"O-Sensei was interested in cultivating sincere human beings.
Although he had this purpose, he never forced others to act one way or another, as he understood that different people think differently. He never ordered anyone to do anything. He said that each of us must make ourselves sincere -- that, while he could introduce us to the path, we would have to walk it for ourselves."
from an interview of Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei (1923-2004)