“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."
- Avatar Meher Baba at Meher Mount, 1956
A PLACE OF UNIVERSAL PILGRIMAGE
Meher Mount is a universal place of pilgrimage — accessible to all.
Followers of Avatar Meher Baba come from all over the world in honor of Him. Others who may know nothing of Meher Baba also visit, sometimes for unknown reasons or because they have heard that Meher Mount is a sacred place.
For those who visit Meher Mount, there is often a connection to something larger than themselves. There is a special, and often indescribable, feeling of joy, peace, or contentment. Visitors have expressed a sense of celebrating Divine Love.
Avatar Meher Baba sanctified Meher Mount when He visited on August 2, 1956. Meher Mount is dedicated to Him and welcomes visitors of any faith or no faith at all.
A touch point for many visitors and the symbol of Meher Baba's visit is Baba's Tree, the Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) on the brow of the mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
It is for many, a means of remembering Him. Others find inspiration, solace, and rejuvenation spending time under Baba's Tree.
During Meher Baba 1956 visit, He “...went into the tent of leafy branches and sat down on the bed of dry leaves. He signaled that no one else should sit down. His eyes shone in the half-light, and He made a sign that He was happy.”
MEHER BABA'S CHIMNEY
Visitors often spend time near the fireplace that was part of the guest house where Meher Baba met with His followers and gave darshan (His blessing) in 1956.
All the buildings on the property were destroyed in the New Life Fire on October 14, 1985. The chimney is the only remaining artifact from Meher Baba's time.
MEHER MOUNT LIBRARY
The Meher Mount Library contains a number of books about and by Avatar Meher Baba.
In addition, visitors can watch video tapes and DVDs of Meher Baba along with an interview of Agnes Baron, a founder of Meher Mount. There are also special 3-D slides of Meher Baba during one of His trips to America.
The Meher Baba quotes are from Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, by Bhau Kalchuri, 1986. (c) Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Trust.