Yasuaki Deguchi: The Omoto Religion and Aikido (03)

Like most of the leading believers, my grandmother had an unconditional faith in Nao, the founder. Because faith allows no compromise, Sumi felt a certain opposition to Onisaburo over the teachings, since his spiritual thinking differed somewhat from Nao’s. Even though Onisaburo was her husband, Sumi used the Fudesaki [Nao’s automatic writings penned while possessed by a deity] as a shield and would not give any ground. Thus, arguments between the couple were not uncommon, even prior to the Second Omoto Incident in 1935.


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