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 October 2009

...walk upon the earth as though they were in the presence of God ..

"Yet it behoveth the people of truth that the signs of humility should shine upon their faces, that the light of sanctity should radiate from their countenances, that they should walk upon the earth as though they were in the presence of God and distinguish themselves in their deeds from all the dwellers of the earth."    (Baha'u'llah)


On Sunday November 1st we are offering a splendid opportunity to 'walk upon the earth'.  We will go looking for Layli at Westmoreland Falls.  It is a fairly easy walk one hour each way though with some creek crossings involved.  Those of us who can't manage a two hour walk should not be discouraged.  The walk is reported to be marvellous from the start so its a matter of pottering along as far as you feel comfortable with whether its fifty metres or all the way to the falls.
The walk and the directions to get there are described here
and there are great photos here
http://www.touringtasmania.info/westmoreland_falls.htm

We assume everybody can find Mole Creek the starting point?


We'll meet as usual at the car park at 12 noon.  bring a picnic to eat or share and if you are willing some devotional reading or whatever form of worship you prefer.


........ its streams flowing, and its trees luxuriant........

"One day of days We repaired unto Our Green Island. Upon Our arrival, We beheld its streams flowing, and its trees luxuriant, and the sunlight playing in their midst." (Baha'u'llah)

We met at O'Neill's picnic reserve. Convenient with its picnic tables and toilets but not in itself particularly beautiful. But leading off the reserve there is a fairly easy walk. It needed to be easy as many of us are unfit and at least one was carrying an injury. And it went along beside a creek and it was absolutely lovely.



There was much to see including this yellow worm. Can Layli assume the form of a yellow worm? Perhaps, but would she want to?
".... every man that hath eyes to perceive and ears to hear cannot but readily recognize how evanescent are its colors." (Baha'u'llah)


"In a rich soil, its plants spring forth abundantly by permission of its Lord,
" (Quran)


Then it was back to the picnic reserve where we used it as its name implied and also to say and sing our devotions.


Then we piled in the cars and headed to Mount Round Lookout.




Then we split up, those who still had oomph in their legs headed up the hydro road leading to the summit to get better and better views while others of us started to wend our way homewards via Mole Creek. One of our newer members. but an old hand in the Tasmanian bush, showed us en route a marvelous hidden picnic spot beside the Mersey River

It will, we feel sure, be a the site for a future Layli hunt as it seemed just the magical spot she might choose to haunt.