The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:|
If it be co-extensive with the one it will be co-equal with the one, or if
containing the one it will be greater than the one?
But can smallness be equal to anything or greater than anything, and have
the functions of greatness and equality and not its own functions?
Then smallness cannot be in the whole of one, but, if at all, in a part
And surely not in all of a part, for then the difficulty of the whole will