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compositional factors (Skt: samskara; Tib: du je kyi phung-po)

Also called conditioning factors; the fourth of the five aggregates, consisting of 49 of the 51 mental factors (excluding feeling and discriminative awareness) that compound the resultthat is, they are compounding—as opposed to compounded phenomena, which refers to the result itself.