The way I read it is that the Bible origins of the concept of sin comes from Genesis at a point where Adam and Eve were told they could enjoy the all the fruits of the Garden, except for the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Of that they were told to stay away.arel wrote:Reading a bible is on my to do list. But I think "sin" is meant to mean what makes one suffer. Nothing to do with moral judgements I think. The clarity of abiding as true identity as awareness leads to knowing that the personal sense of self causes suffering. Therefore any action aligned with that sense likely to be dropped, because why bother. The action that is described as loving is aligned with the attributes of awareness as being accepting, open, all embracing, peaceful, well...loving really.
So what is this fruit that God told them to stay away from? Is not the knowledge of good and evil a perspective of judgment that some things are right and others wrong? Remember, they were warned not to go there. Once they consumed (embodied) the forbidden knowledge, they began living in sin. They no longer saw life in terms of the energy of cause and effect, but in terms of right and wrong. They were "off the mark' of what was essential truth.
Researching the word 'sin' reveals it comes from an old archery term 'syn', which means 'off the mark'. Apply that to an understanding of spiritual perspective and it brings a wonderful clarity and freedom to our perspective of daily living. There's nothing wrong with living in sin. It's just a limited perspective of cause and effect. The pain and suffering one derives from such living is generally self correcting over time. Suffer enough pain and we ask "why me". If we ask it honestly, the answers are profound.