Tripitaka / Tipitaka
Tripitaka (Sanksrit)/ Tipitaka (Pali) refers to the complete canon of Buddhist scriptures contained in the Theravada Buddhism. Tri/Ti means 3, and ‘Pitaka’ refers to baskets.
The first basket of scriptures, refers to the Sutta Pitaka, containing all of the Buddha’s discourses, and some by his enlightened disciples.
The second basket of scriptures refers to the Vinaya Pitaka, containing all of the rules for monks and nuns, advice on monastic administration, procedure, and accounts of the early history of the monastic order.
The third basket of scriptures refers to the Abhidhamma Pitaka, a detailed scholastic analysis of the doctrine taught by the Buddha.