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, 15 September 2013

Seeking Layli with joy and singing

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing"  (Isaiah quoted by Baha'u'llah)

For a Layli event to end up in a hall in a tiny village listening to nine ladies performing  a cappella music in Latin, Gaelic, and English is somewhat unusual.  In fact I believe its the first time we have done that. still, obviously when Canceol are performing just a hundred metres from the site of our picnic and devotions one has to make some adjustments.

Aside from the music we had our walk; our picnic; our devotions, and some baby sitting.

The Grey Mare's Tail waterfall is not spectacular but there are good views down the side of the mountain.

"Prefer ye to be silent, whilst every stone and every tree shouteth aloud: 'The Lord is come in His great glory!"  (Baha'u'llah)
We listened carefully but did not hear this stone or this tree shout.  No doubt they do at other times or perhaps we were lacking hearing ears.  "Unto many things did He [Jesus]  refer, but as He found none possessed of a hearing ear or a seeing eye He chose to conceal most of these things." (Baha'u'llah)

Customarily we  adorn our Lali blogs with pictures of wild flowers but we can appreciate the beuty of invasive foreigners too.  Heae's a daisy.

And then in the late afternoon Canceol rocked the joint.

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