15 Things ‘The Big Lebowski’ Teaches Us About Zen

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Urban Dictionary defines Zen as, “Complete and absolute peace,” and “a state of coolness only attained through a totally laid-back type of attitude.” Jeff Bridges’s perennial character, The Dude, embodies such definitions.

“The Big Lebowski” has birthed a new religion, been quoted by a supreme court judge, and has bred a cult status lending legions of nerds to endlessly quote it. It also boasts oodles of Zen philosophies. Here are 15 maxims every budding Buddhist should live by.

15 Things ‘The Big Lebowski’ Teaches Us About Zen

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So get out there, dude, and just chill.