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Meaning of "Ananda"

Word

Ananda

Sanskrit

आनन्द

IAST

ānanda

In General

Ananda is the Infinite Bliss which is an aspect of the Utimate Truth, the Brahman. Atman is Ananda, the unbounded bliss.

Sat Chit Ananda (truth consciousness bliss) and is an expression of Ultimate Reality, the Brahman. Sathyam Sivam Sundaram is another consideration of the same three world.

Ananda also represent Janah loka, the first of the upper three world, the other two being Tapa and Sathya. Janahloka is the fifth of the seven worlds; the seven world in hierarchy are: Bhuh, Bhuvah, Svah, Mahah, Janah, Tapa, Satya.

Veda

Ananda is the Bliss in the work. It is the state of divine Beatitude in which all the powers of our being are revealed in their perfect godhead in a secret form.

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