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At that moment Yajhesa, Yatiraja's wealthy disciple, entered the house and fell down at the feet of his guru. Having waited expectantly for Ramanuja's arrival, he had eventually learned that the party of pilgrims had gone instead to  the house of the poor brdhmana, Varadacarya.Thinking that he must have committed some grave offense and displeased his guru, he had gone there feeling depressed at heart.Gently and with affection, Yatiraja raised Yajhesa  to his feet and said, "Is this unhappiness due to my not coming to your house? The reason for this was the offense that you made to two exalted Vaisnavas by neglecting them. There is no higher dharma than rendering service to the  Vaisnavas, and in this you have failed.Being humbled by this chastisement from his spiritual master, Yajhesa replied in a voice choked with tears, "This thoughtless behavior of mine was not due to the vanity of wealth. Rather it was  my exultation and eagerness to serve you that made me so neglectful.Ramanuja then consoled this repentant and simplehearted devotee by promis¬ing to be his guest when he returned from SrTSaila.