(Second century) A Buddhist master and scholar from India who founded the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy, whose central doctrine is the comprehension of Emptiness. The Tibetan traditions consider him to be one of the most important figures of Indian Mahayana Buddhism. His name means "king of Nagas."
"For the hereafter, there’s no better friend than generosity." - Letter to a Friend
"This rebirth is suffering; that which is called craving is the wide-ranging originator of that; the stopping of this is liberation..." - Letter to a Friend
"Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment."