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" And what," he asked, "do you mean to say these desires are?"
" Those that are aroused during sleep," I answered, " whenever the rest of the soul is quiescent, that part of it which is rational and gentle and rules the passionate element, then the bestial and savage part, gorged with food or drink, wakes up and darts about, and shaking off sleep, seeks to go and gratify its instincts. You are aware that in such a condition it dares to attempt anything, as though wholly infatuated and lost to shame. In its frenzy it does not hesitate to attempt intercourse with a mother or with a god, or with any man or beast. It is ready to commit murder in any form, and there is no forbidden food it will not devour. In short, it shrinks from no deed of folly or shamelessness."
" What you say is very true."
" But when, I fancy, a man who is of healthy body and well-regulated mind, before going to sleep rouses the rational part of his soul, and after feasting it on noble thoughts and arguments holds converse with himself; and neither starving nor surfeiting the passionate element, in order that it may go to rest and not cause disturbance to the best part with its joys or griefs, but permit this undisturbed, alone by itself, to pursue its inquiries and reach after the attainment of what it does not know in the past, the present or the future; and when again he has in like manner soothed the passionate element, and does not go to sleep in a state of

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