Valmiki lives on
Volume 2 Issue 18 Oct 2004 Miscellaneous

So did Ratnakara a long time ago who, after the transformation became the celebrated Valmiki.As Swami has told us many times, Ratnakara was transformed by the Seven Sages. Who transformed Auto Raja? And what is he doing now? Writing Ramayana in Kannada? Read on for the answers.

No sage transformed Raja. It happened slowly and from within – that’s the important point. As an auto driver he was mostly on the streets and he just could not help seeing suffering, misery, pain, cruelty, injustice, etc., and these sights troubled him very much. As he himself says, “I was never a religious person but whenever I saw these people I wondered how God could do this.” The thought stirred him and soon he began to bring destitute people into the house. His parents were not prepared for this and were shocked. Earlier they lamented his bad behaviour and now they felt disturbed by his goodness! What exactly did Raja do? He himself gives the answer: “All I did was to bathe, clean and feed these people, and they would die in peace.”

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