- perfect bliss.
Origin of ananda
From the Sanskrit prefix ānanda- joy, happiness
- flourished early 5th century b.c., favorite disciple of Gautama Buddha.
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Examples from the Web for ananda
Was Ananda Marchildon too fat, or, specifically, too hippy to receive the €75,000 in assignments promised by the show?
We think Ananda is a beautiful woman with a butt that most Dutch women would dream of having.
Hear what he says to Ananda, the beloved disciple, who is mourning over Thariputra.The Soul of a People
When we sent out Devadatta and Ananda, they became attached to the life of a hermit.
Ananda is a better boon companion, He is not so morose as Devadatta.S.
To this, Ananda promptly replied: “I ask not for caste, but for water.”Human Life
Sherwood Sweet Knight
Daranatha asserts that a disciple of Ananda reached Cashmir.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity
- 5th century bc, the first cousin, favourite disciple, and personal attendant of the Buddha
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Word Origin and History for ananda
in Hindu theology, "bliss," from Sanskrit ananda- "joy, happiness, bliss," from stem of nandati "he rejoices," of unknown origin.
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