Answer: No, it is impossible to know this from the start, and it doesn’t matter because the soul is eternal and immortal.
While you are studying, I fill your souls, prepare them for independent spiritual work, and I have enough energy because as far as it seems, I am the only person in the world who is working on the immortality of the soul.
I am saying this completely seriously! My material is you, meaning your desires, which I bring closer to the state of “soul,” the characteristic of bestowal.
My labor doesn’t disappear. It gives me energy because otherwise I would be disappointed. Thousands of students have passed my way, but I am not sorry and I don’t place an obstacle in front of a student who wants to leave. As long as he is here, I influence him; after he leaves, this influence temporarily stops, but it will come back in the future to one of my students.
Question: Do you enjoy teaching? Do you expect results from the lesson?
Answer: The lesson is the result. This is the most rewarding work and the payoff is immediate.
Question: If so, could you teach 24 hours per day?
Answer: Were it not for physical limitations, I could.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/7/16