Let’s get the big question out of the way – What is sin? Sin is action against Totality. Sin is that which prevents the living of Totality. When sin is contemplated and then acted on, it is a corruption first of the intellect. The mind and ego override everything for the fulfillment of selfish needs, leading to suffering, contraction and secrets. There is a shutting down of reason and responsibility. Once this is acted upon, it creates karma, which ensnares the person and begins to erode their ability for pure discrimination.
Sadhana or the Yogic means of purification can reverse this mental cancer, as we are all redeemable, though it is only possible with a fundamental dedication to our inner light, our universal truth.
More difficult when under the sway of sin is the ability to remain open-hearted, as once the intellect is ruined, it becomes impossible to surely feel our way to Divinity. Healing the heart only comes with surrender, and with surrender comes the overwhelming responsibility of our actions. Without a complete surrender to our karma, and the means to transcend and resolve it, all is lost.
Why should this matter? If we are not conscious of what we are doing and are not acting maliciously, we may be able to live a reasonably comfortable life anyway. However, the one element that will always elude us is the seamless relationship with Divinity that can fulfill our dreams way beyond what most of us settle for. Developing this seamless relationship begins an elevation from mediocrity, staleness, and doubt, into a world of perfect fulfillment, of living Brahman, of living Totality.
The good habits we build up over a lifetime continue to serve us well. In fact they find their fulfillment in every activity – instead of working hard for mixed results, we continue to work hard, with guaranteed success. Brahman is not a cake walk – life continues to have innumerable challenges for expansion and change, and yet within the fabric of wholeness and Totality. We move from complete fullness to more fullness – living Brahman is a process without failure or conclusion, instead marked by endless expansion, immortality, and Cosmic success.
This seamless relationship with Divinity, Mother Divine and Her children, the angels, gods, goddesses, and Saints, is only possible because Brahman cannot occur without it. The desires of Brahman cannot be fulfilled without it. Sin cannot stain any part of it – Divinity is spotless and we too always wear a fresh and clean garment.
All of this is critical to fulfill the integral desire of Brahman, the raison d’etre – Bringing Heaven on Earth, as first introduced by Brahmananda Saraswati, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Thank you. 🙂