The Ramayana — Book 1, Chapter 1
Who is there in the world today, endowed with excellent and heroic qualities?
The Ramayana — Book 1, Chapter 2
The wise and eloquent Valmiki, having listened to the words of Narada, was filled with wonder and worshipped Rama in his heart.
The Ramayana — Book 1, Chapter 3
...with joined palms, he passed into profound meditation and in a vision beheld the history of Rama.