These days… we lump all of those who do not like Classical Theravada into various categories. It is all the same, yet it gets very complicated who is who…
- Commy Haters
- Abhidhamma Haters
- 4 Nikayans
The list goes on and on.
If we call them EBT, some may like only Buddhavajana…
If we call them Nyanavirans, then they might not like him, but follow similar things.
If we call EBT, but then find some who follow some commentary.
We call someone an Abhidhamma hater, and he might like 2 lines of Abhidhamma.
If we call them a commy hater he might claim he likes much of the commentaries… even Ajahn Sujato says he likes 80% of the commentaries.
The conflicts with putting categories on such people / monks goes on and on.
Suicide: Sutta versus Commentary - #35 by bksubhuti
With my own quoting myself above from the suicide post…I’m wondering what we should call these people as a group?
I thought of two names.
- Partial Theravadans
Due to my literary artistic nature (Puns) I’m leaning to the 2nd word because it implies breaking up something, removal and literally tearing pages out (Aj Kukrit). However I think those members of the groups mentioned above would prefer the first name. With that said, “Partial Theravadans” seems to be politically correct and lumps all the groups into one. It is purposely misspelled without the diacritical marks too. There is also a chance “Partial Tearavadans” can stick as well.