Literaly translated it means "three baskets", and it refers to Buddhist
cannon. I have also seen it refered to as the "Tipitika
," but this seems to be the more common spelling. The parts of the Buddhist cannon are:
- The Basket of Discipline
This deals with the conduct of monks and nuns.
- The Basket of Discourses
This is comentary from The Buddha on various topics.
- The Basket of Doctrine
This spells out the philosophy behind the religion.