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Everyone Must be a Worker—Series of the Bright Spots (9)

Written by Yixian on January 23, 2014

(Translated by Conglong and Edited by Kaer)

This beautiful fairyland is created by hard work, especially manual labor, and it is built with one block at a time. Even the picture in our mind is very beautiful, but everything would be void if we did not do anything.

The beautiful life and environment are the products of creation, and no matter how grand and beautiful the ideal is, it will not be realized without the practice of hard  work.

Work can purify one’s soul. One who is not willing to participate in labor work is the one who looks down upon laborers and thinks himself superior. It is only when we join the labor work and are grateful for others’ contributions that can we cherish the fruits of other people’s labor and our own labor.

Xuefeng requests each resident member of the Second Home to pass the labor test first. No matter whether you are a millionaire or a talent, and no matter whether you are a man over eighty but still capable of working, or a young girl, firstly you have to be a manual laborer who is not afraid of doing dirty jobs. One who is not a slacker is someone useful and able to shoulder the responsibilities.

Every brother and sister in the Second Home must do one or two hours of manual labor each day to avoid becoming corrupt, even if they are a teacher or a website administrator. Actually, doing a manual job for one or two hours each day is a good adjustment for those who sit in front of computers for long periods of time and it is also good for maintaining the body’s vitality.

Each job in the community has one person in charge, but this is also flexible. When everyone is imperfect, people could have conflicts. so if someone is not happy working with someone else, it is fine to request changing which job they do. Because the community intends to make everyone feel happy and free, you can also request to change if you do not like a particular job or want to try another one. The spiritual guide or the branch manager will make a change when a situation calls for one. Therefore, nobody will feel unhappy because they are doing a job they do not like, and in the mean time, everyone has an opportunity to experience a variety of different jobs.

There are all kinds of group work projects in the Second Home, for example, mixing cement, moving bricks, fertilizing, watering vegetables, and planting flowers, trees, and potatoes. Collective work is always a happy experience because they are not only physical exercises, but they also make people feel happy as they joke with each other, and by working together, the job can be completed quickly. Therefore, all web administrators and teachers enjoy this kind of collective work very much.

In the Second Home, working is very enjoyable because no one needs to worry about their basic needs, and specialists in their fields wash the clothes, cook the food, clean the rooms, and do all the other jobs, and each member has a separate bedroom so they can enjoy their privacy and rest well. Members get along with each other very well and the living environment of the community is very beautiful, clean, and tidy. No matter what your job is, you will not be supervised or examined by anyone as long as you try your best.

Each worker is expected to work for six hours each day with high efficiency and to strive to deliver first-class results. As “paradise management” is implemented, each one has ownership of their job, so as long as the job is done and it does not affect others, it is up to the job owner to decide when and how it is done.

Because there is neither worry nor pressure, working has become an enjoyable game. Everyone one can put their talents into full play and enjoy the happiness and most jobs in the community are connected with nature. When working alone, one can contemplate the magnificence and secrets of nature quietly, but when working in a group, they can enjoy the comradery of team cooperation in a very relaxed and cordial atmosphere.

Manual labor can create material wealth directly and make life more comfortable and convenient, as well as preserving the living environment, clean and tidy. It can also purify one’s soul; people become more humble and know the importance of respecting the laborers as well as the importance of respecting both their own work as well as the work of others. They will also become grateful and realize that there is no free lunch, therefore they cherish their blessings and refuse to waste or live extravagantly. When one connects more with Mother Nature, their heart will become softer and they will realize the importance of revering LIFE and nature.

Therefore, I feel that it is because everyone enjoys working and because nobody even thinks about exploiting or oppressing others, that the Second Home becomes so beautiful and harmonious. Everyone has the spirit of serving others and contributing to community. In this home, people who are diligent are regarded as very beautiful, especially the manual workers.

Picking tea-leaves.

正觉老师:今天我是茶农.jpg

Picking waxberry

摘杨梅哟.jpg

We are the best partner.

咋这么乐呢.jpg

Many hands make light work.

一起翻这一点地,玩一样.jpg

Hoeing together.

一起锄地.jpg

Mixing the sand and cement.

一起拌水泥,活动筋骨最好了.jpg

Xuebao shows me the way.

雪豹给我带路.jpg

Setting up the stage.

小姐妹们一起为晚会布置舞台.jpg

Carrying fertilizer.

小哥哥送货上门,谢谢了.jpg

Who wants waxberry,catch!

仙女们接好,不是绣球 了,是杨梅.jpg

Laundry fairy.

洗衣仙仙.jpg

Cleaning the fish pond.

我只看到美丽的风景.jpg

Making a waterfall staircase.

我在做瀑布楼梯,导游规划,我来实现.JPG

I’m a small woman,but I can do anything.

我是小不点,啥活都不在话下.JPG

There’s a lot I can do.

温馨.jpg

The land is enriched by our efforts.

土地因我们的努力变肥沃.jpg

The sky is high, I am in the tree.

天高云淡,我在树上.jpg

weeding

说说笑笑着拔草.JPG

Make a fire to cook.

烧火做饭啦.jpg

There’s strength in numbers.

人多,干啥都好玩.jpg

paving

铺平去美好生活的路.jpg

Come to the kitchen and help pick the vegetables.

没事到厨房帮忙摘菜.jpg

To sell the pears.

卖梨去啦.jpg

Fun is in labor.

乐趣就在劳动中.jpg

Taking a picture after work.

劳动完毕,来张合影.JPG

Look, I did a good job.

看看,我做得不错吧.jpg

Sawing wood.

锯木头我也乐.jpg

I won’t tell you what we’re doing.

就不告诉你我们在干什么.JPG

Finely crafted.

精雕细琢.JPG

During the holidays, go to the kitchen to help together.

节假日,一起给厨房帮忙.jpg

Come on, man.

加油,哥们.jpg

Collective labor?Looks like a group game!

集体劳动?看着像集体游戏!.jpg

Taking care of the chicken.

鸡妈妈来看小鸡娃子啦.jpg

I work, I’m happy.

嘿嘿,俺就是乐.JPG

Men and women together, not tired.

和帅哥一起干活,开心.JPG

Learning to compost with experts.

跟着专家学堆肥.jpg

Making a flower room for the delicate iris.

给娇嫩的蝴蝶花做个花房.jpg

Go and water the flowers.

给花儿浇水去.JPG

The landscape is more beautiful because of labor.

风景因劳动的身影更美丽.JPG

Moving wood together.

大家一起搬木头,好玩.JPG

Building a garden.

打造花园.JPG

Clean a beautiful home and enjoy a happy life.

打扫美丽家园,享受快乐人生.jpg

Pass on happiness.

传的是开心快乐.JPG

Picking wild buckwheat.

采摘野荞麦.JPG

Guess what we’re doing.

猜猜我在干什么.jpg

It’s easy to carry a log, I’m a strongman.

背个木头很轻松,俺是大力士.JPG

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