Nachman once said, “ A person, for a simple pleasure lasting a quarter
of an hour can destroy himself from this world and the next.”
A person spiritually destroys himself. Even in the physical manifestations
this can easily be seen. A person can receive an STD. He can produce an
out of wedlock child. He can be socially destroyed if his actions become
Another time he remarked, “The lust for food, at least gives a person
more energy but this desire does not even do that, it does the opposite
it greatly weakens the person.