Medium-Length Āgama Sutra ［中阿含経］ (Chin Chung-a-han-ching; Chū-agon-gyō): One of the four Chinese Āgama sutras. Samghadeva, a monk from Kashmir, translated and compiled it between 397 and 398. A compilation of 222 sutras of medium length, it explains such basic doctrines as the four noble truths and the twelve-linked chain of causation. The Medium-Length Āgama Sutra corresponds to the Pali text Majjhima-nikāya, which contains 152 sutras of medium length. See also four Āgama sutras.