Letting Go of My Attachment to Surfing the Web
(Clearwisdom.net) I used to be a Falun Dafa practitioner who was addicted to surfing the Internet. While in college, I often stayed up the whole night for several days in a row to play computer games. The first thing I did after getting home was turn on my computer. I realized that I was a Dafa practitioner, yet I indeed still could not control myself.
Whatever you are attached to, the old forces reinforce it. If I got tired with one game, my friends would introduce me to another one. However, no matter how I indulged, I was still aware of the fact that when it comes to everything about me, Teacher is the one that is calling the shots. Teacher gradually removed many bad things for me. In time, I no longer got excited about surfing the Internet. Sometimes I didn't know what to do when I turned on the computer. I slowly gave up playing computer games. I'm especially thankful to Teacher for this.
Nevertheless, my mind was still stirred by it off and on. I could not help but browse through various websites to see things that interested me so I could satisfy my curiosity a little bit. I thought it wasn't a big deal because I no longer played computer games and basically, I did not have that attachment.
However, recently, I was awoken by what I saw in a dream. I dreamed that I was reading a book; a very interesting book. I was talking about the book with someone beside me as I read the book. Wanting for more, I asked for another one after I was finished reading this one. Yet, when I opened the second book, I found that it was all filled with horrifying pictures. All of a sudden I woke up and I asked myself why this was happening to me. Considering my real life situation, I realized that out of habit, I still constantly visited everyday people's websites to read materials that I sought for and felt interesting, like the book in my dream. Yet, they all have evil demons behind them. Websites in China are controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and all their messages have evil elements behind them. Now that we are constantly eradicating and disintegrating the CCP culture, how can we be so careless and let these messages pollute us? As Teacher's Fa-rectification progresses, the standard that Dafa practitioners must meet is even higher. I should not be content with just basically eliminating my attachments, I should throughly and completely eliminate them and should not let them have any reason to exist.
Written on October 28, 2007