|Chapter 4||Approaching the Ultimate Truth||Verse 36|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Lord Krishna now exclaims that even if one was an incorrigible sinner previously if they approach a self-realised being and receive this knowledge from him they will easily cross over the ocean of all their sins solely by the potency of this spiritual knowledge.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
To emphasise the power of spiritual knowledge Lord Krishna specifically states in this verse that even the most incorrigible sinner is redeemed if changing their ways acquires and applies spiritual knowledge in their consciousness.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Understand the greatness of this spiritual knowledge Lord Krishna is exclaiming. The words api ced meaning even if, indicates the powerful potency of this spiritual knowledge which can save the most incorrigible sinner if one receives it from a spiritual master and becomes fixed in this consciousness.