RZA says that sometimes people call him the “RZA-rector” because he brings people back to life. In this book, you get a sense of why people would say that, what about RZA inspires people to get more out of their own life. The book is short at 236 pages, but is long enough to give the reader a worthwhile introduction to RZA’s personal philosophies. Remaining true to the title (which references Taoism), RZA never claims to have the ultimate answer to any specific question, but instead shows the ways he is actively searching for answers while encouraging the reader to do the same. As he says, “the first person you have to resurrect is yourself.” You can purchase a copy here.
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