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review The Te of Piglet Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Benjamin Hoff Ô 3 free download free download The Te of Piglet In which a good deal of Taoist wisdom is revealed through the character and actions of A A Milne's Piglet Piglet Yes Piglet For better than impulsive Tigger or gloomy Eeyore. After enjoying Benjamin Hoff s Tao of Pooh with its delightful introduction of Taoist ideas using the classic AA Milne characters I approached the rather thicker Te of Piglet with gleeful anticipation Alas if only the book were thinnerThere are still the interactions albeit somewhat less adorable with the denizens of the Hundred Acre Wood but they are nearly suffocated by lengthy broadsides against all sorts of political targets from anti Environmental Business to Technology from Scientists to Western Medicine And while I am not at all opposed to the notion of screeding to one s heart s content the avalanche of Haughty Thoughts seems entirely out of place given both the first book and the greater PoohniverseOf particular oddity was his railing against Grammar s whose great crime against humanity suggesting he or she or theythem constructions rather than he as the default apparently results in the utter emasculation of Men and the Death of Civilization For a school of thought like Taoism that has had some sort of inclusiveness for women in it from the beginning centuries now it seems a really weird hill to die onI ll confess I nearly put the book down at that point I was reminded of Dorothy Parker as Constant Reader reviewing The House at Pooh Corner And it is that word hummy my darlings that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up What the hell HoffI had a brief urge to edit an expurgated version of the Te of Piglet with the politics dialed back several notches and a hundred pages or so so that the lovely Taoist concepts can shine forth But then I remembered this is but one tiny rock in the stream of Taoist literature and in the spirit of such things I should be like water and simply route around it

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review The Te of Piglet Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Benjamin Hoff Ô 3 free download free download The Te of Piglet Seuel to The Tao of Pooh Benjamin Hoff explores the Te Virtue of the Small a principle embodied perfectly in Piglet a Very Small Animal who proved to be so Useful after all. The book is supposed to demonstrate how Piglet in the original AA Milne writings personified Te or Virtue in Action To illustrate this the author wrote a bunch of new situations for Piglet Which defeats the entire purpose since it forces Piglet into the mold for the philosophy instead of showing how he already conforms to itThe author also spends a lot of time explaining how the world is in poor shape due to the Eeyores who complain about how the world is doomed instead of seeing things as they really areHe then writes a final chapter explaining how the world is doomed and everything is going to fall apart and Western Civilization sucks and there s no hope for anything and if only people had listened to Tao and Te things would have turned out much betterEven I who agree mostly with his political and philosophical viewpoints couldn t help feeling the book was self righteous and superior than thou He makes a few decent points but he defends them with poor logic and with examples he made up himself The Warlock really areHe then writes a final chapter explaining how the world is doomed and everything is going to fall apart and Western Civilization sucks and there s no hope for anything and if only people had listened to Tao and Te things would have turned out much betterEven I who agree mostly with his political and philosophical viewpoints couldn t help feeling the book was self A Dot on the Map Selected Stories and Poems righteous and superior than thou He makes a few decent points but he defends them with poor logic and with examples he made up himself

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review The Te of Piglet Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Benjamin Hoff Ô 3 free download free download The Te of Piglet Or intellectual Owl or even loveable Pooh Piglet herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism the Te a Chinese word meaning Virtue of the SmallIn this wonderful. This is like night and day compared to the Tao of PoohTao of Pooh alternated between scenes from Pooh and Hoff s explanation of what that meant in Taoist terms The Pooh scenes really helped illustrate what he was discussing The Te of Piglet consists of exposition about the concept of Te and Taoism in general There s very little effort made to tie it back to Piglet and the other Pooh characters and uite a bit of political rantingThe few points he tried to make about Piglet he d already made in the Tao of Pooh complete with the same examples from the same stories There s very little Piglet and an abundance of Hoff s own opinions on how TaoismBuddhism relate to modern society He discusses everything from feminism being horrible to smoking to farming and fertilization practices to the evils of radiation and therefore modern electronicsWhile I agree with some of the points he made I didn t pick up the book to read how he s applied Taoism to his political philosophy and world view In short just stop with the Tao of Pooh It covers the main points of Te as well

  • Paperback
  • 257
  • The Te of Piglet
  • Benjamin Hoff
  • English
  • 26 May 2018
  • 9781405204279