Do you feel that this statement is generally true, or was it because you had experience in the silk reeling stuff? I was wondering if folks would need time with an "internalist" like Mike or Dan, or with someone experienced in Ikeda's practices like George Ledyard, to really follow these seminars.
Speaking as someone fairly new to aikido who first saw Ikeda sensei about a month before testing 6th kyu, 6 months into my training. I would say this is generally true of his seminars. I never had any trouble understanding what he was trying to explain. In other words he uses such clear simple language and illustrations that even a beginner with no martial arts background ,like me, can get it.