Category Archives: Philosophy & Wisdom

The Butterfly Effect – Seeds of the Meltdown

The Butterfly Effect – Seeds of the 2008-2009 Meltdown By Navin Doshi, April 19th, 2010 In the last two decades, we have experienced the bursting of two bubbles- the first in technology in 2000 and the second in housing in 2008. When exactly were the seeds planted for the current American suffering with close to […]

Philosophy of Death and the Health Care Debate

The concept of death varies drastically between cultures and even between individuals within the cultures. Most are encompassed by fear at the thought of it, and some deny its inevitability whatsoever. However, all that we ought to do in life is working up to attaining the selfless awareness that is so desired for that point, that moment of death. When we die, we leave our wealth and our possessions wherever they are. The family and the friends go with the dead body to the cemetery where the body is cremated or buried, and then they go home. The only thing left in this world are the good selfless deeds that people will always remember.

In this article, Navin Doshi refelcts on the philosophy of death as understood by Indian Vedanta and applies this to the healthcare debate in today’s America.

Descartes, Einstein, and Signs of the Divine by Navin Doshi (September 17, 2009

Descartes’ contribution to the field of science and philosophy was to distinguish mind and body, making him one of the first in the West responsible for separating the two selves. He was able to define the mind, unlike matter, as non-local (it does not have any location in space), not divisible, and existing independently of […]

Consciousness, Light, and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity by Navin Doshi (September 7, 2009)

The Upanishads describe Brahman as Satchidananda—the true Absolute reality, which not separately but simultaneously is Sat, or Truth, Chit or Consciousness or Light, and Ananda or Bliss. They describe It as non dual That which is One-without-a-second, That from which nothing is separate, That which is limitless, That which is not conditioned by time, space […]

The Banyan Tree: Asia’s Mascot by Navin Doshi (June 29, 2009)

The Economist’s first Asia-centered column titled “Banyan” was initiated on April 11th, 2009, comparable to columns “Lexington” for America and “Bagehot” for England. It continues the discourse about Asian issues, with an explanation of their concentration in spirituality and entrepreneurialism. Though the awareness that will be brought to readers is laudable, why is the spread […]

The Flattened World of Barack Obama by Navin Doshi (December, 2008)

“The world is no longer flat” but it is actually “flattened” to add another dimension to author Thomas Friedman’s thesis. Many Asian economists were quite confident that the Asian markets would be affected marginally if Western economies went into recession. It turns out they were wrong at least during current time frame. The old adage […]