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Drowning in a sea of thoughts
Sinking into the din
Mind is like choppy waters
Your opinions the pen they keep me in.
I can feel it lurking, just beneath the surface
That knowing that can't be unknown
That opinion that can't take purchase
My heart is empty,
Am I worthless?
But that's alright
At least it won't
Weigh me down tonight
Misfortune befalls the fool,
  Who becomes attached to the rug.
Like Donny's ashes thrown against the wind,
  Karma returns to bare its fruit.
In seeking recompense,
  The Dude becomes entangled.
  In time one learns;
They could just be sitting at home
  With pee stains on their rug.
Just-As-It-Is: The Dude Sutra 3: 1-4
The third entry into the Dude Sutra so far, this one is inspired by both The Big Lebowski and the Dhammapada stanza 9:125. It is also very much related to an earlier sermon piece where I explain that in a karmic sense, the Dude's whole journey throughout TBL is truly launched by his decision pursue compensation for his rug, had he let it go he'd never have met any of the strange or reactionary people he does later. It all boils down to a man and his rug.

If you are interested in the original Dhammapada quote, you can find it here:

Go with the flow, even while standing still.
For the path of taking it easy is difficult.
The ground one treads hard,
  But in time one's foot calluses.
  And such pains recede beyond notice.
In this way, taking it easy
  Becomes a path of silk
For one who avoids uptight thinking,
  And walks the path in earnest.
Just-As-It-Is: The Dude Sutra 1: 1-5
by Jafnhárr, the Rev. Fr. M Alan Daniels
The more I learn,
The more clearly I can see the fool in me.
The more I learn to let go,
The more clearly I can see the Dude in me.
Phenomenal reality is a rug.
Be wary of its color,
Tinted by the lens of your outlook.
Maybe if you let it go
No one can take it from you
Nor micturate upon it.
For it is your clinging to the rug
That causes such distresses.
Just-As-It-Is: The Dude Sutra 2: 1-6
by Jafnhárr, the Rev. Fr. M Alan Daniels


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Cde. Jae W. Blumenthal-Daniels
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If you must know, I am a bastard. And you will be the Death of me.

Current Residence: Eau Claire, WI
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Favourite cartoon character: Mark Hamill's Joker (from Batman: the Animated Series)
Personal Quote: "Fear not the Darkness, rather the company She keeps..."

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