Jayapataka Swami: There is a prayer by Srivas Acarya where he says that one should protect their creeper and he describes the different enemies of the creeper. Like the thieves who would come up and steal it, like the pickpockets who try to take it by the hand and mislead it, like con artists by their sweet talk distract you and take away your bhakti. Like that there are various kinds of people who try to take away your bhakti. So we should avoid them.