Blessings by the Saints

His Holiness
the Dalai Lama

“I am happy to know that, among its other activities, the India Heritage Research Foundation has undertaken the major project of compiling an extensive Encyclopedia of Hinduism. I send you my best wishes and prayers for the project’s successful completion.”

Pramukh Swamiji

“In our present age, it is essential that we bring about an awareness of the peaceful and ecumenical teachings of Indian culture.  This work will go a long way towards preserving and promoting these values of the Indian spiritual tradition.  I am pleased to learn that the foundation has undertaken the highly commendable task of compiling the Encyclopedia of Hinduism.”

Swami Ramdev

“I’m so glad to witness the completion of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism.  This task is an essential one, as it will benefit all of humanity.  There are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions about Hinduism which this encyclopedia will clarify.  I congratulate Pujya Swami Chidanandji for having the vision to inspire such an important historic work.”

Sant Shri Rameshbhai Oza

“The Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a treasure chest, not only for Indians, but for the entire world.  The Himalayas have height but no depth.  The ocean has depth but no height.  However, Hindu dharma has both depth and height, of values, of wisdom, of insights and of truths.  This Encyclopedia will bring this depth and height of our Dharma to the entire world.  I have been fortunate that Pujya Swamiji brought me into this project from the very beginning, and my eyes are full of tears to see the divine project completed.  Pujya Swamiji  has, while guiding this Encyclopedia project, also completed so many other great projects for humanity including the Mansarovar ashrams, gurukul, Ganga clean up programs, aarti and so much more.  I bow my head to his commitment and dedication to the service of God and humanity.”

Dr. Pranav Pandya

“The Encyclopedia of Hinduism is important and relevant for thinking people all over the world.  I believe that it will bring about the profound knowledge contained in the Vedas, Upanishads, Gita, etc. for the benefit of mankind.  I have no doubt that it will prove to be a store house of knowledge for future generations.”

Sri Satya Sai Baba

“I extend my blessings and best wishes for the Encyclopedia of Hinduism project!  Let each volume bring into relief the humanity of Hinduism.  Hindu stands for: (i) humanity (ii) integrity (iii) nationality (iv) divinity and (v) universality; and these features are to be stressed in its presentation of the Hindu tradition.  Your efforts will succeed ultimately, and you will have the full cooperation of our Institute of Higher Learning.”

Sant Shri Morari Bapu

The Encyclopedia will bring unity amongst people and also will bring them freedom and liberation!  This is the great gift of Hindu knowledge, wisdom and culture.  As Bhagirath brought down Ganga onto Earth through his tapasya, so our Pujya Swami Chidanandji has brought this Ganga of the Encyclopedia onto Earth through his tapasya.  It is a historic moment to see the launch with H.H. the Dalai Lama and I am so glad to be a witness to it.”

Swami Satyamitranand Giri

“The great project of Encyclopedia of Hinduism will serve the best interests of the entire Hindu community.  I expect everyone to extend his/her enthusiastic cooperation to this great endeavor.”

Swami Dayananda

“I am very pleased that the first volumes of the long-awaited Encyclopedia of Hinduism are getting released at the hands of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  I congratulate the entire team and the leadership for the achievement of this enormous and responsible undertaking.  I congratulate Swami Chidanandji for providing his leadership for this project.  We look forward to the release of the other volumes.”

Goswami Indirabeti

“Sanatan Vedic Hinduism is an eternal and unfathomable ocean.  Hidden beneath its surface are the pearls of wisdom and essence of life.  Many sages and great men travelled on the path of this philosophy and have reached their ultimate goal of finding the truth and experiencing total enlightenment.  They left behind their legacy to inspire and help mankind.  I strongly believe that this project will be of great help to the future.”

Madhav Priya Das

Hindu religion is a big ocean, in which there lies infinite numbers of priceless jewels.  It is very essential to introduce its true meaning to today’s new generation. With God’s Grace you have undertaken a monumental task. To compile and publish this glorious inheritance of the Great Bharat is no small task.  May Lord Swaminarayan help you in every possible way to attain success in this glorious task.”