Answer: The word Rav (teacher) is derived from the word “big.” Loving the Rav means to respect him. To love and respect the Rav means that you should follow his advice. There is nothing else that you need besides this.
Loving signifies that you hear your teacher or, at least, you are trying to listen to what I say to you (my students) and that you read what our teachers have written. In fact, this is enough. I assure you that if you act like that, your love will be mutual.
From the Preparatory Lesson for the St. Petersburg Convention 7/11/13