Question: Can a student of Kabbalah fail to achieve his cherished goal?
Answer: Of course. Kabbalah is a science. Everyone wants to be Einstein, but some only become assistant professors. This is necessary.
A person should strive for the maximum, but it does not matter how it will turn out. However, if he works correctly, he will surely reach it.
In a closed system, when one returns to his roots, he feels that he is higher in relation to others. By passing the upper Light through them, he feels himself to be a special source of energy for everyone else.
Question: Einstein is an example of reaching a high level in a certain direction. But he had a rare talent, there is no second Einstein in the world. And you say that in Kabbalah, everyone can reach great heights?
Answer: Einstein had a gift to see the inner connections of the world. His genius was in that, through the combination of various opposite properties of nature, he was able to obtain new formulas, expressions, comprehension, and to describe them mathematically.
Therefore, mathematics is the basis of all sciences, although it is not a science by itself. It is a way of describing internal connections of nature. After all, nature is also not a science. Nature is a network of connections between us.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/4/18