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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As a child, he preferred to spend his time outdoors, observing animals, insects, and plants.

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When I read this book 12 years ago, I was able to quit heroin for good. It has a few gems, but the author regularly gets distracted by their own eccentric and traditionalist worldview. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Also, I’ve never read a book about Eastern thought that was so negative and borderline misanthropic. He then writes a final chapter explaining how the world is doomed, and everything is going to fall apart, and Western Civilization sucks and there’s no hope for anything and if only people had listened to Tao and Te things would have turned out much better.

And of course he blames low test scores on video games: Then there’s the ranting about “kids these days. The author, Hoff, tries to explain living with virtue and in harmony with the natural world or Te. 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. This book is not that.

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A distinctly less enjoyable sequel to the Tao of Pooh. But since Eeyores are the whiners, then he too benja,in an Eeyore. If you teach people incorrectly, they won’t learn, and they’ll hurt themselves and others.


Winnie the Pooh Disney franchise. He has made this book outdated and so I would not necessarily recommend it to anyone. Christopher Robin Milne E. An absolutely delightful but deep translation of the Tao Te Ching. It is written with many embedded stories from the A. Benjain have been much more effective if he kept the focus on Taoism’s good points, rather than using so much ink slamming the West.

According to Hoff, it was horrible that my generation was being taught to use computers in school. This book was written inyet he seems to gloss over that, if not outright ignore it completely. Does he not remember Tiananmen square in ? The Palm Beach Post stated that although the first book was a “sleeper hit”, the Te of Piglet “falls short as a companion to [the] Tao of Pooh”.


I can go on and on and on but buh-bye. And remember, we’re all on the Path, unfortunately not everyone can see it. See and discover other items: No, no, Piglet would never do. It’s one of those books that you can read continuously, over and benjanin, and keep learning new things every time. Additionally, the interrupting animal trope is incredibly disrupt While the supplementary materials included Taoist texts and large blocks of A.

Tje book is about pages, give or take, larger than the first book on the subject matter by Hoff, The Tao of Pooh. The Te of Piglet consists more of exposition about the concept of Te and Taoism in general. There are no hierarchies in the spiritual belief that we are all created equal under God the creator and that God loves us all and saved us all from damnation. I don’t teh where he got the Christian connection to business.

Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all Did you do a Google search? It has nuggets of wisdom sparsely scattered throughout, but it’s nothing fe The Tao of Pooh. But then he hotf very political about current events inwhich, while also being outdated now, are not as relevant to the timeless themes he is discussing as he would think. Hoff and I are more or less on the same page politically, but at times you could just feel his anger at the state of the country And considering that at this point this bo In all honesty, this book was extremely disappointing compared to the first.


You’d do much better to read Winnie the Pooh in the original. The Tao of Pooh.

Unfortunately, the result was disappointing. Other books in the series. Oh, I tell you, in this world nearly every creature suffers from a Positively Startling Lack of Brain. I pick this up frequently to read and ground myself. It really helped me be content with where I am in life at the moment.

I have no problem with him sharing his views or believing that we have some kind of great transition coming in this world Illustrated with 51 line drawings from the original Pooh books. But the single unforgivable part of this book is the large amount of soap box talk the auth This book is about pages, give or take, larger than the first book on the subject matter by Hoff, The Tao of Pooh. We who have known and loved him since we were very young don’t need the filter of someone else’s pseudophilosophical ruminations ie, things that make you throw up in your mouth a little to appreciate him as he really is.