Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What have you read about Taoism? Winnie-the-Pooh?

I was waiting for the computer at the library about a week ago, and wandered along some book aisles, and stumbled across The Te of Piglet. I was merely curious at first, and then amazed. It was very readable, very interesting, and moreover a subject matter that I knew very little about.

It turns out to be the sequel to The Tao of Pooh, which seems equally as good. And equal is a fitting description, as it is termed a "companion book" rather than a sequal, per se.

Taoism (pronounced, more or less, Dow-ism) is an ancient Chinese-originating religion-philosophy, while Te is a Taoist word meaning (sorta) Virtue in Action.

For an excerpt about the Three Vinegar Tasters go here
and I found this curious: http://dudespaper.com/careful-man-theres-vinegar-here.html/

1 comment:

  1. i spent years when i was young reading about taoism. fascinating! the tao te ching and chuang tzu were my favorites.