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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.17.11
kharas ca karkasaih kshattah
khurair ghnanto dhara-talam
kharah -- asses; ca -- and; karkasaih -- hard; kshattah -- O Vidura; khuraih -- with their hooves; ghnantah -- striking; dhara-talam -- the surface of the earth; khah-kara -- braying; rabhasah -- wildly engaged in; mattah -- mad; paryadhavan -- ran hither and thither; varuthasah -- in herds.
O Vidura, the asses ran hither and thither in herds, striking the earth with their hard hooves and wildly braying.
Asses also feel very respectable as a race, and when they run in flocks hither and thither in so-called jollity, it is understood to be a bad sign for human society.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness