Validating the Fa at Work

From the Fifth Internet Experience Sharing Experience Conference for Practitioners in China
 

I was hesitant to write my experience sharing report, but I was urged by fellow practitioners to do so. The following is my experience and understanding on validating the Fa during my daily work, so that we can encourage one another.
Using Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to Guide My Words and Actions and Do My Work Well

Teacher said at "Teaching the Fa in Canada, 2006,"

"But as you go about truly cultivating yourself in your day-to-day life, the society that you come into contact with is your cultivation environment. The work and family environments that you spend time in are both settings in which you are to cultivate yourselves, are part of the path you must walk, are what you must handle, and handle correctly at that. None of these should be glossed over."

At work, I am in charge of bookkeeping. This year after a company reorganization, my responsibilities were expanded. I was asked to look after purchasing materials for the cafeteria, in which over twenty people eat. People often say that people in this position are easily corruptible, but I follow the standards of Dafa at my place of work. No matter when a transaction happens, I make sure I record it promptly, and I have people who work in the cafeteria review it. I have been strict with myself and don't allow myself to become corruptible. Therefore, I don't want anything that doesn't belong to me. When I purchase groceries for the company, sometimes I have to walk quite a long distance while carrying many vegetables, which are very heavy. The reason I am doing this is because I want to save money and stay within the cafeteria's budget, yet still provide the people who eat in the cafeteria with high-quality food. I seldom take a taxi and usually use public transportation. Even though I am very tired at times, no one has ever appreciated what I have done, because the money I tried to save was for the benefit of the company as opposed to any individuals. However, when I thought about the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I began taking lightly the hardships I endure.

Treating Others With Compassion, Ridding Myself of Jealousy

Teacher asked us to treat everyone kindly, so I paid a lot of attention to eliminating my attachments in those respects. Even though most people who eat in the cafeteria are temporary workers, I treat them the same as others, and I try to be considerate of them and respectful to every one of them. I change the menu daily, listen to the opinions of others in order to update our menu, and I treat others sincerely. The temporary workers often run into conflicts with other people in our company, but they respect me a lot. Some of them brought me the "truth-clarification" currency with words like "Falun Dafa is good," and asked me what to do with them. I told them to spend them so that more people would know about the facts. There were also some others who brought me bills with words that defamed Dafa. After I exchanged those bills with them, I destroyed them, so that they couldn't poison any more people.

One time my attachment of jealousy flared up, because I didn't get a salary increase. Therefore, I didn't want to accept any more responsibility. Everyday people always considered my job, which is bookkeeping and purchasing, as a great position. I never took advantage of my position, and I have been working very hard every day without a salary increase. Therefore, I wanted to quit purchasing materials, which was additional work for me. However, all of my managers told me that they didn't trust anyone else to take on this task. When I thought about the reason why I had gained their trust, I knew it was because I was a practitioner. Then I realized that I couldn't quit this job and had to keep it. In my heart, however, I was affected by the evil Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) absolute egalitarianism theory. I didn't want to contribute more than my co-workers, and I always thought that there were some people who stayed at home and still got paid, while I was doing the job of two people and got paid the same as everyone else. In my heart, I knew I had not met Teacher's requirements,

"A benevolent person always has a heart of compassion.
With no discontentment or hatred, he takes hardship as joy."
("Realms" from Essentials for Further Advancement)

Admitting to those ups and downs, I continued to study the Fa with much difficulty, but I was finally able to let go of my attachment.

Using My Benevolence to Touch My Room mates' Hearts--Saving Them Through My Every Word and Action

I shared an apartment with a few female co-workers from different departments. At first I was not considerate of others, and sometimes my tone of voice was very strong, which caused the other room mates to misunderstand me. One of them said that she wanted to report me. After I heard that, I began looking within. Even though I have been clarifying the truth to people in an upright manner and without any fear, I was not able to have them feel the wonderfulness of Dafa. I didn't care about their feelings, so I didn't act in accordance with "Truthfulness" and "Benevolence." Afterwards, I tried to change my tone, tidy up the room, and I took on the most filthy and hard work when it was my turn to clean the room. Because our apartment is far away from the toilets, we prepared a bucket to use during the night if we needed it. I eliminated my attachment of being afraid of filth for a few months, because I had been getting up early to empty the bucket. Eventually, I changed my room mate's attitude toward me, and she not only stopped being against Dafa, but also withdrew from the CCP (chinese communist party) and its organizations. Sometimes when it was time for sending forth righteous thoughts, they reminded me and stopped talking. They said that whomever talked during righteous thoughts would be committing a crime. Upon hearing that, I felt that it was truly amazing for everyday people to understand this!

One day when a female co-worker was walking on the street, she ran into an incident where seven to eight police officers were attempting to arrest a female practitioner. She wasn't cooperating with them. They were in a deadlock, and a group of bystanders were watching. When the police officers were discussing how to break down the door and carry this practitioner to their vehicle, this co-worker of mine shouted loudly toward them, "What's the point of your catching her, she didn't interfere with the social order at all!" and then she called me. After I arrived there, she was afraid that I would react on impulse, so she had me stay away from the scene and send forth righteous thoughts. She remained at the scene to keep an eye on what was going on, until the police officers finally left. After that, this practitioner said to me that my co-worker had shouted very loudly, and her righteous actions shocked the evil a great deal. She was inspired by her and felt grateful to this kind lady who has awakened to the truth.

The Dafa principles allow me to clearly see the things that happen in ordinary human society, and my co-workers think highly of me and commend me on my abilities. I also take advantage of that and ask them to have their family members withdraw from the CCP's organizations.

Saving Sentient Beings at Work at All Times and Places

For the past few years, I have been clarifying the facts about Falun Gong to people at work, especially people from our department. Whenever contractors work in our department, I clarify the facts to them as well. I have often talked to these people when my managers were present. Many people said that the CCP is coming to its end, since so many officials are corrupt, and the CCP itself is extremely corrupt. During the past few years, as we were facing some re-organization, we often heard news about companies that were being sold, and the employees being laid off. My heart was moved as well, and I was afraid of losing my job. One day, when I was studying the Fa, I realized that I should let go of this attachment. My fate is with Teacher, and Teacher controls everything, so I was no longer moved by the changes in ordinary human society. The amazing thing was that in our company, all the other subsidiaries were sold, but not ours. In addition, our department has changed from a place which in the past had difficulties recruiting people, to a popular department for which everyone wanted to work.

I relate the optimal state of our company to the fact that many people have come to understand the truth and withdrawn from the CCP. At the end of the year, when we were having our year-end dinner, everyone praised me. One senior employee said, "In the entire workplace, you are the one who typifies being an upright person and a diligent worker." In our day-to-day life, when people see my righteous actions which comply with the Fa, they say that it makes a difference because I am a university graduate, which makes me a role model. I always correct them and tell them that it is not the CCP or my education that makes me a pure person, but my Teacher, who teaches me to be a good person.

More than two years ago, we came to a big city and set up a family materials printing center. Then I started to work with fellow practitioners, and also my family, to clarify the facts, and share with them how we can improve our xinxing (character) in order to save sentient beings. Our every elevation is proof of Dafa's mighty virtue and Teacher's wonderfulness. Since the CCP began its persecution of Falun Gong, I have been doing the three things solidly. At every critical moment, it was my righteous thoughts and belief in Teacher and the Fa that caused the situation to turn around. During the process of negating the old forces arrangements, I have been walking on the path that is arranged by Teacher, because I firmly believe that "The Fa-rectification will definitely succeed, and Dafa disciples will definitely succeed. " ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa Conference"). Going forward, I will do better and save more sentient beings, and achieve Consummation.

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