The Basis. . .
Buddhism teaches, through the example of “Bodhisattva Never Disparaging,” to not look down on anyone.
This is the essence of Buddhism. The Buddha stated that the “ultimate transmission” of Buddhism is to accord friends and strangers alike with the same compassion, respect and reverence one would a dear family member.
Compassion is the basis of morality and the light which illuminates our darkness.
Peace and Love, Jim