"Life was pain"

"The Noble Truth of Suffering is this: Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering; sorrows and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; association with the unpleasant is suffering, dissociation from the pleasant is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering – in short, the five aggregates of attachment are suffering." - Pali Tripitaka, Buddhist collection of sacred texts, Sutta-Nipata

Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and even the Bible and some Christian traditions point out that pain is an integral part of human life. According to Hindu philosophy, a person who is immersed in the realization of momentary pleasures of acquiring wealth, sensual and sensory stimulation is destined to face the painful aspects of materialistic existence. Alienation from the desire to acquire wealth and knowledge (artha) and sensory pleasure (kama) is the social order (dharma) that one must strive for to ultimately attain spiritual liberation (moksha). Until then the quest for pleasures, will lead to pain and discomfort that stems from desire.