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, 1 September 2013

Seeking Layli with freedom of spirit

"And yet, in the sight of God, these common people are  infinitely superior and exalted above their religious leaders who have turned away from the one true God. The understanding of His words and the comprehension of the utterances of the Birds of Heaven are in no wise dependent upon human learning. They depend solely upon purity of heart, chastity of soul, and freedom of spirit." (Baha'u'llah)

In the past many of us were convinced that we were closest to Layli when we ventured around and between Liffey Falls and Pine Lake.  But lately sentiment has changed and we mostly sense Fingal valley is the place. She must have moved.
So we are going back to St. Mary's with only vague plans.  We will meet as we have done before at  the St Mary's Pass State Reserve at 12 noon on Sunday 8th September..

The reserve is signposted but keep your eyes open as the sign can be veiled by greenery.  The reserve is about 5 kms east of St Mary's on the Northern fork (i.e. following the signs for A4 to St Helens) and can be found just a few metres after the sign indicating the start of St Mary's Pass.  If you find yourself plunging down the twisting and beautiful pass you have gone too far. The reserve has a car park, picnic table, and a very easy walk to the Grey Mare's Tail waterfall.  

Depending on the weather and who turns up there are various things we could do.  I guess we will almost certainly take the gentle and fairly short walk to see the waterfall and may well visit, as we did on our last trip to St Mary's  the Chocolate cafe ( ). We will certainly have a picnic and devotions perhaps in a garden. Let us go there with free spirits and let inspiration be our guide.  There are of course mountains to climb and oceans not far away if you fell adventurous.
So lets meet at the reserve at noon. bring food, joy, and devotion.

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