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virtuous mental factors (Skt: kushala-chaitta; Tib: sem-jung ge-we)

One of the six groups of mental factors, the factor that turns the overall apprehension of the object from its opposite, non-desire from desire and so forth. There are eleven: faith, shame, embarrassment, non-desire, non-hatred, non-ignorance, effort, pliancy, conscientiousness, equanimity, and non-harmfulness.