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 June 2013

Seeking Layli simply and easily

"How often have things been simple and easy of accomplishment, and yet most men have been heedless, and busied themselves with that which wasteth their time! " (Baha'u'llah)

Some bodies not yet being in fully functional mode we have decided on another fairly easy little outing rather than something more challenging.  In other words, after careful deliberations we have decided against entering a team to seek Layli in the Tour de France and have instead settled on a picnic in the Mount Barrow State Reserve car park.
Avoid confusion here.  Last month we headed  to the Mount Barrow Discovery Trail - this month we are heading to Mount Barrow itself.  While the Discovery trail leaves the main road at Nunamara the turnoff for the Mountain is further to the East but also clearly signposted. The directions are

Mount Barrow is about 46 km north-east of Launceston. Follow the sealed Tasman Highway (A3) for 31 km north-east from Launceston, then turn right onto the gravel Mount Barrow Road (route C404) which leads to the Mount Barrow State Reserve (approximately 9 km).
Meet at 12 noon on Sunday 7th July at the car park.  It is just before the sign that says 4WDs only.

In the past, when visiting Mount Barrow we have always proceeded up to the plateau at the top.  While this option is of course open to those with working body parts and a decent car this week all official parts of the event - the short walk, the picnic, and the devotions, will take place in and around the car park and will be suitable for those still using a crutch.

Just to remind you, here are some photos from previous visits to Mount Barrow featuring the picnic spot.

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