佛學講座 - 佛學問答(English) - What is not-falling position all about?
What is not-falling position all about?

 

Not-falling position, bu-dao dan in Chinese transliteration, is a method of

practice. Practitioners neither lie down nor go to bed at night but, when

others retire to rest, assume the lotus position to retain the dharani,

repeat the Buddha' s name, invoke the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, and

enter into meditation. They cut down sleep hours to forge ahead in

cultivation; they are expediting attainment of wisdom in samadhi. Such

is the not-falling position in practice.