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Then it is not altered at all; for if it were it would become and be

destroyed?

True.

But if it be not altered it cannot be moved?

Certainly not.

Nor can we say that it stands, if it is nowhere; for that which

stands must always be in one and the same spot?

Of course.

Then we must say that the one which is not never stands still and

never moves?

Neither.

Nor is there any existing thing which can be attributed to it; for

if there had been, it would partake of being?

That is clear.

And therefore neither smallness, nor greatness, nor equality, can be

attributed to it?

No.

Nor yet likeness nor difference, either in relation to itself or

to others?

Clearly not.

Well, and if nothing should be attributed to it, can other things be

attributed to it?

Certainly not.

And therefore other things can neither be like or unlike, the

same, or different in relation to it?

They cannot.

Nor can what is not, be anything, or be this thing, or be related to

or the attribute of this or that or other, or be past, present, or

future. Nor can knowledge, or opinion, or perception, or expression,

or name, or any other thing that is, have any concern with it?

No.

Then the one that is not has no condition of any kind?

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