खुशी का पैमाना

लेखिका: अश्विनी मोकाशी, Ph.D. © हर साल 20 मार्च को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय खुशी दिवस मनाया जाता है। कोरोनवायरस, कर्फ्यू और सामाजिक दूरी, घर से काम करना, वर्तमान स्थिति में खुश रहना बहुत ही असंगत और असंभव लगता है। लेकिन शायद आप इस समस्या को कुछ हद तक हल कर सकते हैं। यदि आप भगवद्गीता और स्टॉइकवादContinue reading “खुशी का पैमाना”

उपनिषदों के द्वारा भय का समाधान

लेखिका: अश्विनी मोकाशी, Ph.D. © परिचय वर्तमान समय में कोरोना महामारी के डर से, घर में मजबूरी से रहने के कारण चिंता विकार बढ़ रहा हैं। लोग जीवन के बारे में सामान्य चिंता से पीड़ित हैं और वे निष्क्रियता तक जाकर चिंता करते हैं। निष्क्रियता के कारण भय और असुरक्षा हैं; जैसे की आगे क्याContinue reading “उपनिषदों के द्वारा भय का समाधान”

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”

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”

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”

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”