I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.
"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet
Huff, Benjamin. "The Tao of Pooh." Penguin Books. New York. 1983.
Review: When I first was told of the Taoist Philosophy through a recommendation to read the tao of pooh I just laughed. When I saw the person's eyes and they shined a seriousness I said, ok, I'll bite.
I have found it to be my most favorite book on Taoist philosophy. The second book of this particular boxed collection, the te of piglet, is a bit of a disappointment. Mr. Huff, to my reading, was a bit put off because the popularity of the Tao of pooh was so successful they kept at him to put out another, i.e. the te of piglet.
Regardless, both have value with the Tao of pooh as the best but the Te of piglet is still worth the costs. As a martial artist I have worked diligently to learn about the cultures and philosophies of those who created the arts, i.e. Taoism, Buddhism, Shitoism to name a few, finding this one on Taoism to be a great primer for further readings.
Go for it, it is fun and informative.