Meditation means stopping all nonsensical activities, at least for the time being. Devotional service, however, not only puts an end to all nonsensical mundane activities, but also engages one in meaningful devotional activities. — The Nectar of instruction, Text 02
One who constantly remembers the glories of the Lord is surely elevated to the same abode where the Lord is situated.
The holy name of the Lord should be chanted twenty-four hours daily.
Srimad Bhagavatam 4.24.70,
When the soul leaves this body, then what is it? It has no value, a lump of matter, just like a motorcar. So as long as it is moving, it is worth one lake, and as soon as it does not move, it is simply a 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 as long as the soul is there.