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by TineDoes
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: So long Marianne
Replies: 26
Views: 19052

Re: So long Marianne

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B4real. Leonard Cohen sang the stansa you mentioned in Girona 2009. View above topic.

Thanks for the photos.
by TineDoes
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 86486

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Mat, Thank you so much for giving this interpretation. By the way, I love the zen-ish description of heaven and earth, “I swept the marble chambers, But you sent me down below.” I like that . 'Down below' on earth among the living. I think this is also a reference to Zen : 'When hatred with his pack...
by TineDoes
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

Humbled - your action of provoking a reaction has worked. Read the following lines from LC's 'I came so far from beauty'' back to front and you have my reaction to your post. - And where I would surrender Now I would attack - I'm glad the thread is continuing. If you looked at that song and saw a st...
by TineDoes
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 86486

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

That sounds like a great way to get drunk. Quality Scotch and fascinating company.would be out of this world Hallo, Did everybody get drunk on the scotch or get lost in drunken minded contemplation? There are still 8 more songs to go in this Album of Ten New Songs. I loved reading all your great th...
by TineDoes
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

There are all kinds of contemplation practices in Buddhism (that I can't get into right now) that aim to "desconstruct" these "constructs of mind" that produce the illusion that things/entities have their own inherent reality, separate from all other things. Then there is the level of "absolute rea...
by TineDoes
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

Hi Remote1 Yes Phew! I hope you had a wonderful nights sleep after that. Going on the forum today was like opening a present!!! Your explanation is perfect and I think I am getting in inkling to what is meant by dualism as Leonard Cohen uses it in his work. Saying this and(Always a 'but') staying wi...
by TineDoes
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

LC has spoken of the Zen teaching that one should not get stuck in seeing any given situation in only one way; that one's mind should be flexible, willing & able to view any given situation/idea/etc., from - you guessed it - "various positions" - I think he actually related that teaching to the tit...
by TineDoes
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

Remote1, Thank you for posting the link with The other thread. Must do more digging. ANd also the translations of the poem The Albatross. An ugly glimpse into human nature that, and what we are capable of doing to others when we are not able or willing to accept the existence and beauty of exception...
by TineDoes
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

I think there may be another paradox here: we are all waiting for the usual/conventional idea of something "extraordinary" to happen; and perhaps the thing that can get us to the "other side of waiting", & free us from the "prison" of waiting, is the realization that every moment of our ordinary da...
by TineDoes
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

Lilifyre, Thank you for confirming this. It was this quote that prompted my writing; sorry for not putting it in: Don't just sit around and wait for the miracle. Act, do something, get married, do something "absolutely wrong". The song moves from complacency and boredom to action...even if it's the ...
by TineDoes
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?
Replies: 163
Views: 38567

Re: Are Leonard Cohen's lyrics influenced by Buddhism?

Looking from a humanistic or secular point of view I always took ‘waiting for the miracle’ to mean ‘waiting for the impossible’ (dream). I think that on the road towards a good and meaningful life one of the things one has to do is take responsibility for ones life and actions; be brave, make decisi...
by TineDoes
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The Bells
Replies: 31
Views: 6971

Re: The Bells

I greatly admire Buffy St Marie for being one of the first aboriginal women to draw on her cultural roots in her music and to proudly present it. Thank you st theresa for this statement. I'm posting the following link as Buffy St-Marie draws from her Native American roots. She is also involved in N...
by TineDoes
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The Window
Replies: 20
Views: 11268

Re: The Window

Adam, I do not know. Anybody?

Song of Solomon - Chapter 2
1. I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
2. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
by TineDoes
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Something Positive - Something Negative
Replies: 43
Views: 16514

Re: Something Positive - Something Negative

I think that leonard is trying to say in some of his works,that there is an in between,in fact most of life is in between,between high,between low,between well, between ill, between good between evil. B4real, this is a nice thread. I cannot pretend to understand all the theoretical explanations tha...
by TineDoes
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Lines that get you every time
Replies: 155
Views: 39406

Re: Lines that get you every time

I smile when I’m angry.
I cheat and I lie.
I do what I have to do
To get by.

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