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The 52 Mental Formations:

1. Contact

2. Feeling

3. Perception

4. Volition

5. Concentration of mind

6. Psychic life

7. Attention

8. Initial application

9. Sustained application

10. Effort

11. Pleasurable interest

12. Desire to do

13. Deciding

14. Greed

15. Hate

16. Dullness

17. Error

18. Conceit

19. Envy

20. Selfishness

21. Worry

22. Shamelessness

23. Recklessness

24. Distraction

25. Sloth

26. Torpor

27. Perplexity

28. Disinterestedness

29. Amity

30. Reason

31. Faith

32. Mindfulness

33. Modesty

34. Discretion

35. Balance of mind

36. Composure of mental properties

37. Composure of mind

38. Buoyancy of mental properties

39. Buoyancy of mind

40. Pliancy of mental properties

41. Pliancy of mind

42. Adaptability of mental properties

43. Adaptability of mind

44. Proficiency of mental properties

45. Proficiency of mind

46. Rectitude of mental properties

47. Rectitude of mind

48. Right speech

49. Right action

50. Right livelihood

51. Pity

52. Appreciation

(from Dhammasangani, the first book of the Abhidhamma)

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