The Yetzer Hara is a Big Liar

GYE Corp. Tuesday, 31 January 2012

"NOYA" (a 21 Year Old Bochur) rants on the forum:

Okay, I miss the lust. I want to act out. But what will happen then? Once I do it, I'll feel miserable about myself. I'll feel "out of it" for days. I'll feel dejected and I won't be able to concentrate on my davening and learning until I go to the mikvah, and that's a long walk in the cold. And even after that, I'll still feel out of it for a while.

And how much pleasure is it anyway? It's maybe a few minutes of fun and games before you feel like a loser and an idiot. Compare that to how I feel when I'm doing well; learning with hasmada, davening well, etc... Now THAT feels good for a long time!

And it's a much better feeling than lust (albeit more subtle)... The Yetzer Hara augments the true pleasure before it happens, telling you it feels much better than it actually does. He's lying!

And come on man, there's something you gotta do for G-d. Just like you can't eat Cheeseburgers and drive on Shabbos, because those things destroy you spiritually. That's just the way it is. If you want to be able to function spiritually, you absolutely cannot look at this trash and spill seed. If you do, there will be a serious ''p'gam" in your spiritual blueprint and you won't be a tenth of the lamdan or chosid that you really could become.

Okay, I don't want the lust anymore. Thanks for listening!