Let us begin this teaching by making the aspiration of bodhicitta our basic motivation. In doing this we aspire to attain Buddhahood for the sake of all living beings. We recognise, however, that at the present time it is not possible for us to benefit others in the most effective way so it is necessary for us to attain Buddhahood. In order to do that, while studying this teaching, we form the intention to put into practice what we have learned and eventually attain Buddhahood. In this way we are following the example of the Buddha and we will be able to benefit other beings effectively.
Depicted from "Guide to the Four Preliminary Practices 3 - Part 1" April, 2015, Vancouver, Canada