Ramkrishna, as many of us know, had developed cancer toward the fag-end of His earthly life...(that is one way way in which the Master takes away the bad karma of His devotees by offering Himself)...He dropped his bodily garment on August 16, 1886...
"'I shall make the whole thing public before I go,' the Master had said some time before..On January 1, 1886, Ramakrishna felt better and came down to His garden for a little stroll.. It was about three o'clock in the afternoon. Some thirty disciples were in the hall or sitting about under the trees.
Sri Ramakrishna said to Girish Chandra Ghosh, one of His disciples, 'Well Girish, what have you seen in me, that you proclaim me before everybody as an Incarnation of God?' Girish was not the man to be taken by surprise. He knelt before the Master and said with folded hands, 'What can an insignificant person like myself say about the One whose glory even sages like Vyasa and Valmiki could not adequately measure?' The Master was profoundly moved. He said: 'What more shall I say? I bless you all. Be illumined!'
He then fell into a spiritual mood. Hearing these words the devotees, one and all, became overwhelmed with emotion. They rushed to him and fell at his feet. He touched them all, and each received an appropriate blessing. Each of them, at the touch of the Master, experienced ineffable bliss. Some laughed, some wept, some sat down to meditate, some began to pray. Some saw light, some had visions of their chosen Ideals, and some felt within their bodies the rush of spiritual power..such was the Grace of this great Master..
when Vivekananda was once asked to say something abt his Master, all he said was..."My Master, with His one glance, can create a 1000 Vivekanadas..."
need He have said anything more...!!!
blessed to have a Master... :-)