MEHER MOUNT

9902 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ojai, CA 93023-9375

Phone: 805-640-0000
Email: info@mehermount.org

HOURS

Wednesday-Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

MANAGER/CARETAKERS

Buzz & Ginger Glasky

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sam Ervin, Preident
Ron Holsey, Vice President
Ursula Reinhart, Treasurer
Jim Whitson, Director
Richard Mannis, Director

OFFICERS

Margaret Magnus, Secretary

9902 Sulphur Mountain Rd
Ojai, CA, 93023
United States

(805) 640-0000

Story Blog

Anecdotes, activities and stories about Meher Mount - past, present and future.

"...all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks..."

Sam L. Ervin

By Sam L. Ervin

AVATAR MEHER BABA touring Meher Mount on August 2, 1956, with co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron as His host and guide. Eruch Jessawala is holding the umbrella, and next to Agnes Baron is Meherjee Kakaria. (Photo: Darwin Shaw, (c) Meher Nazar Publications)

AVATAR MEHER BABA touring Meher Mount on August 2, 1956, with co-founder and lifetime caretaker Agnes Baron as His host and guide. Eruch Jessawala is holding the umbrella, and next to Agnes Baron is Meherjee Kakaria. (Photo: Darwin Shaw, (c) Meher Nazar Publications)

During Avatar Meher Baba’s visit to Meher Mount on August 2, 1956, He explained the following:

As you all become more intimate with me, with opportunities to come closer to me, all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks, as it were.

All the impressions of the past, the accumulation of past sanskaras [impressions] of all illusory things, which include both good and bad, come out. My proximity, the intimacy with me, just changes that mass of sanskaras, and sometimes you find sparks of good and bad flying out.
— Avatar Meher Baba

After Meher Baba had spoken about “sparks flying,” there was an interaction between Agnes Baron, co-founder and lifetime caretaker of Meher Mount, and Ivy Duce, the Murshida of Sufism Reoriented.

According to the account in Lord Meher, Agnes was about to leave her guests and go to Meher Baba, when Ivy asked for something. Agnes was in such a hurry to leave she did not fulfill Ivy's request, causing Ivy to make some disparaging comment about Agnes.

Fuming, Agnes came to Meher Baba and said, “Baba, you say you have to love everybody, well I don't love everybody — what am I going to do about it?"

Meher Baba looked at her and said (with His disciple Adi K. Irani translating Meher Baba's hand gestures), "Agnes, you love everybody, you just don't like everyone!"

In the car on the way back to Los Angeles from Meher Mount, Agnes said, "Baba, you know what Ivy said about me...I don't believe it. If it is true, what am I going to do about it?"

Meher Baba slapped her on the shoulder and said, "I like you the way you are. I like your spirit!"   

AGNES BARON and Adi K. Irani at Meher Mount in the 1970s. Adi was Meher Baba's secretary and visited Meher Mount with Him on August 2, 1956. (Sam Ervin photo, 1970s.)


SOURCES

Bhau Kalchuri, Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, Online Edition, accessed July 12, 2019, pp. 4068-4070. Copyright (c) Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Trust.




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