This is how that darkness within us finds its way out: First it agrees with everything good we do.
When we choose to meditate, it tells us,
“Yes! Meditate! That way you will become a great sage!”
When we choose to do a good deed, it says,
“Yes! You are so wonderful! Think what others will do in return for this!”
Slowly, slowly, it convinces us that any good we do requires its approval. And then, you’ve fallen into its trap.
Do good without reason. Then there are no traps.