My Talk at the Princeton University Hindu Life Program

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SAPIENS & STHITAPRAJNA
Comparative Exploration of Seneca’s Stoicism and the Bhagavad-Gita

a wisdom talk by 
Ashwini Mokashi, PhD 
SP Pune University,
Princeton Research Forum 

Wednesday, June 24 | 6pm EDT
on 
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 What makes one a wise person? How should one act in the world to be happy? What is a life well-lived? These central questions drive both the Stoic master Seneca and the sacred Hindu text Bhagavad-gita. Although the Gita and Seneca’s writings  are centuries, continents, and cultures apart, might they share a common philosophical core?

Philosophy  scholar and researcher, Dr. Ashwini Mokashi draws on her book on this subject to offer a thoughtful comparison between these two streams of philosophy, focusing in on Stocism’s ideal of the sapien and the Gita’s archetype of the sthitaprajna. 
All are welcome.

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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