The question whether a rejection of the guru is a necessary stage in order to find the Truth for oneself can be immediately answered. It is not at all necessary for anyone to reject the guru at any stage. But--at a certain stage it may be advisable to withdraw physically from him. That is a matter for guru or disciple to decide, and also the length of time for such an absence.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 857