(Minghui.org) I became a Falun Dafa practitioner in 2017, and I often read Minghui articles about the harmful effects of watching television and using smartphones. I have come to understand that the Web contains a lot of demonic elements, and when we spend too much time on it, it can strengthen our attachments to lust, comfort, laziness, and most of all, to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) indoctrination.
Although I didn’t own a smartphone, my family had two, and they offered one to me to use. At first I restrained myself, but after a while I started to use it. I would check it every couple of hours. I wasted a lot of time on the smartphone.
Discovering the Mutated Demonic Elements
I had a dream a few months ago. My family bought a lot of eggs online using the smartphone. They did it twice and stored the eggs in one of our rooms. The eggs hatched into yellow ducklings overnight. I saw them and said we should take them away as soon as possible, as they were mutants. I then saw several small black creatures. In the blink of an eye, one of the creatures grew larger and looked a bit like a black chimpanzee, but uglier. I told my family that they were mutants that grew very fast and we should get rid of them. My family agreed. The creature suddenly hopped on my lap and communicated telepathically, “You cannot beat me!”
After waking up I realized I was lured by the Web, and the mutated ducklings and creatures were demonic elements.
Today’s smartphones in China offer many features, such as shopping, videos, live broadcasts, and online novels. When I spent more time on my family’s smartphone, I felt sleepy during Fa study, and I couldn’t keep my palm upright when sending forth righteous thoughts. I slacked off on my cultivation as time went by. Therefore, I decided to stop looking at websites on the smartphone.
I liked watching television before I started practicing Falun Dafa, and I could stay up all night watching soap operas and not feel tired. I rarely watched television after I became a practitioner, because I knew it was not good for me. But once in a while I would take a peek, and spend a lot more time than I should have on soap operas that I liked.
My family was watching television one night, and I thought I’d watch it for five minutes before sending righteous thoughts at 11:55 p.m.. I normally can’t see things in other dimensions, but Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) must have seen my attachment, and let me see an image of myself while sending righteous thoughts―I was staring at the television like a fool, with no expression, and a lifeless look in my eyes.
After studying the Fa, I understood that the one who wanted to watch television was not the real me, it was a false self that was formed from years of watching television, and it was controlling my body. My body should be governed by my primordial spirit. Therefore, I must strengthen my main consciousness, stop watching television, and study the Fa more. Only when I study the Fa often and well, can I improve in my cultivation and awaken more people.
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