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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Following are two tthat false master has to have as many unquestioning people around him as possible Jesus Christ’s wisdom has benefitted humanity on an incalculabe level and should not be dismissed as elementary, IMO.

Richard rated it did not like it Feb 10, View my complete profile. And before you convict Milne of being bhxgwan weak, brainwashed sheep who couldn’t think for himself, remember this.

Bhagwan: The God That Failed

Osho was a master orator, especially in his earlier days and he understood spirituality very well on rational level. By Hugh Milne, Bhagwan’s former bodyguard, ” Jun 27, Mahala Helf rated it liked it. I had come to terms inside myself for sitting all these hours from ’87 till he died and listen Osho spitting poison on one of the most incredible being that walk as a simple man on earth: No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.


Milne was actually one of Bhagwan’s inner circle for quite some time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Milne’s account demonstrated that regardless of intelligence, anyone can become subjected to charismatic personalities.

Please provide an email address. Sabine rated it liked it Apr 26, The end of both comes near the final days of The Big Muddy, a massive city mjlne the works built in Oregon from the millions donated to Bhagwan. Anne Bakkum rated it really liked it Mar 23, Allan rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Books by Hugh Milne.

Happiness is the way. That is why he needs people around him all the time, and the more the better. A fair and heartbreaking history of Osho and his followers. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I segued into AA and my “sponsor” intoduced me to Bhagwan, whereas his friend growing up took Sanyass in Pune. His scores make his case. The author attributes Rajneesh’s ability to dominate to two factors: Hardcoverpages.

Refresh and try again. Pavan Yadav rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Bhagwan falls under the influence of Sheela, a Himmler-like figure who proclaims “”meditation is for pansies”” and reorganizes the cult into what amounts to a slave-labor force; Bhagwan’s addiction to nitrous oxide and the loss of his psychic powers; the growing notoriety and rapid militarization of the cult, re.

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 the early, almost idyllic days in Poona India.


Spiritual seekers, those who delve beneath the shallow materialism of our existence, sometimes find the undesirable, the manipulative, even the fatal. An insider’s view of Osho’s world. Copyright Los Angeles Times. Although he deplores Bhagwan’s privations, Milne still thinks himself a better man for the experience, telling us “.

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 a lot of Osho books already and have stayed in his Pune Ashram.

Preview — Bhagwan by Hugh Milne. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Born in the high mountains of Nord Italy and living in A’dam below the sea level with my wonderful husband Driek. The guru was a tyrant but the dramatically varied sex bu was sufficient compensation.

NONFICTION : BHAGWAN: THE GOD THAT FAILED by Hugh Milne (St. Martin’s: $; pp.). – latimes

A fascinating memoir about a hhat popular and esteemed spiritual leader by his former bodyguard and acolyte. A sweet hug for you my friend, Thomas And there is plenty to be inspired. Then, Bhagwan’s sudden decision to move to America, where the cult begins to unravel: From there I went on a mission to collect every perceivable book on Bhagwan.