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, 8 March 2010

the earth beautified with its rivers

I entreat Thee by Thy Name through which Thou didst cause the dawn to appear, and the winds to blow, and the seas to surge, and the trees to bring forth their fruits, and the earth to be beautified with its rivers, that Thou wilt aid all them that are dear to Thee... (Baha'u'llah).

Some of you might remember that, reporting on our search for Layli at Mt Roland last October, we remarked "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" and we commented "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."
Well we keep our word. It will be the site of the next Layli seeking on Sunday April 4th meeting there at 12 noon..
It's going to be a slightly tricky one to find as it is not well signposted. Let's first give the directions from the Launceston side.
First get to Mole creek probably via Deloraine. Go straight through Mole Creek onto Liena Road. (B12). Stick with the B12 until the Mersey Forest Road (C171) is seen on the left. Take it and stick with it until Olivers Road (C138) on the right. Take Olivers Road. The spot is on the left just before the bridge over the Mersey. It is only about 100 metres or so from the main road but it is easy to miss. There are actually two tracks to it - one perhaps 10 metres from the bridge and one perhaps 100 metres. They both go to the same place so take either. They are very rough tracks but very short and shouldn't pose a problem. I will check the main road just after noon so, if you are lost, park near the bridge and I will find you. According to Google Maps its about 20k from Mole Creek.
In fact Google maps in it's terrain or satellite views shows it all very clearly - even the two rough tracks,
Coming from the other direction its actually much easier. Just go to Gowrie Park follow the road over Mount Round lookout and continue until you reach the bridge over the Mersey. Remember the site is on your right just over the bridge if coming this way.
Well remember it's a picnic so bring some food to eat or share, it's a devotional meeting so, if you wish to worship in whatever way you find appropriate, that is good. And it's by a river so if it's hot day maybe your swimming gear? Hope to see you there.

And here are some photos we took on our brief last visit.

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