It’s interesting to note that even when the body is sick it can only be treated when the soul is still present. If we take out the soul no one remains to look after the body.
On the other hand, the body is a truly marvelous vehicle for the soul to express itself through. No manufactured machine could hope to compete. For example, it is calculated that in just one day, the brain is able to complete a hundred times more connections than the entire telecommunications system of the planet. Or compare the human eye with any manufactured camera or the heart with any manufactured pump. The body’s importance cannot be played down or not taken into account.