Dutiyaṃ Bhagavatā attano ajjhāsayassa vasena vuttaṃ. This second sutta is expounded by the Blessed One according to his preference. (versus the ajjhāsaya of the listeners).
Tattha Dasabalasamannāgatoti dasahi balehi samannāgato. Dasabalasamannāgato means one who is endowed with ten powers. (tappurisa sāmasa vs byāsa ie. Clearness versus compactness).
Balañca nāmetaṃ duvidhaṃ kāyabalañca ñāṇabalañca. This so-called balaṃ is two-fold physical power and wisdom power.
Tesu Tathāgatassa kāyabalaṃ hatthikulānusārena veditabbaṃ. Among those [two powers], the physical power of the Tathagata should be understood in terms of the elephant species.
Vuttaṃ hetaṃ porāṇehi– this is said by the sages of old. (Explanation related to traditional belief).
“Kāḷāvakañca Gaṃgeyyaṃ, Paṇḍaraṃ Tambapiṃgalaṃ. Kāḷāvaka elephant of Ganges, Yellow-White copper colored elephant brown elephant. (eyya has many meanings. Here it means ‘born’)
Gandhamaṃgalahemañca, uposathachaddantime dasā”ti– these are ten
Imāni dasa hatthikulāni. There are ten elephant species.