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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Dhammaguttā:1.Dhammaguttā,Dhammaguttikā.-A secondary division of the Mahimsāsakas (Dpv.v.47; Mhv.v.8; Mbv.,p.96),probably an offshoot of the Sabbatthivādins.They had a special Vinaya of their own.According to Tibetan sources (Rockhill,pp.185,192),they were called after their leader,Dharmagupta.Their fundamental doctrines were these:that the Buddha is not comprised in the Sangha; that while there is great reward for offerings made to the Buddha,there is none for offerings to the Sangha; that a life of brahmacariya exists also among the devas; and that there are worldly laws as opposed to spiritual.

2.Dhammaguttā.-A Vemanika-peta,mentioned as having the power of travelling through the air.Vsm.382.

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