“This land is very old, I have been here before."
-Avatar Meher Baba at Meher Mount, 1956
KEEPING MEHER MOUNT THROUGH HELL, FIRE AND DAMNATION
From Meher Mount's earliest days, co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron depended upon volunteers to help take care of Meher Mount and preserve it for Avatar Meher Baba.
At one point she told Meher Baba, “If you want me to take care of Meher Mount, I will keep it for you through hell, fire and damnation!” Meher Baba replied that she should keep it for Him by all means, and He sent His love.
During His 1956 visit to Meher Mount, Meher Baba cryptically said, "I will come here again."
EACH GENERATION HAS A ROLE IN PRESERVATION
Each generation continues with the responsibility to hold Meher Mount for the Avatar and to preserve it for future generations. Meher Mount depends upon volunteers for its maintenance, preservation and stewardship.
Meher Mount co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron was particularly interested in selfless service or karma yoga. She urged all to volunteer their time and energy in service at Meher Mount. Equally, she encouraged service to the community at large.
SERVICE IS A WAY TO CONNECT WITH MEHER BABA AND THE LAND
For many, volunteering at Meher Mount is a means for connecting with the land and with Meher Baba.
For others, being a volunteer at Meher Mount is an opportunity to render service in honor of Avatar Meher Baba. Some see the work as a form of meditation. And others find a sense of camaraderie in service.
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.