“There’s a Zen saying: The lotus that blossoms in the pool is swept away in the first fire. But the lotus that blossoms in the fire lasts forever.” Leonard Cohen On The Purpose Of The Rigorous Life At The Zen Monastery

From Leonard Cohen Mixes Movie-Making And Zen by Paul King. The Gazette, July 16, 1983. Photo of Mt Baldy Zen Center by Cynthia Krause from Whittier, California – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted July 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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