Yasuaki Deguchi: The Omoto Religion and Aikido (15)

AJ: In our last conversation you talked about two types of human “instinct,” the spiritual and physical, and suggested the importance of maintaining them in a relationship you referred to as a “spiritual primary — physical secondary.” We would like to ask you to go into the concepts of spirit and soul in more detail. Morihei Ueshiba often explained his aikido using expressions Uke “one spirit, four souls.” What exactly does this expression mean?


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