The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

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These two wonderful volumes combine the irresistible charm of A.A. Milne's characters with the enduring wisdom of ancient teachings. With illustrations from the original Pooh books, both feature dialogues between author and the Pooh gang interspersed with traditional Taoist stories.

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Benjamin Hoff grew up in a rural area a few miles from Portland, Oregon-at the opposite end of the valley in which Opal Whiteley wrote her diary. As a child, he, like Opal, preferred to spend his time outdoors, observing animals, insects, and plants. From an early age, he, too, loved to write. He is tha author of the bestselling The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet.
Published January 1, 1982 by METHUEN CHI.BKS.. 168 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels. Non-fiction

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Heft laughs at Buddhism without explaining Taoism's response to the sorrows of life, mocks Confucianism without explaining what the Taoist does for social ethics, and slides over the ""embarrassing"" aspects of Taoism (belief in gods, immortality, thoroughgoing quietism).

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For instance, he describes how “the Eeyore attitude gets in the way of wisdom and happiness and prevents any sort of real accomplishment in life.” Narrator Simon Vance demonstrates his great range, shifting easily from didactic sections of the book to fictional narrative and imbuing Milne’s...

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But then they had to go and announce Alex Ross Perry’s live-action Winnie The Pooh.

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the paper hasn’t yellowed a bit, which makes me think the book takes its don’t-question/just-be philosophy to heart.

Feb 29 2008 | Read Full Review of The Tao of Pooh

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Rather than turn away from 'the world of dust,' Lao-tse advised others to 'join the dust of the world.' What he saw operating behind everything in heaven and earth he called Tao (DAO), 'the Way.' A basic principle of Lao-tse's teaching was this Way of the Universe could not be adequately describe...

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Milne began writing collections of stories and poems that became the books When We Were Very Young (which introduced a bear named Edward and a swan named Pooh), The House at Pooh Corner, Now We Are Six, and Winnie-The-Pooh.

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