We must realize that the soul and the body are two distinct entities. While being united on earth, they often affect the other. For example, an unhappy soul can impair the health of the body and conversely, a body of ill health can dampen one's spirits and causes him to neglect the soul. To be aware that they are distinct from each other helps us to keep them healthy separately so that the condition of one may not impede the progress of the other. We do our best to take care of the temporary body while it lasts and we make sure that the imperishable soul progresses smoothly in its own journey.