Rumi scholar Mohammad-Ja’far Mosaffa passes away
Publish Date : Tuesday 5 March 2019 - 19:03
IBNA- Eminent Iranian writer and Rumi scholar Mohammad-Ja’far Mosaffa passed away yesterday in Tehran. He was 85.
According to IBNA
correspondent, born in 1933 in the city of Khomain, Mohammad-Ja’far Mosaffa was a prolific writer who left many books and articles on self-knowledge and anthropology.
He was first influenced by the works of American psychologist Karen Horney
and translated some of her books into Persian. However, Mosaffa was later profoundly inspired by the teachings of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi
and Jiddu Krishnamurti
which opened a new chapter in his life and career.
Among the works Mosaffa authored are: ‘Harmful Thinking’, ‘Awareness’, ‘A Letter to Whom I Haven’t Seen’, ‘Relation’, ‘With the Mentor of Balkh’, ‘Human Imprisoned by Mind’, ‘Heleh! (Behold)’ and ‘Life and Issues’.
Mosaffa’s translations of works by Krishnamurti into Persian are: ‘Talks and Dialogues’, ‘On the Teaching’, ‘On Love and Loneliness’ and ‘The Flame of Being and Meditation’.
The books by Karen Horney he has translated include: 'The Neurotic Personality of Our Time!', 'Neurosis and Human Growth', and ‘Self-analysis’.
Mohammad-Ja’far Mosaffa will be laid to rest in Tehran on Wednesday, March 5.