Buddhism elucidates the dignity of human life on the most fundamental level. Buddhism is not merely a philosophy that observes truth from an objective point of view or light of reason. It is oriented toward practice and study of human beings that shows the correct way to live. Buddhism aims to prove the true dignity of human life through the individual’s life and their actions to help others do the same. In other words, Buddhism is a practice to revere human life, one’s own as well as other’s.
(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)