Pramukh Swami Maharaj is respected and adored by all. From the United Nations to the smallest tribal villages of Gujarat, Swamishri has been showered with praises and respect. The true reason behind his fame is his pure, divine spirituality, character and selfless services to society. Countless world, spiritual and community leaders have expressed their admiration for Swamishri.
People around the world are starting to realize that power and material objects do not yield peace. They are turning to spirituality and religion to fill a void in their lives. Religion and spirituality is the key. Your sadhus are setting an example of content, co-existence and selfless service. There is an ideal for all of mankind. His name is Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
- The Dalai Lama
Pramukh Swami Maharaj is always considerate, simple and humble. He leads a multinational organization, yet is always relaxed. He is as light as a flower. He is able to do so because he has surrendered himself to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. He continues to serve society with the aim to please God. He thinks nothing of himself. He is just a means. God works through him.
- Pujya Swami Shri Chidananand Saraswatiji
Divya Jivan Sangh, Rishikesh
Spiritual progress and liberation can only be attained in the company of a God-realized sadhu. Pramukh Swami Maharaj is a God-realized sadhu. His presence rids people of their materialistic desires.
- Pujya Swami Chinmayanandji
“Buddha, Mahavir, Rama, Krishna, Kabir, Nanak and other sadhus and avatars have enriched and enhanced Indian culture. We are all waiting for someone else to come along and lead Indian Culture. By God’s grace we have attained such a person. His name is Pramukh Swami Maharaj. If we want to unite India, it will be possible under the leadership of Pramukh Swami. He is not the leader of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya only; he is the leader of Hindu Dharma. Not only Hindu Dharma, but he is the leader of Indian society.”
- Jain Acharya Muni Sushilkumarji
World Fellowship of Religion
Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life is an extraordinary example of love and harmony. If the entire nation were to take a cue from him and live by those standards, it would solve all of our problems. He has sacrificed in the true sense.
- Acharya Mahapragnaji
Jain Acharya, Terapanth
Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s life is an example of spiritual beauty. That beauty shines throughout India and the world as he continues to guide mankind on the path to spirituality. He loves unconditionally and forgives. Revenge and vengeance are never to be seen in his life. This is illustrated in his credo: “In the joy of others lies our own…”
- Dr Rowan Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury
Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s humility and selfless love have touched my heart.
- HRH Prince Charles
The Prince of Wales
When I look into his eyes, they are filled with integrity. I saw in his eyes that he is a man who has not come ahead by eclipsing others. He has come forward by always placing others before him.
- President Bill Clinton
Former President, United States of America
I feel a very strong and divine aura in his presence. I feel at peace in his presence. I forget about all my worries and difficulties. He truly loves people unconditionally. That is why he is able to counsel and take part in their difficulties and problems. Their problems become his problems. I can see it in him.
- Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India
I had the fortune to meet Pramukh Swami Maharaj ten years ago. I was impressed then and I am impressed now. I experience spirituality like never before. It is unique. Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s spirit of social reform is living through Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
- Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
The BAPS Swaminarayan Complex stands as a testament to Canada and India’s proud tradition of pluralism. I’d also like to commend this organization for the role you’ve played over the years in fostering peaceful co-existence among all communities through heightened understanding and co-operation, while preserving heritage and faith.
- Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Despite being the President of BAPS, I have seen Swamishri perform menial seva in Sarangpur. ‘I am the President of this organization. I cannot perform such ordinary tasks.’ This kind of pride doesn’t exist even in the deepest corner of his mind. He doesn’t have the slightest trace of ego. He sees God in all.
- Justice B.J. Diwan
Gujarat High Court
Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi, is one of the contemporary Seven Wonders of the World. In fact, it is the best! It is beyond my imagination. This is one of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s miracles. No emperor, king, government or international organization can create such a marvel. Every company, organization and government can learn a lot from this creation.
- D.R. Karthikeyan
National Human Rights Commission
Pramukh Swami Maharaj is a great spiritual leader. I have met him quite a few times and each time I experience peace. Very few people’s presence gives you that feeling. It is a feeling of spiritual elevation. Swamishri’s presence has a mesmerizing effect. What surprises me the most is his ability to motivate and inspire so many people. It is always a pleasure and fortune to have his darshan.
- Dr R. Chidambaram
Atomic Energy Commission, India
Emergence of Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in New Delhi signals the beginning of resurgence of India’s great Vedic culture.
- Dr Vijay Bhatkar
Head of Param Supercomputer project and
Padmashree Award Winner
Along with his spiritual activities, Pramukh Swami Maharaj has contributed a lot to society through his social initiatives. His work is immeasurable. I bow my head in reverence to his contributions to society and mankind.
- Ramakrishna Bajaj
Bajaj Group of Industries