Re: Spiritual Power
[/quote]"There is no enemy for Ueshiba of Aikido. You are mistaken if you think that budo means to have opponents and enemies and to be strong and fell them. There are neither opponents nor enemies for true budo. True budo is to be one with the universe; that is to be united with the Center of the universe."
"A mind to serve for the peace of all human beings in the world is needed in Aikido, and not the mind of one who wishes to be strong or who practices only to fell an opponent."[quote]
Of course the principles were not taken from a Religion as they are the truths all religions point to. Thus you will find them spoken of by Buddha, Jesus, Yogis etc.
All of Aikido has been described using terminology and relating to Kami, God, the universal, heaven, etc. by Ueshiba.
In true harmony there is no power there is only oneness, thus no opponent, no need for against in any way.
Some strive for this and and follow the way, some don't, yet inside beyond their 'reason' they too know they do.