I have to say, it throws me for a loop that O-Sensei was so hard to understand that even Japanese can't agree on the right way to simply write his words down. Still, I love these little glimpses of what he might have meant.
Hugh, have you seen the interview quote where someone remembers him saying that even he doesn't understand the things he himself says?
I think both Tohei and Shioda remembered things to this effect.
He said he is a vessel for messages from the Kami, so he doesn't necessarily understand what comes out of his mouth.
Personally I don't think that is too nuts, but I do think it is very idealistic.