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The only true sin/
is separation from God/
which cannot be done/
When time is taken to study this statement, some conflict within may begin. This thought clashes with everything that may have been programed into us. Many of us may have been convinced that we were born in sin, and that is the end of the story. When we look at the view of sin that is spoken of in the Ha2ku, we can't accept it. It is comfortable for many to be a sinner, infidel, heathen, or whatever term is used today. When we accept this views of ourselves they give us something to blame. We don't have to take immediate responsibility for what we do, because we was just following our nature, or we can hand over the blame to some outside force that has control over us like a demon or devil. I'm not hear to argue against those beliefs, if they work for you stick with it.
For those who have embarked on their Journey and are exploring new ways to look at themselves and the world; this is for you. I found this statement in a book of ancient proverbs. I wrestled with it for years trying to make sense of it. It didn't fit into the world view I was taught and I was really confused. How could I make sense of an idea that flew in the face of every belief system I had came into contact with at that time. This forced me to search within, then forced me into the libraries, into lecture halls, to the feet of wise men, and into nature. I knew for my journey to be successful I had to deal with this idea (sin is separation from God). I had to learn about ancient people and how they looked at themselves to come to terms with this idea. All I can say is that this was a pivotal point in my personal development, and maybe It will be for you as well.
The challenge for you now is to roll this idea around in your mind and spirit and see what you come up with. Let's exchange ideas and discuss it. I will be waiting for your comment.
Peace and 1hunidyears
* I know you was not expecting a answer or even a view on such an important idea get to work....