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  • By: Benjamin Hoff
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (443 ratings)

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Summary

Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2013

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life.

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.

While Eeyore frets and Piglet hesitates and Rabbit calculates and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is. And that's the clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.

The Tao of Pooh is an international bestseller and the first Taoist-authored book in history to appear on bestseller lists, it remained on The New York Times’ bestseller list for 49 weeks.

©1982 Benjamin Hoff (P)2012 Tantor

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Exploring Wu Wei using the Pooh Way.

This is a great book. It explores difficult to understand concepts, using simple stories with identifiable characters.

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Perfect

I honestly can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t get something from this book. Excellent story eloquently explaining a beautiful philosophy with a masterful narrator. Well done on every level.

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Simply wonderful, like having a warm bath

Wonderful, sweet, engaging and important. This book has been such an important read for me - valuable life lessons that prompts self-reflection and mindfulness.

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Super introduction to understanding The Tao

Loved this simplified version of The Tao... Great place to start learning about this ancient Chinese wisdom.

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Find the Pooh in you

I have been reading Winne the Pooh to my daughter while also reading a lot of self development and philosophy books for myself lately. I could see the themes coming up in Winnie the Pooh and my daughter loves the stories - how happy Pooh is, how grumpy Eeyore is and angry Rabbit is and so on. This is a fantastic book to explain to us adults why we should be more like Pooh. Enjoy the simple things in life and you will love life like Pooh bear.

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fabulous

An excellent way to deliver wisdom and insight into the Tao, thank you for a wonderful listen.

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Sweet yet relevant

this had been suggested by the Wudang Wellness Academy on the subject of daoism.
very well performed and what fun to use Winnie the pooh as it's example. very good, will listen again in future

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A lovely listen

The narration was very good, very soothing voice which captured the characters well, especially the voice of Pooh. Nice story.

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The tao of who?

Discovering tao in a wonderful reminiscent format. A fantastic read for westerners i terested in what the tao is/means.

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Taoism simply put

Taoist lifestyle wrapped up in plain old simple English. Which is exactly as it should be.

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