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, 30 September 2012

Seeking Layli under protection

"God it is who sends forth the winds to stir up clouds; then He spreads them forth over the sky as he pleases; and He breaks them up and ye see the rain come forth from amongst them; and when He causes it to fall upon whom He pleases of His servants" (The Qur'an)

"Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord! Protect us from what lieth in front of us and behind us, above our heads, on our right, on our left, below our feet and every other side to which we are exposed. Verily Thy protection over all things is unfailing."  (The Bab)

For the second time this year we set off  facing a forecast of continuous rain and expecting to be merely ticking the box of 'we were there' but not really see or do much.  And it rained hard on the journey there but protection was provided by the All-Merciful. First He arranged for O'Neills Reserve to have a covered picnic area, and then while we were eating and praying He stopped the rain.  We had a lovely stroll along the brook looking up at the (still at times mist shrouded) mountain.

See for a similar experience at Badger's head where a raininy day cleared up just long enough for the walk.

Anyway here are the photos:

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