Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Shah Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘Even in religious endeavors (daily actions/commandments/prohibitions. etc.) people seek ease and comfort.
(No doubt) Ease and comfort is achieved in these issues (eventually) but after accomplishment of these endeavors. People seek it early on.
It can be understood by this example;
A sick person complains about his imperfect health, aversion and difficulty in swallowing the medicine. (Whereas in reality) the perfect health will not be achieved until the illness is eradicated. And the illness will not be eradicated without the medicine.
God only knows why their intellect has been corrupted in religious issues.’
Mazeed al Majeed, page 42