(Minghui.org) I usually had no trouble accessing the Minghui website, so I never felt the existence of Internet blockade until lately when I kept hearing practitioners around me talking about their personal experiences regarding the blockade issue.
I used an old computer at home, and recently began experiencing interruptions while trying to download materials from the Minghui website. The web page suddenly became inaccessible, and remained unavailable even after subsequent tries. The computer also became very slow. I tried for more than an hour but still couldn’t make things work. I got upset and shut the computer down.
I recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to calm myself down. I told myself that this was to eliminate my attachments of impatience, resentment, and hot temper. I should not let the old forces take advantage of my loopholes. When I discussed this with fellow practitioners, they all said that the Internet blockade had recently been intensified. I still didn’t think what I experienced was the Internet blockade. I felt it was more due to my computer being too old and too slow.
For the next two days, I still could not get online, which had never happened before. I knew that nothing happens by chance. There had to be a loophole. I discovered my own attachments: I was still obsessed with browsing ordinary people’s websites, checking out the news, and watching certain entertainment programs.
I also realized that when fellow practitioners kept emphasizing “Internet blockade,” it actually formed a notion in our minds. Wasn’t the “Internet blockade” a form of the persecution? If we acknowledged it, we would be indirectly acknowledging the persecution.
Master told us before:
“They have never been able to block the Minghui website!” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)
When I was sending forth righteous thoughts at noon, I suddenly remembered Master’s Fa teaching:
“If it continues endlessly and if there do not exist other problems in your xinxing or conduct, it must be that the evil demons are capitalizing on the weak spots caused by your lack of control. After all, a cultivator is not an ordinary human. So why doesn’t the side of you that is your original nature rectify the Fa?” (“Expounding on the Fa,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I began sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate such persecution. After that, I asked Master to reinforce my righteous thoughts. I was then able to get online right away, and the speed was fast! Thank you, Master!
When we acknowledge the “Internet blockade” and feel hopeless, we are already being interfered with by the old forces. When we are able to look within, rectify ourselves within the Fa, and send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the persecution, it can no longer interfere with us.
This is my understanding at my level. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
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