(Minghui.org) A few days after I resumed Dafa cultivation, I realized that every sentence by Master is true. I deeply realized that a practitioner who only studies the Fa, or only practices the exercises is not a true cultivator, and his body will not fundamentally change.

Healthy and Relaxed After Truly Cultivating

Many of my relatives practice Falun Gong. In 1998, my husband and I followed them and began practicing. At the time I was attached to wanting things, and my husband was addicted to drinking and gambling. I wanted him to quit both, and felt that Dafa would help him. But I myself didn't know how to cultivate. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, we stopped cultivating even though we knew it was important to live according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

My husband and I made a living by selling fruit pancakes. We had two booths. We opened each booth three times a day. We worked very hard and I was often very tired. My husband had fair-weather friends who hung out with him in bars and karaoke sites. He often stopped at the bar three or four times a day, and was sometimes so drunk that he could not find his way home. As a result we sometimes could not open the booths for the next two or three days. When my husband got drunk, my in-laws, who lived with us, did nothing to help but blamed me for not controlling him. I felt this was not right, but tolerated it to keep the peace. I felt tired both physically and mentally. My rheumatism was worsening, and it was hard for me to go upstairs with painful legs. I could barely undress myself to take a shower. I also suffered heart ailments and anoxia.

I met a practitioner acquaintance in the winter of 2010. She asked me how I was doing and I told her about my difficulties. She said, “Why don't you do the exercises? What if you became paralyzed while still so young and there was no one to care for you?” I considered this and from then on I occasionally practiced the exercises at home. My legs would hurt when I did the meditation, so when I felt a little better, I stopped practicing. I also did not study the Fa, so my situation did not change much.

Toward the end of 2012, a practitioner said I could not continue like this, and found a Fa study group for me. She also introduced practitioner M to me. “M” was a new practitioner who had obtained the Fa in 2007. She had really disciplined herself and followed the Fa in every way. She helped me to study the Fa and do the exercises, and I truly resumed my cultivation.

After exercising and studying for six months, I and my family experienced a great change. After I studied the Fa and did the exercises for only a few days, my legs no longer hurt. My legs did hurt when I studied the Fa with legs crossed, but I relaxed as never before. My whole body seemed to float, and I felt as though I could easily rise up seven stories. This was something I had never dreamed of before. It's like what Master said in Zhuan Falun ,

“In the past, you would be tired if you walked a few steps, but now it is very easy no matter how far you walk. You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are. It is guaranteed to be this way. Those who read this book and practice cultivation on their own can also reach this state, as expected.” (Zhuan Falun)

Because my in-laws lived with me, I had always cared for them well, including doing housework and buying gifts for them. However, I still felt there was a barrier between us. Only after I began cultivating did I realize that what I did was just out of respect for the elderly and for maintaining their goodwill, and not out of true compassion for them.

I began behaving as a cultivator and treated them as my own parents. I always smiled no matter how they treated me. They also felt a change in me. The wall between us collapsed, and the entire family lived in harmony.

My Prodigal Husband Returns to the Right Path

My husband was surprised that the rheumatism that tortured me so many years disappeared after only a few days of practicing Falun Dafa. Every time I went to Fa study, he felt lonely. So I asked him to go with me, but he declined. I guess I had some attachments that prevented him from obtaining the Fa. I later bought an audio player and played it when I was home. I usually played some story about traditional culture. At first, my husband and his parents did not like this. Whenever I played it, they shut their door or even turned off the player. But I was not angry, and just turned it on after a while. Gradually, my husband no longer turned it off and began listening to the recordings. When I later asked him to study Fa with me he said, “If you can double-cross your legs, I will go to the Fa study group.”

I realized that I had blocked my husband's opportunity to obtain the Fa. Even though I could not do the double leg-crossing in my current state, I was determined not to have my husband's future affected by my issues. So I asked another practitioner to talk with him. That practitioner talked with him for more than two hours, and he decided to start cultivation.

After he began cultivating, we felt pressured for time. We previously had opened our booth three times a day, but now we could only open at noon, since we needed more time to study the Fa. But amazingly, we still made the same money as we did when we opened three times a day. We really appreciate Master's compassion.

Soon after he began cultivating, my husband quit drinking and gambling. At first, when his buddies called him to go out for a drink, he felt it would be impolite to decline, so he went. But he knew as a cultivator, he should not drink. So in his heart he said, “Nobody can persuade me to drink.” Magically, when he met his friends, they all forgot to ask him to go drinking. My husband realized how important every thought of a cultivator is.

My husband now uses his free time to study the Fa, and he plans to finish reading all of Master's Fa teachings. He felt regretful that he obtained the Fa so late. We had very little saved because of my husband, but we now have some savings. The amazing change in my husband made me realize that only when one cultivates can one fundamentally change.

Although I experienced the magical power of Dafa, many others were deceived by the CCP slander of Dafa. So I started to tell people the truth about Falun Dafa. I started with my relatives. When I visited my hometown over the Chinese New Year holiday, I brought along many Falun Dafa amulets. My nephew had been treated by someone with spirit possession. My sister-in-law was afraid the amulet would conflict with something on their son, so she took the amulet away from him. Soon, however, her legs began to hurt, so she allowed her son to wear the amulet again, and the pain in her legs disappeared. She now believes that Dafa is good and plans to read Zhuan Falun .

My father read Dafa books before 1999 and had quit smoking. He knew Dafa was good, but he thought Dafa was against the CCP. So I had him watch the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, Talks on Party Culture , and other programs.

I have resumed cultivation only within the last six months. However, in this short time many miracles have happened to me and my family. I know this is because of Master's mercy. I will follow Master's guidance and diligently improve. Thank you, Master.