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Rev. Ed C

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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2011, 12:53:05 PM »
... and now i must go have a good cry, because i'm an emotional wreck today  :'(

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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2011, 01:20:10 PM »
Hey busmum sorry for that. Or maybe it's just a needed thing. Anyway you'll surely know how to abide. Don't you?

Hoping I haven't said a total bull***t.  ???
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2011, 01:29:47 PM »
Rev. Ed, I'm 40, but 25 inside.  ;D
As for Dudeism being always changing..... you're right, as I said somewhere else sometimes Dudeism and TBL mix, sometimes not and at the end sometimes TBL is just a movie, what matters is the Dude's attitude to life. What I won't obviously change is our three pillars of faith, (I know these words will make someone angry  ;D ) and a couple of rules of behavior. All the rest can and will change, also because being us a strange kind of Taoist religion this makes a lot of sense. At the same time nothing changes because being our precepts immortals they won't change. I'm at my second beer so maybe I'm saying strange things. Anyway go on with your discussion, talking, whatever as it enriches and makes us think about our beloved religion. If we wouldn't talk about it we would eall be like others faiths, and we are not. This is a private residence but everyone has the right to express his or her own opinions. :) Fu****ng A!
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2011, 01:44:38 PM »
Rev. Ed, I'm 40, but 25 inside.  ;D

That's funny, I'm 30, but 65 inside! :P
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2011, 01:48:34 PM »
Fucking A man, fucking A.  ;D Anyway my special lady, and my mum too, sometimes say that I'm old inside, but that's just because I'm trying to be the laziest man on Italy, you know. :)
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2011, 01:50:22 AM »

Hang on in there, Brandi!  After every run of gutters, be sure to expect a damn-good strike :)

Hey busmum sorry for that. Or maybe it's just a needed thing. Anyway you'll surely know how to abide. Don't you?

Hoping I haven't said a total bull***t.  ???

thank you good sirs; my hormones and i appreciate it!  ;)

it's ironic, really, because it is an abidance issue. i prefer the cleansing of a good belly laugh, but sometimes a storm of tears is what's on mother nature's menu.

i'm in the regrettable position, after many years, of having to work at a "job".

now, don't laugh-- in comparison, i was lucky enough to have employment for many years in a position that i viewed as my heart's calling, and by goddess, i swore on every principal that i held dear that i was never going to work as a wage slave again--

*screeching brakes* until the universe destroyed, then recreated itself (paraphrased--thanks ed, i think it was you that stated that somewhere, recently?), and i found myself on an all new trip, occasionally stopping short and saying, "wait- wtf just happened?"

there is comfort and strength in the fact that i do help people still... just not in the way that i love, or am passionate about... and it can be a cold comfort some days when i'm slogging through completely meaningless and soul-destroying office-dynamics bullshit.

and on days like today, when i see my former students flourishing, and elated to see me... well, my heart breaks, even as it's being remade, because i know that in helping those young humans learn how to learn, i gave them excellent tools to abide; and i must take the lesson back from them for my own sake.

now, where the fuck did i put that tissue?  ::)
 

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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2011, 02:19:40 AM »
keeping the 3 tenets in mind (which i visualize as a braid of sorts, like the celtic imagery you [Andrea] mentioned),

Yeah, I dunnot why I missed that one... I braid my beard daily, my hair occasionally and wear a big celtic design belt buckle and a celtic pattern bolo-tie most days.  And yet, through all my (falsely) acquired celtic pride, I missed that perfect image.


i especially like the thought that one strand alone can easily be broken, while the 3 together forge a strong link that is often put to greater use.  8)
 

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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2011, 03:21:41 AM »
Far out, that's a great way to earn a living busmum. Wonderful moments right? Far out. Sometimes we cry for sadness, sometimes we cry for happiness.

I think the strands thing applies perfectly to Dudeism. Mark everything 8. :)
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2011, 05:02:05 PM »
Is it then essentialism?  It seems to me that Dudeism needs The Dude lest it wander into the mysts of ... ummm ... not human things?

That is what we are saying...Dudeism needs The Dude...Abideism does Not.
Abideism is what The Dude does.
Abiding is what makes The Dude...The Dude, but it is Not The Dude.

True; the dude abides, because he is dude. In other words, he naturally abides because is is already dude like. Abiding comes more or less natural. But, the dude is the dude, and abiding simply happens as a natural result. Abiding is abiding, dude is dude. They dovetail, but they are not the same.

...this after many glasses of wine. Fabulous stuff, man.

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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2011, 06:25:05 AM »
Is it then essentialism?  It seems to me that Dudeism needs The Dude lest it wander into the mysts of ... ummm ... not human things?

That is what we are saying...Dudeism needs The Dude...Abideism does Not.
Abideism is what The Dude does.
Abiding is what makes The Dude...The Dude, but it is Not The Dude.

First off, I don't agree that Dudeism needs THE Dude.  Some people might like him and that's fine, but I don't see one figure being essential.  I hear a lot of anti-monothiesm here at times, all those religions with just the one god, Christians and their messiah, etc, but if Dudeism becomes just about The Dude it's just the same thing.  He's a figurehead and just another Christ parody.  And to be honest, he's not much of a Christ parody, because if I know The Dude, he'd be fuckin' pissed off that there were a bunch of people trying to imitate him, so he's more like a parody of Brian of Nazareth than Jesus.

If Dudeism clings to The Dude as this figure to encompass all that is Dudeism it might as well have become a branch of Christianity or another banal, spiteful little cult like the Pastafarians.  What we have is philosophy built on a concept that happens to be embodied by character in a film, it's not a cult of worshipping and imitating The Dude, it's a worldview that's shared WITH The Dude.

The Dude is one of us, like another other Great Dude (in history or otherwise), and we learn from each other.  I'd no more raise The Dude up than I would Digital Buddha, or Meekon, or Rev AF, or Busmum, or any of you guys.  If you're going to make a religion that's full of too much pointless imagery of The Dude, what not put Zendog's face over everything instead (that lovable old rascal)?  Let no Dude, real or otherwise, be raised above another.  No idolisation, even in jest, it's not a good joke if it's pissing on your ideals and the freedom of your philosophy, man :)

True; the dude abides, because he is dude. In other words, he naturally abides because is is already dude like. Abiding comes more or less natural. But, the dude is the dude, and abiding simply happens as a natural result. Abiding is abiding, dude is dude. They dovetail, but they are not the same.

...this after many glasses of wine. Fabulous stuff, man.

Is that a limber mind, or a soggy one? :)

I get what you're saying, DB, which is why the ideas about the tenants, or whatever we're going to call them, is such a great idea, to try and simply define the base aspects of what Dude is, what with Abiding, Levity and such'n'such.

These things do indeed dovetail, and make up the braid/tapestry of Dudeism/Abideism/Whathaveyouism.  But once again, The Dude is not an essential component, he's just a good example.  Could have been anybody got that job :P
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2011, 08:05:59 AM »
Personally I think Ed's reasoning is the same line of thought that the Zen Buddhists have, Buddhism does not need Buddha, he is just a vehicle who has pointed the way, he is the conduit to move you on to what is actually important, the practice of Buddhism.

Personally I am reticent to define "abidism" as anything different other than the act of being Dude.

I fear that an increase in doctrine will only lead to (as others have voiced previously) a position where we have the "Abidiists" being the new Dudeist Pharisees.

Doctrine = Dogma = Stagnation
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2011, 01:41:11 PM »
Personally I am reticent to define "abidism" as anything different other than the act of being Dude.

I fear that an increase in doctrine will only lead to (as others have voiced previously) a position where we have the "Abidiists" being the new Dudeist Pharisees.

Doctrine = Dogma = Stagnation

This is a good point.  I was initially hesitant about the whole Abideism thing, especially when it became separated from Dudeism in these boards, although I see these boards as a good place to discuss some of the important issues I felt were in need of discussion without aggravating the people who just want to have a laugh.  The boards serve as a warning that "some of this stuff might not be a complete joke, if you bore easily, don't read within".  And for that I am grateful, because the last thing you want to hear after a big long multifaceted post is "Dude, just abide".  I'm here to discuss ideas, that's what I do on forums.  I like to have a laugh while I'm doing it, but I'd rather my ideas were not dismissed out of hand without a few notes :)

I also see what you're saying about stagnation.  However, I feel that setting down a simple core is the only block you need.  It is the neutron from around which our infinite ramblings and musings form the fuzz of the electron field.  I understand that setting anything in stone is a bit daunting when you look at our basic ethos, but my point was that if you do not define that it is to be Dude at the most basic, core level, a Dude can morph into anything and suddenly a Dude could slide into being a "shaven-headed hermaphrodite who enjoys kicking cats do death".  Obviously, we know what it is to be Dude at its most basic level (the neutron), and the rest is all how you live your life based around that core ideal (the electron fuzz).

There no need for doctrine, only something akin to a dictionary definition merged with a small set of precepts to qualify being Dude (take it easy, don't kick cats to death, etc) and a front page to any book on Dudeism.

At the moment we're throwing ideas at a very large wall to try and come up with something that is at least semi-defineable to make this one core pin-point, but we're not even purchased the chisel yet, so no one's saying "this is it" :)
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2011, 02:34:52 PM »
I'd imagine, though, that just as the historical base of Dudeism, standing as it does on Lebowski-the-Younger, is in some manner inextricably entwined with the thesbian exploits of Mr. Bridges, so too, insofar as Abideism nominally shares its particular origin of expression through that same mechanism, it, as well, is rooted in The Dude... or perhaps more correctly, in The Stranger's evaluation of The Dude's dudely manner, as per scripted and subsequently Taoized-up by the creators of this website.  Isn't such simply unavoidable, not as a matter of doctrine, but basic review of the facts?  Or am I blathering a fundamentalist digression?

On a separate matter:  Would The Dude really run himself over if he saw himself on the side of the road?  Well, ok,  maybe accidentally.
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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2011, 04:56:42 PM »
entwined with the thesbian exploits of Mr. Bridge

Whow!!! Now I seen a lot of lesbians....and I seen a lot of actors....but I ain't never done seen a Jeff Bridges full blown thesbian scene!  :o  ;)

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Re: what is abiding?
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2011, 12:44:26 AM »
Wow Caesar dude, then ya just GOTTA check out The Last Picture Show!!!



« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 12:50:14 AM by apnp »
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