• Buddhist nirvana ... is based on egolessness and is not anthropocentric but rather cosmological. In Buddhism, humans and the things of the universe are equally subject to change, equally subject to transitoriness or transmigration. A person cannot achieve emancipation from the cycle of birth and death until he or she can eliminate a more universal problem: the transience common to all things in the universe.

    Masao Abe (2016). “Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue: Part one of a two-volume sequel to Zen and Western Thought”, p.80, Springer