Nama Article 18th March 2014
His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, in his kirtan, "Nama mahimayai uraithiduven keleer" (Listen to the Greatness of the Divine Name) sings about Sage Valmiki:
"alaindhu thirindhu oruvan
kolai thozilE purindhu
tAraka mandhiram japithAn allavo
nAma balathinAl AdhikAvyam saidhu
nAm ellOrum vanangum munivarum AnAn"
"Did not a wayward robber with killing as his profession persistently chant the Rama Nama? Simply due to the power of the Name that he chanted the robber was able to compose the great Ramayana, and was transformed into a revered sage."