At that juncture, a person who was jealous of Para:sara Bhattar’s glory and popularity reached the place and started demeaning him in front of all. “This Bhattar, as mentioned in the above slo:ka, doesn’t know his limitations and boundaries, fickle minded, jealous, non-courteous, ungrateful, egotistic, cheat, cruel, etc., In short he is one who has done the worst five sins as described in the scriptures. This is the Truth! Truth! Truth!”, he affirmed. Onlookers were taken aback by his sudden outburst. Meanwhile Bhattar completed his prayers, approached the Vaishnava who was demeaning him gave him the gold ring with an imprint of Sudharshana chakra and also decorated him with the Kashmir shawl he had adorned. Now it was the Vaishnava’s turn to be taken aback and was dumbfounded. Onlookers surprise also knew no boundaries. Some among them commented, Bhattar honoured the Vaishnava out of fear for him.
Comforting all those around Bhattar explained thus, “I did not honour him out of fear. By shouting aloud my shortcomings, which I was also not aware of, in front of the Lord he helped me in my prayers. He helped me in surrendering to the Lord by completely admitting my shortcomings and misgivings. I honoured him out of gratitude for the help rendered. I honoured him with Gold, the one which he loves, rather than with something else, that I love. It is natural for one to honour someone with what they would appreciate, rather than with what the honouring person values. I also followed the same practice.”