If by practicing Aikido one can join with kannagara ("the restless, infinite movements of nature/the universe") to the point of being able to describe the self as the universe, couldn't we also describe the practice itself as the same? ...Being that the practice is manifest through the person?
Witches should be burned.
Wood can be burned.
Therefore, witches are made of wood.
A duck floats.
Therefore, if a woman weights the same as a duck, she's made of wood...and therefore...
When you construct a long chain of, "A -> B, B -> C", you've got to be very rigorous at each step of the process. "A can be said to imply B" and "Under some interpretations of B and C, B could be said to imply C" don't cut it.