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Dudeist Religion => Under the Influences => The Holy Dudest Canon => Topic started by: DirtDude on August 16, 2009, 01:27:02 AM

Title: Rituals
Post by: DirtDude on August 16, 2009, 01:27:02 AM
1) The Caucasian Ceremony (similar to the tea ceremony)

2) Tai Chi

3) The Rolling of the Bowling Ball
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: Joker High Dude of Mil-town on August 18, 2010, 03:06:36 PM
Baths. (Whale sounds and J's optional?)
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: Duderetto on October 13, 2010, 01:33:27 PM
the physical act of love.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: meekon5 on October 14, 2010, 06:21:42 AM
I know the question of ritual comes up a lot on this site so can i suggest you look at this:

Re: Dudeist baptisms? (http://dudeism.com/smf/index.php?topic=1153.msg12855#msg12855)

Which is both DB and my own opinions on the subject of ritual.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 08, 2010, 04:06:53 PM
 ;D Cleaning of the balls.............

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/494/lebowskibowl6nm.gif)
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 08, 2010, 04:19:55 PM
I know the question of ritual comes up a lot on this site so can i suggest you look at this:

Re: Dudeist baptisms? (http://dudeism.com/smf/index.php?topic=1153.msg12855#msg12855)

Which is both DB and my own opinions on the subject of ritual.

True, been concerned about the establishing of "dudeism rituals." A Zen master once said "you stink of zen" to one of his students. Will people who live the life of a dude become rigid and rule oriented ending up "stinking of dudeism?" Mindless ritual, man, I try to avoid it.

Personally, IMHO, it would be better to pursue a dudeism style celebration and not ritual.

Examples; zesty coitus, oat sodas and burgers, bowling, finding ways to enjoy 20 grand, man, hanging out with your lady friend, listening to the semis on your iPod, burning a J, driving around listening to creedence tapes, stopping by a Jackie Treehorn party, coffee at your local family restaurant, occupying various administration buildings.....the list is endless.

I say no to ritual and yes to celebrating life as a dude.

That's just like my opinion, man.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: meekon5 on December 09, 2010, 06:11:05 AM

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Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 09, 2010, 06:59:31 AM

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5124/5246377454_c1cab90ab7.jpg)



Fucking eh, has the pope heard of the red hat society? http://www.redhatsociety.com/

Damn right, just say no.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: cckeiser on December 09, 2010, 01:25:44 PM
I like the "rules" we have at Do No Harm. We do not have any. We let you decide for yourself how best to do no harm.
In much the same way, dudes will pretty much just do what they want to do.
They will abide as best they can abide in their own way.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 09, 2010, 06:02:42 PM
I like the "rules" we have at Do No Harm. We do not have any. We let you decide for yourself how best to do no harm.
In much the same way, dudes will pretty much just do what they want to do.
They will abide as best they can abide in their own way.


It sounds like the basic philosophy of "Do no harm" is to abide. 
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: cckeiser on December 09, 2010, 10:53:02 PM

It sounds like the basic philosophy of "Do no harm" is to abide. 

Well, for me it is. I cannot speak for anyone else.
But yeah, when I found Dudeism I thoought it would fit right in there with do no harm.
I mean, like to abide is to do no harm, and to do no harm is to like abide.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 27, 2010, 09:20:22 PM

It sounds like the basic philosophy of "Do no harm" is to abide. 

Well, for me it is. I cannot speak for anyone else.
But yeah, when I found Dudeism I thoought it would fit right in there with do no harm.
I mean, like to abide is to do no harm, and to do no harm is to like abide.


That's cool, man. Far fucking out. The do no harmers; good to know they're out there takin' er easy for all us sinners.

The world would be a more dude like place if every dude just treated others like they would want to be treated. Those should be the fucking rules.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: Basil on August 04, 2011, 08:53:20 AM
mark it zero dude
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: Rev. Fr. J Blumenthal on October 06, 2014, 08:27:53 PM
There is nothing wrong with rituals in and of themselves. We all engage in our own little, unintentional, rituals daily. The problem arises when they are set in stone as a requirement, when really, in my mind, the only true rituals of value to Dudeism is the practice of relaxation and deep thought, or even on occasion the reverse, that is, a lack of thought.
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: The Daryl on October 06, 2014, 09:59:53 PM
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Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: Rev. Jimmy on October 18, 2015, 01:04:32 AM
Rituals have a place in Dudeism, but they should be personal to the adherent. The Dude clearly was someone who had developed a way of life that suited him best.
It is healthy to develop rituals that help keep one's mind limber. These should be shared so that we can learn from each other's experience. But we should never be fucking fascists about it and hand down edicts of what other Dudes must do to be Dudes.
I find that deep breathing and meditation exercises help to keep my mind limber. Occasionally I realize that it has been way too long since I've been to the bowling alley. I prefer to go early afternoon on weekdays. I hate crowded Saturday nights when they turn on the disco lights and shit. 
Title: Re: Rituals
Post by: poppa Fabian on September 18, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
Rituals seem to me a realization and manifestation of the group effort and wish. As I, and so we all praise this effort in different ways, this could never be static, and hopefully never dull, man.
Better we acknowledge and dedicate what we create, than define the action itself. To wit; if I bowl, hold the door, or wear a symbolic housecoat, are all very dude
In saying that, i am always a huge supporter of creating something for us to unify our spirit and energies to remind us why to be Dude is to be good. Wouldn't it be great to project that understanding for those with ears to hear, dazzled with fun and benefit for all? i believe it good to aim for something good, as not to waste what our unified energy can create.
In my understanding Dudeism could solve some stuff that is a real bummer, man.
i'll abide
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