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Leonard Cohen and his eternal search for peace

Mick Brown, Sunday Telegraph, 13 November 2016

IN 1999 LEONARD COHEN travelled to India to see a spiritual teacher named Ramesh Balsekar.  Cohen was a man in search, if not exactly of faith, then of meaning. Ramesh had been educated at the London School of Economics and had worked for many years as General Manager of the Bank of India in Bombay, before retiring to devote his life to propagating the teachings of advaita –  a subtle philosophy which teaches the idea that "I am the doer" of my thoughts and actions should be constantly interrogated with the question 'Who is this "I"?'

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