1) Extreme happiness; ecstasy. 2) The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy.
I have been meditating for 21 years. At first it was to calm the mind and find peace in the midst of all my worldly activities.
After all those years, it’s not less difficult to sit down everyday. The mind is never quiet and will never be. I stopped struggling with it. My body still rebels with being still for a long period of time, but again, I don’t struggle with it.
I just let it be and I relish in the pure satisfaction of just being with myself and be with what comes up (emotions, concerns, feelings, etc.) without being drowned by it.
BLISS as nothing to do with emotion, it is a state of being. It is only the pure joy of dwelling in one’s own true Self.