Friday, August 7, 2020

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: How We Become Our Own Slave and How We Can Free...

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—In the opening paragraph of Ashtavakra Gita, King Janak asks sage Ashtavakra: “O Master, tell me how to find detachment, wisdom, and...

Pearls of Wisdom: How to Disregard Negativity and Develop a Habit of Positive Framework...

By Upendra Mishra WESTON, MA—Like many of us take daily pills to fight allergy during the allergy season, we should also take a pill of...

Pearls of Wisdom: Excellence is a Habit and Chanakya’s Three Questions

BOSTON—Twenty years ago when we bought our home, I set up a small home office in the basement. Those days we needed huge space...

Pearls of Wisdom: How Do We Know We Are Happy?

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—After staying alive, major goal of our life is to be happy. There are many states of happiness. First, we are genuinely...

Pearls of Wisdom: Accept the Almighty Death, Make it Your Friend and Live Freely...

By Upendra Mishra Only after we cross our teenage and enter our twenties, we start to think about death—but may be not necessarily about our...

Pearls of Wisdom: Ego, the Destroyer of Everything

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—The beauty of arranged marriage is that you commit everything you have to your partner—or at least commit to share everything with...

Pearls of Wisdom: Lincoln, Melancholy, and the Self

By Upendra Mishra Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865, had his shares of miseries. At...

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: 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...
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