When the good seems better than the best ()
When we strive to practice devotional service, the power of illusion is ever-waiting to thwart our efforts. If we are casual about our practice, this power straightforwardly drags us down to anti-devotional activities. But if we are somewhat serious, then this power subtly distracts us by messing up our priorities, by making us mistake semi-devotional or non-devotional activities to be more urgent or important than core-devotional activities. When we fall for this ruse, then our devotional determination gets starved and soon what began as a semi-devotional distraction ends as an anti-devotional destruction.
Therefore, whenever the good starts seeming better than the best, we need to see this confusion as a signal that our intelligence needs a reality check by connection with scriptural guidance.