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Dalai Lama Speaks to the Harvard Community - 2003-09-16


Dalai Lama spoke last night to a packed Memorial Church crowd at Harvard University. He delighted the crowds. His talks were sprinkled with jokes and childhood anecdotes. The Tibetan leader began by joking that he would pray for students’ academic success. Then, interrupting the translator, the Dalai Lama quipped that his prayers would not actually be that helpful. “Hard work is better,” he said. In response to one of the questions from the audience, the Dalai Lama said that violence had little political use in today’s world. “Particularly in the modern world, warfare is outdated because every part of the world is part of yourself; so destruction of your enemy is destruction of yourself; complete destruction of enemy and victory for your self is impossible,” the Tibetan leader added.

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