Eliminating the Attachment to My Cell Phone and TV
(Minghui.org) I’ve practiced Falun Dafa for 23 years. Before cultivation, I was attached to watching television and using my cell phone. After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I watched much less TV and used my cell phone only for important phone calls. However, if I watched a little TV with my family, I found myself getting addicted to it again.
Due to the pandemic this year, I stayed home a lot more and then began to watch TV and use my cell phone more. I couldn't help myself and then would feel guilty about wasting time like this. As a Dafa disciple, our precious time is for cultivation and saving people, but I was wasting my time.
Two months ago, I had severe pain in my shoulders and arms. I continued watching videos, even when I was eating I had my phone in my hand. I knew I should put it down but lacked self control. My righteous thoughts were too weak. It felt as if I was being controlled by the evil.
Then I remembered that some other practitioners told me that seeking help from Master really works.
One morning, I knelt in front of Master’s photo and said, “Master, I’m not cultivating well. I’ve been addicted to my cell phone and TV for years. I sincerely want to cultivate well and diligently do the three things well, but have been unable to eliminate this attachment. Please help me! And I will no longer touch them again in the future and will spend my time awakening the conscience of people. Thank you Master!”
After that, I no longer had any interest in watching TV or looking at my cell phone. It was amazing. I understood the importance of seeking help from Master. Practitioners had told me many times that asking help from Master really worked, but I never took it seriously. I now know the reason was that I lacked faith in Master and Dafa. I'd had no miraculous experiences before, and so I subconsciously lacked confidence in seeking help from Master.
Now I am more clear about Master's words, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I am no longer controlled by my cell phone and TV. I will cherish Master’s efforts for clearing my mind and body, and I will not let anything pollute my mind again.