'Now at that time his 84,000 royal elephants came to attend on him in the morning and evening. Then King Mahāsudassana thought, ‘What if instead half of the elephants took turns to attend on me at the end of each century?’ He instructed the counselor-treasure to do this, and so it was done. ’
It may be trivial but I am intrigued by this. It is the only adjustment Mahāsudassana makes at the end of all the building and creating, and he doesn’t explain why. Does anyone know what the relevance of these lines is?