Pain

I am well pleased with that which Thou didst ordain for Me, and welcome, however calamitous, the pains and sorrows I am made to suffer.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 89-90

The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.

Bahá’u’lláh, Valley of Love in The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys

Though my body be pained by the trials that befall me from Thee, though it be afflicted by the revelations of Thy Decree, yet my soul rejoiceth at having partaken of the waters of Thy Beauty, and at having attained the shores of the ocean of Thine eternity. Doth it beseem a lover to flee from his beloved, or to desert the object of his heart's desire? Nay, we all believe in Thee, and eagerly hope to enter Thy presence.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 95

Verily, the breezes of forgiveness have been wafted from the direction of your Lord, the God of Mercy; whoso turneth thereunto, shall be cleansed of his sins, and of all pain and sickness. Happy the man that hath turned towards them, and woe betide him that hath turned aside.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 46-47

As this physical frame is the throne of the inner temple, whatever occurs to the former is felt by the latter. In realty that which takes delight in joy or is saddened by pain is the inner temple of the body, not the body itself.

The Báb, Lights of Guidance, p. 201

Affliction beat upon this captive like the heavy rains of spring, and the victories of the malevolent swept down in a relentless flood, and still ‘Abdu’l-Bahá remained happy and serene, and relied on the grace of the All-Merciful. That pain, that anguish, was a paradise of all delights; those chains were the necklace of a king on a throne in heaven. Content with God's will, utterly resigned, my heart surrendered to whatever fate had in store, I was happy.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 226