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”

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”

How to Lead a Good Life

(C) Ashwini Mokashi The pursuit of happiness is led by everyone across the planet throughout the human history. Assuming there must be some truths to this pursuit which are common across the world, I turned to the ancient wisdom on the subject. Little did I imagine that the road to happiness would go through wiseContinue reading “How to Lead a Good Life”

Keeping Independent Scholarship Alive

Seneca, an ancient Hellenic philosopher, always maintained that the retirement phase was an extremely important phase of life, as it allowed one to practice virtue and Philosophy. To me, this phase also symbolizes not just with the practice of virtue, but also with the practice of independent scholarship. In order to be an independent scholarContinue reading “Keeping Independent Scholarship Alive”