This process results in the spiritual waste descending, ultimately becoming manifest in the physical world as earthly delights. Physical pleasure is called “shtus,” because it is actually waste. Thus, taking pleasure in it is indeed an act of folly. Especially when one considers that through physical delights he detracts from his ability to experience pleasure in G-dliness, it is clear that it is a shtus gadol, utter stupidity. * Click to read more …

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