Ellease1, please elaborate on the information the I provided:
"It is said; and so, as an Ethiopian tradition, that once an Emporer as served his time as King he then retreats into the monesterial world. Ethiopian tradition also has it, that once you cross that threshold you are no more of what you was."
Where did the I read or hear that? and at what point is it determined that an Emperor has served their time?
About the picture, as the Ras said, and as many who have been to Ethiopia might already know, that picture has been used as a poster to promote tourism in Ethiopia, by the Ethiopian Tourism Comission! The picture is no secret, as the Ras alleges, it can be found easily in Ethiopia. And if the Ras really met the Ba'atawi, and really believed it was His Majesty, then why on Earth has the Ras waited until now to reveal this thing, on youtube of all places, if the meeting happened in 1997. A close resemblance or not, a walk through the streets of Addis, any day, will reveal more than One I who resembles His Majesty physically.
My own opinion: Ones who strive towards righteousness and manifests it within themselves to the fullness of their own potential are becoming exactly what His Majesty is (the pinnacle of righteousness and enlightened being), so in Ba'atawi livity the subsequent product would be Godliness, and in that they are the same. What bothered I about the video is that it takes away from the Individuality of the Ba'atawi, who has his own individual experiences that make up who he is, and by simply labeling the Ba'atawi as His Majesty we would then forget the respect that a particular Ba'atawi's trod deserves.
We may begin to find inspiration outside of ourselves, but until we start looking internally to produce all that we wish to be I don't see how we will reside as His Majesty truly does.