Question: What is more important for older people: cheerfulness or wisdom-light?Sri Chinmoy: Cheerfulness and wisdom-light are inseparable. If you have wisdom-light, then naturally you will be cheerful. You have to be cheerful in order to be always ready to receive God's Light. If you are eager to receive God's Love, Light and everything that God wants to give you, you will get them sooner than otherwise. Again, if you are cheerful, that is the height of your spiritual wisdom. So wisdom gives us cheerfulness, and cheerfulness itself is wisdom.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 19, Agni Press, 1999