johnny wrote:please convince me lotus doesn't matter! sincerely. i don't like lotus! however i would need a posture that is as conducive too wakefulness since lotus helps with that a lot.
it doesn't say how to cross your legs,
The passage could also mean sat on a sofa
Pallaṅkaṃ ābhujitvā, ujuṃ kāyaṃ paṇidhāya,
They sit mastering the crossed legged posture, intending to keep their body upright,
pallaṅka: a sofa; a coach; a cross-legged sitting.
there is never the suggestion to sit full lotus in the canon, and the sugestion is to meditators who are mendicants who had the robe & bowl as their only possessions, not a rucksack full of things, so having a bench of some kind would of been a luxury.