Tribulations Caused by Smart Phones

A Dafa Disciple

PureInsight | September 19, 2018

[] I am outdated in terms of using Smartphones compared to young people. I would sometimes see large groups of people standing around looking at their smart phones. I often wondered what they were doing. What had happened? What were they looking at? Why were they all having the same gestures? Why did they all do the same thing?

Two years ago, my husband insisted on buying a smartphone for me. I didn’t think too much about it and agreed. Not long after that, my husband’s sister told me that I was missing out because I did not have Wechat installed on my smartphone. After hearing what she said, I installed Wechat. I have never watched TV since beginning cultivation. I enlightened from studying the Fa that being attached to TV programs can only make people more attached to fame, fortune and sentiment. Many bad things will be thrown into your dimensional field if you watch TV programs. At the beginning of my cultivation, Master hinted to me several times. I saw dead bodies, ghosts, evil things and numerous bugs on the television screen. I coughed for three days because of a green, poison gas sent out by the television. But why did not I realize the same nature of smart phones?

Although I still didn't watch TV, I became addicted to the smartphone. I knew I should not spend so much time dressing up and shopping in different stores, because shopping was a waste of time and encouraged the attachment of lust. I installed Taobao, an online shopping app, on my phone instead. I got addicted to Taobao. I bought whatever I could on Taobao and received a lot of packages. Even though it seemed that I had saved time by not shopping in actual shops, I had actually wasted more time by shopping online.

Sometimes I felt that my mind and body were separated. My hands scrolled the screen while my mind was blank. I did not even know what I was looking at.

I installed a variety of beauty cameras like most young people. My skin looked as young and smooth as a newborn baby through the filter of the beauty camera. I was enchanted by this false illusion of how beauty camera filters made me look more beautiful. This ‘illusion’ is similar to the illusion created by fake products - such as fake cigarettes, fake alcohol, fake milk powder, and fake vaccines. Some of these fake products appear to be realistic since their fake counterparts are concealed, or blended in with decorations that make them less discernible.
On one occasion I accidentally saw a romance novel on my phone, which had 400 chapters. I spent two days and one night and read the entire book in one go. Even though I knew I should not read it as a practitioner, I could not control myself because I was so eager to know the ending. The book depicted romantic scenes in detail, which encouraged my attachments to lust and Qing. I was like an ordinary person in those days. I wished that my husband would touch me in my heart even though I did not show my wish openly. My thoughts could change the environment around me. My husband used to be very indifferent to sex. However, after I read the romance novel, he became very affectionate and lustful. I knew I was wrong from the beginning. I tried my best to change myself and make things right again. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the attachment of lust and the bad things in my dimensional field from the romance novel. It took me several days to overcome this bad state.

I got addicted to smart phones and could not discipline myself. I was unaware of the possible consequences. Even though I was still doing the three things, deliberately ignoring an attachment was bad and caused troubles for me.

Gradually I was unable to achieve tranquility when doing the sitting meditation. My legs started to hurt during the last several minutes. I started to turn off 12am alarms unconsciously and was unable to send forth righteous thoughts on time. It felt like my body was controlled by someone else instead of my main consciousness. I was very regretful for not getting up and sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight. I looked within and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference but nothing changed. Back then, I did not know the cause of all these problems was my smart phone.

Until I read Master’s 2018 Fa Teaching Given in Washington, D.C. , I was unaware that the cause of all the mentioned interference was my smart phone. However, I did not think of deleting Wechat. Later I read the notifications from the Minghui website. I finally made up my mind and got rid of Wechat and Taobao. On the second day after I had deleted those apps, I listened to Ode to Master’s Grace on MP3. I could not help crying. It had been a long time since I had heard Dafa music. While I was listening to Ode to Master’s Grace, the beautiful song flowed into my heart and flowed into the microcosmic particles of my body. I said to Master in my heart, “Master, I am back!”

Since then, my states of sending forth righteous thoughts and studying the Fa have changed dramatically. The interference from my smart phone was gone. All the particles in my body became more concrete and strengthened by powerful gong. I finally stopped turning off alarms at midnight unconsciously, which had bothered me for two years.

My heart was no longer moved by my smart phone when I looked at it, which reminded me of the story of Journey to the West. In this book, some seemingly powerful demons were actually little bugs. Dafa is boundless. No matter how powerful and insidious demons seem to be, they are nothing if you can identify them, separate evil thoughts caused by those demons from your real thoughts, and eliminate them. Master said in Zhuan Falun, “Actually, I say that they are not formidable and are nothing before a true practitioner. Though you may find one that has practiced cultivation for nearly one thousand years, a tiny finger will be more than enough to crush it.”

Thank you Master! Please correct me if I misunderstand anything.

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