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)
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Well actually two lakes of, hopefully, clear water. On Saturday, 12th February, at 12 noon, we are meeting at the Pine Lake car park where we will walk the environmentally sensitive area to see the Pencil Pines and other vegetation. In contrast to our last adventure this is a very easy and fairly short walk on a boardwalk and one is not allowed to leave the walk for environment protection reasons. There are plenty of opportunities for those who like a more vigorous walk in the neighbourhood.
However, for even greater comfort and convenience, we will have our picnic a few kilometres further on at the lookout above the Great Lake where there is a table and a great view.
We have been to Pine Lake before - in the middle of winter
and in the flowering season of summer
It is very easy to get there and all tarmac. First, get to Deloraine. Then take the A5 - Highland Lakes Rd. If coming from Launceston that is turn left just before the bridge and stay on that road. You will climb high but once you or up above the tree line keep looking to the right until you see Pine Lake.
So, hope to see you there. Bring food, devotion to the Eternal Truth, and a love of the wild tundra.
"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" (Baha'u'llah)
The trip to Mount Puzzler was a very rare Layli search in that everything, or almost everything, happened according to the plan. The site chosen for the picnic and prayers was, by general consent, beautiful.
The people who came contacted each other and each car that came was full and found the right spot.
The walk chosen was strenuous but people turned back at all points as they felt they personally had had enough.
And for the six who made it to Meadstone Falls there was a worthwhile climax to their efforts.
And as usual, along the way, there was beauty in everything:
Far be it from us to despair at any time of the incalculable favours of God, for if it were His wish He could cause a mere atom to be transformed into a sun and a single drop into an ocean. (Baha'u'llah)