Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pearls of Wisdom: Your Five Best Friends

By Upendra Mishra After writing my column on the five most potent enemies last week, it was a logical step to write about the five...

Pearls of Wisdom: Your Five Worst Enemies

By Upendra Mishra I have often wondered about enemies and friends. I must acknowledge, however, that I never had any personal enemy—I mean an individual...

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: 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: Truth, Lies and the Power of Habit

By Upendra Mishra If more than 40 percent of the actions we perform each day are not actual decisions but our habits, then whether we...

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...

Genius and Top 20 of Oprah

By Upendra Mishra Oprah Winfrey is the wealthiest woman in the entertainment industry and the first African-American woman billionaire, media mogul, entertainment queen, a serial...

Pearls of Wisdom: Never Ever Assume Anything, Just Ask

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—Just one year after I had joined the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi as a graduate...

Pearls of Wisdom: Four Steps for Contentment and Peace From Yoga Vashishtha

By Upendra Mishra What I like most about Yoga Vashishtha is that it teaches us to take responsibility for our actions, fortunes or misfortunes. The...

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...
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