Chanting gives Everything

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

In Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 2 Chapter 9 verse 6 Sukadev Goswami explains to Parikshit Maharaj as to how when Brahmaji was perplexed about what to do, he heard the voice "ta" "pa". Sukadev Goswami says,

sa cintayan dvy-akṣaram ekadāmbhasy
upāśṛṇod dvir-gaditaṁ vaco vibhuḥ
sparśeṣu yat ṣoḍaśam ekaviṁśaṁ
niṣkiñcanānāṁ nṛpa yad dhanaṁ viduḥ

While thus engaged in thinking, in the water, Brahmājī heard twice from nearby two syllables joined together. One of the syllables was taken from the sixteenth and the other from the twenty-first of the sparśa alphabets, and both joined to become the wealth of the renounced order of life.

His Divine Grace very nicely explains in his lectures the last line of this verse - "niṣkiñcanānāṁ nṛpa yad dhanaṁ viduḥ" niṣkiñcanānāṁ - means "those who are in the renounced order of life".dhanaṁ means wealth. So tapa or penance is the real wealth. In every field of life, whether one is a singer or athlete, or student, or parent or teacher austerity is required. Without austerity one cannot attain anything materially or spiritually. His Divine Grace also nicely explains in the purport of the above verse that amongst all 8 million four hundred thousand species, this human birth, alone gives us the opportunity to execute penance. So having obtained this body, we must not be neglectful in our penance. 

Our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj also warns us in today's calendar quote - "Just as we keep account of our wealth, we should keep account of our chanting. As we have debits, loans, we should also pay interest with regard to our chanting."

Brahmaji executed non-deceptive penance and thereby got the darshan of the Lord and His abode. After having that divine darshan Brahmaji composed the Brahma Samhita and by grcae of Caitanya Mahaprabhu now we are able to have atleast one of the 100 chapters of Brahma Samhita. His Divine Grace says in the purport to the above verse,

"So Brahmājī was thus initiated by Lord Kṛṣṇa, and this fact is corroborated by Brahmājī himself in his book the Brahma-saṁhitā. In the Brahma-saṁhitā Lord Brahmā has sung in every verse govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi. Thus Brahmā was initiated by the Kṛṣṇa mantra, by Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, and thus he became a Vaiṣṇava, or a devotee of the Lord, before he was able to construct the huge universe. It is stated in the Brahma-saṁhitā that Lord Brahmā was initiated into the eighteen-letter Kṛṣṇa mantra, which is generally accepted by all the devotees of Lord Kṛṣṇa. We follow the same principle because we belong to the Brahmā sampradāya, directly in the disciplic chain from Brahmā to Nārada, from Nārada to Vyāsa, from Vyāsa to Madhva Muni, from Madhva Muni to Mādhavendra Purī, from Mādhavendra Purī to Īśvara Purī, from Īśvara Purī to Lord Caitanya and gradually to His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, our divine master. One who is thus initiated in the disciplic succession is able to achieve the same result or power of creation. Chanting of this holy mantra is the only shelter of the desireless pure devotee of the Lord. Simply by such tapasya, or penance, the devotee of the Lord achieves all perfections like Lord Brahmā."

Chanting the prescribed rounds of Hare Krishna Mahamantra attentively without any distraction is greatest tapa of this age and just like how Brahmaji could recreate the material universe, we could see that Srila Prabhupada was also establish this world-wide movement of ISKCON simply by his austerity of chanting the Holy Names sincerely. Lord is pleased with austerities rendered by His sincere devotees and so He empowers them to do things which are inconceivable.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
Sudarshana devi dasi