Swami Shivananda began to pray to the Master for Swami Brahmananda’s recovery. Three days before Swami Brahmananda passed away, Sri Ramakrishna appeared before Swami Shivananda while he was praying. But as soon as Swami Shivananda asked the Master to cure Swami Brahmananda, he turned his face and disappeared. This happened three times that night. At last Swami Shivananda understood that the Master would no longer keep his spiritual son in this world. Swami Brahmananda merged with Sri Ramakrishna on 10 April 1922.