Buddhism can be said to be a special kind of culture since it encompasses many rich academic disciplines, among them philosophy, astronomy, geography, and other sciences. Not only that, Buddhism also has its own view of life, of proper values, and of the world.
The Buddhist worldview consists firstly of specific knowledge, but more importantly, it is one in which this knowledge in formulated into ways and methods that can be used in our daily life. One aspect of this concerns regulating our mind; the other aspect concerns benefiting sentient beings, and bringing happiness, a healthy life, and joy to more people —— this is also the basic tenet of Buddhism.
~ Luminous Wisdom 9 : The Significance of Buddhist Philosophy Today