PURPOSE OF MEHER MOUNT


AVATAR MEHER BABA meeting with His followers, including Meher Mount co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron, during His visit on August 2, 1956. (Archive photo.)

A PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE

Avatar Meher Baba sanctified Meher Mount when He visited on August 2, 1956.  He said, “I love this place very much and feel happy here.” 

Followers of Meher Baba come from all over the world in honor of Him, to walk in the footsteps of the Avatar of the Age, and to feel His presence.  Other visitors – who may know nothing of Meher Baba – also come on pilgrimage, sometimes for unknown reasons or because they have heard that Meher Mount is a sacred place. 

DIVINE ONENESS IN AVATAR MEHER BABA

For those who visit, there is often a connection to something larger than themselves.  There is a special, sometimes indescribable feeling of joy, peace or contentment.  There is a sense of feeling and celebrating  Divine Love.

Several times during His visit, Meher Baba emphasized the opportunity at Meher Mount to relax and enjoy being in the Avatar’s company.  At one point, Meher Baba said, “You are so lucky to be with me so closely…

"… here today, we feel relaxed, happy.  I come down to your level so that we can laugh and be free together; but do not forget at the same time that I am the Highest of the High.”

LOVING GOD THROUGH NATURE

During His visit, Meher Baba gestured toward the outdoors and said, “Now, go out and see the view and try to love Baba through nature. This is all due to my love.  This whole creation, this nature, all the beauty you see, all came out of me.”

The symbol of Meher Baba’s visit – a Coast Live Oak known as Baba’s Tree – is part of the natural beauty and, for many is a means of remembering Meher Baba.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE

From Meher Mount’s earliest days, there have been opportunities for service by helping to support and maintain the property in honor of Meher Baba. 

Each generation continues with the responsibility to hold Meher Mount for the Avatar and to preserve  Meher Mount for future generations.  Meher Baba said, “This land is very old, I have been here before.”  He also added, “I will come here again.”

 

Source: Quotes and descriptions are from The Awakener by Filis Frederick and later included in Lord Meher by Bhau Kalchuri.