The minds of the asuras are full of various bewildering thoughts and thus they are ensnared in a network of illusion. As they become absorbed in fulfilling their mundane desires, they descend into a foul abyss.
Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 16 - Daivasura Sampad Vibhaga Yoga - The Yoga of Discretion
Full of self-importance, stubborn and intoxicated with their wealth, they perform sacrifices in name only that are against the rules of dharma.
Surrendering to egotism, power, pride, lust and anger, such people hate Me, who is situated in their own bodies and the bodies of others.
Such envious and cruel persons are perpetually born among the impious and unrighteous where they suffer in the repeated cycle of birth and death, for they are the lowest of all mankind.
O Kaunteya, continually taking birth amongst the impious, such foolish persons never attain Me. Rather, they fall to the most abominable destinations.
There are three paths leading to the lower planets and self-destruction – lust, anger and greed. Thus, these three must be abandoned because they are the great destroyers of self-realization.
O Kaunteya, one who is free from these three paths of darkness acts in his best interest. He gradually reaches the Supreme Abode.
He that neglects the rules of the Vedas in order to satisfy his material desires, never attains perfection, happiness, or the Supreme Abode.
The Vedic injunctions are your authority pertaining to what is to be done and what is not to be done. Thus, realizing your duty in this world, you should act accordingly.