My experiances is more along the line of what Joseph Campbell called the thin thread of connection that ties all spritual paths together..;.
It's not important to me what you believe... But how you act on those beliefs. Are you making the world a better place? Do you live a life of dignity and grace...Do you act with love and compassion?
O'Sensei was just a man who was givin a special gift (or insight if you prefer) A way to be in this world with those qualities I've just mentioned.
Thats it...It works for me and makes me a better human being...
I am way too busy most of the time trying to walk the way I talk to question the dude who decided to share this gift. LOL I know one thing....
He puts his pants and dogi on exactly the same way every else does including me... and that alone gives me hope that my humanity and the gifts the practice of Aikido has givin will also be enough to make a positive differance in the lives of others.
Joseph Campbell is the man. A lone voice of sanity in a sea of philosophical and emotional confusion1