Definition of ananda in English:

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ananda

Pronunciation: /äˈnəndə/

noun

(In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism) extreme happiness, one of the highest states of being.
Example sentences
  • Being so kind He accompanies the living being as Supersoul always trying to divert the attention of them towards their constitutional nature, which is one of real happiness, ananda (bliss).
  • Carved in stone or cast in bronze, His ananda tandava, the fierce ballet of bliss, dances the cosmos into and out of existence within a fiery arch of flames denoting consciousness.
  • This movement ‘is not to produce more food for consumers, but to create life, diversity and ananda (to live a happy life).’

Origin

From Sanskrit ānanda 'blessedness, bliss'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: a·nan·da

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