Rummuser, Ramana Rajagopaul, is my friend, mentor and uncleji. He recently felt that I should read a book and sent it to me. The book is titled – Yoga in day-to-day life. This book is published by Sri Ramkrishna Math. Still reading the book and thought to share a story of this book. Chapter 2 first para.

The young Kauravas and Pandavas were learning their first lessons. The Acharya pronounced the vedic text: Satyam vada, dharmam chara, (सत्यम वदा , धर्मं चरा) “Speak the truth, follow the path of righteousness”, and asked the pupils to repeat.Every one repeated. The teacher asked them to memorize the text. Next day, he asked what they had learnt from previous day. All pronounced: Satyam vada, dharmam chara, except Yudhishthira. Surprised, the acharya asked why could he, the eldest and the brightest among the one hundred and give pupils, not learn such a simple lesson? What Yudhishthira said in reply was an indication of his future greatness as the exemplar par-excellence of truth. He plainly confessed that he had not yet learnt to speak the truth. Others might have memorized the few words, but that certainly was not the purport of this short but profound precept: Satyam vada – speak the truth. Unless one speak the truth in day-to-day life, what use was it merely memorize a few words?

Do not we do this often in our life, present something heard somewhere as your opinion, thought or brain child. Perhaps this blog – where I am taking the story of Mahabharat (published in some book). Is it plagiarism? I think many things of Indian origin are beyond petty Intellectual Property Rights!

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Amit Tripathi · October 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I’d say its plagiarism if the origin of the thought is not credited at all. Getting inspired from something and using it to make your or someone else’s life better is, in my opinion, a birthright, and should be used extensively.

    KRD Pravin · October 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Agree with you Amit.

    I feel that Indian mythology and specially Veda, Upnishada et al are beyond any IPR (even though we keep on seeing Patent cases on and off which relate to Ayurved etc).

Rummuser · October 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

One day a mother came to Gandhi with her little boy for help. She asked Gandhi, Please, Bapu, will you tell my little boy to stop eating sugar. He simply eats too much sugar and will not stop. Gandhi told the mother to leave and come back with the boy in three days.

The mother returned with her son and said to Gandhi. We have come back as you asked, Gandhi turned to the boy and said, “Young boy, stop eating sweets. They are not good for you.”

The mother then asked Gandhi, “Bapu, why didn’t you tell my son that when we first came to see you? Why did you ask us to leave and come back in three days? I don’t understand.”

Gandhi said to the woman, “I asked you to return with the boy in three days, because three days ago, I, too, was eating sweets. I could not ask him to stop eating sweets so long as I had not stopped eating sweets.”

Go ahead and copyright that story.

    admin · March 18, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Do you think I am writing for copyrights? I am writing because I want to share my opinions… the day I write something, that becomes my copyright! Copyright is property right for expression. So, if we have same story – Hero + Heroine + Villain and fight and happy ending but presented (expressed) differently; we cannot argue that one has infringed property right of the other.

    Dont worry about IPR… that was just like that in the post… I understand little bit about IPR 😉

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