It is as if they jump out, ambush, and devour all that you wanted to give to others and to the Creator as evidence of your correct intention toward spiritual work.
They absorb “the fruit of your soil and all your toil.” But these egoistic desires are new; therefore, they will grow from this and you will still be able to correct them on the next level.
But avoiding these descents is not permitted: there are no righteous who can walk forward without stumbling. It all depends on how much you stumble.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/12/16