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In Persian mythology Majnún (Farsi for insane) is young man who falls badly in love with the archetypeal beauty Layli. When her father will not allow a marriage, Majnún becomes mad with his unrequited love. His searches for her, attempts to gain access to her, and his insanity from love, all are used by Persian poets and mystics as imagery for many different themes in Persian literature.

It is related that one day they came upon Majnún 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.’ Yea, although to the wise it be shameful to seek the Lord of Lords in the dust, yet this betokeneth intense ardor in searching. ‘Whoso seeketh out a thing with zeal shall find it.
(Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 6)

Majnún is also a Bahá’í search engine. It allows, through a special Google for the user to search only Bahá’í content. Now, I don’t think all searches for Bahá’í topics ought to be done this way, as only a limited number of websites are included, (Though, 600 is alot.) and this does not allow for discovering cool new unheard-of sites. However, it allows you to integrates searches on common sites like Bahá’í Library, Bahaikipedia, and Bahá’í Reference Library into one search. It also has a blog-specific search, (Be sure to submit ’em!) and book-store specific search. It is insane!

It is also pretty. 😛

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  1. thanks for the publicity. its appreciated.


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