A spiritual teacher is a system that builds me, puts me on my feet, guides me, and leads me until I reach the goal. It’s like a father and mother caring for a child, without whom the child would not have survived. He exists only thanks to them because he instinctively clings to them and thus gets from them all the necessary care and successfully grows into an adult.
In our world, in this role are the physical father and mother, and in the spiritual world, the system of Aba ve Ima (the upper father and mother), a person’s spiritual teacher, the highest Partzuf.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/05/12, Shamati #25