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Have you updated your antivirus?

Saturday, 15 October 2016 / Published in Blog thoughts / 872 views

Antivirus is a computer software used to prevent detect and remove malicious software. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks. Nowadays all computers come with installation of antivirus, we just need to update it after some period of time, to overcome updated threats and malware.

Just like computer gets attacked with viruses, our human mind also get succumbed to the viruses in the form of depression, stress, anxiety, anger, frustration, lust, greed, lethargy etc. we also need antivirus to deal with these viruses else our hard disk may get crashed (we call it as psychiatric problems). What’s this antivirus for contaminated human mind? It’s a Love of Godhead, which purifies our heart and frees us from material conditioning which is strongest malware to deal with and keeps us bound to this miserable world. But the amazing thing is that we have this antivirus already installed within, we just need to update it, off course it is not deactivated but it has stopped working due to our negligence.

It’s said in our scriptures, ‘nitya-siddha kṛṣṇa-prema ‘sādhya’ kabhu naya’, Love of godhead is already within our heart, but due to our contact of material energy since time immemorial we have forgotten to activate and use it and that’s why we are getting troubled so much by these viruses. 2 things are necessary to update antivirus, first we need internet connection and other is product key, similarly to awaken our dormant love we need connection and product key to make the installation easy.

In the life of spiritualist this connection and keys are provided by Guru(spiritual guide or teacher) in the form of instructions. Next stanza explains the process of updating antivirus, ‘śravaṇādi-śuddha-citte karaye udaya’, just by hearing and chanting the glories of God this love naturally awakens in the heart. But after updating once you can’t say now I have done it, no…everyday newer and newer viruses maya keeps introducing and if we want to be safe we also need to update this antivirus everyday by taking shelter of Holy name in the association of devotees. So let’s update our antivirus before our hard disk get crashed!!

Article by Rupeshgauranga Dasa

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