Dear Deepak, There is a sign in my community that displays prayer requests and spiritual guidance. I see it on my drive to work everyday. Most of the time these sayings are grounding, inspirational, etc. The most recent one says "Sin is choosing yourself before God." I find this one confusing and would love for you to comment on it. Thank you!
I’ve never been a big fan of the terminology of “sin” as a way of describing choices that are some religions deem wrong. But in a general sense we could say that sin suggests actions that run counter to our spiritual growth or enlightenment. In that light, sin delays our union with God or our self-realization, and can be seen as a choice, even if it is a largely unconscious choice, to pursue one’s ego agenda ahead of one’s spiritual well-being.