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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hall of Shame - websites that plagiarized my articles

Regular readers of this blog know that many of my articles have been republished by various websites with my express permission.  But, now a days, I find that some sites have started publishing my articles without attributing that to me as if it is the work of their own editorial board...it is a pity that such plagiarism attempts are the reason why reputed researchers have stopped discussing/ publishing their original ideas in internet fora.  Plagiarism of anything is unethical - it is thieving though those who plagiarize don't realize this. It is all the more shameful when sites that claim to propagate Divine Sciences/ subjects and act as if they are doing so with altruistic motives do this!  If the error was unintentional, it is logical that they would have acknowledged note sent to them in this regard with the proof that the article was originally written by me and published in reputed vedic monthly magazine or in some other famous websites.  When they don't acknowledge the note, and also fail to attribute the article correctly to my name even after bringing this to their notice, it is clear that they wish to shine in reflected glory - as they don't have the same caliber but want to enjoy the reputation without having the caliber! That is what thieves do - not willing to work but take away what others have earned with their sweat and blood!

I could initiate legal proceedings against them possibly - BUT, I thought it may not be worth the time and effort, and anyway I am not seeking any material damages (It is more a sentimental thing for me; if they had asked my permission and attributed the article to me and shared it with a wider audience, I would have felt even more happy!)...so, I thought that to invoke justice, it is simpler for me to just put those sites in Hall of Shame - and I am sure many of them do read my blog also - still hunting for ideas/ original articles to lift for their sites, and if so, let them be shamed to know that they have found themselves in a notorious list and this list will be read by thousands if not lakhs of this blog's readers!  Those who respond appropriately at least after this will be taken off this Hall of Shame, and others - they may find that internet is an infinite Akaashic record, and some random check by someone in google or any search engine will throw up this and shame their site, a just enough punishment for them....

HERE COMES THE PLAGIARISTS' LIST OF SHAME

1) Plagiarizing Site name: www.astrogle.com ; Article they have plagiarized:  Method to select Lucky name using K.P. Astrology (This article was originally published by me in www.unexplainable.net website in the year 2005 itself, and was later republished in Express Star Teller and also some other websites with my permission).

2) Plagiarizing Site Name: www.indiadivine.org; Article they have plagiarized - "Control your breathing control your mind" (This article was originally published by truthstar.com in the year 2008 itself under the title "Yogic Breathing that promotes control over senses", and this site indiadivine.org's editor claims authorship after lifting the article word by word, changing the title, and publishing it in 2014!)  I have written to them and must see if they respond.  If they do, they will taken off this list of shame. Indiadivine.org has actually published excerpts of many of my forum interactions - without my express permission , but attributing the views to me - and since those discussions were already in public forums in a yahoogroup, I had no objection to it - especially as the attribution was there. BUT, in the case of this article, they have lifted the article from another website and are using it without attributing the authorship to me - but the "Editor" claims authorship!

As I don't have much time, I may not be on the lookout for such plagiarism events too actively, BUT, whenever such instances come to my attention, I will keep adding them to the Hall of Shame!

For people of Honour, losing Name is worse than losing life.......let me see if these people are honourable and correct their mistakes (I am almost sure that this will be read by them as they need to hunt for articles worthy of being "lifted!").

On a general note, I wish people understand that plagiarism is a sin against Goddess Saraswathy Herself - BECAUSE - every author who publishes "original" ideas is "Inspired" by Her and it is Her Grace that helps a person to digest principles and eloquently express it in a way that captivates minds of people and etches the concept in their mind.  So, when you don't attribute the authorship to the right person - whose brainchild the article is by Grace of Goddess of Muse, it is insulting Maa Saraswathy's Grace itself!  I sincerely wish that people who peddle in spirituality (I say "peddle" because it has become BIG BIG BIG business now a days! Very few seem to follow spirituality - but we can see almost everyone peddling it....) should stop with "commercializing spiritual beliefs" and not take the karma further to the extent of "thieving!"



Pandit - R DAKSHINA MOORTHI.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Paapa mochani ekaadasi- March 2015

Dear members:


The auspicious Paapa mOchini ekaadashi  falls on March 16, 2015 for those living in India and countries to the West of India (Gulf Countries, European countries, African countries, and countries of the American continents).

Vaishnava Ekaadasi (observed by those subscribing to Vaishnava sampradaayams) in India is to be observed on March 17, 2015.

It should be observed on March 17, 2015 by those living in countries to the west of India (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Eastern parts of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Fiji, Japan, and Australian continent).

This ekaadashi - as the name implies helps in removing all sins and the sinful vaasanaas (subtle karmic traces that can impel us to behave in the same way again!).

The importnace of this Paapa MOchini ekaadashi was explained to King Yudhistra by Lord Krishna, and this is found in the Bhavishyottara Purana (Lord Krishna actually refers the legend that was originally.conveyed to the King Maandaata by the sage Romasha).


According to this legend, the apsara (apsaras are Divine Damsels) by name Manju Gosha lured a great tapasvi by name Medhaavi (the son of the Great Sage Chyavana) into conjugal life thereby breaking his tapasvic life. After many years of sensual life with him, she wanted to return back to her celestial plane. The sage prevented her from going requesting her to wait at least for one more night, she playfully said just think of the time you have spent with me already. When the sage thought of it he was astonished that he had already spent 57 years 09 months and 3 days with her. He got annoyed that he had been lured into spending such a long period as if in a trance in the company of a seductive demi-goddess, and that he had lost a lot of his yogic power as a result of this life. So, he cursed her to turn into a goblin. When the apsara requested for relief from the curse, the sage suggested observance of Paapa MOchini Ekaadasi.


When the Sage Medhaavi tried to enter into the hermitage of his father Chyavana Maharishi, his father said "Oh Son! By acting unethically due to lust, you have lost your wealth of austeries and penance." When the son requested his father about the remedy for this, Maharishi Chyavana also suggested the Paapa MOchini ekaadashi observance. Thus by observing this, the apsara Manju KOsha got freed from the curse of becoming a goblin, and sage Medhavi regained his lost yogic merit.


Lomasha Maharishi said to the great king Maandhaata that whosoever observes this will get freed from all sins.


Lord Krishna Himself further adds that the power of this ekaadashi has the potency to remove such sins as sin caused by killing of a pious vedic person, that incurred in voluntary abortion (voluntary abortion due to non-medical reasons is a great sin as per shastras; birth-control is okay - but abortion is not!), sin incurred by pious people when they consume intoxicants, and that incurred by immoral activity with respectable ladies.

If this ekaadasi is performed with Full Faith, it will give the merit that can be obtained by donating one thousand cows!


May our members observe this holy Fast and get freed from all negative karma and the guilt associated with such sins.
Blessed be.
Pandit R. DAKSHINAMOORTHI

Astrological and Remedial consultant
dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Karadaiyaan Nonbu (Austerity at the junction of solar months of Kumbha and Meena)

Kaamaakshi amman
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This is regarding an important austerity - Kaaradayaan nOnbu on March 15, 2015/March 14, 2013. This is to be observed between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. IST on March 15, 2015 by those living in India. Others living around the world must observe the vratam at the time corresponding to the above given time (i.e. at 4 a.m IST on March 15, 2015 what would be your local time at your place; observe the vrata at that time). This is because, this is one vrata that is to be observed at the time when Sun is about to leave sidereal Aquarius and enters sidereal Pisces (the vrata should begin at the time when Sun is still in sidereal Aquarius). So, it is to be observed at the same moment throughout the world (so the times will be different based on the local time zone - still it is at the same instant everywhere unlike other festivals that will be celebrated on different times based on local astronomical variables).

It is an auspicious day for women to pray for the welfare and longevityof their husbands. It is by the power of this observance that the legendary Saavitri got the spiritual power to win back the life of Satyaavaan - her husband who was cursed with a short life. May our women members observe the austerity as per their family traditions for the welfare of their husbands.



It is customary for ladies to offer Mangala Gowri pooja and then tie the Holy Pooja thread on self praying for husband's longevity, and for happy marital life. The offering is "kaara adai" (a special flour delicacy made with rice flour, jaggery, and kaaraamani - a red colour dried bean), and fresh butter; women pray saying "I am offering this kaara adai and unmelted butter to Thee; please ensure that my husband never separates from me," and then tie the Holy thread on their selves.

Unmarried women can also observe this vrata praying for the boon of good marital life and speedy settlement of marriage with a good spouse.


Blessed be.

Pandit R.DAKSHINAMOORTHI.

www.liveperson.com/pandit-dakshinamoorthi

dakshinastrologer@yahoo.co.in

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