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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2011, 01:51:22 AM »

..."It's good to know the dude is takin' er easy for all us sinners". Is it perhaps that simple? To me, that's the import that the Coen brothers had in mind about abiding...


At the risk of picking holes, if you see the Coen brothers interviewed on the subject of the religious aspects of TBL they are just perplexed and don't really understand. So to be more correct we imply the religious aspects they never had  an intention for any of it to be interpreted on a religious basis.

...Just takin' it easy in the Zen-like way the Dude did. Works for me!

But there I do agree. For me it's always about the zen, taoist experience, using TBL as a conduit and source to explain the experience.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2011, 05:42:33 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2011, 07:58:56 AM »
The reason google is so good is it doesn't use the same way M$ Word (or the forum here) uses for spell checking which is an heuristic algorithm based on rules preset by programmers, it uses statistics, it shows alternatives then gives you the statistically highest probability.

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2011, 08:01:23 AM »
Lately my favorite quote has been a Bruce Lee:

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2011, 03:48:34 PM »
Mark it eight dude...



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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2012, 12:53:20 AM »
I think it's going with the flow, yet standing up for what you believe in. Most of all, takin' 'er easy, man.
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2012, 04:35:33 PM »
For me it's a couple things:

- Generally keeping a level head about things
- Taking life as it comes, not worrying too much about the 'big picture', or the future or the past.
- Knowing when to fold 'em
- Enjoying the simple pleasures in life instead of constantly striving for something big and grand
- Respecting people's opinions, espcially when I know I can't change 'em
- Knowing when to respond to something, and when to just ignore it

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2012, 04:43:20 PM »
For me it's a couple things:

- Generally keeping a level head about things
- Taking life as it comes, not worrying too much about the 'big picture', or the future or the past.
- Knowing when to fold 'em
- Enjoying the simple pleasures in life instead of constantly striving for something big and grand
- Respecting people's opinions, espcially when I know I can't change 'em
- Knowing when to respond to something, and when to just ignore it

Fukin' eh...


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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2012, 07:37:07 AM »
I don't know really but to contiune with the quotations: The best of man is like water,
Which benefits all things, and does not contend with them,
Which flows in places that others disdain,
Where it is in harmony with the Way. /Lao Tzu.

Then i agree with doing a bit of harm at times is justified.

One thing i'm curious about though. Is there a sort of dualistic relationship between the abiding dudeist and the square community?

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2012, 09:50:19 AM »
I don't know really but to contiune with the quotations: The best of man is like water,
Which benefits all things, and does not contend with them,
Which flows in places that others disdain,
Where it is in harmony with the Way. /Lao Tzu.

Then i agree with doing a bit of harm at times is justified.

One thing i'm curious about though. Is there a sort of dualistic relationship between the abiding dudeist and the square community?

Not exactly sure what you mean by "dualistic relationship", but if by "square" you mean "uptight", then there is indeed lots that dudeism has to say about that. Not that a dude holds grudges against squares, but that the "take it easy" ethos will pervade a dude's way of relating to others, square or not...

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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2012, 10:08:23 AM »
I mean that it a given that there is a diffrence between the dudely way of life and the way the square/uptight community lives. What im curious about is if there is some shared sorta destain between the two. Setting aside that the abiding ways of the dude always will prevail, what is the normal dude's view of the uptight community?

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« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 10:31:39 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: What does it mean to abide?
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2012, 01:54:24 AM »
whatever brings you peace, and you feel its justified, then that is abiding.

for me its working some easy job like happys pizza, living at home with my parents, watching movies, reading philosophy, working out, watching football, beer, pot, girls...

thats about all i really need. 

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