(Minghui.org) I’m a high school student and a Falun Dafa practitioner. I started cultivating with my mom when I was a child, but I slacked off in recent years. I was concerned about correcting my cultivation state and did improve sometimes, but it wouldn’t take long before I slacked off again. I seemed to be stuck in a cycle, unable to break through, until one evening when I visited the Minghui and Zhengjian websites. Reading those experience sharing articles completely changed me.
I continued avidly reading those articles the next morning and then shared them with my mom and fellow practitioners. That same day, I started copying the book Zhuan Falun and doing the exercises.
When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I saw many disgusting, degenerate creatures, such as green beasts with virus-like green stuff on their bodies. They were wiped out by my righteous thoughts. I had a sacred and beautiful feeling while sending forth righteous thoughts. An ugly creature that looked like the head of an electric toothbrush multiplied itself and then disintegrated. It was disgusting. The scene suddenly enlarged and turned out to be the crooked branch of a tree on a cliff that withered and eventually dissolved into nothing.
I love reading and have been sentimental since I was young. When I was 11, I started using a “masterpiece reading” app on my mom’s iPad, but there were many bad romance novels on the app. I checked them out, out of curiosity, but ended up getting addicted. Eventually I gave up reading true masterpieces, because I thought they were boring. For a period of time, I read without distinction, no matter how terrible the book was. My addiction hasn’t been completely eliminated.
Master has told us,
“This is aliens’ technology, and demons are utilizing it to get you hooked, get you to abandon everything you have, and have you devote yourself to it. It’s wasting your life, yet you are loath to put it down! Even from the perspective of being human you are not right, let alone in cultivation.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
“That’s because the Internet is like the Devil. There are all sorts of things there, and it’s the vilest of places—it is the product of humanity gone bad.” (“2018 Fa Teaching Given in Washington, D.C.”)
Cultivation is like sailing against the current. If you don’t advance, you will be pushed back. I became less and less diligent in my cultivation. Sometimes I didn’t feel that I was really cultivating myself. But when I became clear-minded, I felt remorse about my addiction.
Ever since I read all those experience sharing articles that day, those bad things have almost never come to my mind. If they do occasionally, they appear powerless, because I strongly deny them. My mom said with surprise that I had become a different person in one day. She finally stopped worrying about me.
I’m grateful that the Minghui and Zhengjian websites provide venues for practitioners to share their cultivation experiences! I’m determined to catch up!