Upanishads and the Cure for Loneliness

By Ashwini Mokashi, Ph.D. Introduction Loneliness is a major problem in the current times. This article tries to address the issue of loneliness and the cure for it from the ancient wisdom of Hindu Philosophy. We will take three principles to address this issue from the Indian philosophical texts of the Upanishads and will alsoContinue reading “Upanishads and the Cure for Loneliness”


I Introduction The most celebrated doctrine of Plato, his ‘Theory of Ideas’, which is the center of his philosophy, faces some acute problems. This theory is very harshly attacked by the critics, and therefore, it stands in need of re-examination. A critic like Aristotle shows the invalidity of the argument in its favor with hisContinue reading “REFLECTIONS ON ARISTOTLE’S CRITICISM OF FORMS”

उपनिषदांची साथ आणि एकाकीपणाचा ऱ्हास

उपनिषदांचा अभ्यास हा आपला खूप मोठा ठेवा आहे. आपली संस्कृती समजण्यात आणि जपण्यात मराठी लोकं नेहमीच अग्रेसर असतात. त्यामुळे प्रत्येक नवीन पिढीला आपल्या संस्कृतीचा वारसा सोपवणे आणि त्यांना आपल्या भारतीय असण्याचा अभिमान निर्माण करणे, या सगळ्या बाबी यात ओघाने येतातच. हे वाचताना त्या वाङ्मयाचे सौंदर्य पण अनुभवता येते. महत्त्वाची बारा उपनिषदे इसवीसनापूर्वी लिहिली गेली आणि तीContinue reading “उपनिषदांची साथ आणि एकाकीपणाचा ऱ्हास”

New book Explores the Role of Wisdom In Transforming Individual Lives and the World

Thank you, Dr. Linda Brown Holt, an author of fiction and non-fiction books for your kind review! In Sapiens and Sthitaprajña, Ashwini Mokashi has written a brilliant analysis and comparison of two philosophies from different parts of the world: the stoicism of the Western philosopher Seneca (Roman 1 BCE to 65 CE) and the teachingsContinue reading “New book Explores the Role of Wisdom In Transforming Individual Lives and the World”

Happiness in the New Year 2020

2019 Achievements: – Publication of the book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’– Publication of the blog ‘ashwinimokashi.com‘ for English and Marathi articles on Philosophy and Happiness – YouTube Channel started ‘Ashwini Mokashi Talks’ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAOdCfuv0ZIrzGyBDt8DP-g/featured 2020 Projects Preview: – A course at the Evergreen Forum in Princeton ‘Wisdom Leads to Happiness’ to run from February to April 2020 –Continue reading “Happiness in the New Year 2020”

चांगले जीवन कसे जगावे

लेखिका : अश्विनी मोकाशी  (c) मानवी इतिहासामध्ये संपूर्ण पृथ्वीवरील प्रत्येकजण आनंदाचा आणि सुखाचा पाठपुरावा करतो. जगातील सर्वत्र प्रचलित असलेल्या या पाठपुराव्यासंदर्भात काही सत्ये असली पाहिजेत हे गृहीत धरून मी या विषयावरील प्राचीन तत्त्वज्ञानाकडे वळले. सुखाचा रस्ता सुज्ञ आणि नैतिक निवडीतून जाईल, याची मला कल्पनाही नव्हती. जर ते प्राचीन तत्त्ववेत्तांसाठी खरे होते तर ते अजूनही सत्य आहे का? जीवनाच्या काहीContinue reading “चांगले जीवन कसे जगावे”

Wisdom for a Happy Marriage – a Parody or a Perspective?

By Ashwini Mokashi © A happy marriage in modern times may be an oxymoron, or the institution of marriage may be on the verge of extinction looking at the divorce rates in the US. One prominent reason I see, is that a marriage tries to join two people or two families and expects them toContinue reading “Wisdom for a Happy Marriage – a Parody or a Perspective?”

Wisdom Leads to Happiness

Course Offered at the Evergreen Forum Please sign up for the course ‘Wisdom Leads to Happiness’, if you have interest in these topics. Ashwini Mokashi will be teaching the course from February 25th April 14th on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon. https://www.princetonsenior.org/evergreen-forum/evergreen-forum-course-list/ How often do you ask the question ‘why am I so happyContinue reading “Wisdom Leads to Happiness”

Book Review by Dr. Roger V. Moseley

My sincere thanks to Dr. Roger Moseley, a well-known surgeon and author for his book review of my book, given as follows: In her new book, “Sapiens and Sthitaprajna,” Ashwini Mokashi takes us on a unique philosophical journey into the earliest history of philosophy and one of its most important contributions to human societies. SheContinue reading “Book Review by Dr. Roger V. Moseley”

Comparative Study of Ancient Roman and Hindu Ideals of Wisdom

Thank you Devika Khandekar, a former Finance professional, for writing a book-review of my book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’ as follows: “Dr. Mokashi has effected a thought-provoking study spanning Greco-Roman and Vedic Wisdom. The parallels in Seneca’s Sapiens and the Gita’s Karma/Jnana yogi lend themselves to comparative study. Indeed, the book vouchsafes the universality of theContinue reading “Comparative Study of Ancient Roman and Hindu Ideals of Wisdom”