Grand-Shaykh Hadhrat Haji Imadadullah mohajir Makki (may Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘Most of the individuals (traversing the path) remain devoid (of the ma’arifa) because of being unthankful. They complain that we do excessive remembrance (dhikr) and spiritual exercises (shugal) but derive no benefit.
Whereas, in reality, being busy with Allah and His remembrance is a huge blessing in itself. If Allah would not have attracted (jazeb) you towards Himself would it had been possible for you to make His remembrance?
A slave (‘abd) should maintain his slavehood (bandegi), and (remember that) Allah is the Master with absolute authority. ‘
Shama’im e Imadadiya, page 89