The Last Dalai Lama? Tibetan Spiritual Leader Says Tradition May End With Him

December 17, 2014 2:19 PM

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The Last Dalai Lama? Tibetan Spiritual Leader Says Tradition May End With Him

"The Dalai Lama institution will cease one day. These man-made institutions will cease," the Dalai Lama said, according to the BBC. "There is no guarantee that some stupid Dalai Lama won't come next, who will disgrace himself or herself. That would be very sad. So, much better that a centuries-old tradition should cease at the time of a quite popular Dalai Lama."

The 79-year-old is the longest serving Dalai Lama and has held the title since he was 15 years old, according to Time. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has remained in exile since his attempt to start an uprising in Tibet against China in 1959.

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