Re: The common saying ... "Pain is inevitable but suffering is a choice".
Wherein by "dukkha" is meant everything from mild discomfort to intense suffering ...
It occurs to me that the "pain" we experience when the "first arrow" penetrates the heart is a separate phenomenon from the dukkha we experience when we react unskillfully to this first arrow.
Logically, therefore, if one's aim were to create a path of practice leading to the end of dukkha, one might expect a different word to be used to clearly discern between the concepts of (1) pain and (2) dukkha and for that word to be used repeatedly throughout the suttas.
I mostly listen to Dharma talks rather than read the suttas. But, strangely, I have never heard a Dharma teacher use a separate word for pain.
Does such a word exist?
Is it used commonly in the suttas?