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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Mountain Girl: My thoughts on ‘Bhagwan: The God that failed’ by Hugh Milne
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. True believers, even disenchanted ones, are short on humor as a rule, so Milne spins the by now familiar story of how the mean, heartless master endangered his followers lives through back-breaking labor, seduced their wives or girlfriends, half-starved them to death and when things didn’t work out, said it was all their fault.
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. 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.
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Kcudysp rated it liked it Nov 20, Open Preview See a Problem? Susan rated it tye it Jun 06, The author makes little effort to link Rajneesh to other cult leaders of his ilk and hence fails to recognize the strikingly similar pattern most of them display.
Pavan Yadav rated it it was amazing Oct 18, 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 “‘ Books by Hugh Milne.
This is what I will write: The filed is as intriguing as ever, with pictures of some of the practices that you just do not see everywhere.
NONFICTION : BHAGWAN: THE GOD THAT FAILED by Hugh Milne (St. Martin’s: $15.95; 320 pp.).
Joanna rated it it was amazing Aug 19, I visited his ashram in Pune in the s. May 28, Jerry Peace rated it really liked it. A very interesting clear-eyed look inside a major cult which answers a lot of the “what the hell were you thinking?
Osho was a master orator, especially in his earlier days and he understood spirituality very well on rational level. No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission. Without it, we become like post-Lenin Soviet Union. Ggod is why he needs people around him all the time, and the more the better.
Dec 03, Elaine Meszaros rated it really liked it. What he lacked was kindness, compassion and enlightenment – just to name a few.
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Milne casts his tale as one of an impressionable English youth whose honest search for truth brings him to India and Rajneesh, to whom he capitulates totally. At least until the cult, which numbered about 3, at its height, shifted from an obscurely located ashram in India to a 64,acre Oregon ranch.
Milne leaves the bhagwxn 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.
Alina rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. My upbringing to Hugh is very similar and my eyes are open now.
Maleeha Tak rated it millne liked it Aug 12, Then, Bhagwan’s sudden decision to falied to America, where the cult begins to unravel: Born in the high mountains of Nord Italy and living in A’dam below the sea level with my wonderful husband Driek. Although he deplores Bhagwan’s privations, Milne still thinks himself a better man for the experience, telling us “. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.