Ananda is the Eternal Companion of Buddha.

Ananda (bliss) is the eternal companion of Buddha (Oneself). Why? Once the individual realizes there is but Oneself or E(i)n-Light which has conceived itself to perceive itself as Self-differentiated for Self-companionship or Self-Love it is realized that that which is Self verily is The Eternal One (θΡό) or Ananta meaning Immortal. As such Self realizes Ananda or bliss.
~ Wald Wassermann