Bhagavad Gita sings:
अपि चेत्सुदुराचारो भजते मामनन्यभाक् ।
साधुरेव स मन्तव्यः सम्यग्व्यवसितो हि सः ॥
api cet sudurācāro
bhajate mām ananyabhāk,
sādhur eva sa mantavyaḥ
samyag vyavasito hi sah
“Even if a man of the most depraved conduct
worships me incessantly,
he is worthy of being regarded as a saint
he is a man of true resolve.”
If even a man of evil deeds remembers and adores Sri Krishn
with a single-minded devotion, believing that no object or god besides Sri Krishn is worthy of worship,
he is fit to be thought of as a sage.
He is not yet a saint, but there is at the same time not even the least doubt of his becoming one, for he has devoted himself to the task with real determination. So everyone, you and I all, whatever be the circumstance of our birth, are entitled to the act of worship. The only condition is that the worshiper is a human,
because man alone is capable of true resolve.
क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा शश्वच्छान्तिं निगच्छति ।
कौन्तेय प्रति जानीहि न मे भक्तः प्रणश्यति ॥
kṣipram bhavati dharmātmā
na me bhaktah praṇaśyati
“Thus he shortly grows pious and achieves eternal peace,
O son of Kunti, you Should know beyond any doubt
my worshiper is never destroyed.”
If engaged in devotional contemplation, even a wicked man soon grows righteous, becomes one with the almighty God, and realizes the ultimate, imperishable repose.
Arjun is told to keep it in mind that Krishn’s earnest devotee
Even if the effort somehow grows feeble, in the next life
it is resumed from the very point at which it was discontinued earlier and,
beginning with what was done before,
the worshiper presently attains to the most sublime peace. Therefore, all men of virtuous as well as of unrighteous conduct
all others have the right to contemplate and adore.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji]