Swami Premananda’s s whole life was one of complete self-surrender. Behind every action was the subtle but commanding presence of Sri Ramakrishna. Sometimes this presence became visible and Swami Premananda would be blessed with a vision of his beloved guru.
Once, Swami Premananda and Swami Brahmananda strongly disagreed on a particular issue. Swami Premananda was hurt. He put his towel on his shoulder and marched out of the Belur compound, prepared to leave for good. But the moment he reached the gate, his towel was suddenly snatched from him, and in an instant was tightened around his neck. He turned, only to find the figure of Sri Ramakrishna standing in front of him. ‘Where are you going, my child?’ the Master said. ‘How can you go away, leaving me here?’ Overwhelmed by the experience, [Swami] Premananda rushed to [Swami] Brahmananda and prostrated himself at His feet.