Ananda is the eternal companion of Buddha.

The meaning of the word Buddha is enlightenment and the meaning of the word Ananda is bliss. As such bliss is the companion of enlightenment. Enlightenment means realizing One Self (En-Light) is undivided yet diverse as in differentiated so to Love and Be Loved in endless return. Now what is there to argue about? Now what is there to fight over? Forget about all your worries and concerns h(an)umanity and remember ‘thou art one’. Now The Word speaks many words but The Word must remember that all this is Self and that the purpose of Self is Love.
~ Wald Wassermann