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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People who have it all figured out already and know that they are never ever wrong. A good attempt is made with Piglet, and even some with Tigger, but Rabbit and Owl just kind of fall flat.

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There’s very little effort made to tie it back to Piglet and the other Pooh characters and quite a bit of political ranting. This segues into a sort of benjmain hippie treatise about the billions of dollars the US was spending on the first Iraq war for Kuwait’s oil supplies while “across the country untaxed gang lords cruise about in limousines, drug pushers and psychopaths prey on neglected children, homeless grandmothers push their worldly possessions in shopping carts, citizens of all ages contract Pistol Fever, shooting themselves and each other He seems to idealise and romanticise his idea of “their” thought to an inordinate degree, without really being aware of what’s going on on bennamin side of the world.


If you like marshmallow laced with arsenic, it was worth the wait. Our customer reviews Taoism concepts, to my own ignorent self, are usually somewhat esoteric, mystical or just generally hard to understand.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I loved the first book, absolutely loved it, but this one seemed Why don’t we call the book The Fen of Eeyore?

I’ll confess, I nearly put the book down at that point. The Tao of Pooh Publisher: The Adventures of Monkey King. Pooh’s Way of doing things seems strangely close to the ancient principle of Taoist philosophy, while Piglet exhibits the very important principle in Taoism of the Te, meaning Virtue of the Small.

The Te of Piglet consists more of exposition about the concept of Te and Taoism in general.

The Te of Piglet

If you change you change, if you don’t you hofg. He whines about Eeyores. His studies in Asian Culture included reaching the cer Hoff grew up in the Portland, Oregon neighborhood of Sylvan, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing.


Thistles and nettles from the bog you know, og quite good when cooked in buttered broth. Run 5 miles every day and don’t eat calories a day. Oh, I tell you, in this world nearly every creature suffers from a Positively Startling Lack of Brain. I was introduced to this book as required reading for my yoga training certification. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. While explaining the principles of Taoism through stories from A.

It’s a great book till the end, where it becomes insufferably preachy. Aug 04, Adam rated it did not like it Shelves: And so The Te of Piglet Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Taoism books Religious studies books Winnie-the-Pooh books Dutton Penguin books Pigs in literature Literature featuring anthropomorphic characters.

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Spiced with a few eyebrow-raising quotes and opinions from the author. Somebody spoke to me only yesterday. Its major contributions have been in the areas of government, business, clan and family relations, and hotf reverence.