Leaving Eretz Yisrael #1

It once happened that a student of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai traveled outside of Israel and returned wealthy. The other students saw him and were jealous, and they also wanted to travel outside of Israel. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai brought them to a valley near Mt. Meiron in Northern Israel and prayed: Valley, valley, fill yourself with gold coins. He said to them: If you want gold, take this gold, but know: Anyone who takes now also takes his share in the World to Come, since there is no reward for learning Torah in this world, but only in the World to Come (Shemot Rabbah 52 and Yalkut Shimoni Mishlei 31).