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[611c] we must view it not marred by communion with the body1 and other miseries as we now contemplate it, but consider adequately in the light of reason what it is when it is purified, and then you will find it to be a far more beautiful thing and will more clearly distinguish justice and injustice and all the matters that we have now discussed. But though we have stated the truth of its present appearance, its condition as we have now contemplated it

1 Cf. also Phaedo 82 E, 83 D-E, 81 C, and Wisdom of Solomon ix 14φθαρτὸν γὰρ σῶμα βαρύνει ψυχήν, καὶ βρίθει τὸ γεῶδες σκῆνος νοῦν πολυφρόντιδα, “for the corruptible body presseth down the soul, and the earthly tabernacle weigheth down the mind that museth upon many things.”

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