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Young Practitioner: The Negative Impact of Using Cellphones

Jan. 25, 2024 |   By a young Falun Dafa practitioner

(Minghui.org) I am a ten-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner. I have identified many attachments on my path of cultivation, and using cellphones is one of them. 

Once when I stayed with my paternal grandmother for a couple days, I slacked off in my cultivation. I began watching television and using cellphones. My mother reminded me not to do that, but I didn’t listen to her.

My paternal grandmother and grandfather do not practice Falun Dafa. They would often let me use their cellphones and watch television whenever I wanted. I was unable to let go of these attachments and would watch television and use their cellphones whenever I had time. 

When I visited my maternal grandmother, who is also a Falun Dafa practitioner, we would study the Fa together. I was unable to sit still and got very agitated. My family members would help me send righteous thoughts until I was able to focus and read one lecture of Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. 

My cousin said to me, “Why do you look shorter?” My mother said perhaps it was because I watched too much television and used cellphones for too long at my paternal grandmother’s house. We stood next to each other to compare our heights and there wasn’t any significant difference. 

My mother said, “I think your realm has fallen.” At that point, I realized that there are great dangers to being attached to cellphones. 

I also used cellphones during the weekends. I started to develop resentment and impatience when I studied the Fa with my mother on a Saturday night. I looked inward and asked myself why I had those negative thoughts. I enlightened that it was due to the karma I accrued from using cellphones. 

I secretly watched my father who used his cellphone on Wednesday and immediately corrected myself. The same negative feelings of resentment and impatience surfaced once again when I studied the Fa. 

I decided not to use cellphones anymore and I persisted until that Saturday, three days later. Now, I am determined not to use cellphones anymore.