The Tao of Pooh
The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!...in which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese...or a venerable philosopher...but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear, A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore... show more
The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!...in which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese...or a venerable philosopher...but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear, A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh!
While Eeyore frets...and Piglet hesitates...and Rabbit calculates...and Owl pontificates...Pooh thinks. And that's a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.
Publish date: July 28th 1983
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
It would be easy to dismiss this book by its cover as a ‘child’s read’ and leave it on the shelf. That would be a shame, for this charming book portrays the principles of Taoism through the story of Winnie the Pooh - and the other characters - in such a way that it makes the reader stop… and think a...
bookshelves: fraudio, winter-20122013, philosophy, china, spring-2014, re-visit-2014, re-read, e-book, essays Read from February 07, 2013 to May 08, 2014 http://youtu.be/ksVgOSJ_Kv0Opening: ''You see, Pooh," I said, ''a lot of people don't seemto know what Taoism is ... "''Yes?" said Pooh, blin...
To be honest, I am not a big "Winnie the Pooh" fan, and I was going to put this book down after the first 30 pages, but I am thankful that I kept reading. Benjamin Hoff does a fantastic job of explaining Taoism in an easy to read, intellectually stimulating format.In addition, even if you don’t want...
Always been partial to a little Taoist thinking, and this has been written in a very accessible and entertaining way. I wondered if it might beat me at first when I realised I hadn't read any of the actual Winnie the Pooh books, but of course it makes no difference where this is concerned.Needless t...
My rating: 5 of 5 starsA copy of The Tao of Pooh was provided to me by Tantor Media for review purposes."...the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life. From the Taoist point of view, t...