Tanya Datta: Mark Roche devoted 25 years of his life to Sai Baba. He first heard of him in 1969 and soon joined the local centre in California., The guru's message was the big attraction.
Mark Roche: The teachings themselves were very universal and adopted the attitude of embracing all other religions, so it wasn't a matter of this religion opposed to that - that you had o leave whatever you were in to be associated with Sai Baba
Tanya Datta: It's a special moment when God calls. And Mark couldn't believe his luck when he was summoned for a private interview.
Mark Roche: He kept saying stuff like that 'I'm giving you a great chance… millions want to touch the feet, you know. I'm giving you whole body. This is a great chance, this is a great chance. Then he went over to a different part of the room and pulled up his dhoti - this is an Indian garment kind of thing - and exposed himself and sort of indicated that I was supposed to put his penis in my mouth, which - feeling intimidated and confused and all that- I did. And although it didn't seem right to me but just seemed what I was supposed to do.
Tanya Datta: Why would God want to put his penis there?
Mark Roche: Got me!