|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
And the one that is not, being altered, becomes and is destroyed; and not
being altered, neither becomes nor is destroyed; and so the one that is not
becomes and is destroyed, and neither becomes nor is destroyed?
2.b. And now, let us go back once more to the beginning, and see whether
these or some other consequences will follow.
Let us do as you say.
If one is not, we ask what will happen in respect of one? That is the
Do not the words 'is not' signify absence of being in that to which we
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lock and Key Library by Julian Hawthorne, Ed.:
though Prussians, the Von Harrelsteins were Roman Catholics), "lead
us not into temptation!--that is our daily prayer to God. Then, my
son, being led into temptation, do not you persist in courting,
nay, almost tempting temptation. Try the effects of absence,
though but for a month." The good father even made an overture
toward imposing a penance upon him, that would have involved an
absence of some duration. But he was obliged to desist; for he saw
that, without effecting any good, he would merely add spiritual
disobedience to the other offenses of the young man. Ferdinand
himself drew his attention to THIS; for he said: "Reverend father!
do not you, with the purpose of removing me from temptation, be
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen:
"Thank you; but there is no escaping these little vexations,
Mary, live where we may; and when you are settled in town
and I come to see you, I dare say I shall find you
with yours, in spite of the nurseryman and the poulterer,
perhaps on their very account. Their remoteness
and unpunctuality, or their exorbitant charges and frauds,
will be drawing forth bitter lamentations."
"I mean to be too rich to lament or to feel anything
of the sort. A large income is the best recipe for
happiness I ever heard of. It certainly may secure
all the myrtle and turkey part of it."