How to change from..
· Hateful temperament to Intelligent temperament:
(For people with hate) When we get angry, we have tendency to have disgust for ‘someone’ or ‘something’ in order to have something that we can blame and vent our anger on. Direct that disgust to the formations/aggregates instead. Do realise that it’s the formations in general that are unreliable.
· Greedy temperament to Faithful temperament:
(For people with greed) Do realise that you will get what you desire in next life if you do ‘dana’ in this life.
There are only 6 types of persons:
(1) Greedy temperament
(2) Hating temperament
(3) Deluded temperament
(4) Faithful temperament
(5) Intelligent temperament
(6) Speculative temperament
One of faithful temperament is parallel to one of greedy temperament because:
Faith is strong when profitable [kamma] occurs in one of greedy temperament, owing to its special qualities being near to those of greed. For, in an unprofitable way, greed is affectionate and not over-austere, and so, in a profitable way, is faith. Greed seeks out sense desires as object, while faith seeks out the special qualities of virtue and so on. And greed does not give up what is harmful, while faith does not give up what is beneficial.
One of intelligent temperament is parallel to one of hating temperament because:
Understanding is strong when profitable [kamma] occurs in one of hating temperament, owing to its special qualities being near to those of hate. For, in an unprofitable way, hate is disaffected and does not hold to its object, and so, in a profitable way, is understanding. Hate seeks out only unreal faults, while understanding seeks out only real faults. And hate occurs in the mode of condemning living beings, while understanding occurs in the mode of condemning formations.
One of speculative temperament is parallel to one of deluded temperament because:
Obstructive applied thoughts arise often in one of deluded temperament who is striving to arouse unarisen profitable states, owing to their special qualities being near to those of delusion. For just as delusion is restless owing to perplexity, so are applied thoughts that are due to thinking over various aspects. And just as delusion vacillates owing to superficiality, so do applied thoughts that are due to facile conjecturing.