influences on leonard?

Debate on Leonard Cohen's poetry (and novels), both published and unpublished. Song lyrics may also be discussed here.
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Re: influences on leonard?

Postby mat james » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:41 am

With regard to the "influences on Leonard?" I point again to San Juan de la Cruz (on another thread). I particularly refer to the posting regarding the song "Love itself" at the bottom of page one.
.. for those who are interested, check the link below.
( viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10339&p=131790#p131790 )
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Re: influences on leonard?

Postby mat james » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:21 pm

Leonard and Buddhism and the awakening abyss between ?
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Re: influences on leonard?

Postby mat james » Mon May 07, 2012 5:12 am

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Re: influences on leonard?

Postby mat james » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:17 am

The Mystic influence? Sufi influence?

I was reflecting on the gap between thoughts and the journey among that gap between those 2 thoughts.
Somehow I ended up at The Window, Leonard's song.
Apparently he took the image from an old Sufi poem. Sufi's are mystics, so it fits for me.
I posted these thoughts below on another thread but I felt it also belonged here on this one.

through this gap and beyond that "Window"


…all we have is “time”.
Where there is no time there can be no “space”; and all the things that go along with space,
like Life and flesh and experiences and responses.
So when we are “death”
there is no space for us
and therefore no time for us
but this is not nothing;
and therefore we find our self in “no-time/no-space; yet we still are
…I Am.
Perhaps this state of “I AM” is also “I Know”;
the Spiritual Wisdom that this guy Sai and other Seers talk about.

It is very simple really; nothing complicated at all.
If there is no space any more for our presence to occupy,
then there is also no time for our presence to occupy.
Therefore in this state,
my presence is before existence and therefore so is yours
and everyone else’s,
and hence the god-like statements from seers,
“I am Who am”.
It makes perfect sense to this fool!

If space and matter can neither be created nor destroyed
then neither can “time”,
as they are related (relativity).
So in this state of no-time/no-space;
everything exists contemporaneously (all at once).
Therefore all at once we are everything and we know everything.
That pregnant pause is me,

is everything that has been and ever will be
and is what people (many religions) name “God”.
Maybe this is that mystical experience a certain guy sees when "standing by the window"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUszJI_6WPA


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