“Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18.66)
माम् एकं शरणं व्रज
अहं त्वां सर्व-पापेभ्यो
मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुचः
mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja
ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo
mokṣayiṣyāmi mā śucaḥ
Friend1: The concept of salvation is certainly not exclusive to any one religion.
Friend2: Explain what you mean by “salvation.”
Friend1: The idea that everyone in this world is a sinner. That is the reason for being here, in the first place. Not through work alone does the situation change. Not through knowledge, sacrifice, penance, austerity, or any other specifically designated effort.
Friend2: Then what is the solution?
Friend1: Born-again faith.
Friend2: Oh. In a particular person?
Friend1: Sure, or a sacred book. The idea is that you must have faith. Otherwise, everything…
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