Thank you, pegambara. If a practitioner such as Channa, who studied under the personal instruction of the Buddha, couldn't beat it, can we, who don't even live in his time hope to do better?
Anyone who wants to take the method Shariputra recommended to Channa and see pain as "not me, not myself" is welcome to do that. This Buddhist doesn't like pain. If I have a headache, I'll take an aspirin and be done with it.