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?

Monday, 21 July 2008

Seeking Layli in the Depth of Winter

Thus in the depth of winter we were constrained to make our abode in houses wherein none dwell except in the heat of summer. Neither My family, nor those who accompanied Me, had the necessary raiment to protect them from the cold in that freezing weather.

Baha'u'llah and his companions had no choice but to suffer the cold when they were expelled from the city but we do and have decided to make our July picnic in the relative warmth of the centre of Launceston. (Those who like the wild and chilly places wait for our August trip to Pine Lake). Note however that even Launceston can be a little chilly in July so please do bring the necessary raiment.

We meet as usual at 12 noon on Sunday the 27th July in the car park at Punchbowl reserve. If you are late head up the little path signposted 'Rock Fissure' and you will find us somewhere. The customary picnic, prayers and ceaseless search for signs of the Beauty will occur. Some of us are interpreting 'picnic' to mean 'barbecue' as there are facilities there.

We assume everyone knows where Launceston is but if you are coming from overseas allow at least an hour to get to Punchbowl from the airport. If you need a lift just drop me an e-mail.

The entrance to the reserve is marked 'A' at

and photos can be found at

Hope to see you there

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