(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
"We should not mistake the Truth with opinions. Many think that the Truth is this or that, or that the Truth is within this or that book, or within this or that belief or idea, etc. Whosoever wants to experience the Truth should not mistake beliefs, ideas, opinions and theories with that which is the Truth. We must experience the Truth in a direct, practical and real manner; this is only possible in the stillness and silence of the mind, and this is achieved by means of meditation."