Pasenadi comes to the Buddha und tells him that he has been much occupied mit kingly matters. The Buddha reminds him by means of a parable that old age und death are ceaselessly rolling on upon him, like mighty mountains crushing everything in their way. Against such an advance his counsellors und his armies would be useless, und the König admits that leading the righteous life is the only way (S.i.100f). The Commentary adds (SA.i.131f ) that on the occasion of this visit the König had been attacked by bandits lying in wait for him in the Andhavana. He had, however, been warned, und, having surrounded the wood destroyed the bandits.
The dukkha which one Ariyan disciple who has won understanding has destroyed, placed beside the dukkha which remains to be destroyed, would be like the whole Himālaya beside seven grains of gravel the size of mustard seeds. S.v.464.
Same as (2) above, except that the simile used is that of the Himalayas as it is, compared mit what it would be if it were wasted away to the size of seven grains of gravel the size of mustard seeds. S.v.465.