Reliance 依止

The Heart of the Path – Radiance Map 《师心佛心》——光明导图

The Sutra of Ksitigarbha (Ksitigarbha-sutra) says:
  Listen to the teachings with one-pointed faith and respect.
  Do not censure or deride the speaker;
  Honor your instructors—
  Develop the idea that they are like a buddha.

Thus, as this says, view the instructor as being like a buddha. Eliminate disrespect; honor him or her with homage and goods by offering a lion throne and the like.