The Tao Te Ching translated into Dudeish!

The Dude De ChingEvery religion needs to have a holy book. Christianity has the Bible, Judaism has the Torah, Buddhism has the Dhammapada and Scientology has its Dianetics.

Of course, we too have a tome that you can use to really tie your head together, and it’s called The Dude De Ching.

It’s basically a translation of the Tao Te Ching (the holy book of the Taoists), only it utilizes lines from The Big Lebowski to transform an ancient and challenging bunch of philosophical poems into the parlance of our times. Now you can die with a smile on your face without feeling like the good Tao confused you. You also get a free version of the original Tao Te Ching–each original verse is pasted below the Dudeist version so you can see how closely Dudeism resembles Taoism.

Get it at

Note: At the end of 2015 we released this totally new version, entirely updated and rewritten, with a new translation of the Tao of the Dude, new illustrations and in a larger format. The out of print version is still available second hand, but at ridiculous prices set by nihilist scalpers.

~ Visit our library ~

Our new book! Available in print and Kindle format.

New! Available at Our Store

Our scholarly book of Lebowski theory. With over 80 contributors! In both print and Kindle format.

Get connected with other Dudeists at our Facebook Page, our Twitter page, our Forum, our Reddit page, or our Official Publication.

Dudeism on Facebook:

Our Dudeist Self-Help book. Really ties the ruminations together, man. Order now!.

Abide Guide on Facebook

Help people around the world in the name of the Holy Dude, at our Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Lending Fund!