Answer: A Kabbalist is thankful to the Creator for the fact that He created books, a group, a teacher, and all the conditions for him so that he can approach the upper force. Moreover, these conditions are presented in the most optimal way so that I, with all my features, could approach the Creator.
There is the absolute—the Creator, and there is me—intentionally created in some limited form. And all the conditions that lead me to the Creator are determined by the initial and the final state.
Question: What do you mean when you say that you are grateful to your teacher?
Answer: Gratitude to the teacher is a gratitude to the person who gave birth to you in spirituality.
Question: Does this feeling come by itself or do we need to work on it?
Answer: It appears in the person naturally when he begins to feel what he has received from his teacher.
Question: Is it like children who do not appreciate their parents while growing up and only when they themselves become parents can they appreciate them?
Answer: This is how it happens in the corporeal world, but everything is different for Kabbalists. When a person begins to reveal the Creator, he sees that he attains everything in the Kli (vessel) of his teacher. After all, we attain the next degree in the AHP of the upper.
It means that a disciple understands that the teacher thinks about him every second and cares about his advancement. The connection between Partzufim, Kelim (vessels), from the top to the bottom and from the bottom to the top is constant. It just becomes enlivened from our actions.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/13/17