Ananda

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Ananda

(əˈnændə)
n
(Biography) 5th century bc, the first cousin, favourite disciple, and personal attendant of the Buddha
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This theme of relationship is fitting as we glimpse into the fifth layer of the five bodies, Anandamaya kosha, to gain an understanding of its properties in relation to health.
The bhakti experience of Reality being essentially a rasa experience, and Reality being an aesthetic entity, the Bhagavata notion of bhakti elevates rasa to a level of purity (sattva) and ecstatic bliss (anandamaya) in which the devotees, taking part in the divine sport with the Divine-lover-Krsna are bound to rise above the low levels of passionate activity (rajas) and delusion (tamas).