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, 16 October 2011

Another Day; Another Canyon

Well, having got ourselves in the habit of peering down at rivers far below from lookouts perched on the edge of cliffs we might as well stick with it.
So on Saturday 22nd October we're going to Alum Cliffs to look down on another river from on high.
We've been to Alum Cliffs before - as long ago as 2008.  See

We'll meet at 12 noon at the car park.
The directions are quite simple assuming you can find Deloraine.
 From Deloraine take the B12 towards Chudleigh and Mole Creek.
At Chudleigh stick with the B12 towards Mole Creek (this involves a sharp right in the centre of town but its clearly marked)
About 1.4 kilometres after the right turn take the signposted Mersey Hill Road which brings you to the car park after about 2 kilometres.

Hope to see you there.

Walking the edge

"They walk the edge of a treacherous bank and tread the brink of a fiery abyss." (Baha'u'llah)

Baha'u'llah was actually referring to those who turn away from God and reminding us of the danger they face as described in the Quran but looking down into Leven Canyon it does feel like the edge though the excellent paths and well constructed look-outs make it perfectly safe.
A nice day, a pleasant walk, some spectacular views, and a jovial picnic with joyous prayers. Perfect!

So perfect and comprehensive is His creation that no mind nor heart, however keen or pure, can ever grasp the nature of the most insignificant of His creatures; much less fathom the mystery of Him Who is the Day Star of Truth, Who is the invisible and unknowable Essence. (Baha'u'llah)