Reply To: Caṅkamasutta Interpretation


Hello Aniduan,

It is a short sutta, and the following is my translation:

Bhikkhus, there are these five benefits of walking meditation. What five?
– One becomes capable of undertaking long journeys.
– Helps with making effort.
– Makes one healthy.
– It helps with the digestion of food.
– The level of concentration attained through walking meditation is long-lasting.

Those are the five benefits of walking meditation.”

Contrary to the perception that one needs to sit and stay like a statue during mediation is a myth.
– The Buddha said one should meditate in all four postures: sitting, standing, walking, and lying down.
– Depending on one’s activity, it is POSSIBLE to meditate in all four postures.
– Walking meditation is especially helpful after a meal or when one is feeling lethargic.

However, one needs to be prudent about it. For example, while driving one needs to fully concentrate on that, and NOT contemplate on anicca, dukkha, anatta!