Question: People are attracted to what they see with their eyes. How would they be able to come to the wisdom of Kabbalah if they don’t see what a Kabbalist is? You had a teacher who was authorized. Can you reveal something about yourself?
Answer: No. And it was even impossible to see anything about my teacher. There was no authorization!
And regarding all the questions: “How can I learn the wisdom of Kabbalah, what will it give me, and what need do I have for it at all? Maybe it would be better if I went somewhere else….” I can give only one answer: “Go.”
Only those who come to the wisdom of Kabbalah and feel through their “sense of smell” that there is something unique in the wisdom of Kabbalah for them that is not found in any other place.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 1/1/17