I used to read a lot at one time, but now I tend to study rather than read, so there are a few particular books that I am reading at a particular time. I think the last book I really studied was a book called I Am That. I can’t pronounce the last name of the author. It’s been around 15 or 20 years. Generally, I find a book and it engrosses for me a number of months or even years.
Excerpted from An Interview With Leonard Cohen by Rob O’Connor (Downtown, Feb 12, 1992). This article was contributed by Dominique BOILE. Originally posted Aug 6, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Leonard Cohen Reading List
The book referenced by Leonard Cohen, I Am That is a compilation of talks on Shiva Advaita (Nondualism) philosophy by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, a Hindu spiritual teacher who lived in Mumbai. I Am That is the latest entry to the Leonard Cohen Reading List, a compilation of books commended by the Canadian singer-songwriter.