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object-determining mental factors

vishayapratiniyama-chaitta (Skt); sem jung yul nge (Tib); sems byung yul nges (Wyl)

One of the six groups of mental factors, these accompany all virtuous minds and their function is to ascertain the object. There are five: aspiration, belief, mindfulness, stabilization, and wisdom.