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    Anand Subhuti(Author)

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This book is dangerous. On the surface, it is an entertaining account by a British journalist about his adventures with a wild and crazy Indian mystic. But, at a deeper level, it's packed with revolutionary insights. You may laugh a the author's humorous way of telling his story, but at the same time you are confronted with disturbing ideas about love, spirituality, personal fulfilment, the nature of political power and the very glue that holds society together.

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  • PDF | 238 pages
  • Anand Subhuti(Author)
  • PERFECT PUBLISHERS LTD (June 5, 2014)
  • English
  • 6
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Michael R. Young on February 27, 2014

    I am not a Rajneeshee. However, I have practiced TM for over 40 years, taught Bible class for several years and have acquainted my self with the perennial philosophy (Zen, Vedanta, ACIM, Gnosticism, etc.) for as long as I have been meditating. In the 1980's I read several of Osho's books. On occasion, I still read them. In those days, the 1980's, he was known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. In my opinion, his ability to articulate the perennial philosophy is unparalleled . While the Maharishi taught me to meditate and introduced me to the perennial philosophy with his Science of Creative Intelligence, it was Osho who taught me the how Perennial Philosophy is revealed in all mystical teaching traditions. This book is a wonderful testimony delivered by one of Osho's many initiated devotees. He shares openly and from his heart and from his experience with and about Osho as an initiate. For that reason and coming from my experience having read many of his wonderful discourses I recommend this book. I still meditate regularly, read the mystics and study and practice ACIM. The journey is worth travelling. Once you experience what the journey has in store for you will never be the same again. Enjoy the book, enjoy the journey and Namaste to you, to Osho and to all fellow travelers on the wide and open path to realizing your innate immortality that has never left you.

  • By Bodhi Heeren on May 9, 2012

    The main theme in the Gospels might be to get to grip with the fact that the Messiah died on the cross as a simple criminal. In the same vein the main problem for disciples and friends of contemporary mystic Osho was/is the fact that his commune in Oregon got destroyed and Osho himself arrested and deported.So not surprisingly an account of the happenings in Rajneeshpuram takes up the bulk of this short book about Osho - or Bhagwan as Subhuti prefers to call him. Frustrated ex-sannyasins tend to put all blame on Osho and his flamboyant and utterly ruthless secretary Sheela (for a good/bad example see the slanderous anti-Osho book Three Dangerous Magi, The: Osho, Gurdjieff, Crowley). But Subhuti goes to great length - convincingly in my eyes - to show the hostility from the surrondings, a hostility shared by the highest american authorities, right up to president Reagan.Whereas in the East it has always been maintained that we can not judge the wearabouts of an enlightened Master as he/she transcends the normal realm of conventional morality it seems that Western disciples can not leave it like that. So Subhuti also tries to find some (rational) explanations for Osho's actions. Not so succesful I feel, for if Osho's agenda was to make scandals to wake people up - driven by his compassion - he did not succeed at all. In fact it only made it easier for people to turn their back.Subhuti is a former political journalist and that shows in the short, featurelike chapters and the generally entertaining and highly readable prose. What might be lacking is some deeper insights to the world of spirituality, Subhuti seems to be a typical 'maverick' disciple of a 'maverick' master. And some more personal glimpses into the life and psyche of the author himself. Unlike female writers like Rosemary Hamilton Hellbent for Enlightenment: Unmasking Sex, Power, and Death with a Notorious Master(still the best book about Osho imo)or Prem Agneya's "Dornröschen küsst sich selber wach" (available at amazon.de).This book is also available as Lady Gaga, This is Osho

  • By zen_reader on June 4, 2011

    It's good to find someone with brains writing about Osho. Anand Subhuti lived and worked in an Osho community for many years, and he writes from direct experience. Osho was a unique man who saw reality through new eyes every day, and never accepted the guilt trips and B.S. that society and religion foist on the human race. He not only saw thing differently, he spoke and lectured brilliantly on the reality he saw. As a result, he was either blindly loved or blindly hated. This book by Anand Subhuti is filled with short tales of life with Osho, and it's an interesting read indeed. Thank you, Mr. Subhuti, for writing this book.

  • By Elisabetta on September 22, 2013

    Many books, giving a personal experience with Osho, are interesting if you either know the writer, or have been there and recognize some of what is written about. This one is different. It is written well and remains interesting to read even if you are new to Osho. I laughed when I read the line, "I swear to God, I am not making this up." It's true, he is not making it up. But even if you wouldn't know this as a fact, you can feel it in your heart. The writer is sharing truthfully.

  • By R* on November 4, 2013

    In my opinion, I think Anand Subhuti is a candid writer. This book was all that I expected it to be and did not seem to be lopsided in anyway. I actually enjoyed reading him so much that I felt sad when the book ended. There were times when I actually could relate with the writer. Thanks for this experience, it felt like I was with the madman for a short while!

  • By sid on December 2, 2012

    Great book. Exclusive info and insights on Osho. Subhuti does a great job penning down honestly his dance with the madman

  • By Russ Thomas on May 8, 2016

    With great interest, I purchased this book hoping to get an idea of just who Osho was to those who were close to him. All prior knowledge I possessed was courtesy of those who called him a fraud, dangerous cult leader, demon, deceiver, and even a criminal. And, after reading I have decided that all of these are incorrect, but, then again, entirely possible.Yet, I am completely convinced that this man did what he did without a hint of selfish intention. Rather, he was entirely invested in helping his disciples (and others who would listen) to see the absurdity of their current state and the possibility of a better existence.The book is well written and difficult to put down. I wish I had been blessed with the opportunity to sit at the feet of this "madman."


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