If you get a crore rupee in a lottery ticket will you throw it saying “it has no value because I got it without undergoing difficult process?”
No. Whether you get it through hard work or in lucky dip still crore rupee has its inherent value and can get you all those things which one could purchase for crore rupee.
Similarly just because one has received the ‘Hare Krishna maha mantra’ without undergoing any difficulties like austerity, penance, charity, sacrifice etc does not mean it is cheap or has no value?.
Lord Chaitanya explains in His Sikshashttaka that,
“‘My Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, in Your holy name there is all good fortune for the living entity, and therefore You have many names, such as “Krishna” and “Govinda,” by which You expand Yourself. You have invested all Your potencies in those names.
Also scripture confirm there is no difference between the Supreme Lord and His names for His holy names are nothing but an merciful incarnation of Lord with all power and opulence.
Many of us may neglect chanting Hare Krishna mantra thinking it must not have power or value because we got it free and without hard work.
This material world works on the principle of ‘supply and demand’. Whenever there is demand and one works hard to fulfill it then the demand will be supplied.
In material world the value of what we get is directly proportion to magnitude of hard work.
But we fail to understand just like in a lottery one can become super rich overnight without hard work but in a completely different way. The money you get in lottery has same value and power to that of one gets through hard work.
Similarly through the system of mystical mercy channel called GURU PARAMPARA one can instantly become extremely fortunate by coming in touch with pure devotee in any possible way without working hard.
So we are all those fortunate souls who received the mystical mercy of Srila Prabhupada and got the wealth of holy name of Lord Krishna in our life. Srila Prabhupada has made us spiritually rich overnight.
Now let us not display our ignorance by neglecting the wealth of Holy name ‘Hare Krishna mantra’ and lets take it as our life and soul just like the poor man protects the treasure what he got in a lottery with great care.