asked: "If I reveal it to others, what will happen?"
The Guru answered: "You will go to hell." At once Ramanuja
climbed to the top of a higher tower, called all the people in the street together and
shouted the sacred mantra for all to hear!
The Guru called him and asked: "Why did you do that? I
told you not to!"
Ramanuja said: "Sir I did not want to disobey you. I
only wanted the whole world to benefit by this mantra, and you become the benefactor, even
if I had to go to hell for it!
The Guru was pleased to hear this and blessed Ramanuja:
"May you open a new path in religion."
Ramanuja now learned all that was necessary to fulfil his
promise to Alavandar.