If a person uses means such as wealth, beauty, wine, meat, or fame to bind us to this world and hinder us from practicing and gaining liberation, that person is the subordinate of maya, or is probably himself the king of maya. Don't think that maya is only in hell. He’s in this world! However, those who bind us don’t look like the true maya. Charming individuals are also maya; those who give us a lot of money and like to cook meat and offer wine to us are all maya; those who don't practice spiritually or don’t seek liberation are all maya! So we should be very cautious in order to discern who is maya and who is Buddha.
In this world, no one is reliable except our Master, who will take us up when we die, helps us in difficult times, and solves any problems that we may have. This is our inner Master, not the physical one. Hes is formless, and stays by our side and never leaves us life after life. Hes won’t leave us until we become Buddha and reach the state of liberation. Hes is our best and most reliable friend.