Prakash Books India
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Don't Kill Him: The Story Of My Life With Bhagwan Rajneesh is a detailed account of how Ma Anand Sheela came to meet self-proclaimed godman Rajneesh, known to his followers as Osho, and about her relationship with him during her years as Rajneesh's personal assistant.
There are a number of instances that Ma Anand Sheela recounts, regarding her meeting with Rajneesh and how he made her feel. Throughout the book, she proclaims her undying love and admiration for Rajneesh and how much the guru's precepts and philosophies helped her in her life.
There is also an explanation for the controversial bio-terror charges that were levelled against Ma Anand Sheela, and there is an account of her conviction and subsequent incarceration, and finally her exile in Europe. Ma Anand Sheela claims in Don't Kill Him: The Story Of My Life With Bhagwan Rajneesh that despite the fact that Rajneesh was responsible for her stint in jail, she never wavered in her love for him.
The book explains the pains taken by her to set up the commune in Oregon known as Rajneeshpuram. Again, there are a number of accusations which Sheela defends in the book. Don't Kill Him: The Story Of My Life With Bhagwan Rajneesh is essentially Sheela's version of events, a firsthand account of what happened through the eyes of the main accused.
About Ma Anand Sheela
Ma Anand Sheela was second-in-command to Rajneesh, and was his aide and personal assistant. She shared a very intimate relationship with Rajneesh, and was consulted on all matters involving the running of Rajneesh's meditation centres and other aspects.
Sheela helped set up the Rajneeshpuram commune and worked for Rajneesh from 1981 to 1985. In 1985, faced with a number of criminal charges, she fled to Europe along with a number of followers. She was arrested in West Germany and extradited to USA, where she pleaded guilty to a few of the charges and spent 29 months in jail