(Minghui.org) I changed my cell phone number for safety reasons, uninstalled WeChat, and replaced my phone with an older version. After using it for more than a year, the older phone broke, and there was no way to replace it because it was out of date.

So, my son bought me a smartphone, and my husband asked me to install WeChat. Neither of them practices Falun Dafa.

I refused to install WeChat on the smartphone but did use the alarm function to wake me up in the morning to do the Dafa exercises and send righteous thoughts.

To my surprise, I discovered that I could access the Internet with this mobile phone. At first, I did not know how to get online, so my son taught me. I assumed that it would not affect my Fa study, so I attempted to explore online mobile videos. Wow, there was so much there, including dramas, songs, cooking lectures, and more.

I used to enjoy watching Chinese traditional Ping Operas and Huangmei Operas, as well as listen folk songs, since I was a little girl. I could now watch them on my smartphone.

I got addicted to watching videos on my mobile phone. I watched them before and after dinner and before going to bed. The more I watched, the more I wanted to watch. When I was sleepy during Fa study, I watched a video. This seemed to refresh me and I was no longer sleepy. I even watched it for a longer time and ignored Fa study.

Master said:

“All things are material. When you have heard something, it has been infused into you, and it enters your body. When you have seen something, it has entered.” (“Fa Teaching on World Falun Dafa Day”)

After reading Master’s lecture, I felt that something wasn’t right, but I was still obsessed with watching the videos. I tried to stop doing so for a few days but started watching again. I watched videos for four months.

Experiencing the Power of Dafa

I have been a Dafa practitioner since 1997 and had experienced the power of Dafa. Within less than a month after practicing Dafa, I recovered from my serious illnesses, including migraines, stomach pains, gynecological diseases, severe allergies, and frozen shoulders – every illness that had tortured me for more than twenty years.

I studied the Fa diligently, did the exercises, and clarified the truth about Dafa to more people. But what was wrong with me? Why was I so obsessed with watching mobile videos?

I found that I had a bad temper after watching those videos. I have twin grandsons who are nine years old, and they stay with us because their parents are divorced.
I lost my patience and argued with them frequently, which was very similar to what Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun.

Our grandsons love to play games. While one used the TV to play a game, the other used their mobile phone. At the same time I watched videos on my mobile, while my husband watched something on his phone.

I yelled at my grandsons to stop playing, but they would not listen. I got angry and hit them, accusing my husband of being careless with our grandchildren. I did not behave like a Dafa cultivator. My bad temper and angry words created an unhealthy environment at home – no one was happy about it.

Although I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises daily, my mind wasn’t there--it was occupied by stuff in those videos. I was not able to control myself.

Because I was not truly cultivating and more human notions and activities cluttered my mind, I had let the old forces/evildoers take advantage of me. They enticed me to not be diligent, and I slacked off and spent my energy on watching videos. Was this a Dafa cultivator? Master would be worried! I knew it was time to become a diligent cultivator and let go of human notions and activities.

Master said:

“In truth, the spiritual journey is none other than an ongoing process of learning to let go of the things of this world that we may be attached to.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I suddenly awakened when I was studying Master’s Fa one day. I realized that watching videos was a very strong attachment. As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I am superior to ordinary people. I must eliminate what is attacking me, and not be attached to such dirty things.

Master also said:

“Your life came to this earth all for this. How could you not be diligent, and grow lax? This is your moment of destiny, the chance you have waited all eternity for! For however long it has been, you were all along preparing for this, suffering and shedding karma. Yet now, after all the hardship and pain, when you have made it to this day, somehow you have become not diligent. Isn’t that a shame?! Yet this juncture is critical, and if you are not diligent now, you’re done for. Was it not exactly for this moment that your life came here?” (“Fa Teaching on World Falun Dafa Day”)

I looked at myself, “I don’t want what evildoers have arranged. I should eliminate them completely.”

I started studying the Fa diligently and immersed myself in Dafa. Later, I looked at myself in a mirror and saw that my face no longer had an angry look. I used kind words when talking to my family and the atmosphere at home became harmonious. By the time I completed this sharing article, I hadn’t watched videos for more than a month. I no longer have any interest in watching videos and would rather spend more time on Fa study. Fa study is the most important thing.

Dafa has renewed me to the state when I first began to cultivate in Dafa. I will make up for the time I lost.

I thank Master for his great compassion and for helping me to get rid of my obsession with watching mobile videos.

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