Edited by Liz Hodgkinson. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data. Milne, Hugh. Bhagwan: the god that failed. 1. Raj neesh Bhagwan Shree, My thoughts on ‘Bhagwan: The God that failed’ by Hugh Milne. Wednesday, November 29, I read this book also recently and after ‘The Ultimate game’. An insider’s astonishing story of the rise and fall of the infamous guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his cult: a riveting odyssey of sex, greed.
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Bhagwan: The God That Failed by Hugh Milne
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bhagwanplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 28, Jerry Peace rated it really liked it. A fascinating memoir about a once popular and esteemed spiritual leader by his former bodyguard and acolyte. Milne pens an entertaining of life with the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in India and, more familiar to us Americans, in rural eastern Oregon. This is neither a whitewash nor a hit job. As with all persons who attract acolytes, the filed rages whether an innocent one becomes corrupted by adulation or if those seeds of arrogance, self-righteousness and manipulation were always there, dormant.
Milne bhahwan not speculate about this. But despite Rajneesh’s deceptions, misleadings and misdirections, weird materialistic obsessions and just plain lies, Milne makes it clear he continues, even after being shunned, to love the Bhagwan, recognizing the presence of a personal, almost telepathic bagwan in the man.
What’s really absorbing, though, is hughh parallel to our current American situation.
Bhagwan: The God That Failed
Following are two quotes-“A false master has to have as many unquestioning people around him as possible Rasputin, Hitler and Mussolini were all powerful, charismatic leaders who could draw people to themselves, seducing and manipulating them into giving up their own principles and finally their own integrity,” and “‘ That is why he needs people around him all the time, and the more the better.
And before you convict Milne of being a weak, brainwashed sheep who couldn’t think for himself, remember this. Spiritual seekers, those who delve beneath the shallow materialism of our existence, sometimes find the undesirable, the manipulative, even the fatal. But those who never seek will be content to float on the surface.
May 10, Saahil Outsider rated it really liked it. The book is written by Osho bodyguard Hugh Milne. The book also gives an account of personal life of Osho and how he used to operate.
I found the book quite interesting since I have read gdo lot of Osho books already and have stayed in his Pune Ashram. Dec 03, Elaine Meszaros rated fsiled really liked it. Milne became a follower of Bhagwan in his early twenties and talks about the early, almost idyllic days in Poona India.
Then, as the number of followers grows, the mellow, happy and very pro-sex guru and his inner circle start taking the group into a very different direction.
The Scot who was the sex guru’s bodyguard
The end of both comes near the final days of The Big Muddy, buagwan massive city in the works built in Oregon from the millions donated to Bhagwan. Milne leaves the group before the final tense collapse but keeps tabs on the majo Milne became a follower of Bhagwan in his early twenties and talks about fsiled early, almost idyllic days bhahwan Poona India.
Milne leaves the group before the final tense collapse but keeps tabs on the major players as they flee the country pursued by law enforcement of all stripes. A very interesting clear-eyed look inside a major cult which answers a lot of the “what the hell were you thinking? Remember, Jesus saves, Bhagwan spends. Jun 27, Mahala Helf rated it liked it.
A fair and heartbreaking history of Osho and his followers. Aug 03, DropOfOcean rated it really liked it Shelves: This was very interesting to read huyh reading countless of books by Osho as well as his autobiography and having watched Netflix documentary series about his time in USA. Osho was a master orator, especially in his earlier days and he understood spirituality very well on rational level.
What he lacked was kindness, compassion and bhagqan – just to name a few. Jan 24, Allen added it. I can’t imagine believing Rajneesh was holy or sacred. I visited his ashram in Pune in the s. The book captures the silly stuff that was going on there, but from the point of view of Hugh Milne, a relatively high ranking member of the ashram community.
Apr milnne, Jenny Reading Envy rated it really liked it Shelves: The last book I read about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was written by someone who grew up with his mother following the guru. Milne miilne actually one of Bhagwan’s inner circle for quite some time. The story is as intriguing as ever, with pictures of some of the practices that you just do not see everywhere. Jan 18, Micmoc rated it liked it. An insider’s view of Osho’s world.
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