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When Yamunacarya became the ruler of half the kingdom of the Pandyas, some of the neighboring kings saw this as a fine opportunity to invade and plunder his lands. When he learned of this from his spies, the boy king marched  against them with a strong army before they were prepared, and they were all forced to surrender to him.'In this way he enlarged his domain and began to rule the kingdom. Unfortunately, although he was a shrewd and righteous  monarch, he became distracted from his spiritual understanding by political dealings and the sense pleasures that go along with a high position. He forgot that this life is but a temporary stage in our eternal existence and  gradually gave up his acts of devotion to Lord Visnu.