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, 27 July 2010

showers of His loving-kindness

"Not for a moment hath His grace been withheld, nor have the showers of His loving-kindness ceased to rain upon mankind."    (Baha'u'llah)

We  went to Liffey Falls and it rained.  Though the showers of His loving-kindness were presumably uninterrupted, fortunately the more material and wetter showers were more sporadic and we did get the chance to check out the waterfall and the big tree.  Also there are good picnic shelters so our eating and praying was done under cover.   It seems to be true that everyone is cheerful in the rain and our devotions in particular were held in a beautiful atmosphere of reverence and joy.
Poor visibility reduced the chances of seeing Layli if she was there and also the general dampness was not conducive to taking photos.  Still from various cameras here are some shots of the falls and seekers.
"With faces beaming with joy"    (Baha'u'llah)
"the wetness of water"  (Baha'u'llah)
"My table Thou hast furnished" (Psalms)
"After this heavenly journey"   (Baha'u'llah)

"the clouds of divine bounty did rain upon mankind"   (Baha'u'llah)

He joineth every company, and seeketh fellowship with every soul, that haply in some mind he may uncover the secret of the Friend, or in some face he may behold the beauty of the Loved One.    (Baha'u'llah)

We didn't find Layli but we did, I think, find fellowship in each other's company.

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