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Old 07-29-2002, 07:41 PM   #6
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Perhaps Gandalf had faith in the restrictions placed upon him. The point is that the mission would've failed had Gandalf not followed these restrictions, and he knew that. The Valar were wise enough to place such a mission and conditions upon him to know that if he stuck to them, he would succeed. I believe Gandalf knew this, though he feared otherwise because of his humility.

No one said that *all* Maiar were equally potent in spirit, just that Olorin and Sauron were. Olorin feared Sauron because he was humble.
...take counsel with thyself, and remember who and what thou art.

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