The Related Discourses
(Skt. Saṃyukta Āgama; Ch. 雜阿含經)
The Related Discources was translated to Chinese by Guṇabhadra and Baoyun sometime between 435-443 CE. The text as it has survived in the Taisho Daizokyo consists of 1,362 individually numbered sutras, although the abbreviated sutras were largely left unnumbered. The text spans 50 fascicles and 373 pages of Taisho volume 2.
The divisions and groups of sutras listed below are based on a reconstruction by Chinese scholar and Dharma teacher Ven. Yinshun. The sutra titles are my own, chosen simply to represent the topics they address. I’ve also taken the liberty to reconstitute the abbreviated sutras rather than reproduce the summary descriptions found in the original Chinese.
The Pali equivalent is the Saṃyutta Nikāya (SN), and the two collections do overlap extensively. Like SN, the Related Discourses consists of several parts (varga) that consist of one or more thematically related groups (saṃyukta) of sutras. I’ve listed Pali sutta groups in parentheses when they parallel a Chinese sutra group closely.