Fountain Archive

July 2010

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
The Fountain
4044

The Inner System of Life

The human model that has been fantasized in modern times is a heavily downgraded form of the “authorized version”. Under extreme interpretations of materialist philosophies, the human being has been p... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5879

The Inner Dimension of Existence

The inner dimension of existence, for those who are open to it, is never a fantasy, a dream, an illusion or a delirium, but instead a phenomenon and an inner system. It seems feasible only through suc... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Mustafa Tabanli
5023

Quantum Physics and Free Will

Is life unpredictable? Do we choose our own thoughts or our own path through this life? Are we beings who truly have the free will to decide which path we will take or which choice we will make? Or do... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Seth Mette
4077

Are You Pregnant with Yourself?

Have you ever been pregnant? No matter your gender or age, you have been pregnant in your life! Even now, you may be pregnant. Do you wonder why? To learn the answer, we need to set out on an explorat... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Mustafa Tabanli
4581

Sounds in Nature and Journey to the Beginning

If we seek solace and peace in the sounds of nature and in our houses of worship, what happens to us the rest of the time when we are bombarded by sound at every turn? It seems like no matter where we... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Julie Ann Cunningham
7536

Music of the Spheres

Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all tha... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Sean William White
7658

Medina Charter and Pluralism

The clash of civilizations, cultures, tribes, and religions seems to be prevalent throughout all of history. At the same time, history reveals simultaneous conflict and efforts to resolve tensions and... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Abdullah Akpinar
4684

A Landscape of Beauty: the Alteration of Colors in Autumn

Every autumn we find ourselves in the beauty of a variety of colors. A mixture of orange, red, yellow, and purple appears in the trees as the seasons change from summer to winter. That is when we all ... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
4960

Good Nature (Khuluq)

Good nature, in addition to meaning temperament, disposition, and character, is a goal to which a traveler aspires, for it is the most important dimension of creation. In brief, this station means tha... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Hasan Gul
6985

Keep Your Blood Pressure under Control

Hypertension occurs when the force of blood in the veins rises higher than the normal level. So what are the blood pressure levels that indicate we may be suffering from hypertension? If the blood pre... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Fatih Gelgi
30223

The Influence of Islamic Art on M.C. Escher

Although most of us do not remember or have not ever heard the name M.C. Escher, we are probably familiar with the world-famous illustration shown below:Figure 1: Drawing hands, 1948Maurits Cornelis E... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Sevgi Zubeyde Gurbuz
4215

Signs

Verily, in all this there are messages indeed for those who can read the signs. A conversation I had with my mother last November still haunts my dreams. My mom had been sick for several weeks with a... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3548

The Realm of Zeal

Everything comes up roses in our sphere, rapture, zeal, and joy...So enraptured thatWe’re oblivious to spring and summer.The magical song of faith on our tongues,There’s a love like Majnun’s in our he... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Mirkena Ozer
7045

In the land of Yooks and Zooks

What you are about to read is a review of a children’s book which had been banned from the shelves of the U.S. libraries during Cold War years. It opens with these peaceful panoramic lines:On the last... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Hurisa Guvercin
69184

Mother Tongue: The Language of Heart and Mind

Today we are all witnessing an aspect of globalization which is the increasing movement of people from one country to another for different purposes, such as education, desire for a better life, the n... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Irfan Yilmaz
5171

It's me Peter, your Immune System!

Peter! Let me tell you a basic, but important thing: in order to create a piece of art, you need to have great knowledge, will, and power, which will be manifested in that work of art. However, creati... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
Hikmet Isik
4759

Method of Contemplation

Question: There is a saying of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, to the effect: “One hour of contemplation is better than one year of supererogatory worship.” What is the method or path of cont... read more..

Issue 76 (July - August 2010)
The Fountain
3731

Synthetic life: hype or reality?

Synthetic life: hype or reality?1- OrIgInal ArtIcle: GIbson, D.G. et al., Science Express (2010).A team of genome researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute in the U.S recently announced that afte... read more..

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