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)
Monday, 31 December 2012
With wallabies and wombats
"In this station the seeker is so overcome by the ecstasies of yearning and the fragrances of longing that he discerneth not his left from his right, nor doth he distinguish land from sea or desert from mountain." Baha'u'llah
Strangely, Baha'u'llah does not seem to have mentioned wallabies and wombats in His copious writings so we have settled for the well known seeker who gets confused between land and sea. Nawrantapu, or more specifically Bakers Beach, is a good place to resolve this confusion as the land and see there are clearly separated. A good tip is that if you stand on the beach and look east the see will be on your left hand side and the land on the right.
But Nawrantapu is not known as "the Serengeti of Tasmania" for nothing (though until I looked up
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3665 ) I had no idea it was known as the Tassie Serengeti) One can pretty well count on seeing numerous wallabies and wombats there especially if you stay until twilight.
We have been there before
though that occasion was a special evening Layli search. This time we are going for our customary 12 noon meeting on Sunday 6th January 2013. We will meet at the car park at the visitors centre (or inside the visitors centre). Note that this means the main entrance on the Western end of the park. It is also possible to reach Nawrantapu from the Beaconsfield area which we do when we go to Badger Head. You will face a very long walk to join us if you come from that side!
Remember, it is a National Park so:
1. All the information is available on the web site quoted above http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3665 ) .
2. If you haven't got an appropriate sticker on your car you have to pay to get in. I suggest if you haven't leave a comment here and we will see if we can find you a lift in a stickered car.
Bring food, devotion, and perhaps you swimming gear.