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A multi-faceted book, Mathnavi of Mowlavi has the capacity to be studied from the point of view of psychoanalysis. Carl Gustav Jung is a famous psychoanalyst and psychiatrist whose theory of personality and archetypes is well-known and has some affinities with the ideas embedded in mystical and mythological literary works. Jung, for instance, the same as Mowlavi gives great value to Self-consciousness, Perfection, and the nconscious aspect of mind.
This article, through adopting a symbological approach towards the tale of “A Poor Man Who took a Jar of Water to the King”, analyzes the paradoxical viewpoints of the poor man (Dervish) and Mowlāna about he character of the former’s wife. This paradox might have its origin in the conflicts between anima and animus, hidden deeply in our mind. The article also deals with other symbols which have something to do with mental mechanisms