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Tao van Poeh by Benjamin Hoff

Tao van Poeh (1982)

by Benjamin Hoff, E.H. Shepard, Hilde Bervoets

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Title:Tao van Poeh
Authors:Benjamin Hoff
Other authors:E.H. Shepard, Hilde Bervoets
Info:Den Haag : Sirius en Siderius; 168 p, 21 cm; http://opc4.kb.nl/DB=1/PPN?PPN=852689012
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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (1982)

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A nostalgic, funny, and informative explanation of Taoism and The Way as told through the lives and adventures of Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acres Wood. ( )
  ashniclayton | Feb 6, 2016 |
This the book that I take with me on every trip. ( )
  beertraveler | Feb 5, 2016 |
The principles of Tao through Winnie The Pooh...........
The Principles of Winnie the Pooh through Tao...........

"lean back, relax and there we are..."
"The wise know their limitations, the foolish do not" ( )
  pennsylady | Jan 29, 2016 |
Hey, Taoism is not something you should take too seriously so mixing it with Pooh is not a bad idea. At least this book is easier to understand than the _Tao Te Ching_! Remember the three jewels: compassion, moderation, and humility. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
About the author: quoting from the book's dust jacket, "Benjamin Hoff is an Oregon writer, photographer, musician, and composer with a fondness for Forests and Bears. Holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree. . .he was until recently a Japanese-trained fine pruning specialist. He now writes full-time." About the book: still quoting from the book's dust jacket, "In these pages Benjamin Hoff shows that Pooh's Way is amazingly consistent with the principles of living envisioned long ago by the Chinese founders of Taoism. . .And what is Taoism? It's really very simple. It calls for living without preconceived ideas about how life should be lived--but it's not a preconception of how life--It's. . .Well, you'd do better to read this book, and listen to Pooh. . ."
  uufnn | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
A fly can't bird, but a bird can fly.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
"Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie."
For Han Hsiang-tse
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"What's this you're writing?" asked Pooh, climbing onto the writing table.
"You see, Pooh," I said, "a lot of people don't seem to know what Taoism is . . ."
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Haiku about bear
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140067477, 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 breakfast bowl. Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living.

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Author/narrator Hoff calls Winnie the Pooh a "Western Taoist'' and uses the unassuming bear to introduce Eastern philosophical principles. Pooh epitomizes the "uncarved block,'' as he is well in tune with his natural inner self.

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