Safe Navigation I highly respect this method -- but then, it is my disposition: In High School I was scolded for not memorizing math formulas -- I was bad at memorizing. Yet I did very well on math testing (2nd in my class of 1,500). I told the teacher that if I forgot a formula I would just re-derive it. Sure, it may take longer, but it meant that I saw the terrain much easier because I new the principles deeply and thus never felt overwhelmed by the details. Such an approach to teaching Buddhism sounds very promising.