Every time maya tests, and Krsna is watching , maya is offering sense gratification , that is our test. Sometimes, Krsna puts a devotee… takes away something from the devotee. Krsna says this is his test. Sometimes he takes something away from the devotee–some material opulence or something – if the devotee is overly attached, because it is an obstacle in the devotee’s path, by Kṛṣṇa doing that , then the devotee realizes that this is not so important , he realizes to take shelter of Krsna and not take shelter of the material objects . Krsna says that this is not the greatest level of devotion.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA