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”

Wisdom and Suicide Prevention

By Ashwini Mokashi© Wisdom, perspective, positive thinking and taking good decisions are instrumental for living a good life. Without the help of these tools, people will not be able to fight whatever diseases or dire circumstances they may be already in, or they may fall in. When things are going well, one assumes that thisContinue reading “Wisdom and Suicide Prevention”

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”

Thank you, Garje Marathi!

Garje Marathi is a platform, that has collected profiles of many Marathi speaking professionals, who have successfully established themselves in their line of work in different parts of the world as well as those who have lived abroad for education, but returned to India for continuing their work. Thanks to the founders Mr. Anand GanuContinue reading “Thank you, Garje Marathi!”

Comparing Ancient Philosophers’ Views on Wisdom (Book Review by Norma Smith)

Norma Smith, a retired nurse-practitioner and a graduate from Columbia University wrote the following review of my book ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna’. Thanks so much, Norma Smith! “I read this book since people today are still conflicted about what constitutes a wise person. I had studied Seneca and Stoicism years ago but had never read anythingContinue reading “Comparing Ancient Philosophers’ Views on Wisdom (Book Review by Norma Smith)”

Book Review by Terri McNichol

Terri McNichol, an author and artist, has kindly written a review of my book, which is given below. She describes the central thesis of my work and explains why the study of the classics is still important and worth pursuing. Sapiens and Sthitaprajna: A Comparative Study in Seneca’s Stoicism and the Bhagavadgita (hereafter Gita), byContinue reading “Book Review by Terri McNichol”