The sanctity of a temple is due to the purity and holiness of the deity that is installed and worshipped. The temple premises are diligently mopped and cleaned to help maintain the sacredness. Similarly our physical body is a temple in which the pure soul resides. So it goes without saying that we have to take care of the body with the same diligence. And this involves more than just external cleaning of the body.
Let us start with the five sense organs. There are two aspects to divinising our sense organs. Stopping the leakage and filling it up with divinity. The leakage happens when we expend our energy by indulging in sensuous activities i.e. anything that gratifies our sense organs. And this includes activities like watching movies; indulging in spicy, oily food; using foul language; leading an unhealthy lifestyle, to name a few. Of all the five sense organs, our eyes are closest to the brain and hence influence it the most. So we have to watch out what signals we send to the brain through our eyes.
Once we are aware of this leak and are willing to stop it, we can divinise it through meditation. We can visualise “I, the soul, a shiny sparkling star, am situated in the centre of the forehead. The Almighty Supreme soul is present just above my head and I, the soul, am getting energised with the Supreme energy. I am now spreading the energy to the brain, the five sense organs and throughout the body. My thoughts, actions and words are now elevated”. When I interact with others with this consciousness, they will experience divinity through our eyes, words and actions.