A High Priest who finds a dead person is obliged to bury him and so he defiles himself for this dead person. However, even though he becomes impure, he is still the High Priest. The High Priest does not stop being a high priest for one second.
Rebbe Nachman asks, “What do you think I would do if I did the most awful thing?” He answers, “Do you think I’d stop being what I am? I’d still be the same thing. For five minutes I’d cry for what I did wrong, but that’s it.”
You know, the question is: Are you that holy that you can even stop being holy and yet still be holy? If there is such a word. I don’t exactly know how to explain it. I don’t have the right words.