Fates erased by reason and passion's just a whim
Feel empty so I breath in, keep myself from giving in

from GZA (Ft. Killah Priest) – Beneath the Surface Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Fates erased by reason” the belief in fate is erased by reasoning and rational thought. This ties into the line above “it seems our will is worthless, like we’re pawns beneath the sky”

“and passion’s just a whim” one should reason when making decisions rather than passion or emotions which are a whim or fleeting

feel empty so i breathe in, keep myself from giving in"
"feeling empty” or out of gas (air), nothing left in the tank, can’t go on.

“so i breathe in” calm down, take a deep breath, think things through

“keep myself from giving in” giving up or giving in to temptations

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