For years, Hugh Mill worked as Lord Ragnish’s Bodyguard. Hugh’s work in this role was to see that the disciple could not touch Osho. While Hugh was with Rajneesh, it was the time for the expansion of his ashram. The number of supporters of Rajneesh was between 20 and 20 thousand rupees.
Hugh is now 70 years old. He was born in Lanark, Scotland and grew up in Edinburgh. In 1973, after completing his training of osteopath (muscle and bone-related medical science), Hugh moved to India. At that time, he was 25 years old.
Hugh explains, “I thought how wonderful, sensible, kind, dear and lively he was, I wanted to sit at their feet and learn from them.” Hugh has published a book titled ‘The God That Fiddle’ about Lord Rajneesh.
Rajneesh died in 1990. A few years before his death, he adopted the name ‘Osho’. Hugh Mill explains that Osho was like a ‘polymorphous’ who could present himself according to the needs of the people. Although Hugh says that in ‘face-to-face meetings’, Rajneesh ‘fully talked about the mind and told about it’.
Hugh’s age was getting up some 40 in those days. He explains that Rajneesh used to give ‘special visions’ to his female students at four o’clock in the morning. “Rajneesh was called to a certain degree ‘sex guru’ because he used to mention sex and organs often in his public discourses.”
Hugh says, “I knew that he was a sex guru, all of us had the freedom of sex, there were few people living with the same partner, it was a different matter in 1973. They told that the special vision of Rajneesh Later, his relationship with his girlfriends reached a new place but they could not be sustained for a long time.
Because Rajneesh sent him 400 miles away from his girlfriend. When Hugh returned, he became the bodyguard of Rajneesh’s Private Secretary Ma Yoga Laxmi. After not getting the opportunity of sight, a disciple had attacked the mother Yoga Laxmi, after which Lakshmi asked him to do the work of bodyguard. Hugh was also told for the protection of Lord Raznish.
There was also a name of Anand Sheela in Osho’s Inner Circle. Mother Anand Sheela is also mentioned in the documentary of Netflix. Sheela was an Indian, but she studied in New Jersey. Before joining Osho Sheela married an American.
After this incident, Sheela’s behavior turned out to be Hugh and difficulties for him began to arise. Sheela’s stature in the ashram increased by some speed so that she soon became Rajneesh’s personal secretary instead of Lakshmi.
In 1981, Sheela bought a plot of marshland land in Oregon. They had little information about local laws. But they wanted Saints to work here and settle down a new city according to Rajneesh’s beliefs. Hugh says, I think the decision to go to Oregon was a mistake. It was a bad choice.
“It was made to disturb local people from being upset and provocated, even to the conspiracy of killing of government officials.” “In a local restaurant, sannyasis tried to add poison to food and 750 people were ill, and its purpose was to influence one election.”
But Hugh says that the people of the ashram had created these problems for themselves, because they never cared for the laws there. Hugh says that by the time of April, 1982, he started doubting the ashram’s activities.
Hugh explains, “Sheila said that these monks give an injection and send them back to work.” On another occasion, a friend from Hugh was a victim of a boat accident, but he was stopped from seeing his friend and asked to return to work.
Hugh worked as an osteopath for some time in Edinburgh, then he moved to London, Munich and California. Since 1985, Hugh has been living in California.