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The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet

The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet Is there such thing as a Western Taoist Benjamin Hoff says there is and this Taoist s favorite food is honey Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh bear and his companions the au

  • Title: The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet
  • Author: Benjamin Hoff
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is there such thing as a Western Taoist Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist s favorite food is honey Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breIs there such thing as a Western Taoist Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist s favorite food is honey Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breakfast bowl Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie the Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living.

    BBC Religions Taoism What is the Tao Nov , The Tao is not a thing or a substance in the conventional sense It cannot be perceived but it can be observed in the things of the world Although it gives rise to all being, it does not itself Taoism Introduction to the Tao and What is Taoism What is the Tao Taoism What is the Tao Answer Tao pronounced dao means literally the path or the way It is a universal principle that underlies everything from the creation of galaxies to the interaction of human beings The workings of Tao The Tao of Natural Breathing For Health, Well Being, and The Tao of natural breathing by Denis Lewis addresses this topics lack of material with a through analysis of breathing and a program of breathing re eduction to develop the readers natural Of Two Minds The Way of the Tao Is Reversal May , The Way of the Tao Is Reversal May , As Jackson Browne put it Don t think it won t happen just because it hasn t happened yet We can summarize all that will unfold in the next few years in one line The way of the Tao is reversal This is the opening line of Chapter of Lao Tzu s , character commentary on the Tao, The Tao The Tao of Rich Review Achieve Anything Humanly Imaginable The Tao of Rich System Is Any Good or Bad My Honest Thoughts If you would like to accomplish a target for life, you have to work hard and you want to focus The time ought to be utilised to finish all of the tasks The Tao of What is Tao The Spiritual Naturalist Society

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    1. Benjamin Hoff says:
      Hoff grew up in the Portland, Oregon neighborhood of Sylvan, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing Hoff obtained a B.A in Asian Art from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1973.Hoff has also studied architecture, music, fine arts, graphic design and Asian Culture His studies in Asian Culture included reaching the certificate level in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, had two years of apprenticeship in Japanese fine pruning methods, and four years of instruction in the martial art form of T ai chi ch uan, including a year of Ch i Kung In his spare time, he practices Taoist Qigong and T ai chi ch uan.Hoff was awarded the American Book Award in 1988 for The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow The Tao of Pooh was an international bestseller and spent 49 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list The Te of Piglet also became an international bestseller and spent 59 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.In 2006, Hoff published an essay on his website titled Farewell to Authorship , in which he denounced the publishing industry and announced his resignation from book writing.

    Comment 739 on “The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet

    1. Katie says:
      I read this book late one night in a drafty garage three weeks ago when I was in California for my aunt s funeral I read in the garage because there were people literally sleeping in every room of my dad s house on the floors, in the hallways it was impossible to find a place after 9 45 where I could turn a light on without disturbing anybody It was the only thing I could find to do as my computer was out of juice and the only other reading material was a TIME magazine from the early 90s or a ha [...]

    2. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:
      The Tao of PoohThis is one amazing little book It s so calm, simple and inspiring I wanted to start reading it again as soon as I finished it This book can definitely change your life it s so uplifting What I found really interesting when reading reviews here and there is how everyone identifies with a different chapter from the book, a different character The book really has something to offer to each and everyone of us, it echoes our own personal experiences My favourite chapters must be Cottl [...]

    3. Jason says:
      I read this in the summer of 1990 and understood Taoism much better than I did in my philosophy class A very cool little read.Following a very busy, difficult school year, I thought a little review of a world view focused on remaining calm in all situations wouldn t be a bad idea.Yep, still a very enjoyable little book that reminds you of the strength, courage and power of self, the universe and of nothing On to the Te of Piglet.

    4. Clint says:
      As if the Tao of Pooh weren t enough, the Te of Piglet had to come along And as if that weren t enough, there s a boxed set A boxed set This is not the Velevet Underground, this is self consciously wacky pseudo philisophical bullshit Where s my razors, I feel the urge to flee this world for good.

    5. Claire says:
      The best points of this book were the excerpts from Winnie the Pooh Though I know the author wrote the book to simplify Taoism for those of us ie me who have not concept of it, I had the distinct impression that he oversimplified it He basically condemned the pursuit of knowledge and any sort of goals in favor of simplemindedness and simply enjoying everyday life.

    6. Kimberly says:
      Things in their original simplicity contain their own natural power, power that is easily spoiled and lost when that simplicity is changed.The Way, way of the universe, it s natural balance harmony retreats with man s interference.Through working in harmony with life s circumstances, taoist understanding changes what other perceive as negative into something positive.When you know and respect your own inner nature, you know where you belong You also know where you don t belong.WuWei the pooh way [...]

    7. Nicholas says:
      The two books were good overall, since the author achieved his purpose to convey the Taoist message in a less scholarly professorial ancient manner It evokes many people s childhood memories about the A.A Milne creation in a nice and simple way.However, I found that parts of the book got side tracked and seemed to suggest very poor judgements about life In the Tao of Pooh, after the chapter Bisy Backson , things kind of went downhill Pooh, being a very unintelligent character, is portrayed like [...]

    8. Mike Harmon says:
      I give the Tao of Pooh 4 Stars and the Te of Piglet 0 Stars for an avg of 2 Stars.Tao of Pooh the author uses excerpts from Winnie the Pooh stories in order to give a simplified explanation of Taoism There are good lessons to reflect on concerning discarding arrogance and complexity contentment, etc I don t really buy into the Tao does not do, but nothing is not done concept that teaches living without meddlesome, combative, or egotistical effort So, ditch the ego, yeah sure, but it s not in my [...]

    9. Alexia says:
      I wish I had read this book in conjunction with other religious texts Looking at the details of how it is similar to the Bible, for instance, would have been an good exercise in remembering that there is common ground amongst different spiritual beliefs Though this book is an excellent resource on Taoism I didn t get as much out of it as I had hoped I can t tell if it is because I had a class that went over Taoism s fundamentals or if it is the book itself It might be the latter the book is writ [...]

    10. Adam says:
      Quick, somewhat charming read wherein the basic concepts of the Tao are illustrated via tales pulled from the Pooh centric books Clever idea, works well, however, the author s skill does cause some confusion Switching from author narrative to quoted Pooh text is clear enough, however, disengaging from the quote is sometimes often confusing Some formatting choices cause confusion too such as when double spacing betwixt paragraphs should and should not occur And for an uptick, original Pooh story [...]

    11. Benjamin Duffy says:
      I think this is one of those works that I would have enjoyed if I d read it in my teens or twenties rather than my thirties I didn t Or that I would have found profound if it were my first introduction to Taoism it wasn t Much like the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy series, I came upon these books too late for my own good, as a grouchy, jaded, grown ass man And as such, The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet just struck me as being not nearly as clever as they seemed to think they were I fully [...]

    12. TrenTren says:
      Read a ga gillion times over the years in little pick up off the shelf 20 minute increments Winnie the Pooh my favorite fictional character, his little stuffly nose voice, his hunny bunny belly and his whistlin right along attitude I TRY to be like that and it sadly, comes and goes like the wind Heartwarming and sweet and true, everyone should really, really own a copy of this book.


    13. Natalie says:
      What a lovely and delightful way to learn about Taoism.

    14. RW Erskine says:
      great stuff interesting look into the personality written about fictitious charactersves them a sense realism.

    15. Gloria Chavira says:
      I could read this book over and over and discover new hidden meaning It is such a cute book and I love how the author explains Taoism through the story of Pooh.

    16. Todd says:
      The Tao of PoohFour StarsHoff interprets the characters of A.A.Milne s Winnie the Pooh stories from the perspective of Taoism, especially singling out Pooh himself as the personification of Taoism, as contrasted by the other characters The book is short, light, and easy to read Hoff s point is simple and attractive, a sort of Just go with it attitude, where experience counts for than intelligence or education, seeking to work in harmony with nature and use existing strengths He is especially cr [...]

    17. Ron Davidson says:
      The Tao of Pooh is a classic, an entertaining and informative overview of Taoism The Te of Piglet, not so much.I read the first book many years ago, and I remembered liking it very much, but as time went on and I became old and forgetful, I couldn t remember the content Like many booklovers I have a apartment full of books I haven t yet read I bought this combined book from a book club a long time ago I figured, laying around at home after back surgery, now is a good time to read it I ve had a l [...]

    18. Zezan says:
      Good coverage of Taoist content, and hits all the key notes, but I found this book let down in two regards the author interspersing his personal political ideology into the writing I think Taoism is a lot personal than political and the way the author writes vaguely about certain topics including using Pooh metaphors that sometimes don t fit As a novice to Taoism, a reader may not understand what he is getting at As someone previously exposed to Taoism, the reader then simply gets a rehashing o [...]

    19. Pearl says:
      The Tao Of Pooh is the better book with many insightful philosophical views The Te of Piglet on the other hand was a rant about the negative aspects of western society than anything else Although there is discussion of the way and the inherent benefits of Taoism it doesn t provide a reason as to why Taoism doesn t ring true and therefore widely adopted in western let alone Chinese society.

    20. Bram says:
      An everyday life explanation of Taoism through some adorable characters, mixed with social critique It s a view worth spreading and Mr Hoff makes a couple of good points Clear writing style with some touching quotes, though the book reads a bit like an eclectic patchwork.

    21. Melanie says:
      Tao of Pooh has lots of little gems of wisdom It reminds me of the saying to be like water and go with the flow The Te of Piglet was of a cynical person giving opinions on how the younger generation is destroying the world.

    22. Mark Hillick says:
      Cool, little book.Very easy to read and a nice reminder to chill, enjoy life and not overthink things.I very much enjoyed the tone of the author, quite playful but still effective and definitely enjoyable.

    23. Cindy Monical says:
      Awesome read I think this book would be lost on closed minded people but if you embrace all religions you should enjoy and learn from it Best book I ve read in quite some time.

    24. Cheryl Boutwell says:
      It was really enlightening I relate to piglet and it was very helpful.

    25. Ashley says:
      Sometimes the metaphor of using Winnie the Pooh to explain this stuff got stretched a little too weirdly and a little too far.


    26. Dini says:
      One to keep on the shelf and pull down every now and again.

    27. Anna Gunn says:
      I enjoyed the philosophy simply laid out in the first book The second seemed far less inspiring and hypocritical in places.

    28. Manzoid says:
      In The Tao of Pooh , Benjamin Hoff uses the personalities of the characters in A A Milne s tales to illustrate Taoism alongside some competing worldviews The characters can divided into 3 categories of personality and philosophy Rabbit Owl, Eeyore, and Pooh Rabbit quickly develops and executes clever action plans that don t capture the essence of a given situation and usually go awry Similar to Rabbit in terms of being too clever by half, Owl pontificates and analyzes and never actually does any [...]

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