It is related that one day they came upon Majnun sifting the dust, and his tears flowing down. They said, "What doest thou?" He said, "I seek for Layli." They cried, "Alas for thee! Layli is of pure spirit, and thou seekest her in the dust!" He said, "I seek her everywhere; haply somewhere I shall find her."
(Baha'u'llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 6)

Who is Layli and why do we seek her?

What is a Seeking Layli Event?

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Seeking Layli in a wildflower reserve.

In the Rose Garden of changeless splendor a Flower hath begun to bloom, compared to which every other flower is but a thorn, and before the brightness of Whose glory the very essence of beauty must pale and wither. Arise, therefore, and, with the whole enthusiasm of your hearts, with all the eagerness of your souls, the full fervor of your will, and the concentrated efforts of your entire being, strive to attain the paradise of His presence, and endeavor to inhale the fragrance of the incorruptible Flower, to breathe the sweet savors of holiness, and to obtain a portion of this perfume of celestial glory. Whoso followeth this counsel will break his chains asunder, will taste the abandonment of enraptured love, will attain unto his heart's desire, and will surrender his soul into the hands of his Beloved. Bursting through his cage, he will, even as the bird of the spirit, wing his flight to his holy and everlasting nest.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah)


Where to find the incorruptible flower? We are hoping a wildflower reserve might be the place and are heading to Bridport on Sunday May 25th to check out if the Flower or Layli or both can be found in the Wildflower Reserve there. We will be meeting at the turning circle at the North-West end of Bentley St. Seehttp://maps.google.com.au/?ie=UTF8&ll=-40.986896,147.387085&spn=0.024199,0.039997&t=h&z=15 at 12 noon. Bring some food for yourselves or to share and be ready to offer devotions to the Divine in your own inimitable way.


We assume Bridport is well known and easy to find. According to google it should take a little over an hour from Launceston http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Launceston&daddr=Bridport&sll=-40.986896,147.387042&sspn=0.024199,0.039997&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=10 .

This route is by Lilydale but the trip by Scottsdale is pretty much the same in time.

And please remember - Bridport is coastal but it is winter (or near enough) and could be cold especially for those who choose to take a walk on the beach if there happens to be a wind off the sea. Be not numbered amongst the heedless.

By Thy glory, O Lord of all being, and the Desire of all creation! I would love to lay My face upon every single spot of Thine earth, that perchance it might be honored by touching a spot ennobled by the footsteps of Thy loved ones!"
(Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf)





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