Scientist & Saint is an inspiring introduction to one of the most outstanding pillars of
the science-spirituality dialogue, Dr. T. D. Singh (His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara
Swami). His unparalleled efforts within a short span of a few decades have revolutionized
the field of science and spirituality, bringing together some of the best minds of the world,
scientists as well as spiritualists, on a common platform for constructive dialogue. As a
scientist with a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of California,
Irvine, USA, and a spiritualist in the Bhakti-Vedanta tradition of India, Dr. Singh authored
and edited over a dozen world-renowned books on science and spirituality and, to
further advance this field, started a highly stimulating journal and a thought-provoking
magazine. With his tireless and laudable initiatives for world peace, Dr. Singh has been
a landmark figure on the world stage having initiated, inspired and guided numerous
practical peace measures around the world. But that’s not all what Dr. T. D. Singh is.
His natural scientific aptitude and rigor, his in-depth Vedantic erudition and profound
spiritual realization, his commitment to help humanity, his introspective poems and
illuminating books, his devotional songs and prayers, his awe-inspiring cultural arts
presentations, and above all, his irresistible charming personality of love, care and
compassion for all beings are a stunning combination of diverse matchless qualities
treasured in him carefully by the Divine. Dr. Singh’s life, works and teachings mark a
new chapter in humanity’s quest for the Ultimate Reality.
… an outstanding person and a good friend. … Dr. Singh’s contributions to the
understanding of religion and the relation between science and religion … will have a
— Charles H. Townes
Nobel Laureate in Physics
Dr. T. D. Singh represents for me a perfect role model how citizens and in particular
academics should think, feel, and behave … He showed to us what true humanness is;
he showed to us what wisdom and compassion really mean.
— Richard R. Ernst
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
I enjoyed his spiritual views based on traditional wisdom as well as his open-minded
readiness to co-integrate on common grounds our knowledge and beliefs in order to
improve our humble understanding of the great complexity of life.
— Werner Arber
Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine