Bhagavad Gita sings:
अपि चेदसि पापेभ्यः सर्वेभ्यः पापकृत्तमः ।
सर्वं ज्ञानप्लवेनैव वृजिनं सन्तरिष्यसि ॥
api ced asi pāpebhyaḥ
“Even if you are the most heinous sinner,
the ark of knowledge will carry you safely across all evils.”
We should not make the error of concluding from this that we will know salvation even with committing more and yet more sin.
Sri Krishn rather intends to say by this that we should not be under the mistaken impression that we are such great sinners that there cannot be salvation for us.
So this is Sri Krishn’s message of hope and courage to Arjun and to everybody: that despite being the doer of sins greater than the sins of all sinners he will sail across sins successfully, by the ark of knowledge acquired from seers.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji Paramhans]