Kathopanishad - Episode 21

Pain vs Suffering

Pain may be real, but suffering is unreal or imaginary.

For the jīvanmukta, or the one who realises the Truth, the body may undergo karmic sufferings but the mind will not be affected. The mind will remain happy, peaceful enjoying whatever comes, “It is a part of life. Let it be.”

The wise one, who lives on happily doing whatever presents itself to him to be done, does not encounter any difficulty either in activity or in inactivity.

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