Our Mission

Just Do It

Who can find trace of you?

There isn’t even a bit of dust from your track.

Who could find your home?

You Have no home.

How can praise you?

What can I say about you?

Foam is the only form in the sea of meaning.

A great, unseen town

Lies  just behind that curtain.

Our world is nothing compared to that.

Don’t lower yourself.

Don’t knock on every door.

You yourself are what you’re looking for

O heart, raise your tent up to the sky.

Don’t say “I can’t.”

Sure you can.

 

Just do it.

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumî (1207 – 1273)
Translation and Adaptation: Halil Kulluk

Our Vision

Two Kinds of Intelligence

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,

as a child in school memorizes facts and  concepts

from books and from what the teacher says,

collecting information from the traditional sciences

As well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world.

You get ranked ahead or behind others

in regard to your competence in retaining information.

You stroll with this intelligence in and out of fields

of knowledge, getting always more marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one

already completed and preserved inside you.

A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness

in the center of the chest. This other intelligence

does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,

and it doesn’t move from outside to inside

through the conduits of plumbing learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead

from within you, moving out.

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumî (1207 – 1273)
Translation and Adaptation: Halil Kulluk

Our Values

Mirror

You have no idea
how hard I have looked for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What is the point of bringing gold to a gold mine,
or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with
was like taking spices to the Orient.
It is no good giving my heart and soul,
because You already have these.
So – I have brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumî (1207 – 1273)
Translation and Adaptation: Halil Kulluk