Success in sulook: Not achieving anything!

Hakeemul Ummat Hazrat Moulana Shah Ashraf Ali Thanvi ra said:

Hazrat Mawlana (Rasheed Ahmad) Ghangohi ra used to say that after all the labor and toil of life (of sulook) one comes to the conclusion that he did not achieve any thing then in reality he has attained everything.

Even if the stations (of sulook) had been traversed, the pleasure experienced during them is nothing as compared to the bliss of the belief that I have not even stared the journey as yet! Like the bull making the (seed) oil pressing machine work. (That is, by continuously walking in circles around the machine, without going anywhere.)

This is the pleasure of humility, feeling destitute, unworthy and absolute slave hood.

Maasir e Hakeemul Ummat ra 368