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Comment author: wedrifid 06 June 2012 11:59:13PM 0 points [-]

Roughly, pain is a sensation typically associated with damage to the body, suffering is an experience of stimuli as intrinsically unpleasant.

Agree, with the assumption that "stimuli" as relevant to suffering includes internal stimuli generated from one's own thoughts.

Comment author: CuSithBell 07 June 2012 03:17:28AM 0 points [-]

Yeah, that's certainly a fair clarification. It'd probably take a lot more space to give a really robust definition of "suffering", but that's close enough for gummint work.