Ananda is the companion of Buddha.

From Non Self (Anatta) to One Self (Atma) to Love (Ananda). The answer to the question - whether or not there is a Self - is that there is only Oneself perceiving itself as many selves not to be by itself. The rainbow is comprised of 7 heavenly colors, — these 7 colors are not separate from each other; they are the rainbow. The rainbow is the colors and the colors are the rainbow. There is no separation. There is no division. There is only diversity. Diversity serves the purpose of Companionship. Nirvana or Bliss happens when Self realizes that all otherness exists to experience Companionship. Companionship being synonymous with Love. So it is. Self is Ananda. Self is Bliss. Self is Love. Love is the essence of Self. Self is essentially Love. Forget about this 'no self' nonsense. Simply know that there is no division and that diversity exists for Companionship, for Love. Love is all that matters. Ananda (bliss) is the companion of Buddha (enlightenment).
~ Wald