A brahmacari called Giriraj Das once said to Prabhupada:
“Prabhupada, sometimes I’m in maya”.
“What do you mean, you’re always in maya!”
Are we any different from that? Aren’t we always in maya?
So how can you figure out what’s realistic when you’re in a illusion?
There is a fundamental difficulty there. So we can only figure out what’s realistic, if we’re free from maya in a sense. Therefore it’s better to take the superior instruction from our Spiritual Master, who will tell us when to walk on our toes and when to relax- that’s safer!