Benjamin Hoff

A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on earth

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As our planet takes action to cast out its manmade poisons and heal its man-caused wounds, many human inhabitants will no doubt give way to fear.  Many will cling to seemingly powerful we're-God's-chosen-people religions, hoping that by so doing they will be saved from the wrath of a Vengeful God (not recognizing that the approaching "vengeance" will in reality be man's own actions coming back at him - and not recognizing that the Infinite Universal Power is far more than the narrow-minded gatekeeper of an exclusive Spiritual Country Club).

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Te of Piglet, Pages: 250

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on harmony

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Thousands of years ago, man lived in harmony with the rest of the natural world . . . he communicated with animals, plants, and other forms of life - none of which he considered "beneath" himself, only different, with different jobs to perform.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Te of Piglet, Pages: 13

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on childhood and education

The Eeyore Educational System sees childhood as a waste of time, a luxury that society cannot afford . . . Put children in school at the earliest age possible; load them down with homework; take away their time, their creativity, their play, their power; then plug them into machines.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Te of Piglet, Pages: 72..73

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on earth

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Eeyore religion says that the earth isn't worth saving, anyway, and that when it comes to an end, the Faithful will be transported instantly to heaven.  No problem.  We'd like to see them explain things to Saint Peter at the Gate, when he asks them what they did with the world that God entrusted to them.  That might get a bit sticky.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Te of Piglet, Pages: 130..131

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on justice

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How can you get very far, If you don't know Who You Are? How can you do what you ought, If you don't know What You've Got? And if you don't know Which To Do Of all the things in front of you, Then what you'll have when you are through Is just a mess without a clue Of all the best that can come true If you know What and Which and Who.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on arrogance, life, secrets, and simplicity

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.

Benjamin Hoff

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on day, death, problems, and thought

There was a man that hated his footprints and his shadow, so one day he thought that if he ran fast enough, his footprints and shadow would not be able to follow him and then he never ever had to look at them again. He ran and he ran as fast as he could, but the shadow and the footprints had no problems keeping up to him. And he ran even faster and all of a sudden he fell dead to the ground. But if he been standing still there hadn't been any footprints and if he had been resting under a tree his shadow had been swallowed of the trees shadow.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on belief, danger, difficulty, emptiness, feeling, illusions, loneliness, separation, spirituality, weakness, and world

Modern man's difficulties, dangerous beliefs and feelings of loneliness, spiritual emptiness,and personal weakness are caused by his illusions about, and separation from, the natural world.

Benjamin Hoff

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on wisdom, wonder, and taoism

"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. "What's that?" the Unbeliever asked. "Wisdom from the Western Taoist,"I said. "It sounds like something from Winnie-the-Pooh ," he said. "It is," I said. "That's not about Taoism," he said. "Oh, yes it is," I said."

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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