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, 31 January 2012

Walking on the Earth

"Yet it behoveth the people of truth that the signs of humility should shine upon their faces, that the light of sanctity should radiate from their countenances, that they should walk upon the earth as though they were in the presence of God and distinguish themselves in their deeds from all the dwellers of the earth." (Baha'u'llah)

Well we certainly walked upon the earth all around the little lake and we sat on the grass and said prayers   ..
but did the light of sanctity shine from our faces? If the 'light of sanctity' cannot be distinguished from a Blues Brothers impersonation perhaps yes.
We did our best to fulfil our mission from God and in doing so found a nice spot as indeed did many other folks from Latrobe that day.

"I am, O my God, but a tiny seed which Thou hast sown in the soil of Thy love, and caused to spring forth by the hand of Thy bounty." (Baha'u'llah)

 "Yea, the sun beam falls alike upon the dust and the mirror, yet differ they in reflection even as doth the star from the earth: nay, immeasurable is the difference!" (Baha'u'llah)

"And how many those who subsist on the coarsest bread, who take for their only seat the grass of the field,"
(Actually we had very good bread and the grass was very comfortable but then the quote finishes):

and who undergo every manner of hardship, merely to maintain their superiority in the eyes of men!

It was a lovely walk in good company but, incredibly, we didn't find Layli.

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