عنوان مقاله [English]
An intellectual and spiritual life is a dream for which many people are searching. To attain this dream, the preservation of life as usual is not desirable. Rather, making effort to improve the quality of life is necessary. Living based on intellectuality and spirituality may get man closer to satisfaction of life and peace of mind. In this regard, paying attention to sublime works of Persian literature which are full of rich resources for familiarity with mysticism and spirituality seems to be essential and valuable. Undoubtedly, Rumi is one of the mystics who had a spiritual message for the whole world. Rumi considers his book, Masnavi as a spiritual package of words which has come out of a divine experience. In this descriptive-analytic study, it has been concluded that human beings may attain the true and authentic life according to mystical teachings of Rumi in Masnavi and that would be a new life.
Keywords: Molavi Balkhi, Masnavi Ma’navi, spirituality, intellectuality, authentic life.
One of the important and considerable subjects in the contemporary world is the propagation of spirituality. In the past decades, attention to religion and spirituality has always been clearly required for development and blooming of natural and internal genius as well as for his growth and flowering. The present crisis of man is getting away from spirituality, lack of moral values and man’s wandering. We live in a time when according to the great poet Akhavan Saales, “man has passed the orbit of the moon, but has remained far away from the position of the sun”. With all his development in science, industry, and technology, mankind has dramatically descended in human values; loyalty, kindness, beneficence, modesty, forgiveness, patience, contentment, etc. have dramatically faded. On the one hand, there is so much of violence, hunger, famine, wandering and remorseless slaughter of human beings because of sectarian and religious prejudice, racism, and avarice of some human beings. On the other hand, there is indifference of human beings to sufferings and pains of other human beings, which according to Shamlu