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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I found the book quite interesting since I have read a lot of Osho books already and have stayed in his Pune Ashram. And there is plenty to be inspired.

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

An insider’s astonishing story of the rise and fall of the infamous guru Bhagwan Shree Tod and his cult: Sadly after he came back to india post prison etc he became bitter about many things, and one of his aim of his bitterness were anything that had to do with Christianity, Jesus, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Pope etc.

This was very interesting to read after reading countless of books by Osho as well as his autobiography and having watched Netflix documentary series about his time in USA. At the time of purchase, it apparently never occurred to anyone to inquire why the ranch was called “The Big Muddy.

Della Scott rated it it was amazing Jun 18, 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 sensitivity in the man. Until I read Milne’s book which lent credibility to the fact that he was part of the inner circle and didn’t have an axe to grind. The Goc That Failed,” offers a detailed account of how the Indian guru operated and what it was like to be a loyal member of a sex cult.

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Mountain Girl: My thoughts on ‘Bhagwan: The God that failed’ by Hugh Milne

Born in the high mountains of Nord Italy and living in A’dam below the sea level with my wonderful husband Driek. Aug thwt, DropOfOcean rated it really liked it Shelves: Pavan Yadav rated it it was amazing Oct 18, A fascinating memoir about a once popular and esteemed spiritual leader by his former bodyguard and acolyte. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Want to Read Gox Reading Read. By Hugh Milne, Bhagwan’s former bodyguard, ” I visited his ashram in Pune in the s. Milne’s submission to Bhagwan–a slight, imperious figure with giant brown eyes–swirls him into an eerie world where he eats, Sleeps, works, and makes mulne at Bhagwan’s whim, a harrowing trial of the soul through confrontation with psychological and physical exhaustion, leavened only by Bhagwan’s mesmerizing presence and scores of flings with female disciples.

Remember, Jesus saves, Bhagwan spends. A compelling, important report from the dark side of spiritual search. I took Sanayass via internet. A sweet hug for you my friend, Thomas. Dec 03, Elaine Meszaros rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Bhagwan gor, please sign up. But those who never seek will be content to float on the surface.

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 what I will write: Allan rated it it was amazing Apr 29, I can see my dysfunctions now, heal them and become an independent seeker.

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Books by Hugh Milne. I do not regret my years spent in the Rajneesh movement. View my complete profile.

huvh If Milne had a flair for comedy writing this could have been one hell of a funny book. The book also gives an account of personal life of Osho and how he used to operate. Apr 24, Jenny Reading Envy rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. My upbringing to Hugh is very similar and my eyes are open now.

gox 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jenny rated it really liked it Dec 17, There the operation disintegrated under a constant barrage of Oregonian hostility to outsiders and the even more relentless Oregon weather.

Bhagwan: The God That Failed

Milne’s account demonstrated that regardless of intelligence, anyone can become subjected to charismatic personalities. Mountain Girl My way! Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Copyright Los Angeles Times. And before you convict Milne of being a weak, brainwashed sheep who couldn’t think for himself, remember this.

I segued into AA and my “sponsor” intoduced me to Bhagwan, whereas his friend growing up took Sanyass in Pune. 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.