Sautrantika, aka: Sautrāntika, Sautrāntikā; 4 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
The Sautrāntika were an early school of Buddhist philosophy, generally believed to be descended from the Sthaviravada by way of their immediate parent school, the Sarvāstivādins. Their name means literally "those who rely upon the sutras", and indicated their rejection of the Abhidharma texts of other early Buddhist schools.
The Sarvāstivādins sometimes referred to them as the Dārṣṭāntika school, meaning "those who utilize the method of examples". This latter name may have been a pejorative label. Charles Willemen identifies the Sautrāntika as a Western branch of the Sarvāstivādins, active in the Gandhara area, who split from the Sarvāstivādins sometime before 200 CE, when the Sautrāntika name emerged.
According to the Abhidharmakośa of Vasubandhu, the Sautrāntika held the view that there may be many buddhas simultaneously, otherwise known as the doctrine of contemporaneous buddhas.
They used the concept of an āśraya (substrate, refuge) to explain the continuity of consciousness through rebirth, whereas the Pudgalavādins and the Vātsiputrīya school posited a pudgala (a 'personal entity' distinct from the five skandha), and where non-Buddhist Indian philosophy typically referred to an ātman.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
Sautrāntikā (सौत्रान्तिका).—m. pl. Name of one of the four great schools of Buddhism; cf. सौगत (saugata).
Derivable forms: sautrāntikāḥ (सौत्रान्तिकाः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter IV - A Critical Estimate of the Sautrāntika Theory of Causation < [Part I - Metaphysics]
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 12 - Non-existence of the outer object < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 14 - Sautrāntika Theory of Perception < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
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Vedānta-sūtras Part I (by George Thibaut)