“Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life, whose sinful actions are completely eradicated and who are freed from the duality of delusion, engage themselves in My service with determination.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.28)
Friend1: Pious in both this life and previous ones.
Friend2: The latter is key. It explains why some people fall into the bhakti culture, almost by chance, while others remain far away.
Friend1: They received sukriti, or meritorious credits, from something they did in the past.
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