Sat Chit Ananda, a description of fully established enlightenment. Literally, it means Absolute Consciousness Bliss, or in proper English, Absolute Bliss Consciousness. This is the experience even in established first awakening.
We are established in the absolute, in Silence, the unchanging. We are aware we are consciousness, we are Being. (note that Being or existence arises as a result of awareness, so is an aspect of awareness, not silence) And we are bliss itself. The movement, either in the deeper flow or the surface vibration, is bliss. Is Love.
Permanent awareness of happiness and peace, undisturbed by the vagaries of life.
As the experience deepens, refined values come into awareness then join the perception as bliss. Soon it becomes apparent that all of it is “within”, the identity that divided inside and outside is lost and all becomes one. We awaken from all illusion and see the fullness of Truth. (I’ve spoken about theses stages in much more detail in other posts like this)
Sat Chit Ananda is then seen as Silence, containing only altertness and liveliness. All is Sat Chit Ananda on a much deeper level.
This can also reveal a deeper aspect of the well known quote from the Upanishads. I am That, Thou art That, all This is That. The word translated as “That” is Brahman. Absolute. Silence. Sat. Thus, it is saying I am Absolute, Thou art Silence, all This is That. Or another more loose translation, I am Absolute, Thou art Bliss, All this is Consciousness.
Of course, any given persons experience of this process is unique and may fall out of order. I’ve seen people not achieve permanent bliss consciousness until after the second waking, for example. But it is where we are going. As several teachers have said, it is our natural state of being. This is why we are unsatisfied without it, why we seek this illusive unknown, and what the world is now waking up to.
It’s like we’re waking up from a bad dream and discovering we’ve been in heaven all along.