“Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners, when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge, you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 4.36)
अपि चेद् असि पापेभ्यः
api ced asi pāpebhyaḥ
Friend1: One of the aspects of the Vaishnava tradition, as it is presented in the modern day, is the underlying renunciation recommended. This is what stands out from other kinds of religion, which seem more like faiths to me than distinct ways of living.
Friend2: You mean vairagya?
Friend1: Or nivritti-marga. Whatever you want to call it.
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