Who is William Blake? Artist? Prophet? Archetype? Sahaja Yoga Answers in Three Videos and Quotes with Subtle Knowledge

The following video is a real treat for all William Blake’s admirers — Sahaja Yogis included: it provides a short yet insightful presentation about William Blake as well his relevance to Sahaja Yoga.

Video – William Blake and

Sahaja Yoga meditation


 “It is such a pleasure today and great fortune that here where .  The dreams he saw have now come to shape, that we are here to celebrate his anniversary.  Things go beyond words and you can not express yourself.  
Many people do not understand him, because he wrote it according to them in abstract language, or in language that he understood. But I am happy that Sahaja Yogis understand him so well, and the prophesies that he made about England. People use to ridicule him. Even today they can’t believe that Jerusalem can be built in England.” 

Shri Mataji: lecture on William Blake’s Birthday – 28th Nov, 1981 

( Hampstead, London, UK)

Thought to be his only self-portrait, will be exhibited in the UK for the first time in a major survey of his work at Tate Britain. In the 200 years since its creation, the detailed pencil drawing only been shown once before and never in the artist’s own country. It offers a unique insight into the visionary painter, printmaker and poet responsible for some of Britain’s best loved artwork and will be displayed alongside a sketch of Blake’s wife Catherine from the same period (see below), highlighting her vital contribution to his life and work. These are two of more than 300 paintings, prints and drawings that will be shown in Tate Britain’s major autumn exhibition William Blake. Open from 11 September 2019 – 2 February 2020, the show will be the largest survey of work by the artist in a generation and will rediscover Blake as a visual artist for the 21st century. It is supported by Tate Patrons and Tate Members. Source

 Incarnation of Archangel Michael or Saint George – the Saint Angel of England

“I knew who he was, what he is doing, why he was here._*
 We do not know about him much, because from the books you can’t understand who he could have been.
He was an incarnation of Bhairavanath, that is whom you call Saint (Archangel)  Michael, or Saint George who is as you know the Saint Angel of England. 
That is why he had to incarnate and for him this was his role to talk about Divine in an open fearless manner. 
He had to use symbolic language. 
It is not difficult to understand him at all if you’re a realized soul. You’ll read through it sometimes laughing, sometimes weeping, enjoying the whole drama what he is trying to express. 
When I read him I am amazed at his sense of humor, how he openly comes out with such remarks. I feel he is like Markandeya in India, or Kabir Das in India who slashed the whole society, with their ‘sword’ all the time to see that they are brought to the proper shape. Without fear, but so gentle.”  
Shri Mataji: lecture on William Blake’s Birthday – 28th Nov, 1985  (Hammersmith, West London, UK)
Catherine Blake, c. 1805, by William Blake (her husband); William Blake  taught her to read and write, and also to use his printing-press. They had a long happy marriage, even though childless. It’s known that on his deathbed, William Blake drew a picture of Catherine as his last work, stating “you have ever been an angel to me”.

William Blake’s Jerusalem explained by Shri Mataji 

 “`JERUSALEM“`  by William Blake 
AND did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land.
“The poem was inspired by the legend that young Jesus, accompanied by His uncle Joseph of Arimathea, who was a maritime trader, traveled to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury. An English sahaja yogini referred that Shri Mataji told the meaning: ‘Those feet” are referred to the Holy Feet of Jesus Christ, and also the expression ‘Holy Lamb of God’ is referred to Jesus, because Shri Mataji had said that Jesus went to England and walked through the whole country.” (recollection by Sahaja Yogis)

Reincarnation of the Emotional Moon Left Ida Channel as well Super-Ego’s Divine Principle

Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – explained that the divine principles take human forms and the previous incarnations of Wiliam Blake are the following 6 and reincarnated as Kahlil Gibran.

  1. Kush – one of the twin sons of Lord  Rama (the ideal king and Ramayana’s hero)
  2. Markandaya
  3. Bhairava
  4. Hussain – one of the sons of Prophet Ali who was Shri Brahmadeva (the divine principle governing the 2nd – Swadhisthana chakra)  in a human form as well the son in law of the prophet Muhammad who was himself the incarnation of the Master or Guru Principle
  5. Kabira – known also as Kabir Das
  6. Shri Mahavira
  7.  Kahlil Gibran


Shri Mataji: “So, first of all, they (the divine principles of the Left and Right channels in the chakra system) incarnated we can say as Lav and Kush. But they are especially helped by Saint (Archangel) Gabriel and respectively Bhairava, Saint (Archangel) Michael. Now, these two incarnations also incarnated later on as Buddha and Mahavira… Later on, they were again reincarnated on this earth – Mahavira incarnated on this earth as Kabir (Sufi saint poet) .. Buddha incarnated on this earth as Shankara.
Also, Khalil Gibran is one of them. Markandeya is the same incarnation. “

Incarnation of the Disciple Principle  –  Who started Zen?

“We can say our mister Blake is the same, one of them (divine principles).So these come on this earth as poets, as devotees of God, of tremendous capacity, to paint, to sing the songs, to talk of God. 
And also they incarnated as Hassan and Hussein who were the children of “Fatima bi” who was the wife of (prophet) Ali and daughter of Muhammad Sahib. So that’s how they have incarnated again and again on this earth. It’s the disciple principle.

And we had Lao Tze. Lao Tze was the Primordial master, an incarnation of the Primordial Master, but the Principle of Disciple was born as Bodhidharma who started Zen.”

(Excerpt from Shri Mataji’s conversation with Sahaja Yogis, in ashram Le Raincy, Paris, France, 1984, May 7th)

William Blake – Praise and Music

#1 (CLICK) Wienananda Band: “The Blossom” by William Blake

#2 (CLICK) Did you know?! What Kahlil Gibran said about Blake (CONNECTIONS + ENLIGHTENED MUSIC)

#3 (CLICK) Do you know “Kindle My Heart”?! The Mayor & Yogis Street Singers

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Adrienne

    A very enlightening article covering powerful insights into the lives and beliefs of Blake and Shri Mataji. Well put together. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Oresta

    Enjoyed the video on William Blake. It was interesting that he could communicate with the angelic realms and was very spiritual. I found his artwork interesting and I enjoyed reading his poetry.

  4. Kruti

    So much ancient knowledge can be found from this article. I enjoyed not just reading about it, but also the cool vibrations emitting. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Rabi

    It was one of the most profound article that brings the real connection with this great Phophet and essence and boundaries in Sahaja yoga. The tree of incarnation brought out upto six in line from kush to khalil Gibran.
    Great articulation in tying up all threads of connection to transform the article as not only informative but excellent read.

    Thank you

  6. Air Cmde Nagendra K Jha

    Excellent depiction of William Blake the great saint and visionery who wished to emancipate human beings to be spiritual – part and parcel of the divine. Our Divine Mother Adishakti spoke about him. Sahaja yogies have been blessed by our Divine Mother to become the SPIRIT after Self Realisation.
    Nirmal love

  7. Niti

    It is such an masterpiece article on shri William Blake,We are lucky to know all the incarnations
    through Shri Mataji, William Blake as Shri kabira without any fear speak about the truth and slashed the society with their power of writing and the poetry also paintings to bring the righteousness ,the true dharma in society

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