Question: Often you remove the disciples' troubles but receive physical pain when you do this. When your pain goes away, is the problem solved?Sri Chinmoy: Sometimes the problem is solved, but sometimes without solving the problem I throw the pain away. The problem is not solved, but I don’t want to suffer any more. Sometimes an individual’s problem starts on the physical or mental plane. The physical pain I take. If I have to tell the person, he will not believe it. He will say that the doctor or nature has cured him. So where do I stand? The more I keep it in the physical, the less the person suffers. I keep it so that the person will not suffer. But sometimes it goes on and on.
Sri Chinmoy, God, Avatars and Yogis, Agni Press, 1977