The Ancient One
(by Meher Baba)

I was Rama, I was Krishna, I was this One, I was that One,
and now I am Meher Baba.
In this form of flesh and blood, I am that same Ancient One who is
eternally worshipped and ignored, ever remembered and forgotten.
I am that Ancient One whose past is worshipped and remembered,
whose present is ignored and forgotten and
whose future(Advent) is anticipated with great fervour and longing.
I am the Ancient One.
Not a leaf has the power to quiver without my wish.
I am the One who knows everything about everyone.
I am God. I am in you all. I never come and I never go. I am present everywhere.
The glory of the suns is the seventh shadow of My real state of Reality.
Even a glimpse of the glory is enough for one to lose all conciousness.
I am the Universal thief; I steal hearts.