The term Three Baskets (Skt. tripitaka, Pa. tipitaka; fromtri, ‘three’, and pitaka, ‘basket’) describes the collection of Buddhist teachings. The Three Baskets contain the monastic rules (Skt./Pa. ), the discourses (Skt. , Pa. Suttapitaka), and the philosophical treatises, conceptual analyses, and comments (Skt. , Pa. Abhidhammapitaka). Today, the version of the Three Baskets is the most widely disseminated in Sri Lanka and across Southeast Asia; it is also the oldest completely preserved Buddhist still in use.