For how can that be separated from a thing that was not existent in it.
God alone is the real existent, all else is an existent by virtue of him.
If it be a thing, we may produce an exact copy of it, or we may simply feel it as an existent in a certain place.
Some of the oldest parts of the existent building date from his time.
We find it existent and in control at the extreme reach of our investigations.
What is has been caused by what was, and what will be has for cause the existent.
And a thing is existent and one and good, because it participates in Existence, Unity and Goodness.
Or is it 97 proved that the existent forms exhaust all possibilities?
Between thinking an object and thinking it existent, there is absolutely no difference.
From eternity was I existent, From the first, before the earth.