96. Heavy pain, but not heavy with pain

Luang Pu was severely ill at the Chulalongkorn Hospital. On the night of the 17th day of his stay, he was very fatigued, to the point where the doctors had to give him an oxygen tube. Late that night, after midnight, a famous monk together with a large following came to pay respect. Seeing that this was a special occasion, I let them into Luang Pu’s room. Luang Pu lay on his right side with his eyes closed throughout the visit. When the monk and his following had bowed down to him, the monk leaned over him and spoke directly into his ear, “Luang Pu, do you still have feelings of pain?”

Luang Pu answered,

“Feeling and body still exist in line with their nature, but I don’t partake of that feeling at all.”