Is this an exception to the rule when students love their teacher? Such a format exists in Sufism where students love teachers without hatred.
Answer: Love without hatred is impossible. If you feel only love, it means you have not yet realized that within this love there is unrevealed hatred. Both feelings must be together.
Just as, let’s say, there is no positive particle without a negative one in nature; there is always an opposite particle to it, and they are connected accordingly. It is the same with us. Hatred must be revealed alongside love. We build love above the hatred.
Moreover, we will be unafraid of this hatred because it will become an indicator of our recurring remoteness and closeness. Thus, we will be in dynamic closeness with each other.
Comment: But it is sacrilegious to even think that there might be hatred for the teacher.
My Response: I assure you that it exists. Do you know when it will appear? As you advance, you will soon feel that you have demands from the teacher, that you disagree with him, that you are ready to literally shake him to get what you think you need and he does not give. It will come.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/29/19