With a calm mind and detached heart, Aswapathy seeks to find the cause of the world-failure he has just experienced and penetrates the surface view of Nature. He sees in the depths below the fount of Pain and the black pit of Ignorance and Evil. He espies a dark Nescience looking up at this Creation, a hidden Power of Doom and Death beneath all life. He observes a fatal influence creeping forth and stamping itself upon all created existence, corrupting and perverting everything in it. A deformation comes over all being. A sorrow breathes over the world. Beings of Evil arrive and erect the frame of sin and adverse Fate. The whole appearance and character of Life undergoes a change. Beauty, Love, Light yield to ugliness, lust, darkness. Ego thrives, falsehood usurps the place of Truth, Knowledge is displaced by Ignorance.