For Practitioners Who Know Technology--Clear Your Minds and Focus Every Thought on the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) I, a Falun Dafa practitioner, am familiar with computer related technology. I long ago formed a reliance on technology through school work. First, I would always try to figure things out using positivist science concepts when I encountered problems. I always thought technology could solve any problem. My thoughts and perspectives were not assimilated to the Fa. Therefore I was interfered with by the old forces. I wasted a lot of time before understanding this issue. I am sharing my experiences and understandings on this, so that other practitioners can learn from my mistakes.
I want to give a few examples. I usually downloaded truth-clarifying materials while I slept, to save time. One day I awoke to find that only a few had downloaded. I felt quite strange, then I checked for causes and found that the software quit. I was a bit upset. I thought it would work, if I could do it a different way. I did not realize that the old forces were interfering. I thought I could make it work using my knowledge of technology.
I thought to continue downloading later in the afternoon. When I was ready to start downloading later, another problem popped up. The Internet was down. I looked for a technical cause. I restarted my landlord's router and switchboard, but it still did not work. I thought maybe my landlord did not pay the utility bills and the communications bureau turned off the service. I should just wait for the landlord and other tenants to come back.
I waited till evening before inquiring if other people could not get on the Internet. They said it was working fine and suggested that I restart my computer. I restarted it and it was actually working fine. I thought it must be a problem with the operating system. I did not think any deeper. I just felt very unlucky.
The second evening, I started the download and went to sleep. I woke up the next morning thinking it was completed. I looked at my computer and was dumbfounded again. The computer downloaded a little bit more, but stopped again. I suddenly remembered Teacher's teaching:
"You should also be clear that 'natural' does not exist, and 'the inevitable' has reasons behind it. In fact, 'natural' is irresponsibly used by everyday people to make excuses for themselves when they are unable to explain the phenomena of the universe, life, and matter. They cannot imagine what 'nature' itself is." ("Expounding on the Fa"))
I realized that these interferences all appeared to be natural phenomena in this ordinary world. They were actually utilized by the old forces to interfere with my Fa-rectification efforts. I learned strong skills in computer technology at school. I specialize in computer technology on my job. I can quickly learn how to use software and solve small computer problems. I did not first think of breaking through the interference using my righteous thoughts and deeds when I encountered issues and problems making truth-clarifying materials. I tried to solve the problems from a technological perspective. I thought by using step by step technological methods, the technical problems would be resolved. These step-by-step problem solving ideas all came from the positivist science that I had learned in school.
For an ordinary person these thoughts might be correct. For a Dafa practitioner these concepts show a lack of righteous thoughts. If I continue to have these conceptions in my mind, the old forces will have an excuse to interfere.
I have noticed some illusions when trying to solve technical glitches. Usually, I would solve some problem after careful examination and diligence. Then the problem would again pop-up, making it hard to tell what was the truth behind it. I am not saying that we should not conduct careful examinations with due diligence in solving these problems, but rather that we should examine our basis and our mindset being used to investigate the problems. If we use our righteous thoughts and follow the guidance of the Fa when we are doing things, that will be the correct way. Otherwise, we would be doing an ordinary person's job. As a Dafa practitioner, everything that we encounter is within the Fa of our cultivation; we have to handle everything with righteous thoughts.
I remember finding it very funny when other practitioners encountered technical problems. They first treated the problems with righteous thoughts and then tried to solve it with technological methods. I did not say anything, but I felt that those problems were quite simple and could be solved very easily. Was it really necessary to have righteous thoughts? In fact, it was my thoughts that were incorrect. I had fallen into the trap of scientific misconceptions. Only by using righteous thoughts and technology can there be a good manifestation of faith in the Fa. Only by comparing my thoughts with other practitioners could I see the difference between human concepts and the heavens on this issue.
After I came to this level of Fa understanding, I started to send righteous thoughts to clear the bad elements behind the interference. Of course these evil things struggle and fight, but I maintained my righteous thoughts. After about 10 minutes, I saw my computer start to download and the Internet was back to normal again. After I had maintained righteous thoughts, it was like "After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!" (Zhuan Falun)
I have encountered miracles when I have righteous thoughts. I needed to use certain software to learn how to make discs that are compatible with both the computer and a VCD reader. During the process I maintained righteous thoughts. I was able to clear many glitches with quick thinking. The thoughts would just fly into my mind when I needed to use a specific method to solve the problem. Things went very smoothly. I think that software also wanted to be chosen to help with Fa-rectification.
Sometimes, I would spend several days learning one specific technology, but when I maintained righteous thoughts, I could learn several technologies during one night. I found it quite hard to believe.
Teacher's Law Body always reminded me to write about my experiences for sharing. As a result, my mind was particularly clear when I wrote this article. This is the wisdom given to me by Teacher. These are a few of my understandings. I welcome comments from fellow practitioners if anything is inappropriate.