Factors conducive to insight

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Factors conducive to insight (Skt. nirvedha-bhāgīya, Pali nibbedhabh, Tib. ངེས་འབྱེད་ཆ་མཐུན་, ngé jé chatün, Wyl. nges 'byed cha mthun) — the seventh of the eleven factors that illustrate the application of all aspects, from among the seventy points of the Abhisamayalankara.

In his Seventy Points of the Abhisamayālaṃkāra, Khenpo Tsondru says:

That which is conducive to insight is defined as the wisdom of the level of aspirational practice, which is mainly the outcome of meditation and has the particular aspect of focusing on sentient beings.[1]

Alternative translations

  • Aids to penetration (Edward Conze)
  • Factors conducive to penetration (Brunnholz)
  • Factors conducive to ascertainment (Thomas Doctor)


  1. Tibetan: sems can la dmigs rnam khyad par can dang / sgom byung gtso bor gyur pa'i mos spyod kyi ye shes nges 'byed cha mthun gyi mtshan nyid See The 70 Points of the Abhisamayalankara by Khenpo Tsöndrü