NAOMI ROSE AND RALPH DRANOW
Question: I'm trying to put a little article together, for
people who aren't in the Bay Area, so they can know what's been going
on here. Might you just share how you got to the movie, and what your
experience with Meher Baba is, and what you thought of the movie,
and whatever you feel like saying?
Naomi Rose: Well, literally we got here because
we saw an ad in the paper.
Question: Which paper was it?
Naomi: I think it was the Chronicle.
Ralph Dranow: It was the Chronicle.
Naomi: I have known of Meher Baba, sort
of peripherally, for years, along with knowing of other spiritual
Teachers, but I didn't know very, very much. I had a friend who has
had His picture on her altar for awhile, but really, what I knew from
maybe, I don't know, ten or fifteen or twenty years back, I was so
impressed at what a beautiful face He had. That stayed with
the movie is my first experience of anything showing Him, other than
a still photograph. I don't really think before that I knew what it
meant that He's an Avatar. And I saw...it's a little bit hard to put
into words. It was very affecting. I could tell, because at
some point I did what seems like falling asleep, but actually (laughs)
it's going into some other place. Very affecting.
Question: Do you recall any particular parts
that affected you deeply?
Naomi: Toward the beginning, when He was washing
the feet, and the soundtrack that went with that, what He was saying;
and His walking among the people with this gesture of Blessing them.
Ralph: I came because Naomi suggested it. I didn't know much about
Meher Baba. Mainly, what I knew was His vow of silence for a long
time, and I was curious about that. I still don't understand why He
did that, but I'm glad I came. The movie was quite moving, and the
art work is certainly beautiful. So I think I'm going to be motivated
to learn more about Him, read some of His writings and the writing
about Him, because I am curious about His vow of silence.
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