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Dictionary Definition

bliss n : a state of extreme happiness [syn: blissfulness, cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on air]

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English

Proper noun

Bliss
  1. an English surname
  2. a programming language used for systems programming primarily on computers produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Bliss is a parallel language to C, both being derived from B and BCPL

Extensive Definition

Bliss is a state of profound spiritual satisfaction, happiness or joy, often associated with religious ideas of the Afterlife.
In many philosophical systems, including some forms of Shaivite Hinduism, hedonism, Epicureanism and the Krishna Consciousness movement, a state of bliss (either subjective or objective) is seen as a major goal, or even the ultimate goal, of both human and divine endeavour.
The word "bliss" is often used as a translation for the Sanskrit term Ananda.
A great many references to "bliss" exist in popular culture.
The word "Bliss" can also refer to the following:

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References

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