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How does this compare to sitting? Thx
According to Buddhist practice which directs us to peace and happiness we are taught to deal with each thoughts in each postures. It means that we must be mindful to know what is arising and passing in our mind. We should maintain mindfulness in sitting standing walking or laying down because unwholesomeness can arise at any postures. Comparatively sitting meditation is easier than walking meditation due to a few reasons; the body still in sitting posture so that it is easy to control thoughts but in walking posture the body moves and it is not that much easy to settle our mind. Therefore the concentration in walking meditation is much stronger because it is gained with effort. The one who gains concentration in walking meditation can gain concentration in sitting posture sooner than others who does only sitting. Another advantage of walking meditation is that meditator does not sleep. Also walking is a good exercise which energizes the body for long hour sitting meditation. The benefits of walking meditation are clearly mentioned in one discourse called Cankana sutta (AN); The five benefits of walking meditation; One is able to walk on long journeys. Those who walk long distance may live long life (අද්ධානක්ඛයමෝ යහොති) One is able to strive hard. Those who practice walking may deal with pain and endure them better than others (පධානක්ඛයමෝ යහොති). One who walks mindfully will have a resistant power to kill the gems and live healthy (අප්පාබායධෝ යහොති). Whatever eats drink chew and taste digest properly giving the relaxation (අසි ං ී ං ඛායි ං ායි ං ම්මා පරිණාමං ගච්ඡති). The concentration develops through walking last a long time (චන්කමාධිගය ෝ මාධි චි ට්ඨිතියකෝ යහොති) (Cankama Sutta – AN 29)
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