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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View all 5 comments. Aug 27, Mandi rated it did not like it Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. As you no doubt gathered, the book is said to be about Piglet, but there’s really very little of Piglet in it at all.
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Then again, the world is in such a state, a few beers are certainly called for. He seems to idealise hoff romanticise his idea of “their” thought to an inordinate degree, without really being aware of what’s going on on that side of the world.
Remarkably Piglet was hardly present!
No More Magic Wands. I remember enjoying “The Tao of Pooh” and I naturally figured this would be a companion piece in the same vein. Pretty much at one time humans were telepathic and a cockroach or leaf was not beneath humanity. Apr 29, Jesse Field rated it did not like it. All is not summer in the Acre Wood. Other books in this series. I wanted to like this book.
Would be a great book for the vacation reader as well as the scholar. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. How do you lose 50 pounds in a month? Those stories are great and hilarious and insightful.
He has made this book outdated and so Pigket would not necessarily recommend it to anyone.
He gives hofff watered down version of what he likes about it. There is no end to the pursuit of knowledge, and while science is a crucial part of modern life, it isn’t the key to happiness or a fulfilling life.
Always something going on. Not when done properly. Hoff makes statements that he has no interest in backing up at any ;iglet and appears to have only wanted to do a sequel so that he could criticize the West. It’s entirely whining, from beginning to end. While there was still some charm in the book, it wasn’t as good wi This book was originally rated at two stars by me because it really paled in comparison to the Tao of Pooh, which I still highly recommend. As a child, he preferred to spend his time outdoors, observing animals, insects, and plants.
He rips all of Western science in one paragraph, and praises benjamkn Chinese inventions in the next, not even realizing the venjamin in listing gunpowder as a great invention from the far East!
Showing of reviews. Its major contributions have been in the teh of government, business, clan and family relations, and ancestor reverence. Even I who agree mostlywith his political and philosophical viewpoints, couldn’t help feeling the book was self-righteous and superior-than-thou.
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Milne characters, I approached the rather thicker Te of Piglet with gleeful anticipation. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Keep it simple and basic. By the time Hoff is ready to talk about Piglet, he has very little that is clear to say.
Practice like a motherfucker to teach yourself how to deal with the shitty reality of an existence that is essential meaningless, but simultaneously beautiful and miraculous. But isn’t that annoying to readers?
He really lets loose against the academics and all of Western civilization in this one, while drooling and playing the sycophant for everything Chinese, even the current regime who he brags has young children planting trees and plants bizarre! If you want to contrast ancient hhe with modern society but don’t critically analyze all sides you are doing pigleg a disservice. Open Preview See a Problem? Then there’s the ranting about “kids these days.