(Clearwisdom.net) I work as a manager for a state-owned enterprise. From 1997 to 2007, I treated my work environment as a necessary activity in society, and I failed to see any link between my everyday living environment and my cultivation. I only thought that my job was something I did temporarily to make a living, and it would be fine as long as I paid enough attention to do it well. To me, the only important things were the three things that Master asks us to do. As for work and family obligations, I thought those were things that I just needed to do OK, and it would be good enough as long as I got them done. I also thought that my understanding was pretty good.

With the Fa rectification proceeding vigorously, after continuous Fa study and efforts to validate Dafa, I gradually developed different understandings of the principles of Dafa and the historic responsibilities of Dafa disciples. After devoting myself to truth clarification and convincing people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated associations for some time, I gradually realized that I should do better at work to set an example for everyday people and establish the mighty virtue of a Dafa disciple. I later also realized that personal relationships at work and even the management style correspond to the different systems and levels in the celestial body associated with me, and that it is actually creating a living environment for future sentient beings when I select the good things from management techniques and settle issues with benevolence according to the principles of Dafa.

During my years of working as a manager, I was asked to study and use about ten popular management techniques. On the surface, I was the person learning management. However, all those approaches represent a variety of factors in enormous celestial systems that are associated with me. They presented themselves to me in such a way that they would hopefully be chosen by me.

In the present society governed by the CCP, management usually means suppressing people with power, regulating evil with evil, encouraging fighting among people, and encouraging the strong to defeat the weak. Therefore, lying, being fierce, and fighting have become extremely popular. The very nature of advanced management techniques developed in the west have been changed after being imported to China, which is called "Chinese Characterization." They became handy tools for the CCP to exploit workers and gain benefits to the greatest extent. In such an environment, I realized that as a Dafa disciple, I should clearly identify the nature of the problems in management and resolve issues using the wisdom and compassion given by Dafa. At work, I should insist on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, utilize the advantages of different kinds of management approaches, and settle the conflicts at work with benevolence. I should understand the difficulties encountered by colleagues at higher levels and try my best to ensure a smooth work-flow, as well as products of high quality, efficiently made. Regarding colleagues at lower levels, I should be honest with them, keep my word, mentor them with patience, and try my best to be considerate and exude warmth. On such a basis, I sufficiently utilized the advantages of various management techniques. The popular management approaches such as goal-setting, risk management and models to deal with inefficiency all yielded good results under the guidance of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Master said, "Dafa disciples are the great figures of our time" ("To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm"). I actually did not quite understand this when I first read it. Although I knew that what Master said must be true, I didn't feel that I could become a great figure, as the cultivation environment was very harsh and local practitioners were, at that time, in very difficult situations. With the progress of Fa rectification and solid cultivation, we gradually broke through the barriers and created a good cultivation environment by virtue of our righteous thoughts and actions.

"The Dafa disciples of the world together encompass the whole earth, with each person having a certain reach. All of what you encounter and meet with owes to factors that are present within your expanse. If you can have sufficient righteous thoughts, you can then be towering and massive within your expanse and suppress any bad things that might exist there." ("Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting")

Due to our righteous thoughts, the environment around us has become more and more harmonious and easy. My colleagues also look up to me with respect. It is evident that my behavior has yielded a significant positive effect on all my colleagues.

Written on December 21, 2009