During 1896, in Alambazar, Swami Akhandananda suffered from Malaria. He had the following vision: He saw the luminous form of baby Krishna in his room, and Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, appeared from Swami Akhandananda’s own body. The baby was hungry, so Yashoda began to sing and play with her little darling in order to pacify him. Sri Ramakrishna then appeared and said, ‘Look what a wonderful scene!’ Swami Akhandananda joyfully exclaimed: ‘I don’t care for nirvana, Master. This is wonderful! I don’t care if I am born hundreds of times in my present state of mind.’ After that experience, Swami Akhandananda became imbued with the idea of being the mother, with all beings as his children.