After they had finished beating him, the men took the Sufi master to the court.
The judges asked: "How did you suffer no pain when you were beaten?"
The Sufi master replied replied:
"When the men were raining blows on me, my beloved wife was looking on. Her Love made the pain seem easier. Then I thought that,
if the Loving Gaze of a human being can ease pain, the Loving Gaze of God can eliminate pain altogether."
~Nasir al-Din (1201-1274), Persia