KIRAN ATMA: Ananda
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Ananda?



Ananda is a Sanskrit word that means "bliss." 


Being consciousness-bliss is one of the three traditional characteristics of the Supreme Reality (Brahman), which is typically stated as one of the three traditional attributes of the Supreme Reality (Brahman) (sacchidananda). 


  • Tantra, an esoteric ceremonial tradition, places a strong emphasis on ananda, or joy. 
  • Ananda is a term used in tantra to describe both ordinary bodily pleasure and the ultimate enlightenment. 
  • Even everyday joys, in this perspective, are mirrors of ultimate happiness. 
  • The difference between ultimate happiness and regular pleasure is that it is everlasting, and you lose your sense of self and are just conscious of bliss.


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