- The grace of a perfect life seemed to have fallen on the august person.His internal spiritual grandeur burst out, as it were, on his external appearance. There was a sort of effulgence on his face that forced love and admiration out of the stranger. Just as lotus is magnetic for the beetle and candle flame for a butter-fly, so became this highly-souled being for the stranger. The very atmosphere was so highly surcharged with the divine thought that it was impossible for a man to sit there and think of the world. He began to feel the world to be false and unreal. It began to appear to him an empty dream, and all his aims and actions to be mere freaks and caprices of a mad man.