What is meant by the land of delight and of bliss? It is the bliss of infinity, the eternal activity, the eternal working. Why can’t all that depresses us in the physical world, depress us no more in Devachan? In Devachan we have not delights such as man has in longings and desires in the world of senses, but in Devachan he is free from corporeality, is free from sensual desires, but he is also free from what limits him, and it makes possible for him to work back at what else from the outside works on him.
What limits us in the sensual world is removed, what can cause us pain is no more there. Because what causes the pain? Because on our astral body and physical body are made impressions. We discarded these bodies when we are in Devachan; the cause for the pain and the feelings of displeasure we experience in the physical world is gone. Because no one can be selfish anymore, no one can either demand selfish pleasures; because no one has an astral body anymore, everyone is free from anything that can depress the one’s own personality. That is why the Devachan is called the “Land of Delight,” the “Land of Bliss.”
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 88 – Über die astrale Welt und das Devachan – Berlijn, 25 February 1904 (page 141)
Translated by DeepL with a few (maybe imperfect) adjustments of my own
Art of Nesta Carsten-Krüger