffering is a secondary phenomenon, pain is primary. the headache is there, the pain is there; it is simply a fact.  there is no judgment about it.”  - “being in love: how to love with awareness and relate without fear” by osho