Guthrie: Tratado 30,8-11 (III, 8, 8-11) – Of Unity

THIRD ENNEAD, BOOK EIGHT.

OF NATURE, CONTEMPLATION AND UNITY.

C. OF UNITY.

THE DIFFERENT GRADES OF THOUGHT AND LIFE.

LIKE A CIRCLE, INTELLIGENCE IS INSEPARABLY SINGLE AND MANIFOLD.

TO THE INTELLIGENCE THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY IS THE INTELLIGIBLE THERE MUST BE A SUPREME.

THE BEGETTER OF INTELLIGENCE MUST BE SIMPLER THAN IT, AND IS REACHED NOT BY INTELLIGENT REASONING BUT A SIMPLE INTUITION.

THE SUPREME IS THE POTENTIALITY OF ALL THINGS, ABOVE ALL ACTUALIZATION.

THE SUPREME AS A SPRING OF WATER.

THE SUPREME AS THE TREE OF THE UNIVERSE.

IF UNITY PASSED INTO THE MANIFOLD, THE UNIVERSE WOULD BE DESTROYED.

THIS IS THE BASIS OF THE RETURN TO UNITY.

THE SUPREME IS NOT INTELLIGENCE. WHICH ASPIRES TO THE FORM OF THE GOOD.

THE GOOD AS SUPREME NEITHER NEEDS NOR POSSESSES INTELLECTION.

GUTHRIE, K. S. Plotinus: Complete Works: In Chronological Order, Grouped in Four Periods. [single Volume, Unabridged]. [s.l.] CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.