The Pali Canon

The Pali Canon is the complete scripture collection of the Theravada school. As such, it is the only set of scriptures preserved in the language of its composition. It is called the Tipitaka or “Three Baskets” because it includes the Vinaya Pitaka or “Basket of Discipline,” the Sutta Pitaka or “Basket of Discourses,” and the Abhidhamma Pitaka or “Basket of Higher Teachings”.