Why do we have to respect our teacher and master?
Respecting the TAO is a way of respecting other people. We need to respect humans, and not just the teacher. The teacher is a human who has more experience which he can pass onto us, helping us to avoid problems which are caused by poisonous elements and fogs.
In respecting your teacher, you learn how to respect yourself and reach a higher level. Attaining higher levels leads to higher freedom for you. [Higher freedom comes from having more discipline.]
Chi Kung Culture Society of TAIPEI