The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet (Paperback)Benjamin Hoff (author), E. H. Shepard (illustrator)
"It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal."
Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "It is because you are a very small animal that you will be useful in the adventure before us."
Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. And as for Piglet, he embodies the very important principle of Te, meaning Virtue of the Small. Benjamin Hoff's explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, here and now.
An utterly unique book which makes complex concepts accessible with a little help from Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh may be a Bear of Very Little Brain but there are lessons to be learned from his approach to life. Beautifully decorated by E.H.Shepard.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
'Winnie-the-Pooh has always been a very special (albeit funny old) bear, not least of all because his books are filled with wonderful words of wisdom.', Stylist magazine
"Aspects of Taoism told through the characters of 'Winnie the Pooh' - I mean, does it get better?" Meghan Markle
'Mr. Hoff gives grown-ups permission to rediscover Winnie the Pooh' New York Times
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“Easy as Pooh”
I adored this book. I have always loved the stories of A. A. Milne and Hoffman uses their gentle moral teachings as examples so that the all of the Chinese Taoism teachings stop being confronting and become simple to... More
“Eastern Philosophy meets Western Literature- a witty, accessible way of reflecting on life”
I had become more interested in Eastern philosophy and religion since taking up Tai Chi. I have also always loved Winnie the Pooh. I had a counsellor friend once who thought most people were like a character in Winnie... More
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