Below you can read an email message I received yesterday from someone who observed first hand how Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, essentially endorsed a father's sexual abuse of his child -- by telling a tearful wife, "Don't involve the authorities."
Now I'm sure some fundamentalist devotees of the RSSB guru will excuse his disgusting behavior by saying things like "No one can question the wisdom of the guru" and "Gurinder Singh can do no wrong, being a perfect master."
That's bullshit. To show why, let's imagine this scenario:
A woman goes to a minister and tells him that her husband is sexually molesting their daughter. The minister tells her to be more loving and affectionate to her husband, and not to go to the police or a child welfare agency.
Wouldn't you think this was exceedingly bad advice by the minister, likely even criminally bad advice? (Here in Oregon, as in many other states, clergy are required to report child abuse or neglect.)
After all, almost all jurisdictions here in the United States require various professions to report child abuse. Failure to do this can result in criminal and civil legal liability. So I don't see how anyone can defend the guru's indefensible action, since he is viewed as a trusted advisor by those who believe in him.
Read on for the details. (Here's a link to a recent post alluded to below, "How many people has Gurinder Singh Dhillon indirectly killed?")