Essence of Breema

Essence of Breema: October 2014

Awakening is a process, not a product. You are in the process of awakening. Each time you wake up a little more, your consciousness and your understanding increase. That's why we wish to wake up—because it gives us understanding. But understanding is unlimited. You never reach total understanding. The more you develop, the more you wish for reality. We live in the observable universe, which has limitation. But everything that belongs to the realizable universe is unlimited. Love is unlimited. Understanding is unlimited. Being is unlimited.


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Essence of Breema: July 2014

Breema is to bring you back to yourself. That's really what Breema is all about. In order to come to yourself, you first need to bring this machinery, this mind back to where it belongs—with the body.
"Where is my mind?" We should ask ourselves this question many times throughout the day. If it's not with your body, where is it? If you look to see where it is, most of the time you discover that it's judging somebody, disliking something, arguing with someone. And the person you’re arguing with isn't even there—he's inside your head. We are lost. That's the truth. But you could be found. And nobody else can find you, only you can. The first place you need to look to find yourself is your body. Breema is about bringing the body and mind together.


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Essence of Breema: February 2014

When you are present, the activity of the body supports you to remain present a little longer. Being present is not continuous—it's off and on. You become present for a tiny second and then you are back asleep. But you fall asleep to wake up again. Moment after moment, new universe. That new universe is the universe of yourself existing.


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Essence of Breema: October 2013

Present is free from past and future, free from mind and feelings. When you are present, it doesn't mean you don't have a mind. You have a correctly functioning mind. Not the mind which is always lost in thought, always taking yourself as separate, but the mind which is with the body. Then when feelings join in, you have a sense of yourself being present in this moment. You taste your existence---- I am. And then in order to practice it, to make it more part of yourself, you have to work with the Nine Principles of Harmony. Body Comfortable. Full Participation. No Extra. Single Moment/Single Activity. No Hurry/No Pause. Mutual Support. No Judgment. No Force. Firmness and Gentleness. These Nine Principles, because they are universal, have the possibility to connect us to the unity of Existence.


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Essence of Breema: July 2013

How can we enter to the principle of No Hurry/No Pause? By understanding one thing, that each moment is a new moment—not because of the previous moment, and not because of the moment which is going to come next.


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Essence of Breema: January 2013

When you are in balance and harmony with yourself, you're in balance and harmony with the entirety. When you know you are here, you know the universe exists. When you come to yourself, your feeling of separation from others disappears. When you don't feel separate, you're not afraid of people. Fear comes in the absence of understanding. The key is understanding. And you can understand others only when you are present with them.


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Essence of Breema: October 2012

All human beings have a hidden desire for something infinite and eternal. And that is unreachable, because as soon as you start to reach for it, you believe in the idea of separation from it.


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Essence of Breema: June 2012

The practical approach in Breema is connection between body and mind. Let your mind spend some of its energy and time on the registration of the process of inhalation and exhalation. As you practice letting the mind remain with the breath, inhaling and exhaling, you get a taste of what body-mind connection means. You create a base for yourself. Then you take that taste you received, and from time to time during the day you connect with it. That brings you from the passive state to the active state. In the passive state your three centers are not working together— the mind is chaotic, the body tense and the feelings anxious—and your energy is drained.


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Essence of Breema: January 2012

To do Breema, just keep it as simple as you can. That means drop all your self-images. You don’t need to be something particular. You don’t need to be a good practitioner. Just allow this body to manifest, and be grateful that you have this opportunity. If you need to do something, then breathe and know that this body is breathing. Know that this body has weight on the ground, and experience the weight of the body on the ground. When you do this, nothing more, you are closer to what you are in reality. As you continue to practice, slowly this becomes property of your Being.


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Essence of Breema: February 2011

Why practice Breema? Because you need taste. When you experience the body, you see that you and the body are two different phenomena. When you bring your body and mind together, you have a chance to see you are not this mind, not this body. You are not your sensations, nor are you your feelings. Then what are you? You are that which is conscious of mind, feelings, body, and sensations. This realization becomes your first taste of freedom.


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Essence of Breema: October 2010

What does it mean to be balanced? It means to be present. Breathe with the knowledge that you are present with the body, and stay with that, until a new energy enters. That new energy is the feelings coming in. Now body, mind, and feelings are together. Stay with that for a while, and you see you are one part of one whole unified Existence. The sense of separation disappears.


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Essence of Breema: July 2010

When we come to a balanced state, the mind switches its orientation, and connects to your consciousness. Then you have a grain of conscious energy. Consciousness has light, and with that light, it penetrates and sees through, so you can see where you are.
If, for example, you see that you’re imbalanced, it means there is some degree of balance too, otherwise you couldn’t see that imbalance. Then your energy can go to support balance, and you become more balanced.


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Essence of Breema: April 2010

What can you do in this moment? You first have to organize yourself to be available for this moment. How do you organize yourself? Bring your mind, which is somewhere else, to your body. When you bring mind and body together, your feelings will come in. Now you are available to the moment. We cannot pretend we don't have attachments. But they cannot prevent us from being in this moment.


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Essence of Breema: July 2009

Conscious energy is available as an aspect of is-ness, as part of the existing universe. We only need to be receptive to it. And body-mind together is the best way for us to become receptive. If you practice any of the Nine Principles, without preconceived ideas and without expectation, you become receptive to Conscious energy, in the taste of your own existence.
Wherever you go, your body is with you. Do you know that? When you know it, you are receptive to Conscious energy. That knowing comes from Conscious energy. That’s true knowing. That’s why there is taste in it. By bringing your mind to the body, you enter the is-ness, and you receive Conscious energy as a taste of there is a body.


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Essence of Breema: February 2009

Practicing Breema, there’s no need for description of what my hand is touching. No part of me needs to hold itself separate to describe from the sidelines the sensations of warmth or cold, softness or hardness. They are, whatever they are. In Full Participation, there is no need for description. Description neither adds nor subtracts. It only confuses us, and shifts the emphasis away from knowing ourselves.


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