Nils Lodin: Then, may I ask you, why do you not need it? Other people need to sleep seven or eight hours.

Sri Chinmoy: This started many years ago, when I used to meditate eight, nine, ten hours a day. When I was in India, I used to go to bed at eleven or twelve o’clock and get up at two o’clock in the morning. Then I used to meditate for hours and hours. Now my meditation is continuous.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 29 - , Agni Press, 2001
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