Question: I’m 20 years of age. I’ve been part of BK for 1year. I joined BK because of an unexpected failure. I have been trying prevent myself being addicted to TV and internet, but in vain. Please suggest me ways to get away from it. Thank you. Om Shanti

Thank you for your good question!

Dear soul,

Welcome to the “die alive” club! Meant for those who are die hard fans of God and self-transformation! 🙂

You recognize that you have an addiction. Stop trying to stop it.
Just give your TV away for ‘free’ to a “good home.” Stop paying the internet service at home. That is all.

You cannot stop your addictions now, but you can get rid of the “triggers,” if you believe that those things are giving you sorrow in your life. That is, if you have understanding.

At that point, you will be “free” to observe your own addictions. What do you feel? What is that which is pushing you to do this? Unless there is an understanding which comes through observing the benefits of TV and internet in relationship with your spiritual life; all that you will do is suppress your obsessive “need” to watch TV and to be on the internet. That is to be “busy.”

Hint: The issue is not the TV nor the internet. The issue may reside in your addictive personality to “do something” all the time.
The feeling of boredom may arise. Welcome it. Deal with it. Be his friend. Then, it will go away by itself.

You have a good start in the BK life, you have a wonderful opportunity to “know yourself.” 🙂

Best wishes!

4 comments

  1. vvrisor

    Dear avyakt7,
    If we don’t have internet we will miss the fortune of ‘GYAN’ through web and Blogs. TV may be useful to some extent to watch Baba’s Murli and other spiritual programs. It is with the help of only these two mediums, this ‘SOUL’ is able to understand GYAN apart from attending MURLI classes at a BK Centre. This BLOG is like a SATSANG for this SOUL.
    So this ‘SOUL’ feels that it is the ‘addictive personality’ is the cause for becoming, a SOUL ‘tamopradan’ or ‘satopradan’.

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    • avyakt7

      Right.
      TV and internet are just things. But for those who are under their influence, to take those things away, is the immediate solution.
      We need to remember that this BK soul is a 20 year old.

      That is the way an alcoholic is treated. Some may say that it is Ok to drink a glass of wine or beer, but for an alcoholic that is the way to a “hellish” situation.

      Best wishes!

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      • Bipasha

        Love the last para about boredome. Please expound on that more. Tips on how to let go of the urge of jumping from task to task amd alway thinking about whats next and any free time is automatically greeted by some distaction like tv or internet.

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