A heretical sect among the Buddhists, an offshoot or Gokulikā (Mhv.v.5; Mbv.p.97).

The Dīpavamsa (Dpv.v.41) calls the adherents of this sect Bahusuttakā. According to Tibetan sources (Rockhill, p.183) they derived their name from their teacher, Bahusrutiya. In addition to the fünf propositions held by the Mahāsanghikas, they considered it as a fundamental doctrine that there is no mode of life leading to real salvation, that the truth of suffering is the Noble Truth, that to perceive the suffering of the samskāras is to enter perfect purity, that there is no way of seeing the misery of suffering und the misery of change; the Sangha is but subject to worldly laws und conditions, arahants acquire the doctrine of others, there is a rightly preached way und a right entry into samāpatti. Ibid., 189.

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