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This book is highly rated among my AP Chinese and Culture class students. Many of them grew up with Pooh and his friends. This book opens up a door and leads them into a path of learning the Taoism. This book shows a very unique way to exam and reflect on my own understanding on the Taoism, because for the recent 15 years I have been studying the Taoism in the Chinese text, hoping to find a way of full understanding and enlightenment. I adore this ancient book very much, hoping to conduct my life in the teaching of the Taoism. I watched and read some stories about Pooh together with my son, so when I first time read this book, I was able to relate the individual characters to the teaching essence from the book Dao De Jing. Thanks to the author, my American students who barely know about Taoism found that they were intrigued to the Taoism by reading this book. To them, it is an interesting journey of self discovery and self reflection.
the Tao of Pooh – Everything Will Be Okay
instead, is the opposite of Pooh, the Knowledge for the sake of Appearing Wise, the one who studies Knowledge for the sake of Knowledge, and who keeps what he learns to himself or to his own small group, rather than working for the enlightenment of others. That way, the scholars can appear Superior, and will not likely be suspected of Not Knowing Something. After all, from the scholarly point of view, it's practically a crime not to know everything. But sometimes the knowledge of the scholar is a bit hard to understand because it doesn't seem to match up with our own experience of things. Isn't the knowledge that comes from experience more valuable than the knowledge that doesn't?
One of the basic principles of Taoism is P'U; the Uncarved Block. The essence of the Uncarved Block is that things in their original simplicity contain their own natural power, power that is easily spoiled and lost when that simplicity is changed. This principle applies not only to things, but to people as well. Or Bears. Which brings us to Pooh, the very Epitome of the Uncarved Block. When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few, other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work, odd as that may appear to others at times. As put it in 'Winnie-the-Pooh', "Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right."