TRIBUTES FROM ASIA PACIFIC
Prime Minister of Australia
My condolences to the Hindu community for the passing of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. His spiritual leadership, charity and support for interfaith harmony will leave an enduring legacy.
Prime Minister of New Zealand
My sincere condolences are with the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha community after the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Through the BAPS temples in New Zealand, His Holiness promoted interfaith dialogue and values of service and charity that are important to so many in New Zealand. This example and his legacy of spiritual leadership will live on in his followers.
Member of Parliament
My deepest condolences to the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha community. I had the pleasure of meeting His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2002. He was dedicated to his community through his many decades of service, charity and teaching. I know his followers will carry on his good work in New Zealand and around the world.
Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament
Leader of the Opposition, New South Wales
Condolences to @BAPS community on death of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj. He inspired millions throughout a life of humility, charity, devotion.— Luke Foley (@Luke_FoleyNSW) August 15, 2016
Heartfelt condolences & prayers to my @BAPS Swaminarayan family on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj pic.twitter.com/yMFSrr71pu— Craig Ondarchie MP (@CraigOndarchie) August 14, 2016
Humbling visit @BAPS Swaminarayan Mill Park Mandir tonight to honour the passing HH Pramukh Swami Marahaj #springst pic.twitter.com/uj1XdUE0Y9— Craig Ondarchie MP (@CraigOndarchie) August 15, 2016
Hindu Council of Australia conveys sincere condolences on the passing away of Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj. He was divine and he helped countless souls on their journey to the divine. That must be the reason why God sent him on this earth. We cannot fully appreciate his divine work but we feel within ourselves that the divine work he has done for all of us is without a parallel. In his method of working he has demonstrated a method that can lead to a revolution in human society. His method was to make common persons instruments of monumental divine works. The world has lost one of its greatest inspirations. The need of the hour is to offer our gratitude to Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj and then to use his inspiration to manifest that great power that resides in us.
President of the Gujarati Association of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We feel a deep sense of loss at the departure of this Divine Soul who inspired millions of Hindus from all walks of lives to dedicate their life to a higher purpose. It was under the leadership and inspiration of His Holiness that the grandeur and glory, the magnanimity and beauty of Hinduism was spread throughout all corners of the world. His Holiness truly personified his powerful message that "in the good others, lies our own. In the progress of others, lies our own. In the Happiness of others, lies our own."
On behalf of the Pustimarg followers please convey our sincere condolences to the BAPS community on the passing of His Holiness PRAMUKH Swami Maharaj. HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj played an integral part in preserving and celebrating Indian culture. He was renowned for his humanitarianism and public works; providing access to Social Service and care on a global scale. Opening over 1100 Mandirs worldwide, he galvanized old and young devotees alike with his philosophy of: "In the joy of others lies our own, in the progress of others rests our own, in the good of others abides our own. Know this to be the key to peace and happiness." He has touched the lives of many and will be truly missed.
Pramukh Swamiji Maharaj inspired and provided spiritual guidance to millions and millions of devotees including the world leaders of our time. His contributions made the world a more meaningful place to live. A simple life was filled with great knowledge and wisdom full of spiritualism, compassion and concern for humanity. He was a great soul which left the eternal impressions of his teachings with his followers.
Commissioner of Police, Queensland
I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. My thoughts are with the BAPS community in Queensland and his many followers worldwide. His Holiness dedicated his life to promoting interfaith dialogue and improving society through his selfless service to humanity. He will be sadly missed by the whole community.