ISIGILI SUTTA (Discourses at Isigili).

 

 Majjhima Nikaya vol. III, p111 Translated by I. B. Horner

 

Thus have I heard. At one time The Lord was staying near Rajagaha on Isigili mountain. While he was there the Lord addressed the monks, saying: "Monks". "Reverred One". these monks answered the Lord in assent. The lord spoke thus: Do you not, monks, see this Vebhara mountain ?."

 

"Yes revered sir".

 

"There was another designation, monks, of this Vebhara mountain, another name. Do not you, monks, see this Pandava mountain ?"

 

"Yes revered sir".

 

"There was another designation, monks, of this Pandava mountain, another name. Do not you, monks, see this Vepulla mountain ?"

 

"Yes revered sir".

 

"There was another designation, monks, of this Vepulla mountain, another name. Do not you, monks, see this Gijjhakuta mountain ?"

 

"Yes revered sir".

 

There was another designation, monks, of this Gijjhakuta mountain, another name. Do not you, monks, see this Isigili mountain ?"

 

"Yes revered sir".

 

"This has always been the designation, monks, this always the name of this Isigili mountain. Once upon a time, monks, five hundred paccekabuddhas[1] dwelt for a long time on this Isigili mountain. They were seen as they were entering this mountain, but once they had entered, they were not seen. People seeing this, spoke thus: 'This mountain swallows these seers'(isi gilati); so did Isigili receive the very designation Isigili.

 

I will point out to you, monks, the names of the pacceka-buddhas;

I will relate, monks, the names of the paccekabuddhas;

I will tell, monks, the names of the paccekabuddhas.

 

Listen, attend carefully and I will speak.'

 

"Yes reverend Sir", the monks answered the Lord in assent.

The Lord spoke thus:

 

            "Arittha, monks was a paccekabuddha who lived in this Isigili mountain for a long time. Uparittha... Tagarasikhin...Yasassin... Sudassana... Piyadassin.... Gandhara.... Pindola.... Upasabha ... Nitha.... Tatha..... Sutava ... Bhavitatta, monks, was a paccekabuddha who lived in this Isigili mountain for a long time.

 

            Those essence of beings[2], unafflictable, without longing, who individually have come to right enlightenment

 

            Listen to me as I am relating the names of these barbless?? (anigha=nidukkha) incomparable men:

 

            Arittha, Uparittha, Tagarasikhin, Yasassin and Sudassana, Piyadassin the enlighted,

 

            Gandhara, Pindola and Upasabha, Nitha, Tatha, Sutava, Bhavitatta,

 

            Sumbha, Subha, Methula and Atthama, Athassumegha, Anigha, Sudatha

 

            Are paccekabuddhas whose conduits for becoming are destroyed;  Hingu and Hinga of great majesty.

 

            The two sages Jalin, and Attaka, then Kosala the awakened one, then Subahu,

 

            Upanemi, this Nemi, this Santacitta, truthful, real, stainless and wise;

 

            Kala, Upakala, Vijita and Jita and Anga Panga and Gutijjita;

 

            Passin renounced cleaving to the root of anguish, Aparajita defeated Mara's might;

 

            Sattha, Pavatta, Sarabhanga, Lomahamsa, Ucchangamaya, Asita, Anasava, Manomaya, and Bandhuma the cutter away of pride, Tadadhimutta, and Ketuma the stainless;

 

            Ketumbaraga and Matanga, Ariya, then Accuta, Accutagama, Byamaka, Sumangala, Dabbila, Supatitthito, Asyaha, Khemabhirata and Sorata;

 

            Durannaya, Samgha, and then Ujjaya, and then the sage Sahya of sublime courage;

 

            Ananda[3], Nanda, Upananda (making) twelve, Bharadvaja wearing his last body,

 

            Bodhi, Mahanama, then too the other Bharadvaja, hair-crested beautiful,

 

            Tissa, Upatissa, Upasidarin, the cutter away of the bonds of becoming, and

 

            Sidarin, the cutter away of craving;

 

            The Buddha called Mangala, attachment - gone,

 

            Usabha who cut away the ensnaring root of ill;

 

            Upanita who attained the peaceful path, Uposatha, Sundara, Saccanama,

 

            Jeta, Jayanta, Paduma, Uppala, and Padumuttara, Rakkhita and Pabbata;

 

            Manatthaddha, Sobhita, Vitaraga and the Buddha Kanha, well freed in mind -

 

            These and others are paccekabuddhas of great majesty, their conduits for becoming destroyed.

 

            Praise all these immeasurable great seers who have attained final nibbana."

 


 

    [1] Those who win enlightenment,by themselves without the aid of a teacher, but they cannot preach Dharma to others.

    [2] Having spoken the names of 13 paccekabuddhas, now pointing at names of those others who are the essences of being Sattasara.

    [3] Four Anandas, four Nandas, and four Upanandas.