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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.


The terms "young," "middle-aged," and "old"—only apply to bodies. They don't apply to us as spiritual beings. We're different.