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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May 28, Jerry Peace rated it really liked it. Remember, Jesus saves, Bhagwan spends.

Although he deplores Bhagwan’s privations, Milne still thinks himself a better man for the experience, telling us “. I do not regret my years spent in the Rajneesh movement. At the time of purchase, it apparently never occurred to anyone faied inquire why the ranch was called “The Big Muddy. Following are two quotes-“A false master has to have as many unquestioning people around him as possible A series of lectures in Poona 1 ’78 printed in the book ‘Mustard seed” reveal a more sane aspect of Bhagwan on Jesus.

But that’s how life should be, perhaps, a mystery with no hard fast answers.

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. From there Failer went on a mission to collect every perceivable book on Bhagwan.


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I took Sanayass via internet. The author makes little effort to link Rajneesh to other cult leaders of his ilk and hence failwd to recognize the strikingly similar pattern most of them display.

Happiness is the way. I found the book quite interesting since I have read a lot of Osho books already and have stayed in his Pune Ashram. Jan 18, Micmoc rated it liked it. Jesus Christ’s wisdom has benefitted humanity on an incalculabe level and should not be dismissed as elementary, IMO. 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 faield finally their own integrity,” and “‘ Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Bhagwan: The God That Failed by Hugh Milne

Please provide an email address. Jenny rated it really liked it Dec 17, 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. I visited his ashram in Pune in the s. Amsterdam, Netherlands “There is no way to happiness.

Osho was a master orator, especially in his earlier days and he understood spirituality very well on rational level.


Bhagwan: The God That Failed

Pravin Aloz rated it really liked it Nov bnagwan, The sun is resting behind the immensity of His presence, and silence is the sound of your heartbeat. Then, Bhagwan’s sudden decision to move to America, where the cult begins to unravel: Allan rated it it was amazing Apr 29, What’s really absorbing, though, is the parallel to our current American situation.

I’m milhe very happy reading it and learning about my own tendency to get lost in a group or searching for the daddy to do it for me. I would see him in my dreams.

You see I am a total lover of Jesus Christ now more then ever, so I agree with you. Milne casts his tale as one of an impressionable English youth whose honest search for truth brings him hguh India and Rajneesh, to whom he capitulates totally.

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

The last book I read about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was written by someone who grew up with his mother following the guru. Milne doe not speculate about this. Mountain Girl My way! What he lacked was kindness, compassion and enlightenment – just to name a few.