काममाश्रित्य दुष्पूरं दम्भमानमदान्विताः।
।।16.10।। दम्भ? मान और मद से युक्त कभी न पूर्ण होने वाली कामनाओं का आश्रय लिये? मोहवश मिथ्या धारणाओं को ग्रहण करके ये अशुद्ध संकल्पों के लोग जगत् में कार्य करते हैं।।
Lord Krishna explains that the demoniac are propelled by lust and greed that is insatiable and constantly seeking to be fulfilled in the hope of being gratified. The demoniac endeavour to procure such fulfilment is mohad or deluded illusion and through gross improprieties they forcefully misappropriate and enjoy things which are not lawfully theirs. The compound word asuci-vratah means the demoniac fiendishly execute devilish rituals such as blood sacrifices and the killing of animals and even humans in following their diabolical rites. Specifically engaging in forbidden acts prohibited by the Vedic scriptures which oppose all sense of righteousness, morality and decency. By resorting to duplicity, hypocrisy, sorcery, evil magic, and surreptitious deception the demoniac nature is able to prevail and flourish.