Goddess of Wisdom – Saraswati

by Ashwini Mokashi (c)

Today is Dussehra, Dasara, Vijaya Dashami and the day is celebrated by the Hindu community as a worship of Goddes Saraswati, who is the Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge and Art. I hope with her blessings, we can move forward with the mission of spreading the word that wisdom leads to happiness and therefore try to inculcate it in our lives.

Here is my poem as my tribute:

Pond Behavior

Little did I know that I lived in a pond

And shared it with those, who knew all along

That they belonged there, and I did not.

We spent all day playing tag and whispers

I couldn’t pass on what I had heard

With the same attitude as others

Authority and judgments of a class of people

Who know, they are much above and beyond

For the sundries to reach them and their pals

And cause any damage to their reputation

What are my options? Leave and go

And begin the search for my true station

Or stay here with the sense of alienation

That does me no good, nor the others

It is time to play a new game, take the lead and

Spread wise thoughts with good deeds.

Published by ashwinimokashi

Ashwini Mokashi's book 'Sapiens and Sthitaprajna' is on Comparative Philosophy on the concept of the wise person in Stoic Seneca and the Gita. The book talks about how wisdom leads to happiness. This book is now also recognized by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association from New York. Her next book, a work in progress, is an account of a meditational community in India. Her broad interest is in synthesizing wisdom from various ancient traditions in the context of modern challenges.

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