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?

Thursday, 18 June 2009

To the Bowels of the Earth

If true glory were to consist in the possession of such perishable things, then the earth on which ye walk must needs vaunt itself over you, because it supplieth you, and bestoweth upon you, these very things, by the decree of the Almighty. In its bowels are contained, according to what God hath ordained, all that ye possess. (Baha'u'llah)

The bowels of the earth might be something of an exaggeration but on Sunday 28th June we are going underground at the Mole Creek Caves.

We will meet at 12 noon in the car park of the Marakoopa Cave. For most people the directions are simply get to Deloraine, proceed towards and through Mole Creek and then keep an eye open for the sign to Marakoopa Cave. Google seems to have got confused about Marakoopa having it in two different locations but there are clear directions at

This is rather an unusual seeking Laylu as it actually costs money to go into the cave for a 45 minute guided tour. $16 for a standard adult with concessional, child and family prices (detailed at site above). However if you do not wish to pay or are claustrophobic or for any reason not wishing to enter, do come anyway. There is a picnic site, where we will eat and probably have our devotions, it is a pleasant park, and at least some of us are likely to stop at Alum Cliffs on the way back

Hope to see you there!

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