Dhammagutta, aka: Dhammaguttika, Dhammaguttā, Dhammaguttikā; 2 Definition(s)
Dhammagutta means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Dhammagutta Thera - An arahant. He lived in the Kalyanika vihara and was known as the earth shaker (pathavicalaka). He was among those who received a share of the meal given by Dutthagamani when the latter fled from Culanganiyapitthi. He shared his portion with five hundred others (Mhv.xxxii.50; xxiv.24ff). According to the Jataka Commentary (J.iv.490), he was among those who joined in the assemblies (samagama) known as Kuddalasamagama, Mugapakkhasamagama, Ayogharasamagama and Hatthipalasamagama. The Mahavamsa Tika (p.606) mentions him as being one of those who accepted the meal of pork given by Saliya and his wife, when they were blacksmiths, in their birth immediately preceding the last.
2. Dhammagutta. A brother of Vedisadevi. He was one of the nobles who escorted the Bodhi tree. He was made Moriyasetthi and given the Moriyajanapada by Devinampiyatissa. Mbv.166.(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
dhammagutta : (adj.) protected by the Norm.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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