Benjamin Hoff, Author Dutton/Signet $ (p) ISBN Piglet shows the Way, turning his smallness into an asset and embodying Te. Now, as luck would have it, Pooh’s buddy Piglet turns out to be the perfect embodiment of Te, the Taoist term for virtue, which is attained. In this companion to his bestselling The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff uses the lowly and self-abnegating character from A. A. Milne’s classics to proclaim the.
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I know I’m being critical, but I cannot in good conscience recommend this book to anyone. The Tao of Pooh. Retrieved from ” https: I ended up skipping pages to get past Hoff’s tirades on how we should live in sod houses eating only the twigs and berries that grow on our front lawns, and how all the world’s problems would be solved by sitting in a drum circle or t strikes, hoping the rest of the world notices, a la Gandhi. The Pooh scenes really helped illustrate what he was discussing.
That book has the wrong title, to start with.
For a school of thought like Taoism that has had some sort of inclusiveness for women in it from the beginning centuries, nowit seems a really weird hill to die on. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Much of it felt like came from a place of frustration with the politics, global trends, and popular culture.
The Best Books of They missed the point, they took what they wanted and through the rest away, and that doesn’t work. Milne writings personified Te, or ‘Virtue in Action’.
The Te of Piglet
According to Hoff, “Confucianism concerns itself mostly with human relations-social and political rules and hierarchies. Is this feature helpful? He ends with a threatening tirade about how we are destroying the environment, and will pay one day soon in a big way.
He has made this benjammin outdated and so I would not necessarily recommend it to anyone.
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The book starts off fine, with some basic introductions of Taoism I wanted to like this book. Mar 17, P.
Shepherd illustrations, and use Milne’s characters for a book that has really nothing to do with the pihlet of either artist. Aug 19, Don Schminkey rated it liked it. He makes a few decent points but he defends them with poor logic and with ‘examples’ he made up himself.
In short – just stop with the Tao of Pooh. It’s a great book till the end, where it becomes insufferably preachy. November 15,p6L. Dec 07, Ian Malone rated it did not like it. Jun 05, Corbitt rated it it was ok. He really lets loose against the academics and all of Western civilization in this one, while drooling and playing the sycophant for everything Chinese, even the current regime who he brags has young children planting trees and plants bizarre!
The few points he tried to make about Piglet he’d already made in the Tao of Thf – complete with the benjakin examples from the same stories. June 6, Hawes. Through his writings for Punch magazine, A.
Rather than explaining characteristics of Piglet we should emulate, he pulls an Eeyore himself and preaches doom and gloom most of the book. See all reviews. This is my third purchase of this book, I wore the other two out.
The Tao of Pooh was awesome. And yes, Christians have family relations because they care about their family unlike the Taoist that just goes with the flow and doesn’t attach themselves to people so they won’t feel the loss but again, isn’t that the same with most religions?
Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Much of his observations and claims pig,et have been discussed intelligently in a classroom setting or at least through the proper written discourse rather than his whiny rants.
The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet
It was me what was trod, yup? Not that I disagree with him, but he comes across as very childish and resentful. As if we don’t have establishments in the Benuamin States where you can sit and talk and interact and be social, or that they don’t have fast food restaurants in China they get you in and out the door as quick as possible.
Briefly stated, Confucianism deals with the individual’s place within the group. But what’s this, you’re looking a bit doom-and-gloom, my friend. Read reviews that mention tao of pooh winnie the pooh benjamin hoff uncarved block years ago hundred bsnjamin acre wood taoist principles tao te ching highly recommend inner nature read this book easy read easy to understand bisy backson great book pooh bear pooh and piglet eastern philosophy things happen. It’s not really about anything.
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Would have been much more effective if he kept the focus on Taoism’s good points, rather than using so much ink slamming the West. This was not nearly as impactful as Pooh, and felt forced to me. Hoff, does a good job of using previously written works to illustrate his points, but comes short when using Milne’s characters. He forgets about all the people that do get hurt from half-assing a way of life that can change the world when practiced with patience and concentration. When I read this book 12 years ago, I was able to quit heroin for good.
Why, what Whining we shall have tonight, sir From C – Literary Studies: