Mystic coffee Restaurants, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm
You will likely be gently welcomed by Parviz Rasti, in wire-rim glasses and a sweater, looking very much the college professor he was for 25 years. Rasti opened the Sufi Coffee Shop and Cultural Center in 2003 at the request of his Sufi master.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 29, 2010, 12:00 AM
Posted by A. Reader, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm
It says, "Wisdom is knowing what to overlook." And then in the title I read "Sandwiched between a barber and a computer repair shop, the Sufi Coffee Shop is hard to spot unless you're looking for it." I wonder if there is any relation?
Posted by A. Reader, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm
It says first "Rasti's order is Persian, accepts all religions and does not seek converts." And then a few paragraphs later, "But Rasti's Sufi master decided that turn-of-the-millennium Silicon Valley needed a taste of Sufi values — community, kindness, altruism — and that Rasti was the one to do it." If I accept those values, then am I not sort of a convert or a partial-convert?
Posted by A. Reader, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm
One sign says, "We are not a corporate entity. Please try to walk in our Moccasins and justify your being here and be fair." Another, "Please refrain from going to big toilet. Thank you." There are sneaked-out pictures of more signs here: [Web Link]