I read somewhere that cotton matresses are not allowed, and somewhere else that they are allowed.
(Bhikkhu) Pācittiya 88 forbids it
Thank you, do you know which ones are allowed?
The only article of furnishing stuffed with cotton down allowed to bhikkhus is a pillow (§), although the pillow should be made no larger than the size of the head (Cv.VI.2.6).
Cv.VI.2.7 mentions five kinds of allowable stuffing: wool, cloth, bark, grass, and leaves. According to the Commentary, wool here includes all kinds of animal fur and bird feathers. Goose down would thus be allowable. Synthetic fibers and synthetic down would apparently come under “cloth.”
~ From the BMC
Thanks for your help.