Sin as Impurity

“Why have these impurities come upon you,” the Lord asks Arjuna, in Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Impurity is a euphemism for sin, but in a sense, sinners may be considered victims, victims of the age of kali. Lord Nityananda is the symbol of “bhava grahi Janardana” or extracting the devotional essence from every living being, withholding judgment on the fallen souls of this age, and seeing sin as an unavoidable consequence of the present age. Therefore sin may be seen as impurities, which like those in butter, can be burned off in the heat of transcendental activity, resulting in ghee, or the purified essence of human life (pure sinless devotion).