Five object-determining mental states

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The five object-determining mental states (Skt. viṣayaniyata; Tib. ཡུལ་ངེས་ལྔ་, yul ngé nga, Wyl. yul nges lnga) are a set of mental factors among the fifty-one mental states, so-called because they determine the coming into contact of the mind and objects. They are:

  1. Interest
  2. Appreciation
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Concentration
  5. Intelligence

Alternative Translations

  • five object-determining factors