Pain Brings Wisdom

Pain gives us lessons.

It has been a common theme in many philosophical traditions. In essence, it suggests that sufferings and adversity can be transformative experiences that lead to a greater insight and understanding.

One way to approach this topic is to consider the relationship between pain and knowledge. Pain can be seen as a type of stimulus that forces us to pay attention to our surroundings, to our bodies, and to our experiences. In this sense, pain can be seen as a type of teacher that helps us learn about the world and ourselves.

The relationship between pain and wisdom is not always straightforward. While some may argue that pain is a necessary prerequisite for wisdom, others may argue that wisdom can be acquired through other means, such as study, reflection, or contemplation.

Self-realization will remove pain (sufferings).

Pain can indeed provide us with valuable lessons. When we experience pain, whether it be physical, emotional, or psychological, it can serve as a wake-up call, alerting us to aspects of our lives that need attention or change. Pain can also teach us valuable lessons about ourselves and the world around us.

Another perspective is to consider the role of pain in the development of moral character. Pain and suffering can be seen as tests of character, challenges that we must overcome in order to grow and develop.

Pain can be seen as a type of moral teacher, helping us to develop virtues such as courage, resilience, and compassion.

 

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Arun Singha

Retired from AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA as Dy. General Manager (CNS).BSc(Mathematics Honors). Age 60years. Studying ancient Indian Philosophy along with modern physics and modern Biology. Follow Dr. Bruce H Lipton, Dr. JOE DISPENJA , Gregg Braden and Swami Sarvapriyananda among others. Writing consolidated articles on Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta and other ancient Indian Texts. Wish to work for the society to help people through personal guidance, motivation. Self has work experience of 36 years in the field of Air Navigation Service at different Airports in India. Gained vast experience in handling man and machine. Would like to reach to the people to share my life experiences, how I had overcome great challenges and difficulties at different times and positions.

32 thoughts on “Pain Brings Wisdom”

        1. Thank you so much Verma Sir ji for your support and encouragement 😊
          It is right that message is very important.
          Thank you so much ❤️
          Regards 😊🙏

  1. This is wonderfully articulated Sir. Yes pain gives the pain but brings knowledge more that when we realize ourselves. Great share as always. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Thank you so much Suma for your encouraging words.
      We are here to share our thoughts and feelings in the form of poetry, poem, art or just few words.
      Thank you so much.
      Best wishes. ☺️🙏

  2. Yes, pain, both physical and emotional, is a great teacher but while some learn their lessons which helps them go forward more positively and constructively, ‘turning poison to medicine’, there are an equal number, who suffer but don’t see the light.

    1. Very true Diti.
      You have reflected the correct and practical situation in today’s life.
      He/She who takes the path of wisdom rejoices.
      Other suffers.
      I don’t have any authority in any kind of attachment to keep it as I wish.
      A fool thinks it is his or her authoritative domain.
      But it is not.
      Trust: Needs a good definition.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.
      Whatever I have written is based on my experiences so far.
      Best wishes and regards 🙏😊

  3. Sir, you have given us true facts. Somewhere I have read that pain teaches many experiences in life regardless of the types. It has to be seen as a learning and growing of oneself. Thank you for the article 🙏

    1. Thank you so much for your comments ☺️
      Vishnupriya!
      Everything is based on my life experience. When I had a specific bad experience, I was miraculously saved by the books that I have mentioned in my blog” My journey through books.
      As drugs save lives, knowledge also saves lives.
      I drew the picture on those days after getting saved. I took the 4th route. The path of wisdom.
      Thank you so much for your support as you have understood the essence of the article.
      Will post another with similar drawings and the one you have generated with the help of AI.
      Have a blissful time.
      Best wishes.
      😊🙏

  4. Wisdom, as you’ve said, can come from pain (like a child learning never to touch a boiling pot again), and can also be gained through loss, grief, lessons through watching others and a range of reasons. The lessons behind the experiences is to learn, understand and move on with wisdom.

    1. Thank you so much for adding insights on this post.
      Very true. Example of the child learning not to touch boiling point again is classic.
      Whatever I have written is based on my life experience ☺️
      Thanks and regards 🙏

  5. Sir, your write up has come up as a reminder for me… Seldom, we argue and complaint, “why me ?” But the 2nd para of your write up has come up as a good answer for that…. I agree, we face and go through some pains, coz they are the only option for nature to teach us the lesson.

    1. Very true 👍😊
      Pain finally opens our eyes. Eye opener for inner self.
      True knowledge will reduce pain.
      Body pain can be reduced through medicine.
      Mental pain can be reduced through right understanding.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.
      Take care always.
      Best wishes

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