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[250d] a thing is not in motion, it must surely be at rest; and again, what is not at rest, must surely be in motion. But now we find that being has emerged outside of both these classes. Is that possible, then?

No, nothing could be more impossible.

Then there is this further thing which we ought to remember.

What is it?

That when we were asked to what the appellation of not-being should be applied, we were in the greatest perplexity. Do you remember?

Of course I do.

Well, then, are we now in any less perplexity

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