Maya is always there giving her ideas . Kṛṣṇa’s ideas are already there in the sastra , from the guru. We have to take our intelligence from the spirituality , then we won’t be affected; that is the test. Maya is always there and Krsna is always there , but the test is that in any circumstance, we have to take Krsna and reject maya. Where maya offers sense gratification or there is some apparent material misfortune that happens, we remain fix in our devotional service , we have to do our duties , we are not the ultimate controller of our situations , so in any circumstances, we have to remain fixed, fulfilling order of Krsna and the guru.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA