Well I certainly wouldn't write a book labeling the movement as such, since that movement lacks organization and coherence necessary to assign it a specific name (I'm talking here about Internet sutta-fundamentalism, not Bhikkhu Análayo et al), but just like Neoliberalism isn't Liberalism, is indeed in some ways antithetical to historical classical liberalism, Neo-Sautrántika isn't Sautrántika, and isn't necessarily beholden to complete conformity to the historical precedent. They were the first Buddhists, as far as I know, to reject Abhidhamma etc, that is why I coined that as my internal nickname for them. I would never try to argue for such a label as being something everyone should adopt usage of, that would be a little fascist lol.Javi wrote:That's a rather awkward term. Neo sautrantika makes it sound like they are a new revival of the Indian sautrantika school - which had its own peculiarities and theories (radical momentariness in which moments only arise and pass away, a theory of seeds, etc).Coëmgenu wrote:I used to be a fan of this term, but I do not think it is realistic. They are a seperate school of Buddhism, still Buddhism, but not the same tradition that preserved and maintained the Pāli Canon. I now call them Neo-Sautrāntika, to reflect the fact that, IMO, they are a schismatic sect that basically only exists on the internet and rejects all other Buddhisms.mikenz66 wrote:Sutta-only enthusiasts
This tendency, which is a rather loose group of folks, has been called 'suttavada' by bhante Vimalaramsi (a self styled suttavadin). Bhikkhu Bodhi also calls it 'nikaya purism'. Ive also heard the name 'suttanta'.
I have ventured off-topic, and I apologies for that, but do you happen to know any good resources on the historical Sautrántika specifically, is there already a thread exploring their doctrines, if not, maybe moving my off-topic riverie into the Early Buddhism thread and exploring their ideas, and perhaps correcting some misconceptions about them I doubtlessly hold, would be an interesting avenue of inquiry.