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[43d] one pleasant, one painful, and one neither of the two; or do you disagree?

No, I agree to this, that there are the three lives.

Then freedom from pain would not be identical with pleasure?

Certainly not.

When you hear anyone say that the pleasantest of all things is to live all oneÕs life without pain, what do you understand him to mean?

I think he means that freedom from pain is pleasure.

Now let us assume that we have three things; no matter what they are,

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