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?

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Every Created Thing

Every created thing in the whole universe is but a door leading into His knowledge, a sign of His sovereignty, a revelation of His names, a symbol of His majesty, a token of His power, a means of admittance into His straight Path.... (Baha'u'llah)
These tiny berries, a few mm across, were just a few of the marvelous created things we discovered on Mount Barrow.

He is really a believer in the Unity of God who recognizeth in each and every created thing the sign of the revelation of Him Who is the Eternal Truth (Baha'u'llah)

So here area few more created things.

Rocks and stones of all shapes and sizes

stones in overwhelming abundance

And of course the flowers
We spread out across the plateau. each seeking there own magic
al spot,

Besides our wander on the plateau we picnicked, prayed, talked and walked at the picnic site and in the woods around, but for at least one of us it was n the plateau that we seemed closest to the ideal of losing oneself and finding the wonder of God.

In this station, the seeker's complete surrender and utter effacement before his Creator will be such that, were he to search the East and the West, and traverse land, sea, mountain and plain, he would find no trace of his own self or of any other soul. (Baha'u'llah)

and another quote

He yieldeth up spirit, soul, and body in the path of his Lord, and yet he doeth so by the leave of his Beloved and not of his own whim and desire. Thou findest him chill in the fire and dry in the sea, abiding in every land and treading every path. Whosoever toucheth him in this state will perceive the heat of his love. He walketh the heights of detachment and traverseth the vale of renunciation. His eyes are ever expectant to witness the wonders of God's mercy and eager to behold the splendours of His beauty. Blessed indeed are they that have attained unto such a station, for this is the station of the ardent lovers and the enraptured souls. (Baha'u'llah)

I doubt that any of us would claim that we reached such a state on the Heights of Mount Barrow but perhaps in the wildness one can glimpse what Baha'u'llah is talking about.

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