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Title: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Bill on November 17, 2007, 11:47:25 AM
Great book. Definitely espouses Dudeist principles. And speaking of Pooh - definitely a Dudeist. But I'll go into that more in the forum for suggesting Dudeists. Eventually.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: ZenDudeist on November 18, 2007, 05:06:21 PM
I don't think ever read the tao of anything, besides the columns on this site, is there any place online to read this dudeist literature?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Bill on November 18, 2007, 05:37:42 PM
Don't know where you can read the whole book online.

But here's some pieces/info:

http://www.just-pooh.com/tao.html
http://winnie-the-pooh.ru/online/lib/tao.html
http://d3dw.gweezlebur.com/pooh/

But you can buy it here...  http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Pooh-Wisdom/dp/1405204265/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195424685&sr=8-2


And speaking of pooh, here are some quotes from his stories....


?Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.?


"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.

Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: ZenDudeist on November 20, 2007, 01:43:36 AM
Haha, nice quote man. It's been a long time since I've been exposed to Pooh... probably not since I was just a wee little Dude...


There I mentioned wee and pooh and in the same sentence no less. I feel so mature.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: ozzy85 on January 28, 2008, 01:35:11 AM
An easy to find book by Benjamin Hoff.  Good reading.  I recommend it.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Laughing Dude on January 03, 2009, 07:46:49 PM
Great book. Definitely espouses Dudeist principles. And speaking of Pooh - definitely a Dudeist. But I'll go into that more in the forum for suggesting Dudeists. Eventually.

Thats a good fucking book, dude.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Window Lady on May 13, 2009, 08:30:31 AM
I was recently exposed to Pooh, or "The Bear" as we call him, performing very un dude like antics in a nightclub. After witnessing this, I would not read anything by this guy.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: digbys kid on May 13, 2009, 12:00:38 PM
Just as there are "dudes" and "The Dude", then there are poohs and The Pooh.

The Pooh does not suffer detractions from the un-Pooh actions of other poohs in nightclubs.  The Pooh Abides.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Window Lady on May 14, 2009, 12:23:34 PM
Fuckin aye.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: his_dudeness on May 18, 2009, 04:06:22 AM
I'm sorry but of all the pooh characters wouldn't the lazy donkey classify as most dudely?
Title: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh
Post by: MagicOPromotion on June 16, 2009, 02:49:58 PM
The worst book I have ever read would probably be The Time Machine, but that is only because I had to read that for class but if I am reading on my own and I dont like a book after the first few chapters I wont finish reading it.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: forumdude on June 17, 2009, 12:20:15 AM
I'm sorry but of all the pooh characters wouldn't the lazy donkey classify as most dudely?

the donkey (eeyore) wasn't lazy. he was cynical and depressed. pooh was pretty lazy.

Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 20, 2009, 04:46:57 PM
I think there are elements of dudeness in all of the Poo characters; collectively they are very dude-like.............

...jesus, sounds like something fucking Zen.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: his_dudeness on June 22, 2009, 11:02:45 PM
I'm sorry but of all the pooh characters wouldn't the lazy donkey classify as most dudely?

the donkey (eeyore) wasn't lazy. he was cynical and depressed. pooh was pretty lazy.




Perhaps eeyore was a nihilist? We'll never know...
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 25, 2009, 03:04:18 AM
I'm sorry but of all the pooh characters wouldn't the lazy donkey classify as most dudely?

the donkey (eeyore) wasn't lazy. he was cynical and depressed. pooh was pretty lazy.




Perhaps eeyore was a nihilist? We'll never know...

Eeyore beliefs in nosing?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Lebukowski on July 09, 2009, 02:23:48 AM
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: sufidude on July 09, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.
that some sorta hundred acre woods thing?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 10, 2009, 01:02:47 AM
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.
that some sorta hundred acre woods thing?

Far from it, dude.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: sufidude on July 10, 2009, 11:14:02 PM
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.
that some sorta hundred acre woods thing?

Far from it, dude.
Just one thing; d'you have to eat so much honey dude?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 12, 2009, 03:28:47 AM
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.
that some sorta hundred acre woods thing?

Far from it, dude.
Just one thing; d'you have to eat so much honey dude?

Fuck you talking about?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: digbys kid on July 12, 2009, 01:06:36 PM
Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, the bear eats you.
that some sorta hundred acre woods thing?

Far from it, dude.
Just one thing; d'you have to eat so much honey dude?

Fuck you talking about?

Alright, Pooh, have it your way.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: sufidude on July 12, 2009, 02:59:01 PM
Christopher Robin draws a lot of water in this forest, you don't draw shit dudes!
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: Lebukowski on July 20, 2009, 02:24:52 PM
Poo is not the preferred nomenclature. "Shit", please.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: sufidude on July 21, 2009, 04:15:19 PM
Poo is not the preferred nomenclature. "Shit", please.

Does the fecal form make you uncomfortable Mr Lebukowski?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 22, 2009, 10:48:07 PM
Christopher Robin draws a lot of water in this forest, you don't draw shit dudes!

What, are you a fucking forest ranger now?  ;D
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: TravisE on July 24, 2009, 10:02:26 PM
Great book. Definitely espouses Dudeist principles. And speaking of Pooh - definitely a Dudeist. But I'll go into that more in the forum for suggesting Dudeists. Eventually.

Great book.   Great book.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 29, 2009, 12:08:54 AM
Great book. Definitely espouses Dudeist principles. And speaking of Pooh - definitely a Dudeist. But I'll go into that more in the forum for suggesting Dudeists. Eventually.

Great book.   Great book.

The first draft? Or the compromised second draft?
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: greatspiritmonk on August 07, 2009, 02:03:27 AM
I've just finished reading both the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet. I've found both quite good but I'd have liked them more if they had a kind of summary at the end, since sometimes they're a little "messy".

Anyway they are part of my trilogy on Taoism with Tao Te King and Lao Tzu writings.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: sufidude on August 07, 2009, 01:34:28 PM
I've just finished reading both the Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet. I've found both quite good but I'd have liked them more if they had a kind of summary at the end, since sometimes they're a little "messy".

Anyway they are part of my trilogy on Taoism with Tao Te King and Lao Tzu writings.

Te of Piglet was by far my favorite because of its unique method of teaching. Many complained that Benjamin Hoff used the book as a soap box to rant on his personal "Taoist" opinions of society and others. But the author himself was the lesson in Te, as Piglet's closing defense of Eeyore and calling of the book's own author to task prove. Simply brilliant.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: meekon5 on September 30, 2009, 08:14:27 AM
I have lost so many copies of this book lending it to people.

As i said elsewhere:
Problem with the Tao of Pooh is anyone I lend it to instantly becomes a Poohist rather than a taoist.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: greatspiritmonk on September 30, 2009, 11:53:16 PM
You should start selling it.  ;D
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: meekon5 on October 05, 2009, 08:08:22 AM
At times I think it's only me that keeps Benjamin Hoff in clams.
Title: Re: Anybody ever read the Tao of Pooh?
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 05, 2009, 08:37:52 PM
This is a good one. 8) But you are spreading the right point of view to people.