Pearls of Wisdom: Freedom, Happiness and the Ashtavakra

By Upendra Mishra WESTON, MA—Most of us are familiar with the Bhagavad Gita, often referred to simply as the Gita. It is a dialogue between...

Pearls of Wisdom: How Our Thoughts Shape Our Destiny, and How We Can Master...

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—When I was in my 30s, I began taking life a bit seriously and started to read books and literature that were...

Pearls of Wisdom: Timeless African Wisdom, Wit, Sayings and Advice

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—When it comes to ancient wisdom, we often turn to Greek mythology, Hindu scriptures, Chinese and Buddhist philosophy and many other traditional...

Pearls of Wisdom: The Genius of Mahabharata and President Trump

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—To be elected president of the United States is a big deal. Undoubtedly, it is the most powerful position in the world....

Pearls of Wisdom: The Ego, Death and a Conversation With the God of Death

By Upendra Mishra Three fears scare the hell out of us all: loss of wealth, loss of reputation and the mother of all fears—death. Wealth...

Pearls of Wisdom: The Disease of One More Thing, Time and the Story of...

BOSTON—Most of us eventually realize and understand the concept of time. After running as fast as we could and miss the beauty of small...

Pearls of Wisdom: Dreams, the Shadow, Carl Jung and the 12 Rules for Success,...

By Upendra Mishra I have no idea when and how I got interested in Swiss physician and psychoanalyst Carl Jung (1875-1961) and his writings, analysis...

Pearls of Wisdom: Vashistha, Buddha and Warren Buffett

By Upendra Mishra Some of my friends who know me well also know my fascination with Bollywood movies and songs, Yoga Vashishtha, Upanishads, the great...

Pearls of Wisdom: Your Journey is Unfolding Exactly as it Should Be

By Upendra Mishra WALTHAM, MA—I don’t know who wrote this: “Your journey is unfolding exactly as it should be.” But this quote on a canvass...

Pearls of Wisdom: Self Help, Napoleon Hill, Your Thought and Ancient Wisdom

By Upendra Mishra When I was working at the Boston Business Journal, one of my jobs was to write profiles of founders and CEOs of...
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