Benjamin Hoff Quotes


13 Benjamin Hoff quotes:



"Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem."
"According to Lao-tse, the more man interfered with the natural balance produced and governed by the universal laws, the further away the harmony retreated into the distance."
"But the basic Taoism that we are concerned with here is simply a particular way of appreciating, learning from, and working with whatever happens in everyday life."
"From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness."
"It means that Tao doesn't force or interfere with things, but lets them work in their own way, to produce results naturally. Then whatever needs to be done is done."
"Life itself, when understood and utilized for what it is, is sweet."
"Pooh is able to accomplish what he does because he is simpleminded."
"Practically everything from hairstyles to lifestyles is endorsed as some sort of drug to be taken Now for Instant Relief."
"That was when I began to get an idea: to write a book that explained the principles of Taoism through Winnie-the-Pooh, and explained Winnie-the-Pooh through the principles of Taoism."
"To Buddha, the second figure in the painting, life on earth was bitter, filled with attachments and desires that led to suffering."
"Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time."
"We simply need to believe in the power that's within us, and use it."
"Well, it takes all kinds to make a mess."



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