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Getting It

by Vidyadevi

Vidyadevi's brief here is 'study as a way to Wisdom', and she comes to it with a delightfully playful straightforwardness. As a means of exploring the 'Middle Way', she speaks of the various dualities and juxtapositions she has encountered in her own engagement with Dharma study over the years: theory and practice, metaphor and literalism, authority and personal experience, utility and beauty, etc. But she also speaks (and sings! Paul Simon...) of the need for a lightness of heart and of mind at the root of it all...

Talk given at Taraloka Retreat Centre, Great Gathering 2000