The temple should not become the image; the temple should not become the shrine. The shrine is the innermost core for which the temple exists. You should not start worshipping the walls of the temple, but there is no need to move to the opposite – that you start destroying the temple.
Just a deep non-identification is needed. One has to know: “I am in the body, but transcendental to the body. I am in the body, but not the body. I am in the body, but not confined to it. I am in the body, but also beyond it.” The body should not be a limitation – a shelter, of course, and a beautiful shelter at that. One has to be grateful to it; there is no need to fight with it. It is simply foolish and childish to fight with it. It has to be used – and used rightly.
Jugupsa says…if I have to translate it somehow then I will say: the yogi is dis-illusioned with the body. Not disgusted – simply disillusioned. He does not think that through the body the bliss that the soul is seeking is possible, no. But he does not think the contrary also: that through destroying the body that bliss can be attained. No, he drops the duality. He lives in the body as a guest, and he treats the body as a temple.
When purity is attained there arises in the yogi jugupsa for his own body and a disinclination to come in physical contact with others.
When you are in the body too much you are always hankering for contact with other bodies, a lust to be in contact with other bodies – which you call love, which is not love, which is just a lust – because the body cannot exist alone. It exists in a network of other bodies.
The child is borne in the mother’s womb; for nine months the mother’s body feeds the child’s body. The child’s body grows out of the mother’s body, just like branches grow out of a tree. When the child is ready, of course, he moves out of the womb, but still remains deeply in contact: on mother’s breast the child goes on – not only taking milk – goes on taking the warmth of the body, which is a physical need.
And if a child misses the warmth of the mother, he can never be healthy; the body will always suffer. He may be given every thing that is needed – food, milk, vitamins – but if the warmth of the woman is not given to him…. And that too in a very loving way because if you are not loving towards a person then heat is possible, may pass from your body to the other person, but not warmth. Heat becomes warmth through love. It has a qualitatively different dimension. It is not just heat; otherwise you can give the heat to the child. Now many experiments have been done: the child is in a centrally heated room – that doesn’t help. The mother’s body is giving some subtle vibration of love: of being accepted, of being loved, of being needed. That gives roots.