The Five Omnipresent Mental Factors


(1)  Feeling  - The physical sensation of the form body. This is the first aggregate.
(2)  Discrimination A distingishing awareness or recognition.  This is the second  aggregate)
(3)  Intention  -  The mental impulse such as I will......
(4)  Mental EngagementThe attention/ concentration on mental application to an object. The focused grasping of an object of awareness.
(5)  ContactThe connection of an object with the mind, this may be pleasureable, painful or neutral as experienced by the aggregate of Feeling.

The five mental factors are always present and accompany all main minds.



The Five Determinative Mental Factors


(1)   Aspiration / Resolution - Directing effort to fulfill desired intention, basis for diligence and enthusiasm.
(2)   Belief / Appreciation - holding on to a particular thing, not allowing distraction.
(3)   Mindfulness / Recollection - Repeatedly bringing objects back to mind, not forgetting.
(4)   Stabilization / Concentrtion  -  One-pointed focus on an object, samadhi, concentration, basis for increasing intelligence
(5)   Wisdom / Intelligence -  "Common-sense Intelligence", Fine Discrimination, examines chatacteristics of objects, stos doubt, maintains root of all wholesome qualities.

The five determinative factors are definite to engage in particular objects. 



The Four Variable (Positive and Negative) Mental Factors


(1)   Sleep - Makes mind unclear, sense consciousness turns inward
(2)   Regret - makes mind unhappy when regarding a previously done acton as bad,  prevents the mind from being at ease.
(3)   General Examination  -  Coarse Discernment - depending on intelligence or intention, searches for rough idea about the object.
Precise Analysis - Subtle Discernment  - Depending on intelligence or intention, examines the object in detail.



The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors


(1)   Faith / Confidence / Respectful Belief - Gives us positive attitude to Virtue and objects that are worthy of respect. Three types are distinguished, with the last one being the preferred type.  

     A) Uncritical Faith: motivation is for no apparent reason
     B) Longing Faith: motivation is by emotionally unstable mind
     C) Conviction Faith: motivated by sound reasons
 (2)   Shame / Sense of Propriety - The personal conscience that stops negative   actions and perform positive actions.
 (3)   Embarassment / Decency  -  Avoids evil towards others, basis for   unspoiled moral discipline, considerateness. 

(4)   Non-Attachment / Detachment  - No Attachment to cyclic existence and objects, renuncitation.
(5)   Non-Hatred / Imperturbablitity  -  No animosity to others or conditions; rejoicing
(6)   Non-Ignorance / Open-Mindedness  -  Usually understanding the meaning of things through clear discrimination, non-bewilderment, never unwilling to learn.

(7)   Enthusiastic Effort / Diligence  - Doing positive acts (specifically mental development and meditation) with delight.

(8)   Pliancy / Thorough Training / Flexibility  -  Enables the mind to engage in positive acts as wished, interrupting mental or physical rigidity.

(9)   Conscientiousness / Carefulness - Causes avoiding negative acts and doing good; mind with detachment, non-hatred, non-ignorance and enthusiasm.

(10)   Equanimity/ Clear - Minded Tranquility  -  Clear-minded tranquility - peaceful mind, not being overpowered by delusions, no mental dullness or agitation. 

(11)   Non-Harmlessness /  Non Violence-  Compassion without any hatred, pacifist.

These virtues from the viewpoint of either their entity, being an antidote, or having similarity [that is, accompanying  a virtuous mind or mental factor].