Yogi: What is important is that the awareness machine is switched on; it doesn’t matter what the machine is aware of.
Sayadaw: When the mind has the right attitude and right view of pain, it’s not painful anymore; it is just as it is.
When there is pain, I would like to remind yogis not to label it as ‘pain’ because when we keep using the word ‘pain’ we keep reminding the mind of what the perception is, rather than what the truth/sensation is.
The step of going back to the awareness also helps to get the mind to de-conceptualize the preconceived notion of what the sensation is. So, going back to the awareness and not labeling help the mind to see it as it is much more.