The Major Adept - Pooh !!!
Sep 23, 2003 11:40 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
The Major Adept - Pooh !
Hi all of you,
I just came across an interesting text, which have some thoughts on Bee's and philosophy.
At least it might help some children (smile...):
The Adept: Winnie-the-Pooh
I really like these stories by A. A. Milne. They remind me of how often we humans act like children.
Here are some of the quotes from the books - http://www-koi8.machaon.ru/pooh/contents.html --- http://sujith_v.tripod.com/quotes/winniethepooh.txt:
"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you."
"When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you're coming."
"Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon."
Pooh was saying to himself, "If only I could think of something!" For he felt very sure that a Very Clever Brain could catch a Heffalump if only he knew the right way to go about it."
"It is hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal."
"It's so much more friendly with two."
Pooh said, "Let's go and see Kanga and Roo and Tigger," and Piglet said, "Y-yes. L-let's" -- because he was still a little anxious about Tigger, who was a Very Bouncy Animal, with a way of saying How-do-you-do, which always left your ears full of sand
"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
"Piglet," said Rabbit, taking a pencil, and licking the end of it, "you haven't any pluck."
....."Excuse me a moment, but there's something climbing up your table," and with one loud Worraworraworraworraworra he jumped at the end of the tablecloth, pulled it to the ground, wrapped himself up in it three times, rolled to the other end of the room, and, after a terrible struggle, got his head into the daylight again, and said cheerfully: "Have I won?"
"That's my tablecloth," said Pooh, as he began to unwind Tigger.
"I wondered what it was," said Tigger.
"It goes on the table and you put things on it."
"Then why did it try to bite me when I wasn't looking?"
"I don't think it did," said Pooh.
"It tried," said Tigger, "but I was too quick for it."
"And how are you?" said Winnie-the-Pooh.
"Not very how," he said. "I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time."
"Dear, dear," said Pooh, "I'm sorry about that. Let's have a look at you."
So Eeyore stood there, gazing sadly at the ground, and Winnie-the-Pooh walked
all round him once.
"Why, what's happened to your tail?' he said in surprise.
"What has happened to it?" said Eeyore.
"It isn't there!"
"Are you sure?"
"Well, either a tail is there or it isn't there. You can't make a mistake about it.
And yours isn't there!"
"Then what is?"
"Let's have a look," said Eeyore, and he turned slowly round to the place where his tail
had been a little while ago, and then, finding that he couldn't catch it up, he turned
round the other way, until he came back to where he was at first, and then he put his
head down and looked between his front legs, and at last he said, with a long, sad, sigh,
"I believe you're right."
"Of course I'm right," said Pooh.
"That Accounts for a Good Deal," said Eeyore gloomily. "It Explains Everything. No
"You must have left it somewhere," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
"Somebody must have taken it," said Eeyore. "How Like Them," he added, after a
Pooh felt that he ought to say something helpful about it, but didn't quite know what.
So he decided to do something helpful instead.
"Eeyore," he said solemnly, "I, Winnie-the-Pooh, will find your tail for you."
"Thank you, Pooh," answered Eeyore. "You're a real friend," said he. "Not like
Some," he said.
So Winnie-the-Pooh went off to find Eeyore's tail......
...Winnie-the-Pooh walked over to Piglet's house and found a note on his door which read:
"GON TO POOH'S HOUS. SIGND, PIGLIT (ME)". So off to his own house he went.
When he arrived at his house he saw Piglet trying to reach the door knocker.
"Let me help you Piglet," said Pooh as he reached for the door knocker and banged it
twice. There was no answer. He tried it again, only this time he banged three times in
case two just wasn't enough. "There doesn't seem to be anybody at home, Piglet."
"But Pooh, this is your house," exclaimed Piglet.
"So it is!" said Pooh, and they went inside. "What can I do for you Piglet?"
"I came to see if you wanted to hunt for Heffalumps or Woozles today," explained
"Both, I think," said Pooh, "because you never know which you are going to find, and
if you find the one you weren't looking for, then you've found the wrong one."
"Oh," said Piglet.
"But I can't look for either today," said Pooh, "because I'm looking for Eeyore's tail."
"Handsome bell-rope, isn't it?" said Owl.
"It reminds me of something," he said, "but I can't think what. Where
did you get it?"
"I just came across it in the Forest. It was hanging over a bush, and I
thought at first somebody lived there, so I rang it, and nothing happened,
and then I rang it again very loudly, and it came off in my hand, and as
nobody seemed to want it, I took it home, and----"
"Owl," said Pooh solemnly, "you made a mistake. Somebody did want it."
"Eeyore. My dear friend Eeyore. He was--he was fond of it."
"Fond of it?"
"Attached to it," said Winnie-the-Pooh sadly.
So with these words he unhooked it, and carried it
back to Eeyore; and when Christopher Robin had
nailed it on to it's right place again, Eeyore frisked
about the forest, waving his tail so happily that
Winnie-the-Pooh came over all funny, and had
to hurry home for a little snack of something to
sustain him. And, wiping his mouth half an hour
afterwards, he sang to himself proudly:
Who found the Tail?
"I," said Pooh,
"At a quarter to two
(Only it was quarter to eleven really),
I found the Tail!"
A Bee doesn't look much between stings.
Tracking what ? said Piglet, coming closer
"That's just what I ask myself. I ask myself, What?" said Pooh.
The "Forbidden land" where Blavatskys got hold of the Stanzas of Dzyan.
It is not really a physical place.
There are no dead-letters there.
Kuhn is either a Woozle or a Heffalump. At least one could suspect him to be that. (Smile...)
M. Sufilight with peace and love...
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