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Title: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: forumdude on February 26, 2007, 05:06:48 AM
Welcome to the Tao of the Dude Forum. Here you get to comment on Oliver Benjamin's irascible column, "The Tao of the Dude (http://www.dudeism.com/taoofthedude.html)," an analysis of Dudeism and all the what-have-yous that go with it. Suggest topics, criticize points made or data quoted, or, if you like it, tell us why it's far out or a natural, zesty enterprise or whatever.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 26, 2007, 11:07:14 AM
You can sum up the Tao of the Dude in the dude's righteous statement: "Life goes on, man."
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: Yeah... on December 16, 2007, 12:25:00 PM
I cant decide between Oriental philosophy and a lobotomy. Any advice will be.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on January 06, 2008, 04:05:14 PM
I cant decide between Oriental philosophy and a lobotomy. Any advice will be.

Smoke a J first.  8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: ozzy85 on January 28, 2008, 01:29:04 AM
Well, there's a certain simplicity to Taoism that I like.  What will be, will be.

How hard does it have to be?  I don't Smoke but I do have a certain appreaciation for a Caucasian.  it's all good in my book.

Too many people are way too serious about life in general.  No one went into the grave saying " I should have worked more overtime."

Enjoy what you have.  Peace.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: TheGermanNihilist on October 23, 2008, 03:34:22 AM
Well, the Tao of the Dude ...ugh...man, thats like...you know, far out man!

But...well....that's just, you know, MY Opinion
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 23, 2008, 04:17:29 AM
Well, the Tao of the Dude ...ugh...man, thats like...you know, far out man!

But...well....that's just, you know, MY Opinion

What are you, a fucking park ranger now?  Who gives a shit about the Marmot! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: TheGermanNihilist on October 23, 2008, 08:23:41 AM
Well, the Tao of the Dude ...ugh...man, thats like...you know, far out man!

But...well....that's just, you know, MY Opinion

What are you, a fucking park ranger now?  Who gives a shit about the Marmot! ;D

I FUCK YOU!

*Bites your fuckin' ear off*
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: brandt on October 28, 2008, 01:22:12 PM
Well, the Tao of the Dude ...ugh...man, thats like...you know, far out man!

But...well....that's just, you know, MY Opinion

What are you, a fucking park ranger now?  Who gives a shit about the Marmot! ;D

I FUCK YOU!

*Bites your fuckin' ear off*

Dipshit with a nine toed woman!

Show me what ya got , Nihilist!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 29, 2008, 11:47:18 PM
Okay.  Vee take ze money you haf on you und vee call it eefen.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: his_dudeness on April 11, 2009, 03:59:34 AM
I dig your style man. Now, "The Tao of the Dude", that's fucking interesting, man! It's got a lotta ins, lotta outs...
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on April 20, 2009, 02:10:02 AM
I dig your style man. Now, "The Tao of the Dude", that's fucking interesting, man! It's got a lotta ins, lotta outs...

A few burgers, a few beers, are troubles are over, dude!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: his_dudeness on April 23, 2009, 03:25:21 AM
Well, dude, we just don't know.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on April 26, 2009, 02:45:58 AM
Well, dude, we just don't know.

No new shit has come to light?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: the Knutsens on April 26, 2009, 04:53:50 AM
I have to check with my accountant.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: his_dudeness on April 27, 2009, 01:19:19 AM
Is that going to put me into some kind of higher tax bracket?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 05, 2009, 01:18:46 AM
20 grand, man...and a they gave the dude a beeper.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: his_dudeness on May 05, 2009, 04:19:56 AM
Phones ringing, dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: digbys kid on May 05, 2009, 09:35:27 AM
Thank you, Donnie!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: his_dudeness on May 18, 2009, 04:11:14 AM
Who's sittin here with a million fuckin' dollars in the truck of our car!?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 14, 2009, 04:00:57 AM
Who's sittin here with a million fuckin' dollars in the truck of our car!?

Our car, his_dudeness?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: Elbowski on December 06, 2009, 11:59:40 PM
This isn't the...what forum is this?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: Guru Dude on April 25, 2012, 12:09:33 AM
Just recently ordained dude .. wanted to wish every one well and drop by with a hello.

As for suggestions .. since dudeism is for the most part a modern twist on taoism and buddhism, perhaps we could include a version of the four noble truths.

This is kinda my take on it .. but certainly open to suggestions, after all man this is like my opinion.

The Four Noble Truths According To The Dude.

1- Someday's you will bowl strikes other days right into the gutter, remember its just a game,man.
To live means to suffer, because the human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime, we inevitably have to endure physical suffering such as pain, sickness, injury, tiredness, old age, and eventually death; and we have to endure psychological suffering like sadness, fear, frustration, disappointment, and depression. Although there are different degrees of suffering and there are also positive experiences in life that we perceive as the opposite of suffering, such as ease, comfort and happiness, life in its totality is imperfect and incomplete, because our world is subject to impermanence. This means we are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just as happy moments pass by, we ourselves and our loved ones will pass away one day, too.

2- Sometimes you just have to say " Fuck It!".
The origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. Transient things do not only include the physical objects that surround us, but also ideas, and -in a greater sense- all objects of our perception. Ignorance is the lack of understanding of how our mind is attached to impermanent things. The reasons for suffering are desire, passion, ardour, pursuit of wealth and prestige, striving for fame and popularity, or in short: craving and clinging. Because the objects of our attachment are transient, their loss is inevitable, thus suffering will necessarily follow. Objects of attachment also include the idea of a "self" which is a delusion, because there is no abiding self. What we call "self" is just an imagined entity, and we are merely a part of the ceaseless becoming of the universe.

3- This aggression will not stand,man!
The cessation of suffering can be attained through nirodha. Nirodha means the unmaking of sensual craving and conceptual attachment. The third noble truth expresses the idea that suffering can be ended by attaining dispassion. Nirodha extinguishes all forms of clinging and attachment. This means that suffering can be overcome through human activity, simply by removing the cause of suffering. Attaining and perfecting dispassion is a process of many levels that ultimately results in the state of Nirvana. Nirvana means freedom from all worries, troubles, complexes, fabrications and ideas. Nirvana is not comprehensible for those who have not attained it.

4- The Dude Abides.
There is a path to the end of suffering - a gradual path of self-improvement, which is described as Abiding or to Abide ( generally meaning to except what is as just that what is and not yield to what is. )It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); and it leads to the end of the cycle of rebirth. The latter quality discerns it from other paths which are merely "wandering on the wheel of becoming", because these do not have a final object. The path to the end of suffering can extend over many lifetimes, throughout which every individual rebirth is subject to karmic conditioning. Craving, ignorance, delusions, and its effects will disappear gradually, as progress is made on the path.

Lets take comfort in that.

GD
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on April 25, 2012, 03:19:58 AM
A dude-like welcome to our beach community, GD. Good to have you here, mang! Grab a rug and abide!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: meekon5 on April 25, 2012, 05:28:07 AM
Hi GD.

Expect some flack for this post.

Have a look around a bit and you will find a lot of talk about not being prescriptive. Though a number of us to look towards the Taoist side others are more free form.

Personally I am very much against simply putting "Dude" into any religious text and then claiming it is anything useful to the expansion of what is, or is not Dudeist.

(don't take this personally I am even against the use of the "Dudes Prayer").

BTW welcome to our beach community, rugs over there grab an oat soda.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: Guru Dude on April 25, 2012, 11:35:29 AM
Thanks for the welcome buddy :)

I thought as much in regards to the post, however it is only a suggestion and one that seems like a reasonable progression in keeping with most of the dudes thinking.

Again thanks dude's for the welcome, look forward to sharing much more, after all its about taking it easy.

Lets all enjoy an oat soda and go bowling.

Live to abide, abide to live
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: miahhinesley on February 08, 2014, 12:23:29 AM
bottle in front of me or a frontal lobotomy?? - dude in/dude out
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Tao of the Dude" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 08, 2014, 01:33:32 AM
bottle in front of me or a frontal lobotomy?? - dude in/dude out

A big dude-like welcome to dude-topia, miahhinesley. Nice to see you in our beach community and public rug. Feel free to grab a place and abide. As always; bars over there, mang. Help yurself!