The body is the vehicle for your soul, without a doubt.
The body is also the school for practicing the soul when you came into this world of illusion.
You must get to know your body and learn to go beyond it afterwards. You must learn to use the body and not to be used by it.
You can not be controlled by your desires. Instead, you need to experience your desires and go beyond them after you have experienced them. To be attached to desires or to reject them is also fallen in opposition.
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