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”

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”

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”

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”