Osho – The people who are miserly will remain miserly, even in their sharing. If you look deep down you will find they are trying to bargain for something, there is some business hidden in it. The priests go on telling people, “If you give to poor people here, you will get a thousandfold in the other world” — a thousandfold, it is like a lottery! And who would not like to have it? Give a little bit here and you will get a thousandfold there.
Priests have been cheating people, because people are mean, because people are miserly; otherwise priests would disappear from the world. If people are really generous there will be no need for the priests, nobody can exploit generous people. They give for the sheer joy of giving. They don’t think that giving is a means to some end. If you think giving is a means to some end you miss the whole point. Unless giving becomes a joy in itself, you don’t know what it is.