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Tricycle wishes the Dalai Lama a happy 70th birthday with this piece from our archives. This excerpt from his book The World of Tibetan Buddhism was published in the summer 2002 issue of Tricycle.

The Enemy Within: The Dalai Lama on why the inner enemy is the most dangerous one.

Our history abounds with stories of individuals perpetrating the most destructive and harmful acts: killing and torture, bringing misery and untold suffering to large numbers of people. These incidents in human history can be seen as reflecting the darker side of our common human heritage. These events occur only when there is hatred, anger, jealousy, and unbounded greed. World history is a record of the effects of the negative and positive thoughts of human beings. This, I think, is quite clear.

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