A Collection Officer's Cultivation Experiences
(Clearwisdom.net) I once worked for a heating company as a collection officer. This is not a pleasant job. Some customers have used heat for many years but refuse to pay for it. To increase efficiency in collecting fees owed, the company set up a performance-based wage system for fee collection officers. The more you collect, the more wages you earn. If you do not collect any fees, you will not get paid. I remembered there was one month when I collected over 600,000 yuan in fees and was paid a commission of over 9,700 yuan. I came in first in the company for collecting the most overdue heating fees. My manager even asked me to share my expertise in fee collection with the entire company at a big meeting. At the meeting I said, "I practice Falun Gong. No matter what kind of customers I meet, I am able to treat them with patience and compassion and reason with them. They are often touched by my kindness." Everyone present clapped in praise.
Once, I took over the case of a new residential apartment building and met someone who refused to move during a land acquisition. He had not paid the heating fee for many years. When I went to his home to collect what he owed, he pointed at me and said, "Get out of my house. If you come again I will break your legs." Smiling, I said, "Young man, how can you say such things? This is my job. If you were in my position and I treated you like this, how would you feel? One must be virtuous and have a kind heart. Since you have used heat in your house, you should pay for it. We have invested so much manpower and resources into this service, and it is not easy." Finally the young man said, "Sister, you are so kind, you must have some kind of belief." After that day, whenever I went to his house to collect the fees, he always warmly invited me in.
Nearly every fees collection officer in my company has been provoked to tears by customers, but I never get angry because our Teacher has taught us:
"If you always keep a compassionate heart, and a peaceful state of mind, when you run into problems you'll handle them well because it will give you space as a buffer." (Zhuan Falun)
As a collection officer, you have to visit thousands of households. I have met all kinds of customers and will not list them here.
You should always maintain a heart of compassion and kindness. Then, when you run into a problem, you will be able to do well because it gives you room to buffer the confrontation.
Looking back, I am extremely fortunate to have obtained this Buddha Fa that one would only encounter in tens of thousands of years. From youth, I suffered from poor health and had many illnesses. After I got married, I had all kinds of problems - headaches, gastric problems, hepatitis, inflammation of the gall bladder, enlarged spleen (my spleen was four fingers bigger than a normal person's) and indigestion. My arms and legs were weak every day, and after walking a few streets, my legs would get so tired that I would sit down and collapse like a puddle of water. In 1995, a relative introduced me to Falun Gong, telling me how good it was and about its miraculous health benefits. Initially I rejected his recommendation as I was indoctrinated with the CCP's atheism-based ideology. However, he kept asking me to give it a try and he got me the book Zhuan Falun. I started reading it and discovered that it teaches one to be a good person according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was very excited. Not long after I started the practice, my body became very light and I was free of all illnesses. I have not taken any pills or had any injections for 14 years.
From my earliest youth, my father always doted on me, and after my marriage, nobody at home would dare to disagree with what I said. My husband often joked with my son, saying, "Your mother is a tiger." Later on he said, "That's not right. In the Chinese legend, Wu Song killed the tiger, so you should call your mother Wu Song." After practicing Falun Gong, I changed from being a tiger to someone who speaks in a kind tone and is considerate of others. This is because Dafa has taught us to conduct ourselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We shouldn't hit back when attacked or talk back when insulted. Sometimes my husband would lose his temper and say rude words. I would forbear and always use the teachings of Dafa to monitor my every thought and action. Dafa has not only made me healthy both physically and mentally, but my family has also become more harmonious.