The practice of facing suffering can be divided into four stages: understand what suffering is, know the origin of suffering, defeat suffering, and methods for overcoming suffering.
In the Buddhist view, suffering is neither a material thing nor physical motion; it is a special feeling.
Feeling is a specific aspect of the mind. Objects like steel, cement, brick, glass, etc. do not have feeling – they do not feel either suffering or happiness. After we die, the body is just like a stone or brick. When it comes in contact with earth, water, fire, wind or anything on the outside, it does not react. It is no longer conscious and thus cannot feel suffering or happiness.
~Depicted from ARE YOU READY FOR HAPPINESS -How to Face Suffering and Happiness-How to Face Suffering