Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba asks all to bring to Him their sorrows and griefs and to take from Him what He so generously grants, Aananda. So, He is most appropriately called ,'Aananda Daayi'. (He who grants Ananda), the Highest Aananda (the Aananda of the recognition of our inner reality). The Taittiriya Upanishad says, 'Suppose, a youth, a good youth, learned in the sacred lore, promptest in action, steadiest in heart, strongest in body, and suppose all this earth and all its wealth are his; this is human bliss. A hundred times this bliss, is the bliss of the Gandharvas. A 100 times this Aananda is the Aananda of the Deva Gandharvas! A 100 times, this is the Aananda of the Pitrs who live in the long-enduring worlds. A 100 times this, is the Ananda of the Ajaanaja devas. A 100 times this, is the Aananda of the Karma Devas; a 100 times this, is the Aananda of the Devas; a 100 times this, is the Aananda of Indra; Brihaspathi has Aananda a 100 times of Indra; a 100 times this, is the bliss of Prajapathi; the bliss of Brahman or Brahmananda is the Bliss of Prajapati multiplied a hundred fold; in it, there is no distinction, as Bliss and as Enjoyer of Bliss'.
This Aananda that Baba is, is what he encourages us to attain and ultimately grants! For those who have known Him, He is Aananda; Aananda is He. They know nothing else; they need nothing else. Subordinate and secondary grades of Bliss He grants, only to develop in us the appetite for the Sadhana, to attain this Highest Aananda, (Brahmananda), that He is.