Interpretation of Nanda Sutta

Hello

While searching for suttas about being drawn to sensual pleasure, I stumbled upon Nanda Sutta (Ud 3:2)
Sutta text
I found this text to be quite odd.
Monk is distracted from practice after meeting a girl; Buddha summons him and shows him even greater object of desire and says that he is

guarantor for getting 500 dove-footed nymphs

; monk starts to practice diligently (because of desire?); other monks mocks him for that but he practices anyway with success - he attains realisation.

Is this discourse simply about practice being effective even when started with wrong motivation? What am I missing here?

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It’s skillful means. It’s better to practise with wrong motivation than not to. Next after the mocking, the purification of motivation comes about and practise improves.

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Thanks for your answer.
After writing original post I also found translation of parallel sutta here

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/ekottara-agamas-parallel-to-the-nanda-sutta-ud-3-2/20427

that seems to be filling the gaps and - at least for me - makes much more sense.

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