Intention and Objective in Dyer’s thought: A Comparative Study with Molavi’s Thoughts in Mathnavi

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Birjand University.

2 Master of Persian Language and Literature, Birjand University


In this article after the introducing the great American writer and psychologist Wayne Walter Dyer (1940) and his thoughts and worldview, we have compared Molavi’s and Dyer’s thoughts employing a comparative analytic method. The result of the research show that Molavi’s thought and worldview has either directly or indirectly influenced Dyer. Moreover intention has an individual concept in Mathnavi but according to Dyer is God’s will,  known in Mysticism and Islamic culture as divine decree. The figures that Dyer presents for the power of intention such as: Love, Beauty, Kindness, and Creativity denote the names and attributes of God. Most of the meanings that are used in Dyer’s works are similar to mystical discussions in Mathnavi. Emphasis on Love as the greatest power of the universe and “Nafs” (ego) as the greatest impediment in connecting to the power of intention (Truth) is among the other main contents that are common in Molavi and Dyer’s worldview.