Viewed another way, being tightfisted with money, that is, minding
own finance, is a positive trait. Playing generous donor to the temple
is equally correct. For it is sowing seeds to reap own blessedness and
virtue, generating vast affinity, and benefitting the temple wholly in
accordance with the path of giving. An individual capable of generating
assets of virtue through lifetimes past is, stated in the sutras, in possession
of wisdom and hence on the right path.