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compositional factors

samskara (Skt); du je kyi phung po (Tib); ’du byed kyi phung po (Wyl)

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 result—that is, they are compounding—as opposed to compounded phenomena, which refers to the result itself.