AN 5.29: Cankama Sutta — Walking

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Re: AN 5.29: Cankama Sutta — Walking

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:44 pm

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Re: AN 5.29: Cankama Sutta — Walking

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks Sam,

Does anyone have a reference to Ven Ananda's full awakening? As I recall he was walking, determined to achieve arahantship on the eve of the the First Council (since otherwise he would be the only non-arahant --- he was a stream-enterer at the time). He decided he had too much energy and should do some meditation lying down. During the change in position from standing to lying down he became an arahant. This story is often told on retreats to emphasise how important it is to be mindful at all times.

I think that the account is in the Vinaya somewhere.


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Re: AN 5.29: Cankama Sutta — Walking

Postby Sylvester » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:15 am

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Re: AN 5.29: Cankama Sutta — Walking

Postby Anagarika » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:34 am

I may be slightly off topic but can't resist mentioning a fine book that I am reading now. It's focus is on walking meditation, and it goes inside the sutta based instructions, and goes outside the suttas to discuss walking meditation in its many practice forms. The author is a Tendai priest, who also trained and ordained earlier in his life in Thailand. It's a good read for anyone with an interest in walking meditation:

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Re: AN 5.29: Cankama Sutta — Walking

Postby zavk » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:58 am

With metta,

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