This is what the terrible monkey chewing at the neck of woman in the vision of the narrator in the story "Greyhound Bodhisattva" by Franscesca Hampton.
The story is about a Tulku who rejects the responsibility and falls to the western temptations. But still, with clarity, he returns a wallet full of money, and then after a horrible vision about a woman quoted in brief above, he also has this lovely vision. This story is also collected in Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction. I liked the quote because of the succinctness of some major brands of suffering.