Glück messen

German Translation of the article ‘Measuring Happiness’ Von Ashwini Mokashi, Ph.D. ©, ehemaliger Präsident des Princeton Research Forum Jedes Jahr wird am 20. März der Internationale Tag des Glücks gefeiert. Unter den gegenwärtigen Umständen der Angst vor Coronavirus, Ausgangssperren und sozialer Distanzierung, Arbeit oder Schule von zu Hause aus – glücklich zu sein scheint eineContinue reading “Glück messen”

Using Leisure to Improve Lives

Thank you APPA (American Philosophical Practitioners’ Association) for publishing my article entitled ‘Using Leisure to Improve Lives – Epictetus, Seneca and Indian Philosophy‘. The special double issue is based on the theme of how Philosophy can help during a global pandemic. Below is the pdf of my article. For more information about the journal, pleaseContinue reading “Using Leisure to Improve Lives”

In the Wake of a Bollywood Suicide

By Ashwini Mokashi© The recent news of a suicide of a young and talented Bollywood star, Sushant Singh Rajput is very tragic. Some highly talented people including artists and musicians in the film or music industry, talented academic people in the topmost academic institutions, or in any top visible field have fallen prey to theContinue reading “In the Wake of a Bollywood Suicide”

उपनिषदातील भीतीचे निराकरण

लेखिका: अश्विनी मोकाशी, Ph.D. © परिचय सध्याच्या परिस्थितीत करोना महामारीच्या भीतीमुळे आणि घरात सक्तीने बसावे लागल्याने चिंतेचे विकार वाढत आहेत. लोकांना एकूण जीवनाविषयी चिंता वाटते आणि ते निष्क्रियतेच्या टोकापर्यंत जाऊन काळजी करतात. निष्क्रियतेचे कारण भीती आणि असुरक्षितता आहे; उदाहरणार्थ पुढे काय होईल याची भीती, मृत्यूची किंवा दु: खाची भीती, फायद्याची किंवा तोट्याची भीती, अपयशाची भीती, ताणतणावांची काळजी, इत्यादी. काळजी केल्याने फायदा काहीच होतContinue reading “उपनिषदातील भीतीचे निराकरण”

आनंदाची मोजपट्टी 

लेखिका: अश्विनी मोकाशी © प्रत्येक वर्षी 20 मार्च रोजी ‘आंतरराष्ट्रीय आनंद दिन’ साजरा केला जातो. कोरोनाव्हायरस, कर्फ्यू आणि सामाजिक अंतर, घरातून नोकरी करणे किंवा घरून शाळा शिकणे, अशा सद्य परिस्थितीत आनंदी राहणे फारच अनाकलनीय आणि अशक्य कोटीतील गोष्ट वाटत आहे. परंतु कदाचित ही समस्या आपल्याला काही प्रमाणात सोडवता येईल. आपल्याला भगवद्गीतेतील आणि स्टोइझीझममध्ये सांगितलेली आनंदाची संकल्पना माहित असेल, तर आपल्याला या परिस्थितीतदेखील स्वतःला संतुलित, समतोल आणिContinue reading “आनंदाची मोजपट्टी “

Measuring Happiness

By Ashwini Mokashi © Today is the International Day of Happiness, celebrated each year on March 20th. In the current circumstances of the fear of coronavirus, curfews and social distancing, working or schooling from home – being happy seems like a far-stretch. But perhaps it will help, if we know the idea of Happiness, asContinue reading “Measuring Happiness”

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”

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”

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”