Ben wrote:Webu Sayadaw, from his compilation of discourses in Way to Ultimate Calm, and from John Coleman's Quiet Mind was a life-long practitioner of the dhutanga of not ever lying down, not even to sleep. He did sleep, but did so the sitting position. That is not to say that he slept regularly nor that it may have been of an altogether different qualitative experience but sleep he did.
For what it's worth, that was my understanding too.
Like Dave, I would like to know what significance this matter holds to villkorkarma.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"You've got to focus on what's really worthwhile in life, which means resisting a lot of the currents in our culture" (Thanissaro)