PureInsight | December 1, 2010
[PureInsight.org] I often visited everyday people’s websites or watched TV and was easily distracted by their contents. I kept thinking about those stories and could not give it up. In another words, I was thinking of how to have a better life in everyday society and pursuing fame, material interests or sentimentality.
In Zhuan Falun, Master said, “Throughout history, the issue of whether matter determines mind or vice versa has been constantly discussed and debated in the world of philosophy. In fact, let me tell everyone that matter and mind are one thing. In scientific research of the human body, today’s scientists hold that a thought generated by the human brain is a substance. If it is something of material existence, isn’t it something of the human mind as well? Aren’t they the same thing?” When my mind was occupied by everyday topics, wasn’t I pursuing fame, interest or sentimentality? Wasn’t I also intensifying my attachments or human notions? In Zhuan Falun, Master also said, “What did you go there for? By going there to listen, didn’t you want to seek something? If you did not listen with your ears, how could it get into your body?” When being interested in everyday websites or TV programs, wasn’t I pursuing these impure things? This is a manifestation of slacking off. Here I would like to expose my attachments and human notions. From now on, I will cultivate diligently and walk well the path arranged by Master.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2010/11/15/69683.html