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no sleep at all?

Postby purple planet » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:23 pm

not saying i will try this but just checking

when you meditate a lot you dont feel sleepiy at all - i know there are monks who never sleep

my question is : "is it healthy not to sleep and just meditate ? "

(a word against it might be that the buddha said monks should sleep 4 hours a night (no more then 4 ? ) - and for it is the fact that there are monks who dont sleep at all and that meditation can take sleepiness away completely)
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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby Babadhari » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:27 pm

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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby purple planet » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:56 pm

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Re: no sleep at all?

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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby Mkoll » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:28 pm

Are you saying you didn't sleep for three nights in a row?

Search "sleep deprivation" or check out wikipedia to learn the deleterious effects of not getting enough sleep.

I imagine that if there are meditators who actually don't sleep, they are incredibly advanced in their practice. I wouldn't try to emulate them.

But hey, if you can meditate for 24 hours a day and you know you're not going insane or hallucinating, go ahead.

Please note this is not medical advice and you should see a trained medical professional if you're going to do stuff like this.
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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby purple planet » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

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Re: no sleep at all?

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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:40 pm

The Sitter's Practise is one of the Thirteen Ascetic Practices.
It is practised by some forest monks, but it is allowed to sleep without lying down. I tried it a few times for a single night at Wat Pah Nanachat and Chithurst, but always found it counter-productive. There are three grades:

This is from the Path of Purification:

73. xiii. The sitter’s practice is undertaken with one of the following statements: “I refuse lying down” or “I undertake the sitter’s practice.”
The sitter can get up in any one of three watches of the night and walk up and down: for lying down is the only posture not allowed. These are the directions. [79]
74. This has three grades too. Herein, one who is strict is not allowed a back-rest or cloth band or binding-strap [to prevent falling while asleep].17 The medium one is allowed any one of these three. The mild one is allowed a back-rest, a cloth band, a binding-strap, a cushion, a “five-limb” and a “seven-limb.” A “five-limb” is [a chair] made with [four legs and] a support for the back. A “seven-limb” is one made with [four legs,] a support for the back and an [arm] support on each side. They made that, it seems, for the Elder Pìþhábhaya (Abhaya of the Chair). The elder became a non-returner, and then attained Nibbána.
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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby Babadhari » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:45 pm

Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby purple planet » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:24 am

I will keep my 6 hours sleep just to be on the safe side ... its not good to make the vina string to tight :buddha2:
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Re: no sleep at all?

Postby Babadhari » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:14 am

:zzz:

:namaste:
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

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