tipi.taka; Skt. tripitaka]: The Buddhist (Pali) Canon. Literally, "three baskets," in reference to the three principal divisions of the Canon: the Vinaya Pitaka (disciplinary rules); Sutta Pitaka (discourses); and Abhidhamma Pitaka (abstract philosophical treatises). [ MORE
(ti pi ta ka) (Sanskrit: Tripitaka) The foundational "Three Baskets" of Buddha"s teachings.
The Three Baskets of Buddhist scripture, comprised of the Suttapitaka (the discourses), the Vinayapitaka (rules governing the monastic order) and the Abhidhammapitaka (Buddhist psychology). There are significant differences between the Theravada and Mahayana canons.
Literally, "Three Baskets." According to Buddhist belief, the scriptures were stored in three baskets, dividing Buddha's teachings into the code of discipline for monks, his sermons and discourses, and the higher doctrine (Buddhist philosophy and psychology)
(Pali: "threefold collection") A term for the Buddhist canonical scriptures. (see also Tripitaka)
literally, "the three baskets;" a primary Buddhist scriptural collection, also sometimes referred to as the Pali Canon (Pali is held to be the original West Indian language of the Buddha's teachings). The Tipitaka is most closely associated with the Theravada sect of Buddhism. These "baskets" are as follows: The Vinyana Pitaka: "the basket of discipline;" the code of ethics or behavior that is to be practiced by the Sangha (community) of monks and nuns. The Sutra Pitaka: "the basket of discourses;" the Buddha's teachings, and discourses, as well as accounts of his life and lineage. The Abhidhamma Pitaka: "the basket beyond the Dharma;" the scholarly commentaries and explanations of the Sutra Pitaka.