As a father, Man earns by working and feeds his wife and children. The father is elated and considers it as nectar, when the child with his tiny hands feeds him a portion of the same food. Similarly, God is also elated when he is served by his children. He exacts their services by reminding them of their duties when they forget.
Swami Rameswarananda who was then in charge of the shrine at Belur Math recalled an incident with Swami Premananda as follows:
One day Swami Premananda asked me, ‘Is the clothing of the Master okay? My boy, look carefully. After offering a new cloth to the Master, I was about to put it on; then the Master told me through a vision, “Baburam, you are going to have a new cloth, and my shirt is torn. Don’t you love me anymore?”’ Then both of us went to the shrine and found that the Master’s shirt had been chewed up by a mouse.’