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 February 2009

What is a 'Seeking Layli' event? (repost)

The meetings are an individual's response to the Baha'i Faith's emphasis on devotional meetings but are not organised or sponsored by any religious body. They are open to people of any or no religion and the participants are welcome to contribute to the devotions in whatever way they wish within the limits of Australian and Tasmanian law (we wouldn't, for example, tolerate human sacrifice - not that anyone has proposed that as yet).
The basic format for the events is that a place is chosen which is accessible by a standard car (not necessarily on tarmac roads). It should in itself be a relatively remote and wild place and suitable for a picnic and some devotions. It should also offer opportunities for walks, swimming or anything similar for those who are fit and keen. As a rule we meet there at noon on the advertised day, and make a decision then and there as to whether we should picnic at the roadside or venture further afield.

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