The Tao of Pooh – by Benjamin Hoff

The Tao by PoohI love Winnie the Pooh and there is no better way to explain taoism than by using him as an example. He is the “living” embodiment of the simple life we should all live according to The Tao

The Path

It is difficult to translate the meaning of Tao into English, but The Path or The Way comes closest. The tao is a code of behaviour that one must follow, the path through life. It is based on the principles of Yin and Yang and is considered to be the natural order of all things. According to Tao our main problem as humans is that we do not know who we truly are.

The Tao of Pooh

Taoism is quite hard to understand but in the book The Tao of Pooh one can at least get a first glimpse into it. It is an easy and fun book to read and the characters in Winnie the Pooh correspond perfectly to Taoism.
The teachings of Tao are simple yet hard to follow because they say you should live a life of non action. You should gain wisdom but release knowledge. The Tao does nothing but leaves nothing undone. Although this book is relatively easy, reading it more than once might be good so one can really take in the teachings on a deeper level.

If you are interested in learning more about Taoism in a relatively easy way I really recommend The Tao of Pooh as your first book to read. Click on the link to get your very own copy!

The Tao of Pooh

If you have any questions or comments on this or any of the other posts, please feel free to use the comments section below.

Blessings, Kristina

4 thoughts on “The Tao of Pooh – by Benjamin Hoff”

  1. Hi,
    My son loves Pooh, and I love TAO. We are quite alike, right?
    We love the same things from different perspectives. I’d like to read that book. Thanks for bringing it here.


    1. Pooh is the greatest and tao is a wonderful way to live in my opinion. I want to learn more about it as soon as i have the time.


  2. Hello – this is one of the best books about the lightness of touch you get from Toaism – Winnie’s got it all sussed and mothing’s gonna phase him.

    Why worry about what you can’t change when you can spend your time improving or helping where ever you can? That’s a cool ideal and if that isn’t Toaist then my name’s not Winnie The Pooh Two.

    It’s a lovely day here, so have fun where you are – Andre

    1. Hi! Winnie is by far the best representative of Taoism you could ever find and this is a truly lovely book. Using Winnie to explain Taoism is an absolute stroke of genius and I love it.

      You are so right; why worry about things you can’t change? 🙂

      Take care and have a wonderful day

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