Do you know what Maya’s work is? Maya likes very much to encourage people to argue, fight and commit suicide, to find others’ fault and to see only the shortcomings by covering all the good points. Whenever one is sad, upset, self-abased, tending to commit suicide, gossiping, looking at the less good side of others, critical of Master's actions, judging Master and fellow initiates with worldly mind, etc., it's all Maya's working. We should identify it immediately. Maya's working is very subtle. He has many ways to drag us away, so we should have a strong will.
In fact, Maya is no big deal. He is only a tool to test us. We need tests during our spiritual practice so that we can know what levels we are in. Therefore, we should not be hateful to the power of Maya. We just have to be careful to know his existence. We should know it when we are tested by Maya. Whenever we notice that we like to gossip or find faults in Master and fellow initiates, we should know that Maya is here and that we should stop it right away.
We are liberated once we got initiated, and our names are registered and our spiritual status waiting for us. But there will be nothing if we walk away ourselves. So Master reminds us: don't forget the Maya; don't forget the power of Maya. He is testing us every day to see if we are worthy going back to enjoy this status. Spiritual practitioners should check inwardly all the time so as to leave no chance for the Maya.