What tradition do you follow?

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism

What tradition do you follow?

Classical Theravada
49
11%
Modern Theravada (Suttanta)
61
13%
Theravada (in general)
115
25%
Sri Lankan
22
5%
Thai
7
2%
Thai Forest
113
25%
Other forest tradition
8
2%
Burmese
34
7%
Goenka vipassana
19
4%
Mahayana
33
7%
 
Total votes: 461

2600htz
Posts: 176
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Re: What tradition do you follow?

Post by 2600htz » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:54 pm

Hello:

I kinda get all the traditions on the list, but If "Suttanta" means based on the suttas, how can that be "modern buddhism"? lol.

Regards.

maranadhammomhi
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Location: San Francisco

Re: What tradition do you follow?

Post by maranadhammomhi » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:14 pm

2600htz wrote:Hello:

I kinda get all the traditions on the list, but If "Suttanta" means based on the suttas, how can that be "modern buddhism"? lol.

Regards.
I don't agree with the label either, but the idea is that for most of Theravādin history the suttas as well as abhidhamma & commentaries have been considered authoritative, whereas nowadays there is a trend of (primarily westerners) setting aside the latter two groups in favor of the suttas alone, in an attempt to achieve maximum orthodoxy.
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