Bodies and Souls
Bodies are temporary and made of matter. “Soul” refers to the self/person/spirit within the body. Bodies come in many varieties—sizes, shapes, colors, species—but spiritually all beings are equal. The soul/self/person inside is what makes any body go.
Souls are permanent and made of spirit. A body without a soul is called “dead.” Souls can live on their own, without bodies. Only in this world do we see souls stuck inside bodies. Spiritual beings are meant to live in a spiritual—rather than a material—world.
- What's the difference between spirit and matter?—Spirit and matter are two seemingly incompatible things which, when combined, make up "the world as we know it."