In this excerpt from the 13th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises the importance of a long-term plan to practice Dharma, generate realizations and seek enlightenment for the benefit of others.
This text by the great Indian pandit Nagarjuna is famous for its descriptions of the bodhisattva's path of compassion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha's teachings on emptiness.
"The characteristic nature of all Lord Buddha's teachings and methods is psychology and knowledge-wisdom."
Mahayana refuge has three causes - fear, faith and compassion
Lama Yeshe: Hinayana, Mahayana and the Meaning of Yana