Buddhism is primarily concerned with salvation of a human as a person who, unlike other living beings, has self-consciousness and free will and thereby alone has the potential to become aware of and emancipated from the transience common to all things in the universe. This is existentialist and personalistic aspect of Buddhism
Masao Abe, in "Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue: Part One of a Two-Volume Sequel to Zen and ... (1995)}, p.81
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