Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose
Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose شماره 96

volume Number : 17
number In Volume : 2
issue Number : 96

Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose
volume Number 17، number In Volume 2، ، issue Number 96

Finding the roots of the myth of Mehri's descent and ascension in Haft Gonbad Nizami and Masnavi Ma'anavi

Moslem Baghdar , Sima Mansoori (Author in Charge), Masoud Pakdel , Mansoureh Tadayoni

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The following article examines one of the religious foundations of the Mehr religion called "The Myth of Descent and Ascension" in Ganjavi Nezami’s Haft peykar and Masnavi. The purpose of writing the article is to highlight the common beliefs of Masnavi Haft peykar and Mehr religion about descent and ascension.

METHODOLOGY: This article has been compiled using a descriptive-analytical method with comparison and interpretation. The method of collecting information has also been a library.

FINDINGS: The concept of descent is one of the important and frequent themes of mystical literature, which also has a wide expression in spiritual masnavis. In Masnavi, it is mentioned about the sadness of parting and the obstacles to ascension, the desire for ascension and connection, and the relationship based on love between man and God.

CONCLUSION: Rumi believes that the most important factor in a person"s downfall is the cycle of self-righteous love and the pain of parting in a person. In the Masnavi, heaven means the place of closeness to God, and therefore the descent is the separation of the soul from its original source, and the ascension is the loss of a drop of the soul in the sea of truth. The myth of ascent is emphasized more in Haft peykar; The main hero experiences a stage of recognition and introspection in this test by walking in the seven domes, which has many similarities with the seven steps of Mithras. The stories of Haft Gonbad are also surprisingly compatible with Mithraic themes and rites.

Keyword
Descent , Ascension , Masnavi , Haft peykar , Mithraism

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