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Comedy/Tragedy masks
“A Touch of Maya”
A Scenario by Meher Baba

 

 

In the 30's, Meher Baba was very interested in the idea of a movie based on the spiritual journey — the divine process of Evolution, Reincarnation, Involution, and final God-Realization. The outline below given by Baba, was used as the basis for several screen treatments and scripts. For more details, see The Awakener, Vol. 18-1, Hollywood Issue. P.S. The movie was never made. — Editor   

 

©1986 Avatar Meher Baba Public Perpetual Charitable Trust

 

 

 

First Life:
CAST OF CHARACTERS
   
  X:  Cannibal man who wins the woman    
  Y:  Cannibal woman    
  Z:  Jealous cannibal man who is killed    
   
Scenario:
Cannibals are eating a corpse around a fire in the jungle. One man (X)
 
catches the eye of a young woman (Y). They smile at one another and
 
throws her a tasty bit of human flesh. She eats. Another man (Z) is jealous and a fight ensues between the two men. X wins and kills Z.
       
Second Life:
CAST OF CHARACTERS
   
  Z:  (The murdered cannibal becomes) The cruel king
  X:  (The lover of the cannibal woman becomes) A foreigner
  Y:  (The cannibal woman becomes) The cruel king's wife who pities X and asks her husband to spare him.
       
Scenario:
A great and cruel king (Z) is reigning in Turkey; he kills all foreigners who fall into his hands. X, a Persian, is captured by the king and is tortured in every way: he is bound to a tree and lashed; long pins are thrust down his finger nails; he is hanged up side down while the soles of his feet are lashed, etc. The king's wife, Y, pities the Persian and asks her husband to forgive X for her sake. Z loves his wife greatly and forgives X, who then becomes a court favorite. Later Queen Y falls in love with the foreigner. The king discovers this and kills them both.
       
Third Life:
CAST OF CHARACTERS
   
       
  Y:  (The queen killed by her husband becomes) An honest merchant in China
  Z:  (The cruel king becomes) The merchant's son, a profligate    
  X:  (The foreigner & queen's lover becomes) The merchant’s wife who loves her son.
       
Scenario:
Y, a merchant in China and his wife, X, have three daughters and one son. They are millionaires and live lavishly. The merchant is very honest. His son Z is a corrupt rogue, interested only in drink

 

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