BlueLotus wrote:Did Buddha teach it?
No. It's mentioned a couple of times in the Patthāna of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, but from there on it was commentators and meditation teachers who took the ball and ran with it.http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/b_ ... a_sota.htm
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)