Mandala #395 – Lady Mary’s Walk II

He who sees the infinite in all things sees God. He who sees the ratio only sees himself.

William Blake (1757 – 1827), There is no natural religion, 1788

[ “Blake interprets the rise of Urizen (intellect) to the fore of consciousness as the main cause of the loss of “The Divine Vision”, or the vision of the infinite in all things. This vision is the ability to perceive God, or the ground of existence, in everything and everywhere. As a result of the loss of this vision, the intellect that now dominates perception sees only the ratio between things” – Mark S Ferrara, Ch’an Buddhism and the prophetic poems of William Blake, Journal of Chinese Philosophy vol 24 1977 ]