Lots of space cowboys and the ‘spiritually positive’ out there like to make statements like “Life is Bliss”. When it’s not the experience, statements like that are just making a mood. Pretend. And pretend is illusion, it has nothing to do with rapturous bliss.
Yet Life IS Bliss, quite literally. That subtle energy some call prana or chi, is a vibration of the surface of being. As we cleanse and refine the physiology, subtler values of perception and experience are gradually unmasked.
Over on Bodies and Energies, we reviewed the energy bodies that surround our physicality. The 5th is Anandamaya. In this context Anandamaya is the purusha, body or sheath. Ananda means bliss, so this is our bliss body.
In other words, you literally live in a body of bliss at all times. I would not think of it as a “jacket” as the body fully infuses all others. Many describe it being like an ocean of bliss. This is when the body is connecting more deeply to unboundedness.
Anandamaya is a compound word. The second part, maya is typically thought of as illusion but it’s also the dreamer or creator of the dream. It is thus both the illusion and the means to overcome it.
When we wake from the illusion, what remains? Ananda. Sat Chit Ananda to be precise.