The world of those who live only for their physical bodies while eating the food of the world, which rots, and then dies is a world like that of foolish animals.
A person whose heart, mind, and thoughts are living rules over themselves. A person whose heart, mind, and thoughts are dead cannot rule over themselves.
A living person rules over and leads a dead person.
It is a strong heart and strong ruling.
ZhenJi From Dynasty Warriors 7