Essence of Breema: March 2006

excerpts from classes at the Breema Center

We learn and practice so many Breema sequences, and so many Self-Breema exercises. What is the fruit of it all? The fruit is to come to taste. But that’s the fruit that’s still hanging on the branches, not yet ripe. And unless you eat ripe fruit, you are not fully nurtured by it. How does the fruit ripen? Practicing a lot may be part of it. But what really ripens the fruit is taking taste into your daily life. You may receive tastes while you practice Breema and Self-Breema, and while you are in Breema classes, in this atmosphere. You have to know that those are tastes of your existence. But then, if you aren’t participating in your daily life with that taste, you are not eating ripe fruit.

So we have the Nine Principles. Every one of them can be practiced in your daily life. You don’t need to wait until you find someone to practice Breema with, or until you have a chance to do one Self-Breema. If taste becomes a part of you, part of your inner atmosphere, it is with you wherever you are, whatever you do.

Taste is in an entirely different dimension than the body, thoughts, or feelings. They are all events of life, and together they make up our temporary aspect. But while we have this body, we need to come to know it, to taste it. The body, mind, and feelings appear and will disappear. But our reality is Timeless. It is not subject to time, to appearing and disappearing.

The purpose of practicing Breema is to gain true self-knowledge, which can become selfunderstanding, and eventually self-transformation. The purpose of practicing Breema is to become familiar with taste, and eventually make taste an integral part of your life. Then, instead of living your life mechanically, always moved by outer influences, you could have the dignity of knowing I exist. That is the real fruit of Breema.

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