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And yet, if everything is incessantly changing, still there is a certain continuity of substance or essence throughout these changes which prevents us from asserting that it has become a totally different thing; if every human being is not the same as he was some time ago, still we have also to admit, with Buddha, he is not another being. The alterations we witness occur in the realm of form, not of essence.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 353

-- Perspectives > Chapter 15: The Orient > # 57

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