Sautrāntika school ［経量部］ (; Kyōryō-bu): One of the twenty Hinayana schools. The Sautrāntika school broke away from the Sarvāstivāda school. Unlike the Sarvāstivādins, who valued abhidharma works, or Buddhist treatises, the Sautrāntikas relied only on the sutras. Whereas the Sarvāstivāda school held that the dharmas, or elements of existence, are real and have an abiding existence of their own, the Sautrāntika school taught that the dharmas have actual existence only in the present and that only the present exists. The Sautrāntika doctrine is similar in several aspects to Mahayana thought and is regarded by some scholars as the origin of the Consciousness-Only, or Yogāchāra, teaching because the two share in common the concept of “karmic seeds,” the causes or sources of all phenomena, which are inherent in life.