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[156a] “True.” “And is there not also a time when it assumes being and when it gives it up? How can it sometimes have and sometimes not have the same thing, unless it receives it at some time and again loses it?” “There is no other way at all.” “But would you not say that receiving existence is generation or becoming?” “Yes.” “And losing existence is destruction?” “Certainly.” “The one, then, as it appears, since it receives and loses existence, is generated and destroyed.”


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