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'What Is' vs What 'Is Not' - Ale Theia
The goddess continues ..
"Noble young man:
Only one way is left to speak of,
namely, that - 'It is.'
Along this way are many signs, that
'What is' .. is:
(i) ungenerated and indestructible,
Because It never 'was' .. nor will 'become,'
since It is the 'Now' - the 'all at once.'
Just .. One - continuous.
Thus, of 'what creation' will you seek for It?
How did It develop? And from 'what' source?
You cannot say, or even think It originated from 'what is not.'
For it is not possible to speak of, or to even think of, 'what is not.'
And if it had come from 'nothing',
what prompted It to 'arise,' so that It 'now' exists?
And common sense does not allow 'something' to 'arise' from 'nothing,'
that is, coming forth from that which 'is not' - non existence.
from 'that' which does 'not 'exist.'
How did It arrive into Its own existence?
For if It came into existence' in the past,
or if It was going to exist in the future,
It then is that, which does 'not' exist, or ever 'existed.'
Thus the idea of 'generation' is non-viable,
and the idea of 'annihilation' is not credible,
for Itself is not 'divisible',
because It is entirely 'All' that exists.
Nor is there 'more' of Itself at any time,
nor 'less' of Itself at another,
which would prevent its own 'continuity,'
but, the All there is .. is 'full' - of what All there Is - is.
Moreover, It is without a 'beginning,' and without an 'ending,'
since Its 'generation,' and 'annihilation' are not true.
'It' is actually 'immobile' in Its bonds of great gravity.
remaining the same, in, and of, Its own self-sameness;
It abides by, and of Itself - staying complete.
For necessity keeps It in 'parimeters' with
a gravitational force, which holds It around.
And thus, 'what is', is there, to be, 'thought of.'
There is no 'comprehension' of 'non-existence,'
and there is nothing 'apart' from It.
'Eternity' holds It 'One,' and 'changeless.'
This 'what-is,' has been called the 'All.'
That Is' - the 'All there is.'
It is what people have contemplated on,
in their contemplation of truth, of
birth and death, of being, and non being.
Moreover, since Itself is 'changeless,'
It is 'complete' in every 'direction,'
like the bulk of a well-rounded sphere,
is equally balanced in every direction.
For It cannot be more here, and less there.
since It is all continuous; being equal to Itself
in every direction, and resting uniformly in
Its Own self 'continuity.'
"Noble young man:
Here, I end my reliable discourse
and thoughts concerning Truth.
From this point on, 'learn' the 'theories' of men.
'Listen' to their deceptive 'de-arrangement'
of all my reliable words.
For what can be 'thought of,'
is the same, as what can 'Be.'
Therefore, contemplate on 'what is not,'
because, 'what is not' does not nullify
or over-ride, that 'which is.'
'What is not' neither scatters ..
in any direction, in anyway,
nor does 'what is not,' gather together'
from any direction.
But this I bid you ponder:
What can be spoken of - and thought of - exists,
for this it does - and can only exist;
but 'nothing' - has no 'existence' whatsoever,
and can not, and does not 'exist,
nor, has it ever.
It does not matter to me wherever I begin,
for 'there' again, I shall return once more.
'I Am' ...
Excerpts from 'Parmenides-Ale-Theia' by 'Xena'phanes/Socrates' - 550 BC: Continued in Part 1 & 3. Top Menu
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