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Benjamin Hoff
 
Date of birth: 1946
Date of death: Alive (or unknown)
Country Of Origin: America
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A basic principle of Lao-tse's teaching was that this Way of the Universe could not be adequately described in words, and that it would be insulting both to its unlimited power and to the intelligent human mind to attempt to do so.

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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.

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And while Tiggers may appear energetic to the extreme, their love of ceaseless action and sensation is actually a form of spiritual laziness.

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As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid.

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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.

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From the state of the Uncarved Block comes the ability to enjoy the simple and the quiet, the natural and the plain.

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From the Taoist point of view, sourness and bitterness come from the interfering and unappreciative mind.

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From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness.

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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.

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It seems that it's no longer adequate to be a True Individual, or even a Hero; now one needs to be some sort of Superman, living an overinflated life punctuated (in true Tigger fashion) with exclamation marks.

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Life itself, when understood and utilized for what it is, is sweet.

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Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem.

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Movies, television shows, and magazines promote impulsive behavior of the most questionable kind, in the most flash-it-in-their-faces manner.

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Pooh is able to accomplish what he does because he is simpleminded.

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Practically everything from hairstyles to lifestyles is endorsed as some sort of drug to be taken Now for Instant Relief.

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