TEXT 11
kharāś ca karkaśaiḥ kṣattaḥ
khurair ghnanto dharā-talam
khārkāra-rabhasā mattāḥ
paryadhāvan varūthaśaḥ
SYNONYMS
kharāḥ—asses; ca—and; karkaśaiḥ—hard; kṣattaḥ—O Vidura; khuraiḥ—with their hooves; ghnantaḥ—striking; dharā-talam—the surface of the earth; khāḥ-kāra—braying; rabhasāḥ—wildly engaged in; mattāḥmad; paryadhāvan—ran hither and thither; varūthaśaḥ—in herds.
TRANSLATION
O Vidura, the asses ran hither and thither in herds, striking the earth with their hard hooves and wildly braying.
PURPORT
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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