Of the two criteria for bodhicitta- the desire to benefit beings, and the determination to achieve buddhahood in order to be able to benefit them-which is the ultimate objective? In the Mahayana tradition, the ultimate objective in fact is not attaining buddhahood. is simply a means, a path that we use in order to be able to benefit beings most effectively. So it is benefitting beings that is our ultimate objective. So is every every word and every single act in the Mahayana tradition is oriented to benefitting all beings. If actions or words are not oriented towards benefitting beings then they are not in accordance with the objectives of the Mahayana tradition.
Depicted from "Guide to the Four Preliminary Practices 1 - Part 10" April, 2015, Vancouver, Canada