Shams in his Rule # 10 of Love said, “The midwife knows that when there is no pain, the way for the baby cannot be opened and the mother cannot give birth. Likewise, for a new self to be born, hardship is necessary. Just as clay needs to go through intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected in pain.”
Well, these days it is slightly extreme to say that when in pain, you can see the light. Or rather, in pain, you realize God – that is sheer sadism!