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What I Have Learned from My Computer's Failing to Work Properly

November 05, 2009 |   By Zhen Xingzhe, a practitioner in Dalian City, Liaoning Province

(Clearwisdom.net) Yesterday, for the whole day, I wrote and revised an article for the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China. At a little past 8:00 p.m., a fellow practitioner came and asked me to print some materials for him. After I was finished, we chatted a while. When I went back to use the computer, I saw that the monitor screen was black. It did not work no matter how I moved the mouse. My thought was that my computer was a Fa tool and should not malfunction. Perhaps it was too tired that day, so I let it have a rest. I felt a little regret because I had not finished my article and could not send it out that day.

Today, at a little after 9:00 a.m., another practitioner came and asked me to make several truth-clarification DVDs for him. After I turned the computer on, it stopped halfway during the start-up. I tried several times to reboot it, but it still did not work. I told the practitioner what I had encountered the evening before. The practitioner said, "This is just a superficial thing. Let's send righteous thoughts for half an hour to eliminate the interference from any evil factors." I turned off the computer and we sent righteous thoughts for 30 minutes. After I turned on the computer again, it paused shortly at the place where it previously stopped and then started to work normally.

Why did my computer do that? I started to look inside myself. I enlightened to two things: One was that, because I wanted to write an article for the Fa conference, the evil factors made trouble for me. Another is that my attachment to comfort has become worse recently. For example, when I slack off, I go onto the Internet to watch videos. By watching the videos, I am easily moved by ordinary people's sentimentality. As a result, my mind is not pure and clean when I study the Fa and practice the exercises.

During this very serious Fa rectification cultivation period, in which every second is precious, the requirement for every Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple is very high. Once one's main consciousness slacks-off, the evil factors will exploit the loophole and cause interference. Master has already clearly told us, through his teachings on the Fa, that we decide what we want. I caution myself that I must be clear on the Fa principles, have a strong main consciousness, and follow Master's words about "always cultivating as if you were just starting will surely result in achieving your ultimate rank." ("Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference," June 7, 2009)

October 12, 2009