a piece of broccoli. Why does separating a head with a knife feel different from a shooting, or a bombing? If your physical attitude is one of aggression and violence, then your spirit will be aggressive and violent; but if your physical attitude is one of harmony, your spirit will be affected in that way. This infusion of the spiritual and the material is mysterious. But the revulsion aroused by beheading is mostly a moral revulsion. These are faiths that love the material world, especially the body.
The Body and The Spirit
In the case of MG the antibodies mistake the body's healthy tissues and attack destroying these vital receptors. Normally we take about sixteen breaths each minute: but by sitting quietly in seiza (Japanese fashion sitting relaxed and breathing deeply from the hara (the center of the body about two inches below the navel) in the Tanden method (the Tanden method is abdominal breathing. A disability is often used by God as a gift to make the spirit grow and give deeper meaning to your life. The target of an antibody is known as an antigen. Before getting into the training methods used, I have reproduced for you parts of a letter to me from Saotome Sensei. The heart slows down; its rhythm echoes with power as it forces the blood to surge mightily through the veins, quickly purging waste and dead materials from the body. The weakness and paralysis of MG results from the failure of voluntary muscles to receive signals from the nerves that control them.