The Hebrew word most often translated in the Bible as ‘sin’ is chata’ah, meaning literally ‘to miss the mark’. Original sin is, in this context, the missing, overlooking or ignoring of the essential element of experience – awareness or consciousness itself, or God’s infinite being. Thus, in religious terminology to sin is to turn away from God.

Spira, Rupert. Being Aware of Being Aware (The Essence of Meditation Series) (p. 41). New Harbinger Publications. Kindle Edition.