Question: What remains after a person has departed from this world?
Answer: To the degree that a person has not attained the next world during his life in this world, nothing remains after his death except a spiritual seed, recorded information called a Reshimo (remembrance).
The body dies and nothing remains of the person at all. He lived like any animal lives and that is all. In this sense, a person has no superiority over animals. There is no significance to who he was and what he represents.
If a person works on himself internally throughout his life and develops the positive force within him, this force does remain with him.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16