Body itself a Temple (Temples are not important)
The haves make temples for Shiva.
Ayya, what can I do?
I am poor.
my legs are pillars, my body the temple,
and my head the golden pinnacle.
the sthavara comes to an end
but the jangama does not. -Guru Basava/75
Seeing that the men of the mortal world
have made a god in the temple
Seeing them ottering daily worship
to the eternal and partaking pleasure
your sharanas have put the linga behind
and gone ahead. -Allama Prabhu/588
When there is a temple within the body
is there need for other temples?
There is no need for two.
Guheshwara, if you turn into stone what will become of me? -Allama Prabhu/541
The body being temple,
legs being pillars,
head being cupola,
heart-lotus the throne,
I establish the praanalinga called the great principle,
bathe it with water of great bliss,
offer the flowers of maha-dala-padma
offer the food of great satisfaction,
I worship relating praana with praanalinga
Mahaalingaguru Shivasiddheshwaraprabhuve. -Kada Siddheshwara/2338 
 Number indicates at the end of each Vachana is from the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.
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 From the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.