Fountain Archive

March 2013

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
The Fountain
3419

Growing in Cascades

The Fountain Magazine is delighted to welcome two new editions to its growing family—Revista Cascada and Ebru-two saplings born out of the same root.The Fountain was being published in German as Die F... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5506

The Test

Life is a chain of tests, ensuing one after another. It is a human condition we experience from childhood until the moment we breathe our last. For the discerning souls, each of these minor tests is a... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Yusuf Yılmaz
3376

Seeing Near: A Blessing We Take for Granted

There are so many blessings in life, granted to us free of charge, which we take for granted. Eyesight, being able to see near and far distances, most certainly tops the list. But we do not have to be... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Seema Arif
3606

How Many Tsunamis May I Survive?

Diversity or uncertainty. Beneath all our differences and behind all our diversity is there a unity that binds us together and makes us one human family?Postmodernism includes theories that recognize ... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Kelli Angelone
3605

YNU: Your Nature University

Today, many grade-school children do not know that milk comes from cows and eggs come from chickens. They think it all comes from the refrigerator. And if it is not there, it comes from mom—and she br... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Daniel Hummel
3588

Securing Peace and Democracy: Consocational Democracy and the Role of Religious Leaders

A consocational democracy is a type of democracy which emphasizes the importance of power-sharing and decision-making among different segments in society. But is consociational democracy the most sui... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3465

Dawn Comes in Dreams

The spirit wanders through the nightTo find a way outToward that which it seeks and longs forTravels with the hope of recovering what is lostTravels from the reason to the heartTo bereft of powerTo di... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Gokay Goktolga
3251

The Solar Eclipse and Its Fine Balance

A heavenly spectacle happening every 6585.32 days, lasting up to 7.5 seconds, can be seen along a track 300 kms wide but cannot be observed with the naked eyeA solar eclipse is a celestial event that ... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Peter J. Mehl
3572

The Gulen Movement: A Shared Bridge between the U.S. and Islam

"Life is a shared bridge of “passing over” and “coming back.” It is a passing over to other cultures and faiths, not to disown one’s own heritage, but to come back to incorporate new wisdoms and insig read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Cihan Kara
3140

Will Cern Reveal The Origin of The Universe or cause the end?

CERN, the most advanced physics laboratory on earth, announced on July 2012 that they had found a particle that behaved like the Higgs boson, a particle predicted almost 50 years ago to exist. This di... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Katharine Branning
3566

Mixed Greens of Hope

Walking into a regular salad bar for lunch, one anticipates nothing more than a short and simple exchange of civilities and of course a mixed salad. But there are instances where the wisdom one may re... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
M. Fethullah Gulen
3039

Sakina & Itmi’nan (Serenity and Peacefulness)

Literally meaning calmness, silence, steadiness, solemnity, familiarity, the subsidence of the waves and tranquility, sakina (serenity) is the opposite of flightiness, restlessness, wavering or indeci... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Mirac Bekdemir
30624

Extraordinary Blood Circulation in Crocodiles

By examining the heart of a crocodile, researchers have discovered how it is that an air-breathing land animal can manage to glide through murky waters for several hours without the need to surface.Th... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Rev. Dr. Pachomius Okogie
3895

Philosophy of Horizons: Beyond the Immediate and the Obvious

No matter how fast or how far a person runs, the horizon will always be beyond them. This being the case, the real distance and depth of the horizon is inside a person, it is in their mind and percept... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Mahmut Celiker
3275

Healing of Wounds

What possible similarities could there exist between a human and a tree? Interestingly, the open wounds of human beings and trees are subject to the same laws and are healed in similar ways.Have you e... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Hamdi Sener
3718

Mala’, Manufacture of Consent, and True Freedom

Mala’, the ruling clique of a particular social order, throughout history have always been at the forefront to control the thoughts and actions of their people. With a new face and form, the mala’ con... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Fatih Osmanoglu
6624

The Journey of Drugs through the Body

We get ill due to various reasons and in order to get better, we sometimes get some rest, sometimes be extra cautious with what we eat and other times use medicine. But how does medicine get absorbed ... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Ihsan Kose
2938

Rising and Collapsing Worlds in Galaxies

By the time you finish reading this sentence, you will have been carried over the earth, passed the sun, and moved through actual space of 1000 kms! In the time it takes you to ponder upon this, you w... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Hikmet Isik
2889

How To Avoid Claiming Divine Favors Upon One Self

Question: There are positive developments around the world in the direction of a revival of ethical and spiritual values. How should believers position themselves on a safe ground to avoid claiming di... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
The Fountain
3023

Science Square

Facing AggressionGómez-Valdés et al. Lack of Support for the Association between Facial Shape and Aggression: A Reappraisal Based on a Worldwide Population Genetics Perspective. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (1)I... read more..

Issue 92 (March - April 2013)
Mohammad Aleem
3453

An Adoring Journey through the Wisdom of Words

After months of rigorous labor and hard work, I have recently finished translating the book, The Messenger of God: Muhammad – An Analysis of the Prophet’s Life by M. Fethullah Gülen, translated from T... read more..

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