|He thinks he can
secure his own happiness by acting independently of the kingdom of spirit of which he is a
part. He sets his own private will against the universal will of God. He is like a limb
that refuses to function with the rest of the body and sets up some local action with the
result that inflammation and pain are caused.
a sinner is not only out of harmony with the society around him the laws of which he
breaks, but also with the kingdom of God whose law he sets aside. His sin, according to
Hindu writers, is part of his Avidya or the delusion of a finite self .As long as this
delusion lasts, sin cannot be uprooted. Salvation is not simply an ethical process, it is
also a religious or metaphysical process.
For, after every moral success we see a higher ideal, which
condemns once again our life of littleness and sin. Morality is like the horizon, which
ever recedes as we approach it. It always teaches us what we have not yet acquired and perpetually
reminds us of our weaknesses. We therefore crave for something, which takes
us out of ourselves, and by identifying ourselves with which we can forget ourselves.