I [Swami Nirvanananda] found Swami Brahmananda sitting on the bed with a serious appearance, and when I asked why the Swami was not asleep I received no answer…. Early in the morning Swami Brahmananda left the bed and stood motionless. Then he told me, ‘Sri Ramakrishna came last night, but He did not speak to me, which was very unusual.’ …. Then He said to me, ‘Well, let it be as it is to be. It is quite all right with me. I have no wish of my own. I do not desire to enjoy anything, to practice any kind of austerity or even to see God. I have a desire to be just as He wishes. I have taken refuge in Him.’ Two or three days after this vision he fell ill, and after eighteen days passed away.