Thursday, March 17, 2016

Becoming Never Ends in Being

“All mortals, being in the process of coming-to-be
and passing away, appear as phantoms 
and uncertain apparitions of themselves.

No one can step twice into the same stream, 
nor touch a living object twice in the same condition.

In swift and repeated change, 
things disperse and gather again; 
not in temporal succession, 
but in substance only they come together 
and flow away, approach and depart.

So it is that becoming never ends in being.” 

(c. 540 - c. 480 BCE) 

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