Dharma Pearls

Translating Classical Buddhism to Modern English

The Related Discourses

(Skt. Saṃyukta Āgama; Ch. 雜阿含經)

The Related Discourses 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 and spans 50 fascicles and 373 pages of Chinese.

The divisions and groups of sutras listed below are based on the reconstruction by Chinese scholar and Dharma teacher Ven. Yinshun, which corrected the problem of the Taisho text’s jumbled fascicles and incomplete numbering of sutras.

Currently, about 15% of the Related Discourses has been translated to English when we combine the work of multiple translators including Anālayo, Pierquet, Choong, and Patton. The numbers in () after each group’s title lists the number of sutras available in English and the total number of sutras in Yinshun’s reconstruction.