As mentioned several posts back, the body must be constantly maintained due to such mundane various and sundry ambiguities and fluctuations in ambient atmospheric conditions in addition to the daily grind of watering, feeding and evacuating waste.
What a gawd-awful hassle!
But let an incisive light of introspection blare on this phenomenon and one can realize that what we call ‘our’ body is not completely ‘ours’.
As the venerable Burmese meditation master Ledi Sayadaw
noted: “Worms that inhabit the body consider it theirs also.”
But don’t quote me quoting him verbatim on that; it’s close enough.
You get the idea.