This sounds very Ignatian to me:
Many people cannot begin to feel the life-giving attraction for Divine Reality until they pass through the painful experiences associated with grasping at habitual enjoyment. This desperate grasping includes selfishly accumulating material wealth, arrogantly cultivating power over others, and welcoming flattery, as well as enjoying absurdly refined comforts and ever more bizarre diversions. We must unequivocally see through this deceptive surface in order to enter the depth of ecstatic Divine Enjoyment.
In fact, it is from the Hindu tradition. It just goes to show me…
[Source: Grace Notes in Philip Novak’s, The World’s Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions; p.44]