Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Is this clay or is it gold?
At these pleasures and beauties of life
Should we laugh or cry?
Some say life is happiness
and others say it is only sorrow.
O Companion,
guide me to what is final and ultimate.
It may be a garland of joys or the blows of sorrow
but never can it be said that life is just joy or sorrow or crying
Everything in life is wealth.
There is gold is gold as well as stones.
Say always, O Companion,
that life is gold and full of joys.