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It sensed the one’s departure, and was saddened to know it would never speak with him again. His future, it foresaw, would be a lonely one of years spent seeking emotional and spiritual cleansing. It would never have the opportunity to teach and learn from this enlightened one ever again. For its entire existence, it had never known loss before. The others came before it and asked questions. It remained silent.