Meditation on walking
I might have discussed about this meditation type before. However as I felt so contented some days ago while listening to a Damma desana on it, felt that I should write another post.
I bet this is the easiest meditation type I’m used to practice so far. As I’ve heard it also is one of fastest result oriented meditations in Buddhism. However it’s effect is said to fade in the same way. But as it’s effective on gathering mindfulness and tranquility speedily, it can be used as a preparing meditation before moving into others, or can be used in various difficult situations in daily life.
Most of us , including me back some years ago, come across bizarre conditions in mind while having to face situations we aren’t adapted well. I’ve seen this is due to the less control-ability in mind. So we face emotions like depression, Anxiety, distraction, displeasure and suffer from living. Buddhism teach us how to take control of mind via two ways.
One : purifying the mind by dealing with concepts that form any sufferings, and the other: training the mind to get released from such suffering thoughts by directing towards concentration. First one is gained by wipassana which dive deep in to Buddhist teachings, and the second one, which could be used as I above mentioned, is gained by Samatha meditation. Even though Samatha is not as powerful as the other when Buddhist’s final destination concerned, it never could or should be undervalued on daily life. As I understand, what it could give us or turn us on practice, is beyond any medical treatments whether it be physical or psychological, that could be found on this Earth today. So be it on whatever type it is better gained by practicing than not.