The demigods, being satisfied with sacrifices, will also satisfy you. By mutually pleasing each other, you will attain the highest benefit.
Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 3 - Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Action
Being satisfied by your performance of sacrifices, the demigods will bestow unto you all the necessities of life. But one who enjoys these gifts without offering them to the demigods is a thief.
Enlightened individuals are liberated from all types of impiety by accepting the remnants of foodstuffs offered in sacrifice. However, those who only cook for themselves perpetuate their own bondage.
All living beings subsist on food, and food is produced by rain. Rain is produced due to the performance of sacrifice, and sacrifice is born of prescribed activities.
karma brahmodbhavan viddhi brahmakshara-samudbhavam One should know that prescribed activities originate from the Vedas, and the Vedas originate from the imperishable Absolute Truth. Thus, the omnipresent Absolute Truth is eternally present within acts of sacrifice.
O Partha, one who lives in this world but does not accept the Vedic system, lives an impious life in pursuit of sense pleasure – thus he lives his life in vain.
However, for one who finds pleasure in the self, there is no duty to fulfill. He rejoices in the self, and internally is completely self-satisfied.
In this world, he neither gains by action, nor gains by inaction. Neither does he depend upon any other person.
Therefore, continue to perform your prescribed duties perfectly without attachment to the results. By acting without attachment one attains the Absolute.
In the past, kings such as Janaka and others attained perfection by performing their prescribed duties. In order to set a proper example to the people in general, you should also act appropriately.