Impact on India
"What impresses me most is that Babaji has offered us a practical example of how we as a nation and a world can overcome our religious differences by respecting all religions. Babaji himself worked and linked people to the land and showed the way for our country to progress."
Kuldip Nayar, Eminent journalist and fmr. Rajya Sabha member, fmr. High Commissioner to England
"If we want to strengthen the fabric of Indian society, then we should all adopt the teachings of Baba Virsa Singh. Babaji has had a great role in uniting our nation. If the leadership of India would listen to Baba Virsa Singh then we would not have any problems."
Sri Ashok Singhal, Int'l Chairman, Vishwa Hindu Parishad
Impact on Russia
"The world needs spiritual directions, which we have found at Gobind Sadan. Here we find what is missing in Russia in our grey everyday life. No doubt, we must get rid of poverty. Poverty is not an isolated problem. If we solve the problems from a spiritual perspective and transform human consciousness, then we will receive the wisdom to solve all our problems. The teachings of Baba Virsa Singh are the real mechanism of transformation"
Yuriy Ageshin, Pro-rector Russian School of Private Law, Coordinator, "The New Country" public movement
"In 2004 Babaji together with his delegation were in Russia and met with deputies of the State Duma, with Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow, and I am sure that the fact of the better and faster development of economy in Russia, happened due to Babaji as well. Because Babaji helped so many people who met him for the first time to rethink the way we are living today and point us in the right direction."
Svetlana Smirnova, Deputy, State Duma and Member PACE
Inspiring the Ideals of Khalsa and the legacy of Guru Nanak
"For over 40 years, Babaji has been working very quietly behind the scenes in order to remove the conflicts that are taking place among religions, among families, within villages, and between political and religious groups. Babaji's aim in life is to teach people to think of peace and not of conflict. This is message is badly needed today. In the way that a pious soul, God's messenger does it, Babaji has been teaching us who live in one world but in so many different ways how to live as one nation and as one human family."
Late Dr. Bhai Mohan Singh – Chair, Ranbaxy, Fmr. Chair, Gobind Sadan Society for Interfaith Understanding
"Even though Babaji himself had never been to school, he was able to answer even my most difficult questions. Babaji's personal example of honest hard work and loving God, set the model of Khalsa for me throughout my life."
Ranjit Singh Kalha, Member, Human Rights Commission, fmr Foreign Secretary, Gov't of India
"What Babaji has accomplished in teaching meditation and bringing everyone together to demonstrate the equality of humanity, and bringing all religions together in one place in Gobind Sadan is a great work. Now he is focusing the world, especially India and Russia on the scourge of poverty. This is such an enormous contribution to the legacy of Guru Nanak. He has given practical shape to his teachings, and demonstrated how to work hard, thank God, and share with those in need."
Tarlochan Singh, MP (Rajya Sabha) and fmr. Chair, National Commission for Minorities
Overcoming Religious Conflict
"Baba Virsa Singh reminds us of and indeed belongs to the chain of the great saints and sages of India who have brought the people together through their extraordinary powers, which include the power of love. We should learn from him the vital lesson of loving and helping not only people within a particular religious community but all those outside it and establish the religion of humanity which is the cornerstone of all great religions and the only road to survival."
Dr. S. A. Ali, Founder member of Hamdard University
"I want to say that I deeply appreciate and admire Babaji as the presence of God to me. The light that comes from him washes away all my darkness. We must thank God that someone like Babaji is living in our midst. The presence of one holy soul is a great blessing to the world."
The Late Father Paulos Mar Gregorios,Fmr Metropolitan, Past-President World Council of Churches
"Whatever theological interpretation one may give to the role and message of Baba Virsa Singh and to what is happening under his inspiration at Gobind Sadan, one cannot deny the power of this man's example and message: he and his community show us how persons of all religions can transcend their differences and come together to work for the poor and the transformation of this world."
Paul F Knitter, Professor of Theology, Xavier University
"India has a long and vibrant tradition of producing remarkable men and women who, by dint of their spiritual attainment have kept unbroken the stream of inner aspiration and the Gnostic teachings. Baba Virsa Singh is one such living personage who, over the years, has emerged as a powerful spiritual figure in North India. Despite lack of formal education, Babaji draws extensively upon the great spiritual texts of world religions to illustrate the various facets of his teachings. His powerful presence and illuminated vision are drawing to him an increasingly number of people from all walks of life."
Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman Temple of Understanding
"In my international development career, when working with the poor to help them get out of poverty I have always started with what they had rather with what they needed. It is a self- empowerment approach. The work is worship approach pioneered by Babaji at Gobind Sadan is the spiritual soul mate of my work. My transition to this type of thinking was certainly though subtly influenced through my first encounter with Babaji 14 years ago."
Dr. Naresh Singh, Exec. Director, UNDP Commission, Legal Empowerment of the Poor
"Unlike today, this was a period of relative calm in India and the term ‘terrorism' was virtually unheard of. So the violence in Mizoram, especially the triple assassination was a real shock. Baba Virsa Singh ji's role in providing vision and counsel, through I.G. Gurnam Singh Randhawa and the guidance he gave me personally can not be overstated. His spiritual presence was indeed the determining factor in bringing peace. But the lessons we have learned and model we have gained are definitely transferable."
S.K. Chhibber, Former Governor, Indian State of Mizoram