Definition of ananda in English:

ananda

Line breaks: an¦anda
Pronunciation: /ɑːˈnʌndə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • (In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism) extreme happiness, one of the highest states of being: the ananda of divine love
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    • 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'.

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