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, 2 September 2010

Rain stops Layli

We regret to say that the forecasters are agreed that Saturday is going to be "Rain in the north, extending statewide during the morning, with heavy falls possible."  The top of Mount Barrow does not seem a great place to be in rain so we are postponing this Saturday's Layli seeking until Saturday the 25th of September.
It does not make us happy to cancel but we must remember that many of the group of seekers do not have suitable wet weather clothes, that visibility could be such that we might be within a few metres of Layli without noticing her (is that not the story of life?), and the access road might be a tricky proposition in 'heavy falls'.

Hope to see you on the 25th.


"But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,"

Robert Burns