Swami Advaitananda left his body on 28 December 1909
One day Swami Advaitananda stood in front of Sri Ramakrishna’s picture and prayed, “Master, please release me from this pain.” The Master soon answered the prayer of his disciple. Swami Premananda later said: “Before his death Gopal-da saw the Master carrying the mace on his shoulder. He then asked, ‘Master, why are you carrying the mace on your shoulder?’ The Master replied: ‘I am Gadadhar. In this age I shall rebuild after destroying everything.’
(p.526-7, God Lived With Them)
Human character is formed through true sympathy and love, and not through erudition or intellectualism. If you have real feeling for others, and if your life is pure, stainless, and unselfish, then the Divine Mother will make the impossible possible through you. Merely scholarly lecturing does not bear any result. This is the secret.
(p.34, Spiritual Treasures, Swami Turiyananda’s letter to Harimohan dt 28 December 1902)