عنوان مقاله [English]
Intermediate world is the spiritual dimension of this world indicating some sort of familiarity with this world. That is why it has some of the features of this world. This world, the intermediate world and the next world each forms a stage of human existence. Man is in fact an existent that has graded stages, such that his intermediate world is stronger than his present world and his next world is stronger than his intermediate world. Man's evolutionary movement begins with his bodily creation, ending up in material-imaginary, imaginary and finally intellectual being. Since Mulla Sadra assumes that the intermediate world is primarily caused by imaginary faculty he says that there is oneness between power and perception. If a person is able to conceive the bounties of Paradise, he will be able to have them together with the feeling of pain or pleasure they produce. He needs however to create the grounds for such powers and perceptions beforehand when he is this world.