Rani Rasmani passed away (1861) in Calcutta.
Shortly before her passing away she was brought to the bank of the Ganga. Seeing some lamps lighted in front of her, she exclaimed: ‘Remove, remove these lights. I don’t care for this artificial illumination anymore. Now my Mother has come and the brilliance of her form has illumined the whole place’. After a short pause she passed away, saying, ‘Mother, you have come!’
(p.16, They lived with God.)
Shake off despair, shake off disappointment, shake off doubt. Make no compromise. Have infinite tenacity, and infinite energy. ‘To do or die’ – let this be your motto. God you must realize, now, in this very life you must see Him.
(p.242, Eternal Companion, Swami Brahmananda’s words on 19 Feb, 1922 at Calcutta.)