Do not proclaim that this name of God is superior or more efficacious than the other. To assert that Rama is superior or that Siva is superior, or even that Sai Baba is the avatar that is the fullest of all - all this only reveals that you have not understood what Divinity is. Rama is a name that combines the 'ra' of Narayana and the 'ma' of Namassivaya, the mantras of the Vaishnavites and that of the Saivites. So, Rama means, the quality of Siva and Vishnu. Or, Rama has the 'ra' of Hara (Siva) and the 'ma' of Uma (the Shakti aspect of Siva); so, Rama is the name of Sivashakti! How can faction arise when each name is so resonant with the lesson of the unity of all names?
- Baba -