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DigitalBuddha

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2011, 04:37:53 PM »
I have a pair of testicles and I think that makes me a man.

Johnson?

Those testicles really tie the dude together, do they not?  ;D

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2011, 07:29:48 AM »
Dude! the rug is Lao Tzu's ox

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2011, 08:35:13 AM »
Dude! the rug is Lao Tzu's ox

An interesting point.

but is that the Ox he left china on?
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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2011, 08:38:55 AM »
where else would it go? it was his ox

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2011, 08:45:07 AM »
Not one of the ten.
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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 09:10:55 AM »
the ten are one

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2011, 09:40:55 AM »
there is no ox.

there is no rider.
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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2011, 05:16:41 PM »
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you are wise

Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2011, 11:59:27 PM »
This disturbs
me and dead
Donny / can
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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2011, 01:08:45 AM »
Like Zen Dog, i think the rug represents inner peace, balance, or just a state of abiding for the dude. But i believe this peace was shattered not when the "china-man" urinated on his rug but when Walter noted on the rugs absence. That's when the dude lost the peace, and choose to seek out the Big Lebowski. There is a concept in Taoism, "pu'u the Uncarved block". Basically all its an ideal state or being, which is "uncarved" or unaltered. No worries, no stress, no negative, because just like the Uncarved block you're stone (and maybe a little stoned) you know who you are and abide. I view Donny (and dude in many instances but not all) to be near this state. Yet like the dude, Donny lost it and in turn lost everything. so if you lose your rug...just take it easy, hopefully a new rug with no sentimental value to another will find its way to your door step.
But then again that's just like my opinion man. First post btw. Great forum here.

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2011, 01:41:03 AM »
Like Zen Dog, i think the rug represents inner peace, balance, or just a state of abiding for the dude. But i believe this peace was shattered not when the "china-man" urinated on his rug but when Walter noted on the rugs absence. That's when the dude lost the peace, and choose to seek out the Big Lebowski. There is a concept in Taoism, "pu'u the Uncarved block". Basically all its an ideal state or being, which is "uncarved" or unaltered. No worries, no stress, no negative, because just like the Uncarved block you're stone (and maybe a little stoned) you know who you are and abide. I view Donny (and dude in many instances but not all) to be near this state. Yet like the dude, Donny lost it and in turn lost everything. so if you lose your rug...just take it easy, hopefully a new rug with no sentimental value to another will find its way to your door step.
But then again that's just like my opinion man. First post btw. Great forum here.

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2011, 10:45:29 AM »
Like Zen Dog, i think the rug represents inner peace, balance, or just a state of abiding for the dude. But i believe this peace was shattered not when the "china-man" urinated on his rug but when Walter noted on the rugs absence. That's when the dude lost the peace, and choose to seek out the Big Lebowski. There is a concept in Taoism, "pu'u the Uncarved block". Basically all its an ideal state or being, which is "uncarved" or unaltered. No worries, no stress, no negative, because just like the Uncarved block you're stone (and maybe a little stoned) you know who you are and abide. I view Donny (and dude in many instances but not all) to be near this state. Yet like the dude, Donny lost it and in turn lost everything. so if you lose your rug...just take it easy, hopefully a new rug with no sentimental value to another will find its way to your door step.
But then again that's just like my opinion man. First post btw. Great forum here.

Excellent First post dude! ;D
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yeah this

Very thoughtful, any rug in the place Dude, they are all pee free.

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2011, 06:06:44 AM »
Well I think the rug is a metaphor.It is the essence that bonds things.If The Dude and Walter were the Yin and Yang of the bowling ball (c'mon,their characters were opposites) then Donny was the Rug.Every ball a strike,untill......... .
Never let anyone get away with peeing on your rug.The perfect rug is hard to replace,as demonstrated.
Holly shit dude...
Donny was the rug...
In a world were society tries to dictate every thing about you.
What you were, What you want to be, How to live.
What not to smoke, Don't drink to much, Get a job you bum.
Why can't it just let a dude abide, In a world were hate in standerd.
Abide any way.

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 05:23:31 AM »
As I understand it, the Dude going out on a mission because he lost his rug is basicly a story of the perils of losing your dudelyness. It's like, just a rug man. There is no inherent value or nature to the rug, or what makes a room a room. The Dude got hung up on some idealization of what his room should be like for a few weeks but alas, he is the dude, in the end, he said, "fuck it, lets go bowling".

What I learned is that it is important to practice moment to moment dude, never forget that it's just a game man and chill out. Here's a koan that as I understand it, really captures the moral of this movie.

Your Light May Go Out

A student of Tendai, a philosophical school of Buddhism, came to the Zen abode of Gasan as a pupil. When he was departing a few years later, Gasan warned him: "Studying the truth speculatively is useful as a way of collecting preaching material. But remember that unless you meditate constantly your light of truth may go out."

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Re: Can anything really tie the room together?
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 11:13:23 AM »
problem with buddhism is exactly what you described.

we forget easily.

The rug is just a symbol, just like everything you posess is a symbol of your personality. it's not a problem unless your posessions posess you.

'There are too many here among us, that feel life is but a joke, but you and i weve been through that, and this is not our fate,  so let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.'  Jimi Hendrix

Buddah, Siddhartha realized that many people are born over and over again because they refuse to learn completely. They accept too easily.

To assume that we know everything is ignorant, yet we do it anyway. Even if eventually everything works out and good triumphs over evil, the rug will still be somewhere, it doesn't cease to exist. Because it originated in the mind. If it came from in us, does it make it a material posession or a 'hang up'? Material posessions, are materials that posess us, and there are certainly many of us that fall victim to it, just as the media posesses some and the idea of what we should be based on others is formed.

I really wouldnt worry about having a rug in your room, but if someone took my rug, you're damn straight i'm going to do what i can to get it back.
 
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