[163d] “No.” “But were coming into being and perishing anything else than receiving and losing existence.” “No, nothing else.” “But that which has no participation in it can neither receive it nor lose it.” “Of course not.” “Then the one, since it does not exist in any way, cannot possess or lose or share in existence at all.” “That is reasonable.” “Then the non-existent one neither perishes nor comes into being, since it participates in no way in existence.” “No; that is clear.” “Then it is not changed in nature at all;
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