This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:45, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
The Jedi Order as we know it was a religious order. How did they finance the maintenance of the Jedi Temple, maintenance and acquisition of the various starfighters, ships, tanks and speeders and how do they fund their operations because in Episode 1 Qui Gon Jinn had some funds that he offered for starship parts. Is the Jedi order funded by the Republic tax payer or do they get the money through other means and was the money that Qui Gon had an allowance that the order gives to it's Jedi? (Venatorcruiser)—Unsigned comment by184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs).
"There is no passion, there is serenity" basically is a vow of poverty, however Jedi can acquire, raise, and spend resources to a nigh infinite degree through any means so long as what they do serves the mission and is what the Jedi feels is right, of course. So QuiGon could cheat at gambling to get his way and in no way fall to the dark side. During the Old Republic era the Jedi Order was propped up financially from all sides and wanted for nothing and yet never yielded to this temptation, remaining essentially austere and efficient. Jedi have access to vast resources at all times essentially just due to their power to acquire it, however being motivated by anything other than illumination is a distraction from the way of the Jedi.-Nova—Unsigned comment by220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs).
Wow. I like the above. But there is one unanswered question by the instigator of this discussion. The above passage, for lack of a more correct word, is true in many respects. However, the tax payer does finance the Jedi Order in the Old Republic. It is mentioned on Holonet.com, the collection of in-universe bulletins and news articles. The People's Inquest, a Jedi Watch group, demands to see the budget for the Jedi Order, or at least the cost of the new Delta-7 Aethersprite starfighter. They want to know where their hard earned credits are going, and the request is denied for security reasons. Very elegant...Nova, is it? Well put. Not thoroughly accurate, somewhat philosophical, in tune with Palpatine's view of the Jedi's quest for power, but very well put. I'd put it in a book, it is all quite true indeed.18.104.22.168 18:06, August 25, 2013 (UTC)
Well based on the fact that Republic law states all infants are to be tested and/or reported to the Order if they are force sensitive suggests there is a deep legal and financial relationship between the Jedi and the Republic government. The Order itself also branches out into many fields and is self sufficient to a degree. One imagines also that the Jedi are sometimes paid for there services when rendered to certain non-vital situations. Then there is the fact that sometimes when a child is brought to them the Order gets to inherit their estate in the event that they are orphans or royalty. Combine this with the fact that the Jedi themselves do not work for a wage is likely the source of their vast funds.