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?

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Alum cliffs - Sunday the 22nd June

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.'
(Kesuvim (Writings), Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs))

To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
(King James Bible, Job)

We're heading to Alum Cliffs on Sunday 22nd. The format is as usual - meet at the car park at 12 noon. As the carpark is not beautiful it would probably be best if we all brought our picnics in daypacks or something else that can easily be carried up to the lookout. Its described as an easy 10 or 15 minute walk and the views are reported to be spectacular. Does Layli dwell in clefts of the rock? We won't know unless we look for her.

Photos of the cliffs can be found at http://www.touringtasmania.info/alum_cliffs.htm and at http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/1005337.html .

Theres also some interesting old postcards of the cliffs at http://images.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/Fullimage.asp?Letter=A&Subject=Alum+Cliffs+(Mole+Creek%2C+Tas.)+-+History+-+Photographs&ID=au-7-0016-125423988

The Cliffs are clearly signposted on the right when driving from Deloraine to Mole Creek (near Chudleigh about 20 mins from Deloraine). This website has a map and give driving instructions:

http://www.exploroz.com/Places/65900/TAS/Alum_Cliffs_State_Reserve.aspx

Lifts from Launceston can probably be arranged. Just post a comment here asking for a lift.

For far be it from His greatness and His glory that He should turn away a seeker at His door, cast aside from His Threshold one who hath set his hopes on Him, reject one who hath sought the shelter of His shade, deprive one who hath held fast to the hem of His mercy, or condemn to remoteness the poor one who hath found the river of His riches.
(Baha'u'llah)


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