"...eliminating the sickness..." - From the Malfoozat of Hazrat Moulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanwi saheb Rahmatullahi 'Alayh
"People search for comfort (and pleasure) in the worlds of the Deen. While such comfort does occur, it is only after accomplishment of the work. But people desire to attain this comfort first. Their similitude is that of a sick man who complains of his ill-health. While he wishes for good health, he abstains from medicine.
Health without eliminating the sickness is not possible. The elimination of sickness cannot be effected without medical treatment. However in the affairs of the Deen the intelligence of people has become deranged (because they are reluctant or refuse to adopt correct methods for spiritual reformation and benefit)."
Taken from Malfoozat (Statements and Anecdotes), page 52 Compiled by Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa