Upanishadic Antidote to Anxiety

By Ashwini Mokashi © Introduction Anxiety disorders are on the rise. People suffer from generalized anxiety about life and they worry to the point of inaction. At the root of inaction lies fear and insecurity, fear of the unknown, fear of death or suffering, fear of gain or loss, fear of failure. Worrying does notContinue reading “Upanishadic Antidote to Anxiety”

Platonic Idealism Reflected in Stoicism

By Ashwini Mokashi, Ph.D. In this article, I would like to discuss the idea of the wise person in Stoicism, with a focus on Seneca’s writings and the origin of the concept in Plato’s writings. The article will discuss (a) who is a Sapiens, (b) the process of becoming a Sapiens and (c) philosophical critiqueContinue reading “Platonic Idealism Reflected in Stoicism”

Wisdom Leads to Happiness

Evergreen Forum Course, February 2020 – Reading and Viewing Material: LECTURE PLAN: Introduction to the Indian Philosophy and the Gita The Concept of Sthitaprajna Introduction to Stoic Seneca The Concept of the Sapiens Strategies for Emotional Control in both Philosophies Wisdom Vs Non-wisdom in Seneca and the Gita Comparison of Sapiens and Sthitaprajna Happiness, Sukha,Continue reading “Wisdom Leads to Happiness”

Book-Review by Odile Belmont

Odile Belmont taught French language at the Princeton University as a Lecturer. In ‘Sapiens and Sthitaprajna‘, Ashwini Mokashi makes an interesting comparison between Sapiens, the wise person in Seneca’s Stoic philosophy, and Sthitaprajna, the sage according to the Indian tradition. The questions raised in the book seem as relevant today as they were such aContinue reading “Book-Review by Odile Belmont”

The Pursuit of Happiness

By Dr. Ashwini Mokashi The pursuit of wisdom, virtue, and happiness are lifelong goals, and the process of attaining these goals itself is a worthwhile experience. Such themes from ancient texts continue into contemporary conversation, while the quest for happiness is pursued anew with each new generation. Ancient wisdom has stood the test of timeContinue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness”

1100 Views and Counting

Thank you, Readers, for supporting my blog! When I published my book or when I began the blog, I remember thinking I would be lucky if I could persuade a handful of my friends to read some philosophical thoughts. Seriously, who reads Philosophy? Now I know that the articles in English and Marathi languages onContinue reading “1100 Views and Counting”

११००+ वाचकांचा प्रतिसाद 

धन्यवाद, वाचकांनी माझ्या ब्लॉगचे ११०० पेक्षा जास्त वेळा वाचन करून जे समर्थन केले, त्याबद्दल मनःपूर्वक धन्यवाद!   मी ब्लॉग सुरू केला तेव्हा मनात विचार केला होता, की माझ्या हातावर मोजण्याइतक्या काही मित्रमैत्रिणींना थोडेफार तत्वज्ञानाचे विचार वाचण्यास जरी मी राजी करू शकले, तरी मी स्वतःला भाग्यवान समजेन. खरंच, कोण वाचतो तत्वज्ञान ?   या ब्लॉगवरील इंग्रजी आणि मराठीतील माझे लेख वीस वेगवेगळ्या देशांच्याContinue reading “११००+ वाचकांचा प्रतिसाद “

आर्किलोचस

आर्किलोचस , (इ.स.पू. 650, पारोस [सायक्लेडिस, ग्रीस]), हे एक कवी आणि सैनिक होते.  हे इम्बिक, एलिगिएक आणि वैयक्तिक लय कविता यांचे प्राचीन ग्रीक लेखक होते.  त्यांचे लिखाण अत्यंत उत्तम प्रतीचे असून काळाच्या ओघात काही प्रमाणात अजून टिकून राहिले आहे. फार क्वचित कोणी कवी आणि सैनिक असलेले आढळतात. अर्चिलोचस यांनी आपला सैनिकी बाणा आणि पवित्रा आपल्या कवितेत आणला. त्यांची कविता होमरContinue reading “आर्किलोचस”

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”

REFLECTIONS ON ARISTOTLE’S CRITICISM OF FORMS

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”