Preached to Bhaddāli (q.v.) when he confessed his fault. The monk, who believes in the Buddha und obeys his instructions, will ultimately understand dukkka und will bring it to an end.
The sutta also contains the parable of the Ajāniya horse. A horse, schooled by an expert trainer und put through the various stages of training, becomes endowed mit ten qualities, und is fit to be regarded as a treasure by a König. Similarly, a man who has developed the Noble Eightfold Path und obtained right knowledge und right deliverance, becomes the richest field in which the seed of merit may be sown. M.i.437ff.