Guru's commune roiled as key leader departs - 1985-09-22

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F37.png Guru's commune roiled as key leader departs September 22, 1985, Douglas Martin, New York Times

Indicative of the tremors that have rocked the commune was an offer last night by its spiritual leader, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, to give all but one of his 90 Rolls-Royces to his 5,000 disciples as a gesture of appreciation.

It was not accepted, however. The cars belong to the Rajneesh Investment Trust, which specifies that they be used exclusively by Mr. Rajneesh. The trust president, Swami Dhyan John, jumped in to say that because the guru had sat in all the vehicles, "they are sacred and we want them just where they are."

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{{cite news | first = Douglas | last = Martin | title = Guru's commune roiled as key leader departs | url = https://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/22/us/guru-s-commune-roiled-as-key-leader-departs.html | work = New York Times | date = September 22, 1985 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}