When the soul leaves this body, then what it is? It has no value, a lump of matter. Just like a motorcar. So long it is moving, it is worth one lakh, and so long it does not move, it is simply lump of iron and copper and something. Who cares for it? It is thrown away. Same thing. The body has no value. It has value so long the soul is there.
From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.11 — Rotary Club Address — Hotel Imperial, Delhi, March 25, 1976